Beleaguered Samsung’s replacement phones have battery problems, too

“Samsung can’t seem to catch a break with the Galaxy Note7 recall. For a while it looked like the replacement devices would put the exploding battery concerns to bed, but now it appears that the saga may be far from over,” Mihăiță Bamburic reports for BetaNews. “The new batteries may no longer be a fire hazard, but follow-up reports from customers who have received replacement Galaxy Note7 units in South Korea reveal that they come with their own set of issues.”

“The batteries that Samsung uses in the replacement Galaxy Note7 units are said to overheat and lose battery life quickly,” Bamburic reports. “The first issue has not caused any device to catch fire so far, though… The battery life issue is unexpected and, quite possibly, more pressing. Customers say that the battery usage graph on their new units shows ‘inconsistent’ charging.”

“A report claims that a replacement Galaxy Note7 lost 40 percent charge ‘quickly'” — and overheated — after being plugged in for charging,” Bamburic reports. “Another customer reports that their new Galaxy Note7 lost 26 percent charge — dropping from 75 percent to 49 percent — in 39 minutes. A third report says that a new Galaxy Note7 lost one percentage point of charge every second while the device reported being charged.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If you wasted your money on a phone from a South Korean dishwasher maker that’s known for the serial theft of IP, illegal slush funds, and other crimes, then you deserve your fate.

Next time, get a real iPhone, not an inferior poor man’s iPhone.

Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charing an Apple iPhone (right)
Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charging an Apple iPhone (right)


Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)
Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)

Samsung phone catches fire in mid-air aboard Singapore-Chennai IndiGo flight – September 23, 2016
Three Samsung phones erupt into fire in China, but no Chinese recall, yet – September 21, 2016
35% of those stuck with Samsung’s explosive Galaxy Note 7 want a refund, 26% want to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone 7 – September 20, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung has a ticking time bomb on its hands – September 19, 2016
Backfire: Beleaguered Samsung’s exploding phones triggered by rush to beat Apple’s iPhone 7 – September 19, 2016
Florida man sues beleaguered Samsung after phone explodes in pocket – September 17, 2016
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues formal recall of beleaguered Samsung’s exploding phones – September 15, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung phones unwelcome on NYC’s buses and trains – September 15, 2016
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners are ignoring the explosions, fires and safety warnings – September 15, 2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 phone explodes in teacher’s hands in the middle of busy cafe – September 14, 2016
Samsung phone blows up in car passenger seat, causes huge highway explosion – September 14, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung to issue desperate kludge in attempt to contain the exploding phone crisis – September 13, 2016
Man sues beleaguered Samsung after exploding Galaxy S7 Edge causes massive 3rd degree burns – September 13, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung phone explodes in little boy’s hands, 6-year-old suffers burns – September 12, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung sheds $26 billion in value after massive recall of explosive, dangerous, flawed Galaxy Note 7 – September 12, 2016
FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung phones – September 9, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 destroys garage; home condemned due to fire – September 9, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 destroys Florida man’s Jeep – September 8, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 burns down garage; destroys Jeep in another case; airlines now banning potentially deadly device – September 8, 2016
Apple orders more parts for iPhone 7 amid Samsung recalls – September 6, 2016
Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 damages Perth hotel room – September 6, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung blows it in rush to beat Apple iPhone 7 to market – September 6, 2016
Apple stock up, may benefit from beleaguered Samsung’s exploding Galaxy devices – September 2, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung to recall 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units over exploding batteries – September 2, 2016
Samsung may be forced to recall Galaxy Note 7 over exploding batteries – September 1, 2016
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 shipments due to battery explosions – August 31, 2016

Poor man’s iPhone: Android on the decline – February 26, 2015
Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones – January 22, 2015
Why Android users can’t have the nicest things – January 5, 2015
iPhone users earn significantly more than those who settle for Android phones – October 8, 2014
Yet more proof that Android is for poor people – June 27, 2014
More proof that Android is for poor people – May 13, 2014
Android users poorer, shorter, unhealthier, less educated, far less charitable than Apple iPhone users – November 13, 2013
CIRP: Apple iPhone users are younger, richer, and better educated than those who settle for Samsung knockoff phones – August 19, 2013


  1. Why is a galaxy s7 or note 7 that costs 769-869 considered affordable, but an iPhone that’s 649 considered expensive? Why are airpods at 159 considered “super expensive” but Samsung wireless earbuds at 199 aren’t? This narrative is staring to get under my skin.

  2. Must be Stockholm Syndrome, too. In the 90’s and 00’s, it was Wintel. Now it’s Android + Samsung.

    It’s not enough the phones can explode. Now the batteries are flaky. What’s to bet the same guys will return their phones again for a THIRD round?

  3. Forgive my unending cruel chuckles in SamSplode’s direction and their continued misfortunes since, well, they ARE so richly deserved.

    I would like to shake the gremlin’s hand who is doing the Scamsham irreparable reputation harm there and express my appreciation for having picked the right victim. I think the media could still up the volume considerably on this and capitalize on the schadenfreude.

  4. I’m an EE by degree and for the life of me I can’t fathom how a business can fuck up something as basic as a battery. It’s not like its new technology and any amount of QA testing whatsoever would of easily uncovered design/overheating issues.

    Karma is a beautiful thing.

    1. We’ve all had contact with incometent managers that scream they want something “yesterday!” And then are happy to point the finter at you (or anyone convenient) when things go wrong.

  5. This is pathetic. I wish Samsung and Google or someone would create a real iPhone contender, just to provide competition and keep Apple on its toes. Android fragmentation, user experience inconsistencies, and now major hardware problems will widen the gap between the iPhone and Android. I love Apple products, but competition is healthy and needed for any industry.

    1. Apple competes with itself. So don’t worry. They did that w the first iPhone, and have not stopped since.

      Apple does not need so-called “competition” from companies that steal Apple’s IP and sells their so-called innovative products against Apple’s own.

      Competitors would develop their own IP. Not steal and copy.

  6. A report claims that a replacement Galaxy Note7 lost 40 percent charge ‘quickly

    Of course! And doesn’t that perfectly fit the shite software fix ShameSham threatened to serve to South Korean customers! I’m willing to bet that the replacement phones use EXACTLY the same batteries but use this ridiculous software ‘fix’ to stop fires and explosions.

    Samsung’s fix for Note 7 fires: Slash battery life by 40 percent
    Here’s one way Samsung is trying to keep the Galaxy Note 7 phone you refuse to return from blowing up. Capping how much you can charge the phone.

    What a shite company. (IMHO of course)

      1. Rather, my guess is that the replacements Samsung are foisting are the same hardware, including battery. The difference is that the replacement phones are hobbled with the software that stops the batteries from charging past 60%. AKA a CHEAT (IMHO of course). (0_o) (o_0)

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