Cracking Open Samsung Galaxy S III: Motherboard and front panel/display/frame assembly
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I have a problem on I9300 when I talk on phone can not hear me I tried to record also a out call regular and spiker can not hear me other side The primary and secondary microphone is not responding but they are good I changed U600 the primary and secondary U603 encoder U605 that does not help I think that will help to replaced U604 What do you think?
#1 It's TOUCHscreen. Ick. #2 Too complicated. What if one of those little "modules" blows out 20 years from now, where will you get a replacement part? Or is it warrantied to last the rest of my life, at that ridiculously high price? #3 Who needs a camera on a phone. There isn't even a way to focus this thing. Film cameras are much better. About all it looks good for is spywork, copying some document you find on a desk? #4 Why would you put all those things like GPS on a PHONE? Stop and ask directions at a local store. People are too lazy nowadays. #5 Cost. You have to be kidding me. $200 WITH a two year contract? I bought my cel phone for $35, NO contract! Who can afford this thing? #6 It doesn't flip shut. How do you protect the screen? Do you have to purchase a case separately? #7 Related to touchscreens: where are the buttons if you don't want to touch the screen? How do you keep fingerprints off the screen if you're touching it all the time? That should be discouraged. Please put buttons back on, not some touchscreen junk. Put bars or something on the screen so it can't be touched. I've seen these touchscreen phones and other devices and they are positively HORRIBLE with fingerprints all over. We need to teach people NOT TO TOUCH the screens on their devices. I do not like this thing.
The international version I9300 is quad-core, and isn't sold by US carriers due to interference issues with the LTE modems, which is why nVidia is working on the Tegra 3+ being that nVidia bought out a modem company (can't remember name, something like icses or something) the 3+ will be quad-core w/ LTE; hence, why the US carriers only have the dual-core versions... which all have different model numbers I care not to remember lol...