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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Android 17, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Android 17

    Android 17 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Mine has very noticeable leak by the home and menu buttons =/.

    I bought it at RS, would they be able/willing to exchange it for me? It's just very off-putting.

    I'd also only be able to take it to RS and not a Sprint store, am I right?

  2. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Android Enthusiast

    Yes, everyone has noticed these problems. But it's not a big deal for me as long as the room I'm in is not pitch dark.
  3. Android 17

    Android 17 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    How bad is it for you? It's very noticeable right below the home button for me, and somewhat noticeable in the menu button, and this is with me being in a fairly lit up room, no artificial lights, but it's only 1:47 pm here and the sun is still shining through the window.

    I realize it may be seem like nitpicking, but if I am sticking with this phone for 1+ year plus, I want it to be as great as possible.
  4. Liberation

    Liberation Member

    None for me.
  5. jason.sgtski

    jason.sgtski Member

    i notice a small amount on the right hand side in the corner. not a big deal, i consider it a "unique feature". everyone else just is not as lucky as me.
  6. armandov99

    armandov99 Member

    None for me. My Hero had a bunch but this thing is solid.
  7. erikivy

    erikivy Well-Known Member

    Now THAT'S a good attitude! :) [​IMG] It seems silly to worry about something so insignificant when you're holding an EVO in your hands.

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  8. SeauxCrazy

    SeauxCrazy Android Enthusiast

    My iphone had light leakage around the bezel, had it for almost 2 years and I'm used to it now. No biggie.
  9. MisterEd

    MisterEd Android Expert

    Yea, I've been having light leakage problems for the last couple years. My doctor said it's because I'm over 60. He wants to run some tests.
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  10. horadin

    horadin Well-Known Member

    Mine has a little, didn't even think about it until you mentioned it. I will have to look at it at night and see how noticeable it is then. Not a huge concern for me, this is a first gen phone ya know.
  11. audiofx2

    audiofx2 Member

    No leaks here!
  12. vikingjunior

    vikingjunior Well-Known Member

  13. njbianco

    njbianco Android Enthusiast

    no leaks at all for me
  14. masbirdies

    masbirdies Well-Known Member

  15. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Android Enthusiast

  16. ScorpDX

    ScorpDX Android Expert

    I've got just a small amount under the home and search buttons. Only visible if I'm in the dark. Even then I have to look for it. It doesn't bother me. My Hero/Blackberry/Palm all had a little bit. It never has bothered me.
  17. dhinez

    dhinez Well-Known Member

    None for me. Phone seems to be flawless so far (knocking on wood).
  18. neodorian

    neodorian Android Expert

    Nope! As much as I've heard about this I am glad to say I have none. Maybe it's to make up for all the defective Pre screens I got stuck with.

    edit: never mind. Just realized that if I look at just the right angle when they are lit up I can see a sliver of light. Not a deal breaker for me. I had to really look to find it and I think I have realistic expectations for manufacturing. As long as the phone holds together and lasts well through the year, I don't mind little stuff like that.
  19. katmandoo122

    katmandoo122 Well-Known Member

    not me. not one bit
  20. dzar

    dzar Well-Known Member

    Not everyone. I've never had any leakage... in a dark room right now.
  21. Eguy

    Eguy Android Enthusiast

    None for me.
  22. TopherG

    TopherG Newbie

    under home and search buttons for me... eh.. not a big deal.
  23. p00kienrayray

    p00kienrayray Well-Known Member

    i dont think its silly. even though i personally wouldn't pay any mind to it, a lot of ppl have been looking forward to this phone for a while and dropping $450+ (or $200 + contract), its reasonable to be upset at what looks to be a lack of attention to detail on HTC's part. Apparently, theres a good number of units out there that has this problem, and HTC could have easily fixed it in the factory. Regardless of whether its a first gen or not, i think it wouldve been a simple fix for HTC.
  24. DeafWhisperer

    DeafWhisperer Newbie

    No problem on my wife's Evo.

    I do have the light leakage on my Evo. I'm taking it back to Best Buy tmw to exchange. I know it's not normal because my wife's is fine.
  25. Boozeman

    Boozeman Newbie

    Interested in seeing how everyone's phone is today? I had no light leakage problems yesterday when I bought it but I definitely do today, mostly under the home and search buttons. If I lightly press down on that area, it covers up the light for a few minutes but eventually the leak comes back. I noticed it this afternoon so it's not just something that happens in the dark.

    Got mine at Radioshack and also considering exchanging it - may not seem like a "huge" deal but it's really annoying when you notice it everytime you pick up the phone.

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