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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JovHok, May 8, 2016.

  1. JovHok

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    When I first got the device (Galaxy S7 non-edge) it had slight unusual gap at an edge of home button. I didn't take it seriously and I started using the device without worrying about trying for a replacement. But after a week or so the gap got more worsened (as in the Image-1 attached below). So I tried for a repair since the 7-days replacement period was already over by that time. The whole display panel along with the home button was replaced free of cost as according to them “only manufacturing defects are covered in warranty”. But after that repair I got a faulty display panel (as in the Image-2 to Image-4 attached below). So instead of doing repair after repair I asked them for replacement since nobody will be willing to do repairs on their device for reasons that is entirely the manufacturer’s fault. What do guys say? Do I deserve a replacement?

    PS: The device has been with me for almost 1.5 months.
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    From the photos, it definitely looks rather shabby and imperfect for a supposedly new flagship device. Think you'll have to keep on at Samsung, or failing that seek legal advice, Citizen's Advice and County Courts if you're in the UK. Any third-party repairs will likely be chargeable anyway, and will void warranty if they're not authorized by Samsung.
     
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    Seems like that's the only option left. I have talked in every way I can. Still no use. They said they can only act according to the policies.

    PS: They even agreed to do the repair again for free of cost but who knows what other problems arises with that as once happened. For a new premium device not giving a replacement for this issue is unfair.
     
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    They'd have probably honored the replacement in the first place if you showed them the initial issue out of the box. At this point, you'll either have to accept the repair or do legal proceedings.
     
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    Reply to that is already in OP
     
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    This is one of the reasons I always open the box in the store with the rep present and eagle eye all over it and boot it up.

    If something catches my eye then there's a good chance that'll continue to spoil my use of the phone.

    This way the store reps can't say I've caused any issues etc.

    I personally would start persevered contact with their online support, social media contact and email.Write to them via Recorded delivery. Use any complaints procedure so you can show you've followed their complaints procedure. Look for there CEO Contact. You wouldn't get through direct to the CEO but you would liaise with their department.

    Look at any Sales of Goods Act.

    Let them take it to look at it again to show your willing to get this resolved.

    That way if it's still below standard you can show you've been willing to let them resolve the situation their way.

    Make as much noise as you can but be polite and courteous but firm on what outcome your wanting.
     
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    I talked to one of the persons in 'concern department'. They are strong in the point of not giving replacement but only ready for a free repair. Who knows whether some other problems arises with that?
     
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    The repair itself should have warranty. I'd think they're supposed to cover any issue arising after repair within a certain amount of time. At least, in some countries that is how it works.
     
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    That is certainly an outcome and I understand your losing faith in the phone / Sansung but their authorised engineers should know their job and also be firm what outcome your wanting in regards to the phones final condition.
     
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    Just get it repaired again, this is all that they are offering, if you don't take it, you will not get any further.
     
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    Get the repair done and if further issue arrises, get another repair. At some point they will hook you up with a new phone.
     

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