N1 Users: advice needed before purchase

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Endocraft, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Endocraft

    Endocraft Active Member
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    Hello everyone. In these forums one sees mostly threads about problems, but I'd like to know also about people who haven't had issues.

    Currently living abroad the US with no HTC support nearby, I'd like to know if you think purchasing the N1 is too risky to buy for me. I've read about the dust problems and the screen cracks, and it does worry me, but I'm inclined to think those who've had these experiences are a minority.

    I'd like to know how frequently are people sending their phones for repair, even after only 2 months.

    Does anyone's screen stand tall after several drops? Has any phone case/cover proven to be useful against drops and dust?

    I'll appreciate the comments; everyone's experience will be valuable. : ]
     

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  2. Hegemony

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    I've dropped mine twice and no damage. I also do not use a case and have no dust under the screen.
     
  3. QrafTee

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    How long have you had it and is it a T-Mobile model or ATT model?
     
  4. thilan29

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    How long have you had the phone for?

    EDIT:Qraftee beat me to it.
     
  5. Hegemony

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    Had it for about a month. As such it is obviously a Tmo version.
     
  6. Rusty

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    I've had mine since late Jan, I have sent it to HTC for repair for a minor cosmetic issue, but I was being anal and looking on the web it would appear to be easy to DIY anyway.

    It lives in the neoprene pouch and does not have any dust under the screen.
     
  7. Endocraft

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    Haven't had any drops, Rusty?
     
  8. theartfullodger

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    Only buy a fancy new nerd-phone if you can afford to waste the time & money...

    (I think it great, the N1...)

    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
  9. Rusty

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    Nothing worth mentioning:

    I dropped it about a foot onto the cat's bed whist out of the pocket, and once in the pocket from chest height, which I cleverly cushioned with my foot (always a risk you'll drop kick something across the room with this method, yet I do it every time :D).
     
  10. Endocraft

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    After the answers (thanks) and some more reading I think dust and cracked screen problems happening are just bound to the randomness of bad luck. The screen may be more fragile, but perhaps some extra care won't ruin the overall experience with a great phone.
     
  11. macprv

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    i dropped my from adistance of 3ft. with the stock pouch on, and not a sigle scratch of part loose or any other problem... oh and no dust under the screen after almost 1 month
     
  12. BreatheElectro

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    Ya i agree. I've had the phone for almost 2 weeks. No dust.. no cracked screens and no 3g issues what so ever.

    But i would use the android pouch that comes with the phone. :) Especially if u put the phone in your pockets. But I wouldn't put your phone in pants that are tight lol. That's a damn good way to crush your screen.

    And getting OTA(over the air) updates directly from Google=Win!!
     
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