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Build Quality Check and Concerns
Got my One X yesterday, and I am in love. Definitely the nicest device I have ever owned. Prior to getting one myself, I read dozens of threads mentioning specific issues with devices. I'm sure you are all familiar with them. Somewhere on XDA I think they are even exhaustively cataloged. The first thing I did when I got my device out of the box was a quality check, searching to see if my device had any of the issues I had seen pop up. Initially I didn't see any, but after 24 hours with it I do have a few concerns, and just wanted to see if anybody else is experiencing them.
Vibration. This is the first thing I noticed. When I get a text, the vibration is very strong. I have had strong vibrating devices before, but mine is actually rattling on the inside when it vibrates. It makes a very very loud noise, defeating the purpose of vibrating. I'm not sure if this is "normal", but I know it could be tweaked with root and such, but that isn't currently an option. So, first, does everybody's device vibrate so much that it rattles and sounds like loose plastic is shaking around?
Light leak. HTC is rather notorious for this, but I have seen and owned HTC devices that haven't had the issue. In the dark, when the phone is on, all along the left and right edges and the bottom I can see light coming from between the white casing and the glass. Not really a huge deal, save for the nuisance of knowing it is there. I'd assume this problem isn't ubiquitous, but probably common. It is probably from the device not being totally sealed. Again, not a huge deal, but is it that severe for anybody else?
Display dimpling. This is the one that is actually bugging me the most. I know the display is made so the glass isn't far from the LCD display. But when I am tapping around my phone, more towards the middle/top, the display dimples from what I assume is the glass touching the display. Also, if I lightly tap the very left or very right side of the device it dimples in the middle. Is this just something that is a result of the glass being close to the device? Is everybody seeing it?I generally don't notice it unless I am looking for it, but it is definitely there, and if it isn't on every device it alone makes me consider exchanging.
Anyway, these are just my build quality concerns. Hoping to see if anybody has matching concerns, or more importantly, if they are not, since that means I should consider exchanging the device. Though at this point, with so many individual things being possibly present, it seems unlikely that I will get a device that will lack all of them.
Overall, I think my little problems could be a bit worse. I can barely notice light leak unless I am looking for it. And hopefully the vibration can be tweaked with software (though the rattle is so annoying, it prevents me from putting my device in vibrate mode when I go to class because it is so loud). The display dimple really isn't terribly noticeable...I am not tapping too hard, but at the same time, I could tap lighter. The part about tapping the edges is really what concerns me the most. I have set up the device and I'm not really keen on returning it, gambling that I will get a flawless device, and then having to set it all up again. But being a person who is both a freak about little details and is used to setting up devices (due to my ROM flashing tendencies), I am considering it. Sorry this post is so long. Just want to be totally satisfied with my device, but I don't want to jump to conclusions.