I lived with a captivate (galaxy s1) for a year which came with a faulty GPS unit (common issue with galaxy s series back then). I skipped the s2 because of that and the new exynos heating scandal.... Fast forward and while I did buy a s3, I kept it for 3 months only, not enough to experience these new sudden death (apparently fixed) and now the freezing (apparently coming from the fix). The s3 issues apparently arise from bad memory chips installed in them. Now I know it was reported that NA S3s were immune, but looking at those 200+ page threads at XDA, it reminds me of the signature issues of the previous galaxies (attributing to cheap and faulty hardware). The thing is, while I am looking forward to the s4, I wonder, what new big hardware issue is awaiting us? It is making me worried. And, I am amazed at how Samsung is a behemoth now. I haven't heard of any big chronic issues with htc (except for battery, but with the one x that was taken care of IMO) yet they are the ship which is sinking, despite the stunning One. Why? I hope htc remains in business. I am a bit more inclined to buy the One now lol.