Samsung Canada Surprises Samsung Fan With Custom Made Galaxy S3 [RAWR]


Ask and you shall receive. Maybe that’s what was going through Shane’s mind — a Canada resident and verified Samsung fan — when he commented on Samsung Canada’s Facebook looking for a free phone accompanied by a picture of an MS Paint-style fire breathing dragon. We’ve seen these guys before on various social networks. Heck, our inbox is full of people requesting free devices on the blind hope that maybe, just maybe us, or someone else will actually agree. Couldn’t hurt, right?

Well, a few months have past since Shane’s absurd (but totally awesome) request was posted on Samsung’s Canadian Facebook page, and although initially he was turned down for a free Galaxy S3 (to be fair, he was offered a pretty nifty picture of a kangaroo riding a unicycle as a parting gift) it seems Samsung’s America Jr. branch may have had a change of heart. Fast forward to today where Shane found a package on his doorstep. Inside was a custom made Samsung Galaxy S3, emblazoned with his “artwork,” not only the outside of the device, but a custom launcher background matching up with the artwork also adorning the bezel. Pardon my French but: Holy sh*t balls.

That’s right, Samsung clearly went out of their way on this one. PR stunt? Of course. Totally silly and completely unnecessary? Most definitely. And that’s what makes it so damn awesome. Now, I can’t help but wonder, would any of you guys — for an extra fee — pay to get yourselves a custom made Galaxy Nexus similar to Shane’s “RAWR” dragon? What would you put on it?


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. i want a custom design

      1. Of you. ;D

        1. why not..lol

      2. moon pie? hmmm.a picture of another case??or a screen shot of this comment page.

  2. Good Guy Samsung

  3. Man, I want an S3. But I can’t draw :(

  4. This should be the standard design

  5. That is cool. Good for Samsung Canada. Wish the trial had turned out better.

  6. +1 samsung

  7. Since no one else is gonna bite, I will! I would take a custom design of CS:GO. Maybe the logo on the back, a custom auto respond text with the CS:GO radio communications, and some scope action. I don’t know how I would do it, BUT I WOULD DO WITH CS GO.

    That or tricked out with clear plastic that changed LED colors.

  8. I would like Iron Man on the back of a G-Nexs with the camera or flash be the arc reactor on his chest would be bananas in pajamas!!!!

  9. It’s because their Canadians

    1. Their Canadians…what? What did their Canadians do??

  10. I would LOVE to have a custom GSIII with Andy Android pissing on Apple as my custom design, now that would be sweet.

  11. Heck I would take one with almost anything on it for free mine has a cracked screen :(

    1. How unfortunate…

    2. And I would take one with ANYTHING on it (not almost anything), since you could just put a case on it if you get one with a CocknBalls, HelloKitty, “I’m a Klutz!”, or something like that… :)

  12. It could have a purple unicorn with rainbows coming out of its ass and I’d be fine with it. I just want an S3 and (maybe temporarily) retire my Nexus.

  13. Yes, I would most definitely pay. My design would be a self-drawn pig wearing a holster and wielding a six shooter. The drawing is already done.

    1. Pics or it didn’t happen.

  14. Apple would never do something like this. Cause they suck major dongs.

    1. Actually they have given out free stuff like the entire Final Cut Studio to a student and iPods for people who ask, but keep thinking like you do. You’ll go far.

      1. Even Microsoft gives out free stuff. Banks once gave out free toasters. But getting a free phone with your artwork on the back? Priceless.

  15. I would design a GNex in all Camo, of any kind, whether it be digital camo, hunting camo…you name it, camo it would be. I have camo wallpaper on my GNex now as a matter of fact.

    Cool thing Samsung did for this guy! Apple would never do such a thing for a loyal customer which is why my “New iPad” is on sale on craigslist right now! I’ve also told my iPhone totin’ wife that she either uses it until it dies a painful death or she is more than welcome to upgrade to Android in December…it’s all about the choices!!

  16. I want one with the kangaroo on a unicycle on it

  17. I would love to see a Nexus 7 with an Orange Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R 2010 custom design. That would make me happy. That is all.

  18. I was holding out for the One X+, but this might sway me otherwise.

  19. I would keep the picture but his mother should get one for Christmas with her sons drawing

  20. Samsung should draw some balls in MS Paint and put it on a phone, then send it to a Apple with a note: “BALLS TO YOU!”

  21. this PR stunt is so F* awesome

  22. these bastards wouldnt even repair my Galaxy S II that was still under warranty, because I didn’t have a receipt! I bought it secondhand, and they screwed me out of an S2. Apple would swap it on the spot, as much as I hate them, I am very impressed with their customer support

    1. No they wouldn’t.
      Every repair centre requires proof of purchase to be able to repair it.

      1. Yeah no receipt or apple care plan and it’s pretty unlikely they would replace it for you unless the product was already under some sort of recall.

  23. I most definitely would pay extra for custom….battery size, full theme/shell option for removable or solid cased battery and the ability to glass any widget just to start.

  24. I’n not understanding this “RAWR” thing. Can someone explain? Right Answer, Wrong Reason?

    I’m so confused

    1. It is the sound of the dinosaur’s roar.

      1. Dragon, dinosaurs don´t spit fire, only dragons can do that…

    2. Sometimes you just have to lighten up and not take everything so seriously. Then you’ll understand. :)

  25. I love that feeling of getting something free from social media. I’ve gotten a free lunch before from Carl’s Jr because of a segestion but a custom s3 dam that’s sweet congrats

  26. If shane would have asked apple the same..

    Apple Genius: Go F urself…

  27. dé un teléfono libre por favor


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