No one can forget the embarrassment Apple had with the antenna of the iPhone 4. This meant that users had to make sure that they didn’t cover part of their handset as it would cut off calls. Steve Jobs said that owners were holding their handsets wrong and eventually they sent out bumper cases to owners. Now it seems that there is also a right and wrong way to hold the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Samsung Galaxy S3: User manual shows correct way to hold the handset
DroidLife pointed out that Samsung expects the Galaxy S3 to be as popular as the iPhones are and one page of the user manual for the S3 has had everyone laughing. The pages shows that the antenna on the device is placed at the bottom of the handset. Generally there would be no reason to hold the handset here, in fact thanks to the large 4.8 inch screen it would almost be impossible to do so (take note Apple). However despite this, Samsung have added a note in their manual telling users that they should not hold the handset like that and cover the part.
Of course handsets do need antennas to work and everyone knows that if you hold this area of the phone you are likely to get reception problems. Maybe if Apple had put the same thing in their user manual or possibly made the device larger than 3.5-inches so you wouldn’t envelop it in entirety, then people would have not run into such an issue and the Cupertino based company could have avoided the embarrassment (and cost of having to give everyone free bumpers).
Have you ever had any reception issues with the Samsung Galaxy S3? Do you find yourself covering the bottom of the device during calls? Do tell us.