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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Teknik, May 16, 2011.

  1. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member
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    Just noticed on my phone, which i've only had 2 weeks or so, the bulge at the bottom on the back (where the speaker is) is really scuffed. The rest of the phone is pristine but it looks like that bit is taking a lot of abuse.

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  2. Cyph3r

    Cyph3r Newbie

    What're you doing with your phone? o_O mines perfect.
  3. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member
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    Not much, its already got as much wear on that point as my old phone got in 18months+.
    The specific place is the leading edge of the 'chin' on the back of the phone, everywhere else is pristine.
    I'm guessing its cos when i put it down on my desk the two places in contact are the housing of the camera lens (chromed metal) and the chin on the bottom (black plastic) so guess which one is showing scuffs etc :-/
  4. tauran121

    tauran121 Well-Known Member

    get yourself one of those rubber cases.
  5. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member
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    I would do but my girlfriend has one on her desire and i dont like how much thicker it makes her phone, i like how thin my phone is!
    I'm just gonna have to live with it getting scuffed i think :-/
  6. loony

    loony Android Enthusiast

    got a pic?
  7. daz_2000

    daz_2000 Android Enthusiast

    Of the girlfriend? ;)
  8. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member
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    I'm new to dropbox to bear with me here...
    Dropbox - Photos - Simplify your life < thats the gallery link, not entirely sure how to link individual files in.
  9. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member
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  10. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member
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    Dont know if you have ever tried to take photos of scuffs & scratches on black plastic but its not easy!
  11. tauran121

    tauran121 Well-Known Member

    makes me even more deetrmined to get a cover over mine when i get it.
  12. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member
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    I might have too :-(
    Just dont like the way they always collect dirt & dust inside, plus i've never really seen one i liked!
  13. loony

    loony Android Enthusiast


    upload a pic then just copy the link (might have to try a few and preview before finding the right one to show the image)

    edit* ok, can see pics there. under the bright light i see what you mean. i take it around the lens cops it a bit too?
    it doesn't look as bad as it will if you DONT do something now i think....and i know what you mean about case's. not too many are blown my skirt up.
  14. vengance007

    vengance007 Well-Known Member

  15. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member
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    Surprisingly no, the area around the lens still looks pristine mainly i think due to it being metal!
    I dont think those scuffs will ever get any worse than being cosmetic though. You can see by the cutout for the speaker that the plastic isnt flimsy at all and is a good few mm thick so its never going to wear through i dont think.
    I'll have to wait till the shops get the covers in so i can have a feel and see how thick they are, since i usually wear combats my phone always has its own pocket so doesnt need protection from keys etc. And i could likely prevent any further scuffing by getting a desk dock for it to live in when i am at home...

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