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Black vs Brown battery cover. Difference?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Longfellow78, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Longfellow78

    Longfellow78 Well-Known Member
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    Hi,
    Orange are replacing my Desire, and I asked for a Black, but have just realised they told me to keep the BROWN battery cover.
    Are they different or is it just the front? Will the Brown cover look stupid on a black?
    It looks black-ish, maybe a tiny brown tinge.
    Thanks a lot.
     

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  2. Phenomenological

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    I've got the desire with the bronzed bezel, but my battery cover is black. I think ALL the battery covers are black with the exception of the silver special edition phone, aren't they?
     
  3. Stucky

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    I have a brown phone and it has a black back. No brown tinge that I can see.
     
  4. Jammy

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    My brown Desire's cover is black :)
     
  5. Kryten2k35

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    They're probably sending you a Brown Desire. I know when I've asked for replacements they refuse to let you choose colour.
     
  6. Longfellow78

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    He asked me if i wanted brown or black, so i said black, as I've had 2 browns.
    Will see when it arrives.
     
  7. Kryten2k35

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    Oh, no that sounds rather positive, then. Usually when I ask they refuse outright. Mind you, do you have insurance? I never had insurance. If you do, that might be it. Or, you just got an awesome CSR.
     
  8. Longfellow78

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    The guy was very nice, and i do have insurance. but i have severe doubts that the phone will work. its my 3rd Desire, and if it doesnt i will be sending it back to change to a samsung galaxy S.
     
  9. Phenomenological

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    What exactly have been the problems with them?

    Edit: Ah, I see from the other thread it's the orange software. I got my phone on Orange as a network, but bought it through mobiles.co.uk, so it's unbranded and unlocked. Might be worth investigating if you want to stay on orange but don't want the software?
     
  10. Kryten2k35

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    I'm still on my first and it's working brilliantly!

    EDIT:

    Yeah, I paid for a sim unlock from Orange so I could debrand and update to the Official HTC Firmware. Orange are blaming the Desires but it's their ROM that's the problem.

    My sim unlock was only
     
  11. Longfellow78

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    I went into an Orange shop and checked the Black Desire. The battery covers ARE different. the Black is matt black and the brown is a sort of metallic blacky-brown :(
    I'm expecting to change it for a Samsung Galaxy anyway. The screen is RIDICULOUS, it's amazing and the interface much smoother and slicker than the Desire.
    Kind of hoping my third Desire is crap now!
     
  12. Phenomenological

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    Nope my brown desire definitely has a matt black cover. And incidentally the desire has the same resolution as the Galaxy, so despite the bigger screen you won't see anything more clearly.
     
  13. dantata

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  14. Jammy

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    Mine is a matte black.
     
  15. SUroot

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    Mines "brown". Its exactly the same colour as the "brown" bit at the bottom of the desire, surrounding the buttons.
     
  16. anoniemouse

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    I think you will find the galaxy has the superior super amoled screen though, end result its a clearer brighter display & its lighter on the battery.
     
  17. Rew

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  18. kboya

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    I have had my desire since easter (unlocked/branded) and still cant work out what colour it is... damn my eyes!!
     
  19. dantata

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    I hope to find a black one. Otherwise, I'd have to go with the brown.
     
  20. Geeba

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    The covers off the brown Desire is definitely different to the full Black Desire released by Orange... I've had them side by side.... I wanted a new back for my black Desire to get rid of the Orange logo...
     
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  22. dantata

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    Hmm, you are right. They appear to be different. I thought mine was black before you posted the pics :)
     
  23. Phenomenological

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    Even after the pictures I think mine is the black one - I can't find a hint of brown in it anywhere, in any light. I even tried looking at it through a 20x magnifying lens, can't see any hint of colour. It's possible the black desire is a darker black, but I don't see any brown!
     
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