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  Reply # 858015 17-Jul-2013 13:21
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I noticed something interesting the other day. When using gloves (cheap, faux-woolen, I guess they're polyester or something) I can't even unlock my screen (very sporadic recognition of touching). However, on my wife's phone it appears to work flawlessly. What's the difference?

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  Reply # 858029 17-Jul-2013 13:30
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ibuksh: I dropped my S3 last weekend and the glass is now cracked but fortunately enough for me, the handset is still working. I took it to OMNI mobile repairs and they quoted me $380 saying it needs a full screen and glass replacement even though the screen is intact and its just the glass that needs replacing.

I have looked around and just the glass on trademe is just $40 and I have seen how to install it on youtube.

I would just like to know if anyone has installed the glass that he/she bought on trademe..?

And if yes then how is the useability of it... I mean touch sensitivity and swiping and all..

Would appreciate some feedback


I dropped my S3 in April while taking photos. I put in an insurance claim - had to pay the excess of $300, but otherwise cheaper than replacing the screen.

My understanding is that if that it is only the screen that is cracked, you can replace the glass. If the digitizer under the screen is damaged, replacing the glass only won't help.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 858074 17-Jul-2013 14:36
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Foo:
ibuksh: I dropped my S3 last weekend and the glass is now cracked but fortunately enough for me, the handset is still working. I took it to OMNI mobile repairs and they quoted me $380 saying it needs a full screen and glass replacement even though the screen is intact and its just the glass that needs replacing.

I have looked around and just the glass on trademe is just $40 and I have seen how to install it on youtube.

I would just like to know if anyone has installed the glass that he/she bought on trademe..?

And if yes then how is the useability of it... I mean touch sensitivity and swiping and all..

Would appreciate some feedback


I dropped my S3 in April while taking photos. I put in an insurance claim - had to pay the excess of $300, but otherwise cheaper than replacing the screen.

My understanding is that if that it is only the screen that is cracked, you can replace the glass. If the digitizer under the screen is damaged, replacing the glass only won't help.


Yup.. Thats what I tried to tell the people at OMNI but they said replacing just the glass was not an option and they HAVE TO replace the digitizer. And I am not interested in spending so much so I would most likely go for the just glass replacement option.

So again.. if anyone has done it, let me know your useability reviews after the glass replacement.

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  Reply # 858216 17-Jul-2013 17:53
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This may be of help to you to replace your screen

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  Reply # 858280 17-Jul-2013 19:38
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Guy at work just had the glass replaced... his phone is now full of dust.

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  Reply # 858388 17-Jul-2013 23:07
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IntegerIsNumber: Send it for warranty. It is 2years if it is bought locally (Vodafone or Telecom). I rung Samsung about my frame cracked and button flushing in AMD the rep told me that I have two years warranty on all NZ model S3.


Oh that's positive news. I'm live not too far from the Samsung repair centre, so maybe I can take it to them directly. Will give them a call at some stage this week.




 

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Reply # 858402 18-Jul-2013 06:50
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tyrion69: This may be of help to you to replace your screen

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  Reply # 961228 4-Jan-2014 18:55
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Does both the S3 and S2 have Hardware FM Tuner Chips?

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  Reply # 961229 4-Jan-2014 18:57
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networkn: Does both the S3 and S2 have Hardware FM Tuner Chips?


Had both, pretty sure they do. 




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  Reply # 961230 4-Jan-2014 18:57
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Anyone know of any NZ retailers doing the SIII under $400?

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  Reply # 961242 4-Jan-2014 19:06
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networkn: Anyone know of any NZ retailers doing the SIII under $400?


doesn't look like it on pricespy  






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  Reply # 961659 5-Jan-2014 22:55
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So I did the update to 4.3 on my 4g s3 and i am cursing the day i did it the battery has gone rapidly downhill since the update really thinking bout going back to the previous version anyone else having troubles with extreme battery drain ?

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  Reply # 961660 5-Jan-2014 22:59
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lumberg: So I did the update to 4.3 on my 4g s3 and i am cursing the day i did it the battery has gone rapidly downhill since the update really thinking bout going back to the previous version anyone else having troubles with extreme battery drain ?


Have you done a hard reset after the update?

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  Reply # 961714 6-Jan-2014 08:20

networkn: Does both the S3 and S2 have Hardware FM Tuner Chips?


The i9300 does, the i9305 4G/DC-HSPA+ variant does not.




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  Reply # 961731 6-Jan-2014 08:58
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lumberg: So I did the update to 4.3 on my 4g s3 and i am cursing the day i did it the battery has gone rapidly downhill since the update really thinking bout going back to the previous version anyone else having troubles with extreme battery drain ?


when did you update it? 




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