Multiple Reviewers Facing Broken Galaxy Fold Devices After Just Days of Use

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  1. realtuner macrumors 65816

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    #126
    Don't pretend you didn't get the point of the comment.

    Most Apple criticism here is vastly overblown. I mean, for several examples just look through your own post history. Maybe that's why the comment by @Salty Pirate stung so much.
     
  2. Dario69 macrumors member

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    #127
    Agree for the most part. Apple’s fiascos are more software related though like Apple Maps. But for the price tag Samsung is asking for, regardless of early adopter, they rightfully deserve the heat. Bring it!!

    It reminds me of a scene from the movie “Brain Candy” by Kids in the Hall. The pharmaceutical CEO is grilling the development team “Is it ready?” “Ummm, sure...”.
     
  3. acblue94 macrumors regular

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    #128

    Samsung: Be the first to market for everything.

    Apple: We wait until new innovation is perfect before releasing it.
     
  4. coolfactor macrumors 601

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    That was poor PR, but it doesn't mean that Apple stopped there. They worked hard to address the issue with the iPhone antenna, and they did. And they likely had engineers look into the bending issues and tweak manufacturing. So just because you can't see behind the public face doesn't mean they are not following through on changes and improvements. Glass half full.
     
  5. BootsWalking macrumors 65816

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    #130
    It's a feature rather than bug - the first self-immolating Smartphone display.
     
  6. IRockThat828pScreen macrumors regular

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    I legitimately think this poor man may have had a stroke.
     
  7. Bin Cook macrumors 6502

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    They may have passed the robot test, but were those robots operating in dust free vacuum, thereby rendering it a useless test for anything other than proving the phone folds in completely dust and debris free conditions.
     
  8. cb3 macrumors regular

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    Samsung is brimming with confidence - so much so - they will send reviewers (aka beta testers) defective phones and not even care. We fix it later attitude.
     
  9. doomfront macrumors regular

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    Hopefully they or someone else figures it out. This is a really cool concept and would love to own a functioning version of it. As of now it's a really expensive "beta test" for a product that isn't ready for primetime yet
     
  10. sgtaylor5 macrumors regular

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    IMO, the best way to do a foldable phone is to have a physical hinge and abutting screens with absolutely no gap between them. Seamless screen and better chance of lasting.
     
  11. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    Surprise! A $2000 phone that looks like garbage actually IS garbage!

    News at 11!
     
  12. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    One of the reviewer indicated that the film seems to be indicated as being removable. And consumers are already trained to remove some plastic layer off their electronics. If it’s not supposed to be removed, then it should’ve been sealed/fixed to the screen as part of the manufacturing process.

    It is embarrassing for a $2000 device to be “broken” simply because of a thin piece of screen protector being removed. Obviously there’s another underlying issue here.
     
  13. alexandr macrumors 6502a

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    ok, i've said this about a dozen times now, but hopefully apple will not go this route. :)
     
  14. nvmls macrumors 6502a

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    Lol @ consumers who bought this half baked crap.
     
  15. nortonandreev macrumors 6502a

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    Not yet.
     
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    This cracked me up.
     
  18. Haswell macrumors regular

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  20. tridley68 macrumors 6502a

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    Samsungs $2000,00 dollar folding paper weight.
     
  21. cmaier macrumors G5

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    #146
    No, widespread isn't percentage. I pasted in the definition before. It's the number, not the ratio.
     
  22. danuff macrumors member

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    Just an example of how NOT to have a company hurry up and get a product out the door before Apple.

    I have a feeling heads are gonna roll at Samsung for this major **** up.
     
  23. s15119 macrumors 68000

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    Yup. We see exactly how that's gonna work. I wouldn't buy one with your money. This reviewer says it's a cheap fad that will fold away like the flip phones of old.

    Moveable parts on a phone = failure.
     
  24. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    I’m not an Apple fan right now. My iPhone XS MAX is totally underwhelming with all it’s bugs and crashes. However, I can see this fold being pulled from the shelves within weeks.

    Personally I just don’t get the “wow factor” with these BULKY folding devices.

    Can’t say I didn’t see this coming.

    Pull it, box it and start again.
     
  25. niun macrumors 6502a

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    Oh by the by. When the Surface Book was released reviewers had issues, fails etc .Consumers had the same. I was one of them (after one week).
    These things happen.
    Thank feck some companies have the balls to push the tech.
     

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