Does anyone else have this problem with the headphone jack?

FreakyLocz14

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I've had several Galaxy Nexuses, and they've all had this problem.

I use the OEM headphones to listen to music. They always cause a small scratch right above the headphone jack's top-left corner. It's always in the same place, and the scratch always looks the same.

Has anyone else had this same problem?

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I had the same issues with my Nexus when talking on the phone :banghead:

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I mean, it isn't anything that will make me stop using the Nexus, but what in the world could be causing this? I checked my headphones, and there aren't any sharp edges that could be scratching the phone.

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I'm thinking that the paint used may not be the highest quality. I've just noticed that it scratches very easily, and then it chips there (and maybe a bit along the USB port)
 

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This might sound ridiculous, but is there such thing as smartphone touch-up paint?

I might look in to it.
 

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I'm thinking that the paint used may not be the highest quality. I've just noticed that it scratches very easily, and then it chips there (and maybe a bit along the USB port)

I find it funny that it's always the same chip in the paint in the exact same spot. I don't really have any scratches or chips by the USB port, and I recharge midday as well as at night because I'm a heavy user.

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I haven't used headphones with my Galaxy Nexus yet and now I'm not sure that I want to. Has anyone tried other headphones or does it only happen with the ones that come with the phone?
 

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I haven't used headphones with my Galaxy Nexus yet and now I'm not sure that I want to. Has anyone tried other headphones or does it only happen with the ones that come with the phone?

I use Shure headphones and I just checked the area around the jack input... it's fine. Must be the OEM headphones... I use the Shures twice daily on my bus commute...
 

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I have a set of Bose in-ear headphones I've been using. I DO see something right at the edge of the jack. However it's so small that just glancing at the phone, it's not visible. I have to hold it right up to my eye to see it. Therefore, I won't let it bother me.
 

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I used a pair of Koss headphones and didn't have any issues. I plugged them in a few times and looked around the headphone jack very thoroughly.

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I've had 4 Galaxy Nexus phones and they all have the same scratch in the same area near the headphone jack. I only plug in a 3.5 cord to my car stereo and that scratches it within the first go at it. Just got my most recent Nexus on Friday and from about 5 minutes of listening to music in the car, scratch happened. I was bummed with the first two that it happened to but now I'm just use to the lack of quality in samsung builds. I love the Nexus and will always buy samsung nexus devices. Samsung is great for innovation but not so great with their cheap plastic builds.
 

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That's exactly the same issue that I'm experiencing!

The OEM headphones are good enough for me, so there's no point in paying for new ones.

I just hope that the next Nexus has better build quality, or better headphones.

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Yuck, the OEM headphones sound terrible. I pulled them out of the box and they looked great, tried them for 2 seconds and that was it! To the garbage can!
 

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