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5 patches around edges of my white Note 4?!?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by twister6, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I'm very puzzled by this. Got my Verizon Note 4 in white on Thursday. Took all the plastic wrapping, thought the edges of the phone should be exposed chrome and figured it's a white tape strip around it or something like that. Obviously, that looks like a permanent coating, can't take it off. But after a closer examination, I also see 5 tiny patches around the edges covering something, maybe some pinhole ports? Those little patches are under that white finish "strip" around the edges of the phone. What's up with that?

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  2. ronbien

    ronbien Well-Known Member

    Those are there for the antennas. Two on top and two on bottom.
    Good Luck!
     
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  3. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
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    I guess this way antennas are not covered by a metal edge. Looks cheesy, but who cares once Note 4 inside of a case :D
     
  4. scotty001

    scotty001 Member

    I had to stare real hard to see those patches, it took a while but eventually i did spot them (after adjusting the angle and light), the "patches" on my Note 4 is no where near as pronounced or visible as the pics above.
     
  5. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
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    That's "special" Verizon-edition patches :D Actually, I'm grateful that Verizon didn't put their ugly logo on the home button like they branded Note 2.

    Can't wait to start using this beast, just need my cases to arrive asap!!!
     
  6. scotty001

    scotty001 Member

    What case have you ordered ?? ive just ordered a Spigen Slim Armor Tough Case.

    i wouldn't have minded the standard tough case but there is close to a 1 month wait till they were in.
     
  7. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Got Seidio SURFACE and UAG black Scout and clear Maverick coming for review; other Seidio models and UAG colors will get once available. The same with Trident and Case-Mate, once available.
     
  8. KupKrazy

    KupKrazy Android Enthusiast

    In those pictures, it looks as if the patches actually protrude a little bit. Is that the case? I have the black one and it's so hard to see them and they don't protrude at all. You need to really look hard and you'll see the shape of it underneath. Anyway, yes - it would be forgotten in a case.
     
  9. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    Those patches shouldn't be there.....I looked at a few white Note 4's yesterday while testing my speaker and none had those. Of course there is the white line on all four corners and these lines are separating the various antennas from interfering with each other, all metal cased phones have this including the iPhones.
     
  10. roybert123

    roybert123 Lurker

    Those patches are not on my Note4, with O2 uk
     
  11. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    I guess one of the advantages of getting older and needing glasses just to read is that I can no longer see small things like that. :)
     
  12. ceva321

    ceva321 Android Enthusiast

    I have a Verizon black note 4 and yes it has those little patches ...at first I thought it was a defect.
    But after a closer examination it looks like some sort of design.
     
  13. Shawn0413

    Shawn0413 Member

    So I just went from the note 3 to 4. Got it from sprint in the mail today,opened it and noticed 4 white marks on the top of the bezel and bottom..they are in a perfect line on the top and bottom. Before I call sprint to exchange is that a norm. Thanks
     
  14. mojosodope

    mojosodope Android Enthusiast

  15. Shawn0413

    Shawn0413 Member

    Thanks so much for the reply. That is the norm. Is there a purpose for it?So all note 4 s have it. Thanks so much
     
  16. mojosodope

    mojosodope Android Enthusiast

    Not sure what they are for but yes all have them
     
  17. ronbien

    ronbien Well-Known Member

    I think they are there for the antennas to be able to "reach" past the metal frame.
     

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