Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy Note 3 smartphones in two months

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Dec 10, 2013
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  1. Many thought that Samsung was out of their mind when launching the original Galaxy Note smartphone, a device that blurred the lines between smartphone and tablet. Surprisingly enough, however, the handset sold incredibly well and effectively ushered in the phablet...

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  2. My Note 3 having brightness dimming issue although already turned off every features that related to auto brightness.

    Few minutes into using it, be it lite usage (browsing, Play Store, Candy Crush, emails etc), screen brightness will starts dimming .. brighter .. dimming.. brighter .. (really annoying)

    When the dimming happens, went into settings > device > display > brightness: saw a message as below
    "To Avoid Overheating, Maximum Brightness Has Been Reduced"

    Samsung service centre said this is normal and it's a safety features to prevent your hardware damage from overheating.

    hello Samsung ..?!!! This smartphone supposedly designed for multi tasking. And it heats up real fast even when in lite usage.

    Guess Samsung is saying, even if you use for browsing or doing others stuffs within FEW MINUTES and the dimming occurs, you should be thankful and worship them because Samsung includes an "excellent" features to prolong your hardware. Rather than accept that my unit is defect out from the box.

    Been a months after sending emails to their HQ. No reply.. not a single phone call to me. Bravo ...
  3. inventix1136

    inventix1136 TS Rookie Posts: 85   +14

    I believe that it doesn't matter which manufacturer you choose because each one will have their issues. I have the Galaxy Note 3 as well and I did notice the brightness decreasing as well. I guess the manufacturers are hitting the limits of the technology...
  4. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    That sucks!
    In contrast, I haven't had any issues with mine yet. No overheating and no screen dimming issues. I even have the auto dim turned off and the brightness cranked up. The only time I notice a temperature change is when I'm charging it from empty or playing a hd graphics game.
    Seems like yours might be borderline defect.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I've experienced absolutely no problems with the Note 3. Possibly that's due to the fact I don't own one. XD
  6. Yes, you're correct. We cannot escape from having a defect unit. It's all depending on luck when purchasing gadget.

    What pissed me off is Samsung does not want to acknowledge this as a defect but rather telling me, this is normal. We as a cell phone user for so many years with different brands, certainly knows what is normal vs defect.

    Another worth taking note:
    1) in dark environment
    2) go system setting, on top of the setting page, click on Search
    3) you are now in Search page, press "return" button once to close keyboard
    4) the Search Page background will be in black colour.
    5) do feedback what do you see on your display screen
    6) is the background showing pure black colour?
    7) or do you notice black colour on certain area, and other certain area looks brighter "whiter colour"?
    8) I do not exactly know how or what words to describe it, but mine looks kinda like "white colour leaking" / "amoled leaking"

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,255   +454

    Doesn't sound so much like a defect as it is more of a design flaw or oversight. I'm glad I saw this because I was thinking of buying one, but now I wont. I like full brightness at all times unless it's during sleeping hours.
  8. Believe me, those guys don't know sh*t about the Note 3, you are completly free to use it the way you prefer, I love to have full-brightness on at all time, and it work just perfect!
    I bought a note 3 for my father and my mother as well, since they need bigger screen, never had them complaining about a single thing.
    Those guys probably need to read carefully the owners manual, there are so many options on screen brightness that they are probably just turning on some un-wanted features.... when I hear ppl haveing such lame problems I can only tell them to switch into an apple device...

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