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Inserting your Stylus in Backwards will break your Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Inserting your Stylus in Backwards will break your Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Inserting your Stylus in Backwards will break you Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Inserting your Stylus in Backwards will break your Samsung Galaxy Note 5

 

Owners of Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 phone should be very careful, as breaking it is as easy as inserting the stylus in backwards in the Galaxy Note 5 S. 

Breaking the phone by making this simple mistake will permanently disable the phone's Stylus detection feature, meaning that the phone will not know if the Stylus is inside or outside the device. This means that several of the phones features, such as taking quick notes when the phone's screen is off and accessing the Stylus' radial menu is no longer possible. 

The most annoying thing about this design flaw is the fact that it can be done so easily, as the Stylus can very easily be inserted in the wrong way, with no resistance or any other kind of feedback to warn users. This means that users can very easily insert the stylus into the phone the wrong way and never know that they did so until the phone stops working.  

 

 

Samsung has since issued this statement regarding this design flaw, claiming that if users break the device in this way that it is their fault and that they should have read the instructions for the device. 

 

"We highly recommend our Galaxy Note5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure they do not experience such an unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S pen in the other way around."

 

it is very sad to see that such a design flaw was able to make it through Samsung's testing and make it into a such an expensive product. hopefully later revisions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S will be able to fix this issue and users wil be able to get this fixed under warranty, though this remains to be seen. 

 

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26-08-2015, 09:27:49

SuB
*nudge* that image is a note 4 edgeQuote

26-08-2015, 09:33:18

smilertoo
I think the problem might have been that they had no-one to steal a better design from that would stop the pen being put in the wrong way. They must have truly moronic hardware designers if such an obvious flaw made it to the final product.Quote

26-08-2015, 10:05:44

RickPlaysWarr
You would think that it would be impossible to get through any decent design process without the "lets try the stupid stuff" testing. When I have to test software, I do exactly that. Try the dumbest stuff, like in this case - what happens if I put the stylus in wrong?

The "deflection" attempt in their answer to the problem is just dumb.Quote

31-08-2015, 22:02:06

realneil
Deflection will not work. Lawyers are probably already lining up to climb into Samsung's deep pockets.Quote

01-09-2015, 01:35:35

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by realneil View Post
Deflection will not work. Lawyers are probably already lining up to climb into Samsung's deep pockets.
Probably not. The manual says to only do it one way. It comes with the phone. If you don't read it, that's your fault. While it sucks that they made it this way, in court nothing would happen.Quote
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