Galaxy S3 screen cracked by itself.... anyone else? Verizon..

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by dscrap, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. DroidNOOB5

    DroidNOOB5 New Member

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    Mine said updated and cracked.
     
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    It hasn't been an issue for the Nexus S or the Galaxy Nexus, both of which have similarly slightly curved screens. That said, the screen on the S3 is larger than the screen on both of those phones, and it's also Gorilla Glass 2, which is slightly thinner (but also supposedly stronger) than Gorilla Glass.

    I still think it's caused by some sort of manufacturing flaw in a small batch of devices.
     
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    The majority of boxes, ordered and store bought, will say updated. Mine did, my friends did, and neither of our screens have busted.

    I do like the case theory though, can more people weigh in on that?
     
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    Additional Information on Cracked Screen and Case with Pictures

    I'm posting pics of the phone and the case. The case was really more of a stand because I was actually going to order a Otterbox for the phone from Amazon. However, there are quite a few people who DID use the Otterbox and felt that may have put too much pressure on the phone. Well, no pressure from my case and it still happened. Also, for whatever reason, most of the phones it happened to were the blue ones. I did also read that they had a problem with the phone casing cracking on the blue ones and this created a delay in the color coming out. I will also mention that my phone did feel hot when I took it off the charger. I can't say abnormally hot because I really don't have a point of reference - since it happened the very same day I got it. Not hot enough to drop it but definitely hot enough to get my attention. Verizon said it's a larger phone so that's expected? The screen protector installed at the store is still on it but you can see the cracks. Also, the cracks are on both sides of the phone. I angled it so you could see the pattern. Summary - Lightweight case, screen protector, sat on desk the entire time I had it. Also, the box that mine came in did not have the Update sticker.
     

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    I have had the blue one with the incipio case and screen protector since july and the box did say updated and ive droped it ay least 10 times and it doesnt even have a scratch on it
     
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    Dropped mine ten or more times from 4feet or more, clumsy I know but got two cases, always when I buy a new phone, HTC to droid to this one, I buy two cases, one for looks and one for my clumsiness, never had a phone bust on me, well the glass, believe me I take advantage of the warranty I pay 7bucks a month for, the one thing I did not but didn't have to with this phone, is buy another battery,I get 12 hours out of mine, and I'm a heavy user anyway, I still think you can bust the screen, just that one time it hits whatever just right, on a corner, but this phone is just as tough as any other, 600 dollar phone, the best case is the one you can buy with the dual part to it, a soft inside type case with a hard cover over that and it light also

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    Within the last two weeks my son's and daughter's screens have cracked on their new S3s. They are college students. My daughter is extremely careful and has had only two phones since middle school without any damage. She did not have a case. My son has a case and still the screen cracked within one month of use. They have had many handheld devices for years without replacements for damage (ipods, phones). Now that I have replaced both phones under the insurance plans from t-mobile should I have them switch them out for a different phone?
     
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    I would suggest putting a screen protector and a case on both your children's phones. All new smart phones, if dropped the wrong way, will crack so the best bet is to be as safe as possible.
     
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    Teens tend to carry their phones in there pocket. The bigger the phone is, the more likely it can get a 'pressure' break. The phone in the front pocket, you sit down, and the phone get pressure from tightness. At least you made the right choice in getting insurance. I encourage all people I see that carry their phones in pants pocket to get an Otterbox case. You won't use the belt clip, but the case helps minimize a pressure break.
     
  10. sweeeeet

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    now those are some skinny jeans

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    Benefit of the doubt, I'm going to assume you're referring strictly to skinny jeans. I've kept my phone in my pocket for 11 years now. Has always been the safest place for it. Biggest downside of leaving it in your pocket is when you take you forget about it and take your pants off. Then you're running around the house looking for your phone in your underwear...:blink:
     
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    do like me and only wear basketball shorts so if u forget ull hear the phone hit the ground lol

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