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    My old launch white Nexus 5 had a really loose power button and volume rocker, you could literally move them around in the cut outs. The new black one I have does not have this issue, everything is tight, no rattles no nothing.

    I know manufacturing techniques become easier after a while but I'm quite surprised.

    Or is it a case of the black Nexus 5 was always this way and it was just an issue with the white one?

    Not putting the phone down at all, was just something I noticed the very instant I first turned on this black N5




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    It was a known issue they modified, along with the speaker grilles.

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nexus...uttons_id50321

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    It was a known issue they modified, along with the speaker grilles.

    Nexus 5 gets a hardware revision, currently shipping with new speaker grill and fixed buttons

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    Well they did fix the buttons but i dont think they fixed the speaker holes. I just got the red nexus 5 and i still think it has the small speaker holes.
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    Default Re: Build quality difference between black and white, or sloppy launch devices?

    How certain are you about that? From the article, the difference in grille size doesn't seem that pronounced. Are you able to compare your N5 with others?

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    Default Re: Build quality difference between black and white, or sloppy launch devices?

    I have a white one from launch and no loose buttons or other flaws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by win465 View Post
    Well they did fix the buttons but i dont think they fixed the speaker holes. I just got the red nexus 5 and i still think it has the small speaker holes.
    I just got my red nexus 5, volume seems OK but the power is a bit loose in there (not so bad that I'd return it). Also I did notice smaller speaker holes.

    One small thing that I didn't like was that they used the same old nexus 4 charging cable which you'd have to turn upside down to plug in.

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    Default Re: Build quality difference between black and white, or sloppy launch devices?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    It was a known issue they modified, along with the speaker grilles.

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nexus...uttons_id50321

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    Thanks for that, after losing my launch day white nexus 5 I kinda stopped following it due to being absolutely gutted it went down a drain lol

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    Default Re: Build quality difference between black and white, or sloppy launch devices?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    I have a white one from launch and no loose buttons or other flaws.

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    I think the issues are more pronounced on some devices. It's definitely there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    I think the issues are more pronounced on some devices. It's definitely there.

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    I must have been unusually lucky.

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    Default Re: Build quality difference between black and white, or sloppy launch devices?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    How certain are you about that? From the article, the difference in grille size doesn't seem that pronounced. Are you able to compare your N5 with others?

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    Well actually i think i read that an LG representative denied the new hardware revision on the nexus 5. She said they hadn't changed anything on the nexus 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by win465 View Post
    Well actually i think i read that an LG representative denied the new hardware revision on the nexus 5. She said they hadn't changed anything on the nexus 5.
    They have definitely have changed something as like I said in the 1sr post my newer black N5 had none of the issues that my white one did regarding build quality

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