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Old September 1st, 2012, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
I started noticing flickering of screen when I type something in messaging app or email app. It happens randomly and its a quick flicker, if you blink you'll miss it.
I know I'm being picky, but I'm concerned because its an expensive phone. It is bearable but it gets annoying.
I thought it was related to samsung keyboard, so I installed third party keyboard, I tried swift key, go keyboard, but it still flickers.

Now I'm not sure if its a hardware issue or software issue, it only happens when I type, so it seems more like a software issue(I hope).
To reproduce the problem, I just kept typing long sentences in messaging app.
So now I'm wondering if this problem is common to all galaxy s3, if it is, then I'll be a bit relieved since I would assume its a software issue and probably software update would fix it.

So do you guys have any suggestions to fix this problem?

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Old September 2nd, 2012, 07:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a terrible hardware issue - you are better off returning it to where you got it from for an exchange!
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Hi guys,
I started noticing flickering of screen when I type something in messaging app or email app. It happens randomly and its a quick flicker, if you blink you'll miss it.
I know I'm being picky, but I'm concerned because its an expensive phone. It is bearable but it gets annoying.
I thought it was related to samsung keyboard, so I installed third party keyboard, I tried swift key, go keyboard, but it still flickers.

Now I'm not sure if its a hardware issue or software issue, it only happens when I type, so it seems more like a software issue(I hope).
To reproduce the problem, I just kept typing long sentences in messaging app.
So now I'm wondering if this problem is common to all galaxy s3, if it is, then I'll be a bit relieved since I would assume its a software issue and probably software update would fix it.

So do you guys have any suggestions to fix this problem?

Thanks

Don't return it...if all else is fine, just keep it and call it a day! I've seen that a few times already on mine, its so quick that yes, if you blink you will miss it. I don't see it as being a problem. Most likely just a teny tiny glitch within the keyboard or spell correction software. Not a biggie!
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thanks for the response, yeah everything else runs fine, I don't think I can return it now, but I hope the firmware update fixes it.
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