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I know Y'all Think These Phones Are Delicate

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by AngryHatter, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert
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    I have dropped mine.
    More than once.

    Tonight as I was in a bar talking to someone, the girl next to me knocked a couple of bottles over.
    I crapped a brick as I saw the screen of my phone was deep in beer.
    (Yes, it was laying on the bar)
    I cursed and prayed at the same time...ever been there?

    Slide it open, it powers on. I shut it down. Remove the cover and proceed to wipe it dry as best I can, the space under the body where there is the keyboard attach point was the only thing I could not get to.
    Removed the battery. The moisture sticker is white with the mark, as it should be.

    I start breathing.
    Replace the battery and cover.
    Whew - dodged a freaking bullet, eh?

    This thing drinks better than I do.
    :eek:

    No, I do not advocate trying this at home. But I was gratified to see it was not the tissue paper some have portrayed it to be.
     

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    Otterbox. That is all.
     
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    I dunno, this relates to my problem of their water damage marker--

    Clearly your phone hasn't been damaged by water. But the marker has been set off. Does that seem fair to you? It really ticks me off. I think they place their marker in a way that, though the phone may get a little water or dampness on it, the moisture hasn't actually affected the hardware, but if something else DOES go wrong, not related to water, you don't get a replacement.

    I've never had a phone where my water color marker DIDN'T get wet, though there's no way the water could have gotten into/affected the phone. They need to be more fair about placing those things next to the actual hardware. Seems those things are triggered by a light layer of fog these days...
     
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    He said the ldi is still white with the mark...id assume a red/pink one that smears. Which means you should call it in for an exchange before it acts up. I water logged a behold 2 and the keys stopped working, luckily my ldi stayed white.
     
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    The marker is the one you see in a dry, never been wet phone. the case protected it, I guess. But nothing got inside.
     
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    I've dropped my moto droid 1 more times that I can count and it still works flawlessly
     
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    Every accident is different. Sometimes the conditions are right to break the device. Sometimes not. It's really a matter of luck of the draw versus whether "the device is tissue paper" or not.
     
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    Better safe than sorry.
     
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    Yeah I have also gotten my phone completely wet outside but marker inside still stayed white. Also dropped it numerous times, with one time running on the sidewalk and the thing skipped alongside with me on the sidewalk.

    Only protected with the Body glove case and nothing else.

    So far so good, no damage.
     

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