Most people think warranty is some sort of insurance or something.. They have'nt read the warranty policy nor went to a service center to claim a warranty. Infact they haven't read the first paragraph.
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS LIMITED (hereinafter referred to as 'the company') guarantees to the purchaser that this product carries a warranty for the period mentioned below, commencing from the date of purchase. The company will repair or replace free of charge any part or parts of the product , if the defect is due to the fault material or workmanship. Warranty involves repairing of defective product/parts and does not entitle purchaser for the replacement of complete product.
So that says it, warranty doesn't apply for accidental damage or misuse of device. it only applies to manufacturation flaws.
And don't wanna read the whole warranty? Here's some points that's intresting..
THIS WARRANTY IS NOT APPLICABLE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CASES:
The product is not used according to instructions given in the instruction manual.
Who reads the f***ing instruction manual??
Defects caused by improper use as determined by the company personnel.
Well, yeah. define proper use then?
Site (premises where the product is kept) conditions that do not confirm to the recommended operating conditions of the machine.
Umm, i don't keep my phone near crocodiles, is that enough??
The original serial number is removed, obliterated or altered from the machine or cabinet.
But but, I only pulled the sticker..
Defects due to cause beyond control like lightning, abnormal voltage, acts of God or while in transit to service centre or purchaser's residence.
Okay, I understand lighting and voltage.. but acts of God, seriously??
And yeah, that too isn't enough. You have to pass a warranty test.
It will cost <insert some money according to your device> to test if it is a warranty issuse. If it is a warranty issue then you will only have to pay for labor, the parts will be free. If it's not a warranty issue, and the problem was caused by any other means than of manufacturation flaw, then you will have to pay for the labor plus the parts,
So, if a $5 part was damaged due to false soldering. you got warranty and you passed the warranty test ,you will be paying them 10 times of that to get it fixed. well. that's really smart of you.