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Nexus 6 teardown (IFIXIT)/build quality thread

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  1. marctronixx

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    Nexus 6 users complaining... some examples from Reddit:

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    Motorola has had problems keeping their battery covers on for the LONGEST time. OG Motorola Droid users will remember the days of the sliding metal back, with the two fingers that slid under the phone's frame, constantly coming off:
    http://androidforums.com/threads/battery-cover-falling-off.15292/

    I've been hearing from a lot of friends all over the interwebz that their new Nexus 6 covers are falling off as well. Sometimes right out of the box things don't look right. Sometimes it takes a week or two for the back cover to jiggle out of position. But it doesn't seem to be an isolated incident... it's happening to quite a bit of people.

    Nexus 6 owners: is it happening to you? You may not be alone... I've also had friends with the Moto X and Motorola Droid Turbo report similar experiences. Is this an altogether Motorola problem?

    Post pictures below if this is happening to you! And if you know how to best fix it with a DIY solution, let us know!
     
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    I've had mine for over a month with no problem in that department.
     
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    I am over a month on mine as well, not so much as a wiggle. Build quality is fantabulous (my 2013 Moto X was tight too as was the Atrix HD, Atrix 2 and Atrix 4G I owned.) I have not as yet had any gripes with build quality on a Motorola device. My 360 is tight like a tiger too. ;)
     
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    Can confirm. Well, my buddy can. I just called him up asking about this and sure enough, his Nexus 6 back cover is popping up slightly as well. He didn't even noticed until I brought it up, and now he hates me. Thanks, guys. Lol
     
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    No problems here. I've had mine nearing 2 months now.
     
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    nothing here yet but my Moto X 2014 did start coming unglued. hope for how much this thing is i dont have the problem.
     
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    2 months with mine, zero issues, rock solid device.
     
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    Nothing happening here. If I look hard enough, i'm sure i could imagine something, though.
     
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    Same happening to mine...

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    I'm sorry to see this guys. :(

    This will definitely be covered by manufacturer warranty if you're outside of your return windows.

    As I understand it, the back panel is a flexible plastic that's essentially just glued on. Just a guess, but I'd assume that the adhesive wasn't spread properly, or if it's a double-side tape of sorts it may have been touched in some areas. I'd imagine that could cause the panel to come loose like your images depict.
     
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    Saw the news reports of that yesterday. Nothing wrong on my end.

    As suggested above, if its happening, itll be covered
     
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    A couple of thoughts since I posted. If it has something to do with the battery, could the heat from charging wirelessly cause the adhesive to release? Or, could the rapid charging cause the battery to swell? Just thinking out loud.
     
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    From what I've read, some people take their N6 out of the box and it's doing that already. No charging at all.
     
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    Mine was fine until this Wednesday. But there is some resistance behind it, indicating that the battery might have expanded.
     
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    On the moto x, you hear complaints for the wood backs. I have a plastic one, had it for almost a month and it still seems fine.. If it does come up in the near future, I'm hoping there will be some person selling new backs for them! I would love to get a leather one now that I felt it. Or possibly Motorola would replace it.
     
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    Nothing here. Two months in with my phone.
     
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    Today, after seeing how much resistance there is behind the middle of the cover (suspecting an expanding battery), I left the phone alone for about an hour - and I come back to *both* sides pulling apart.

    It goes back tomorrow. I bought mine from Motorola.com and the CSR there said I would be receiving a new phone, not a refurb.

    I like Sean's idea though - instead of leather, though, I think I want carbon fiber for mine.
     
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    A carbon fiber one would be pretty cool too actually. Our backs are held by adhesive, so I don't think it should be that hard to replace.
     
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    Take the hint from the powers that be MOTO & go back to removable batteries....................... :D
     
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    I swore up and down backwards I would never buy a sealed battery device.

    I should have stuck to my guns....
     
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    I actually don't mind sealed batteries as I used to, as most phones have decent battery life (HTC ONE M8 & 1+1 come to mind) vs. a couple years ago.
    Just havin' a bit of fun @ MOTO's expense. :D
    From my past experiences w/MOTO, they've been one of the better, if not the best mfg in honoring warranties w/o any hassles or expense added.
    Hopefully this holds true for those affected w/the faulty back cover. :)
     
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    That is true. As soon as I mentioned the problem (and this was just before the stories started making rounds) the CSR advised me to start the RMA process without any further ado.
     
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