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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fet3214, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. fet3214

    fet3214 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    HI,

    so I've bought an S3 from eBay advertised as new.
    Obviously it is not the latest model but the phone is charging very slow, which I would not expect with a new phone. (I've also had it only one day)
    In addition the browsers are constantly freezing and crashing the phone

    When I took off the void sticker, no remnants were left behind to say void.

    Is this what I should expect with an old model or is it possibly not new?

    TIA
     

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  2. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Factory reset or a firmware flash should fix the crashing. Slow charging, not sure. Try a different charger.
     
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    keep in mind "new" is a relative term. it might not have never been used, but it is not new. the phone has been sitting on a shelf somewhere where the battery has been slowly discharging. a battery that old, even though it has not been used will still degrade. i'm not surprised you are having charging issues. you might want to look into trying a battery replacement.
     
    #3 ocnbrze, Dec 7, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2019
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i would also like to add that in this day and age old phones like these are really only good for communication purposes only. most apps these are more robust and requires higher specs. to really have a good functioning phone that can run apps, use the internet as well as make phone calls and texts needs at least 3gb of ram and 32gb of storage.

    .......so do not expect out of this phone.
     

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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