Samsung Galaxy S III bricks itself

The issue appears to be related to the NAND becoming corrupted and killing off the Galaxy S III’s mainboard, which causes the phone to essentially “brick” itself.

Well, there’s a feature the iPhone doesn’t have. Merry Christmas Samsung users.



  • http://twitter.com/gorskiegangsta Agarun Ilyaguyev

    The fact that Samsung produces most of their own components, and also tests and chooses “cream-of-the-crop” NAND chips for themselves, makes this even more embarrassing.

  • http://twitter.com/DumaStudetto Duma Studetto

    You’re a Samsung user too. You just have a shiny Apple logo on the back to disguise it. Merry Christmas!

    • tylernol

      at the moment(until Samsung is dumped for TSMC) samsung does merely the fab, not the chip design for the a* processors. Apple does their own design but is a fabless manufacturer. Ibelieve Apple has already moved to other suppliers for flash, and Apple designs their own motherboards. So…try again bro..

  • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

    As if Apple hasn’t replaced its share of bad iPhones; those of the leg burning, screen tinting variety. ;)

    Kudos to them for replacing rooted one’s as well (something Apple won’t do).

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Paul/1186812355 Sebastian Paul

      http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Galaxy-SII-explode-catch-fire-melt-overheat,16112.html

      Most likely a crappy charger is at fault here, but bad peripherals are most often one of the main reasons for stuff like that.

      And the yellowish displays of iPhones usually got better in a few days after shipment, while the blue cast of SAMOLED displays is a “feature” and will only go away after months… but it won’t stop at that point, because the blue AMOLEDs will keep on degrading until they are dead in a few years.

      Oh, and the screen burn-in on SAMOLEDs…

      • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

        Lol! Yellow features, awesome.

        iPhones have lit know fire too, that was in my first comment. Google it.

        Just saying…isn’t just a Sammy feature. ;-)

    • tylernol

      how many times have you replaced your S3 so far?

      • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

        None. According to the article, I have about 100 days to go before it blows up though. Lol. :-D

  • tylernol

    this rings a bell…it seems samsung is having flash problems in a lot of their products: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6483/update-on-samsung-ssd-840840-pro-failures