US President Donald Trump still uses a Samsung Galaxy S3 in spite of the fact that there are plenty of newer phones out in the market. But it’s not only the controversial leader who’s refusing to budge on this – there are many who are still adamant on keeping the Galaxy S3, if not as a daily driver then as a second or backup phone.

This is evident from the fact that there’s still a lot of demand for the custom ROMs of the latest Android version releases for the device. Rather than change to something that comes with more than 2,100mAh, Galaxy S3 users seem to be averse to the Galaxy S6 or S7.

While some may argue that there are third-party batteries out there that could reach up to 7,000 mAh, it is worth keeping in mind that charging time for high capacity packs may take long given that the Galaxy S3 lacks in any fast charging features.

The reason users are keeping to the old flagship rather than move on is simple: the Galaxy S4 and S5 are simply not as attractive, and the Galaxy S6 and S7 lack the removable battery option.

Battery Problem: Will There Be a Cure?

It’s really sad that this removable battery feature did not come with the recent Samsung flagship devices, such as the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S7. Otherwise it would have been much easier for users of the old Galaxy S3 to make the jump to Samsung’s latest offerings.

The Galaxy S6 really would have benefitted from this particular feature as it has been ridden with battery problems. The Galaxy S3 may not need Nougat to work well but the Galaxy S6 is in dire need of the latest update to fix its issues.

The Doze Mode that came with the Marshmallow update wasn’t all that helpful as users still reported of battery drain issues due to its overheating tendencies. That’s why there’s an urgent need for an enhanced version of the efficiency feature along with a smoother and cleaner launcher in the form of Samsung Experience.


Steven Schlossman · February 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

I hate to think that I have something in common with Trump with my S3, but I have no reason to give it up. Replaced the screen twice. May consider an S8, but if it ain’t broken, why fit it? I have a high capacity battery that I use on trips. Too bulky for everyday use.

Moanchie · February 26, 2017 at 9:14 pm

A yearplus into the S6 and am counting the days to get rid of it because #samsumg can’t fix the battery problem.

Max Brando · February 26, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Used a Galaxy S2 for years, until Sprint stopped offering 4G to it.
Still have it in a drawer though.
Really miss the S2. It never dropped a call. EVER!
This was when a phone was still a phone with some computer functions.

Then got a Galaxy S7 Edge.
The S7, is a computer that will (sometimes) allow you to make phone calls.
It drops calls all the time.
I’m often tempted to plant into the nearest wall.
Reviewers often refer to it as a ‘work of art’.
I don’t want a freaking ‘work of art’ but would like a phone that is easy to handle & use without being so easy to DROP.
Have the designers at Samsung ever heard of ‘ergonomics’?

WillyR9 · February 26, 2017 at 11:37 pm

The main reason I got my S3 was the removable battery so I could keep an extra one charged. I still like it even if Trump does have one.

Earle · February 27, 2017 at 4:45 am

The S3 was perfect when it came out, that has not changed. Perfect size, awesome sound quality, excellent call quality. I replace the battery every year, replaced screen once, it’s paid for. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

DSS · February 27, 2017 at 6:43 am

The most explosive phones in the market. No wonder they are a flaming success.

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