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    Default Squeaking normal?

    I was under the impression that Nexus devices are solid-built and as sturdy as iPads. At least that was my impression when I thoroughly "inspected" a Nexus 7 (2013, black) a while ago in a store. However, the one I got the other day squeaks if I press/hold along the sides (especially) in the middle, or press fingers lightly at the back. I think it was manufactured in March or April, and it's white (also, the white back part feels different from the black one I checked out in the store -- I think the black one was more solid on the back, whereas this one feels more "plastic"). Is this normal, or just a bad batch (or white vs. black model differences)? It feels a bit like MemoPad in this regard...
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    Default Re: Squeaking normal?

    This might sounds silly but do you have a case on it? My case causes a few noises like that on the side, but outside of the case I have nothing like that on my black model. Mine has a very sturdy feel and makes no noise.
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    Default Re: Squeaking normal?

    No, I'm still looking for a suitable case (I'm guessing there won't be noises once in the case). The "naked", out of the box fresh, is squeaky, it reminds me of MemoPad HD7 I played with a while ago.
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    Default Re: Squeaking normal?

    My guess it is the back being made out of a different material. White is such a hard color to get right in plastic. White covers always seem to make noise and discolor.

    Also, don't expect the Nexus 7 to have the same build quality as an iPad. There is a difference in target markets. The Nexus devices are low cost to gain market share. Apple device are premium build quality at a premium price.
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    Default Re: Squeaking normal?

    OK, not exactly the same quality as iPad (it probably wouldn't survive a fall from my hand to the third stair down), but my impression was that it was the sturdiest 7" tablet among androids... (just not the one I got, apparently).
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    Default Re: Squeaking normal?

    It's probably because of the white back. On white they never seem to be as good. The plastic is always slipperier.
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    Default Re: Squeaking normal?

    It may just be an isolated issue. My N7 feels solid as a rock, as has every N7 display model I've played with. Of course, my experience could be purely anecdotal as well, but flimsy build isn't a common complaint on these forums.

    Posted via Android Central App--please excuse the brevity and any typos!

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