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# 106862 1-Aug-2012 18:05
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I probably jinxed myself. I'm such a perfectionist at looking after my phones and always, always protect them to the nth degree. Except for the SGS3. It has a screen protector, snap-on case, and lives in a phone sock while I wait for the Otterbox protective case that I want. 

Sooo... online today looking for info on the cases, my phone whistles, I reach around ... and... 
After my sleeve knocked the phone from my desk the back ended up under my chair, the battery across the room and the snap-on case flew across into another room. The phone landed directly on its back & just separated out. 

Have to say, I never expected to see it fall apart so easily!

But, now that its all back together, it appears to be working okay. I need to be able to test it out - anyone have any ideas of what & how to test so I can reassure myself that its still working properly? 

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  # 665811 1-Aug-2012 23:44
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I don't think you need to worry too much. The beauty of the plastic case is that it absorbs a lot of the impact, rather than sending the shock through to the internals. If the display, touch screen and cameras work, you should be good to go.

I've dropped my S2 on its corner onto concrete from waist height, with no case or any other protection, and the only damage is a dent in the plastic.

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  # 665812 1-Aug-2012 23:50
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Elpie: I probably jinxed myself. I'm such a perfectionist at looking after my phones and always, always protect them to the nth degree. Except for the SGS3. It has a screen protector, snap-on case, and lives in a phone sock while I wait for the Otterbox protective case that I want.?

Sooo... online today looking for info on the cases, my phone whistles, I reach around ... and...?
After my sleeve knocked the phone from my desk the back ended up under my chair, the battery across the room and the snap-on case flew across into another room. The phone landed directly on its back & just separated out.?

Have to say, I never expected to see it fall apart so easily!

But, now that its all back together, it appears to be working okay. I need to be able to test it out - anyone have any ideas of what & how to test so I can reassure myself that its still working properly??


Why do you need to test it? I mean if it still works, it works. Or do you need to test it in case it needs replacing under insurance?
I would say the best way to test it would be just to use everything on it. I don't think there is anyway to tell if what has happened, will reduce it's life, and not sure if they have impact detectors in them.

 
 
 
 




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  # 665833 2-Aug-2012 02:42
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mattwnz:

Why do you need to test it? I mean if it still works, it works. Or do you need to test it in case it needs replacing under insurance?
I would say the best way to test it would be just to use everything on it. I don't think there is anyway to tell if what has happened, will reduce it's life, and not sure if they have impact detectors in them.


The biggest problem being that I hadn't used everything on it so don't have a way to judge what is normal. Is the fact that I hear very little sound if I play music without headphones normal? Was it like that before? I don't know. 
I'm not so concerned about whether it would reduce its life - expect that if everything works okay then it will stay working okay. Its the okay bit I am not so sure about ;) 

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  # 665836 2-Aug-2012 04:28
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nzgeek: I don't think you need to worry too much. The beauty of the plastic case is that it absorbs a lot of the impact, rather than sending the shock through to the internals. If the display, touch screen and cameras work, you should be good to go.

I've dropped my S2 on its corner onto concrete from waist height, with no case or any other protection, and the only damage is a dent in the plastic.


This exactly what happen to your phone.

Elpie, the ONLY way to solve this issue and keep your mind at ease is to sell it and buy a new one...





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  # 665920 2-Aug-2012 10:06
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Follow my routine new/used phone testing list points:
1- Enable and connect to WIFI
2- Enable and connect to BT
3- Enable GPS connection and test it (outdoor probably)
4- Test the vibration.
5- Test the battery by looking at it, if it changes in shape during the following week, something is wrong.
6- Test physical connections, USB and headphones jack.
7- Test NFC functionality, use a snapper card and app to test.
8- Test both speakers, Loud with a ringtone, and the phone one by calling any 0800 number
9- Test screen response (easy enough) you can use the screen alignment setting for that.
10- Test sensors, while making a call put your hand on the top of the screen and if the screen goes black, then one sensor is working fine. Also try the G sensor by realigning it from the settings menu, or by enabling the auto rotation feature and rotate it a couple of times.
11- Test front and rear cameras.
12- Test flash light.
13- Test radio using some headphones.
14- Test all the buttons on the device (Vol, power etc)
15- Test backlight for the bottom buttons
16- Test microphone, using the recording app.

I think this is it. Do the test and you should feel better.

I always inspect my new phone for a couple of weeks. Scratches, software, cleaning the screen until it's spotless, but then I train myself to stop doing that by throwing it on the bed and abuse it a little just to get used to the fact that it's just an object and it's not new anymore :)



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  # 667039 3-Aug-2012 15:33
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Thanks, I will do those and hopefully find all is well. Cheers :-) 

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