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    Hello,

    I want to know if the following in the picture is normal.

    Speaker "blocked" by something.-2014-05-05-16.14.24.jpg

    The sound is good, but I'm not sure if that's like a kind of glue or if it should be there at all.

    Could I perhaps unblock them with a thin needle or something?

    Thank you.
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    Yes it's normal. Mine also looks like that.
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    It's intentional, that's how all of them are. My guess as to why is so they don't have unnecessary holes that would allow dirt or dust to get into the phone. The speaker is only on the left side and the three holes to the right are the microphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Throwback View Post
    Yes it's normal. Mine also looks like that.
    Yep, that's the way it is, though mine is a little less dramatic.

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    Oh, alright.

    It doesn't bother me much, as I said it sounds perfect, I was just curious.

    Thank you!
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    I'm guessing the extra holes are purely cosmetic.

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    Mine isn't like that. All of the holes in mine are punched all the way through.
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    From what I can tell, my M8 has the same sort of thing going on in the bottom grille as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriBeard92 View Post
    Mine isn't like that. All of the holes in mine are punched all the way through.
    Could you take a picture and post it up?

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    Don't mind the pocket lint. That's the best I could do as I don't have a macro lens for my DSLR. You can slightly see the 3 holes up in the middle top for the mic (I assume) but otherwise they looks more or less the same.
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    Don't mind the pocket lint. That's the best I could do as I don't have a macro lens for my DSLR. You can slightly see the 3 holes up in the middle top for the mic (I assume) but otherwise they looks more or less the same.
    Hold your phone at an angle with some better lighting, like the op, and see if it still looks like that

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    Those were the best I could do, sorry they're a little blurry. I tried to get it under a lamp and under the outside light through a sliding door, but neither showed what the OP has. There might be a very slight difference in some of the holes, but it's hardly noticeable. The first M8 I had though had a little bit more like what the OP has, but on the top grill. It still wasn't that bad though.
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    Those were the best I could do, sorry they're a little blurry. I tried to get it under a lamp and under the outside light through a sliding door, but neither showed what the OP has. There might be a very slight difference in some of the holes, but it's hardly noticeable. The first M8 I had though had a little bit more like what the OP has, but on the top grill. It still wasn't that bad though.
    Interesting, mine aren't as bad as the op but they definitely don't look like yours

    Regardless, the extra holes aren't needed. The speaker is only on the left side about half the length of the actual holes

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    There's so much quality differentiation with this phone it's ridiculous.

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    Speakers are round. They aren't long, thin rectangles, meaning they couldn't possibly fill the whole space or even half of it. So, HTC naturally wants to cover up the extra space, for our benefit.
    FWIW, on mine you can't see the fill at all. I don't know if they left a bigger gap or used a black panel but it doesn't show the way it does in the pics here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harime View Post
    Hello,

    I want to know if the following in the picture is normal.

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    The sound is good, but I'm not sure if that's like a kind of glue or if it should be there at all.

    Could I perhaps unblock them with a thin needle or something?

    Thank you.
    Mine looks exactly like yours right down to the three hole dots directly in the middle of the phone in the top row.

    This is how they all are. It is not glue. I think the extra holes that don't go all the way through are for aesthetic purposes.

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