[Q] THL W8S Issue - Lock Up, Screen Fade, Auto-Reboot
Received this phone (THL W8S) 5 days ago, and straight out of the box it has had a serious issue where the phone will lock up, the screen will fade slowly to black, and then reboot itself. The problem occurs both after factory resetting AND in safe mode.
The phone is unrooted and running the stock ROM.
Basically during use, the screen suddenly becomes unresponsive to touch and the physical buttons (home, volume, power) all stop functioning. As soon as the phone locks up this way, the screen slowly fades to black over about 60 seconds, at which point I have to leave it to fade completely before it reboots itself.
It happens most frequently when using any browser (stock, or otherwise) taking from less than 5 seconds to around 5min before the random lock up occurs) but also happens when scrolling through messages; scrolling through emails in either of the stock apps; using a compass app which came pre-installed (very quickly).
Initially I thought it might have to do with WiFi, but problem also cropped up with WiFi off, using 2/3G. Then in troubleshooting also managed to get it to happen using the camera (lot of motion, and repeatedly taking snaps).
Also odd is that the batteries I received in the box were generic black ones, not the official stamped/logo'ed THL ones I've seen on every website and every unboxing of this particular phone. So while there's a possibility this may be a battery issue, the fact that the phone hasn't done this while using a more battery draining app (Beach Buggy Blitz; Rayman Jungle Run) makes me think this is a deeper hardware fault related to , although I don't know enough about voltages and such to rule it out completely.
I have a couple videos showing the problem, but unfortunately I'm not allowed to put the links here. Should both be easily found by searching:
THL W8S issue Kostas P
Any thoughts/views would be greatly appreciated!