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Sent my S2 in for warranty replacement.

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8th September 2011, 05:47 PM   |  #1  
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I am thinking of selling it if it comes in a brand new box from Samsung. It was a manufacturer defect so I hope they won't send me a refurb. I just want to confirm if you guys are having the same issues I did as to gouge if I just had a bad sample or if the entire line has these issues.

Keep in mind I have spent tens of hours trying to correct these issues via various ROM's, Modems and Kernels, including KH3 which was the best.

My issues were as follows:
-Wifi can't connect at any McDonalds wifi. Works at starbucks, sometimes.
-4g/3g uploads always dip in the speedtest chart for 2 seconds then bumps right up
-Wifi sometimes says connected but doesn't actually work. Didn't happen too often.
-banding on the screen, blobs on screen in dark room/black image on screen.
-phone was warped, determined I just had a bad one as all the other ones at the store were perfectly flat.
-call volume extremely low even when using the secret code to bump it to 100%. my loaner phone a motorola droid is twice as loud as the s2. I can actually hear my girlfriend talk to me now and not have to say what? pardon? every 2 sentences.
-people can't hear me in calls if i'm talking in a low voice, like anyone would at the end of a long stressful work day. even with noise reduction off.
-stock rom has under 6 hours battery life under medium use, easily fixed with custom rom, but still it shouldn't be a necessity to void your warranty untill official firmware is released for your provider, just so you can use your phone for more than 6 hours.
-phone gets hot, can be solved by undervolting cpu/gpu.

Please confirm if you are also having these issues, to help me make a decision regarding what I should do when the phone comes back.

Cheers, Tony
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8th September 2011, 05:53 PM   |  #2  
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I am getting none of those issues. Haven't tested McD's wifi, but every other hotspot worked fine for me so far.
8th September 2011, 06:43 PM   |  #3  
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[QUOTE=scorpion667;17376601]I am thinking of selling it if it comes in a brand new box from Samsung. It was a manufacturer defect so I hope they won't send me a refurb. I just want to confirm if you guys are having the same issues I did as to gouge if I just had a bad sample or if the entire line has these issues.

Keep in mind I have spent tens of hours trying to correct these issues via various ROM's, Modems and Kernels, including KH3 which was the best.

My issues were as follows:
-Wifi can't connect at any McDonalds wifi. Works at starbucks, sometimes.

Nope always worked .
-4g/3g uploads always dip in the speedtest chart for 2 seconds then bumps right up
Nope
-Wifi sometimes says connected but doesn't actually work. Didn't happen too often.
Nope
-banding on the screen, blobs on screen in dark room/black image on screen.

Nope
-phone was warped, determined I just had a bad one as all the other ones at the store were perfectly flat.
Nope its flat
-call volume extremely low even when using the secret code to bump it to 100%


Nope fine but would not mind a bit more as standard .

-stock rom has under 6 hours battery life under medium use,

Nope stock about 20 hours on heavy use .

easily fixed with custom rom,

Custom rom makes little difference

but still it shouldn't be a necessity to void your warranty untill official firmware is released for your provider, j

Its your provider thats the slow path .


I would be quite happy to run the phone on stock rom and if i had the problems you posted phone would have been returned .


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8th September 2011, 06:49 PM   |  #4  
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Looks like I might keep it after all, hoping for a better sample. Thanks for your help guys.
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