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Are all the buttons on the evo fragile?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ekang, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. ekang

    ekang Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok so my power button started to sink into the phone where it's almost flush with the top of the phone. because of this, I downloaded an app called "no lock" which allows me to turn my phone on with the lower volume button.

    Am I just gonna wear out that button and have the same problem with two of my buttons instead of just the power button? I know the power button sinking has been a somewhat common problem. I guess what I'm asking is has anyone had problems with their volume buttons sinking, breaking, etc? Or are those buttons tougher than the wimpy "power" button (there's an oxy moron)? Thanks for any info in advance!
     


  2. meyerweb

    meyerweb Android Enthusiast

    I've had no issues with the buttons on mine. Well, not like you describe. I wish the volume buttons weren't so easy to change inadvertently.

    How flush is flush? It's not supposed to stick up very far.
     
  3. edlex

    edlex Android Expert

    I guess I'm of the mind that you shouldn't have to download an app to deal with a defective button. I would consider dropping by sprint and checking with them to see if you qualify for a replacement.
     
  4. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    yeah man, they should fix that for you.
     
  5. I took one of my broken Evos totally apart just to see what was what. The switchgear is kind of chintzy for sure. Very tiny button switches with the outer black caps on them. The switches don't appear to be very heavy duty at all.
     
  6. archercc

    archercc Android Enthusiast

    Mine is almost flush and I LOVE it. My biggest complaint with my hero was how easily you could turn it on. The placement of the power button makes the lock screen less important.

    And no, mine hasnt changed in height.
     
  7. ekang

    ekang Member
    Thread Starter

    Well my wife and I both have the evo and it's pretty clear that my button is recessed. I can still use it fine, the thing that worries me is if it gets worse to the point where I can't even hit the button. I have sprints $7 insurance plan, so if it gets to that point, I'll get it covered. Thanks all for your input
     
  8. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Android Expert

    The volume buttons can become squeaky, but that is really the worst I've heard about them so far. A squeaky volume rocker is not really a huge deal.
     
  9. Babbit

    Babbit Member

    Pretty much all HTC buttons are fragile, so this isn't unique to just the EVO. HTC is known to be a "down stopper", which means they tend to use materials or piece parts that are one level below average except for promotional areas such as the EVO's kickstand or the Legend's body, etc...Basically, if you don't see a bulletpoint in their brochure, don't expect quality.
     
  10. manny84

    manny84 Well-Known Member

    I knew this would eventually become an issue. When I first purchased the EVO I couldn't help but wonder why the power button was so recessed considering the amount of times we all have to press it to wake up our phones. Didn't HTC think of this? I mean, seriously.

    The EVO's a great smart-phone and all, but this will be my last HTC phone ever. There quality control is atrocious.
     
  11. meyerweb

    meyerweb Android Enthusiast

    You shouldn't need to use the insurance. I'd take it back now and ask Sprint to replace the phone under the manufacturer's warranty. Take both phones, so they can see the difference.
     
  12. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Android Expert

    "is known to be a down-stopper"... I for one didn't "know" that. Got any evidence of this allegedly widely held understanding?
     
  13. txcobra96

    txcobra96 Newbie

    mines doing the same thng. download "no lock" and "screen off"

    screen off, you can turn the screen off by clickingthe app. no lock, you can turn it back on using the volume bar.
     

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