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Default [Q] Nexus 4 all known hardware issue?

What are all known hardware issue to the nexus 4? Like the rattling sound , some little creaking sound and such.. and does it exist only on very few units? and does anyone here experience screen flickering?
 
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Well I'm on my 4th one now....
1. Screen issues
2. USB connector faulty , and overall construction didn't seam to be sturdy ..
3. Volume and power buttons squeaky

My 4th nexus is fine but not perfect

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Well I'm on my 4th one now....
1. Screen issues
2. USB connector faulty , and overall construction didn't seam to be sturdy ..
3. Volume and power buttons squeaky

My 4th nexus is fine but not perfect

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You have such a special talent that attract broken devices.

Maybe those QA depts can offer you a job.
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When I went to Carphone Warehouse to see a Nexus in person I WISH I listened to the guy.

He said LG are know for poor build quality - they get a lot of complaints and returns. He liked the Nexus but didn't think it will be smooth going being a LG phone and said I should wait....

He was right...


My nexus has loose buttons (power button has become loose with use), The side creaks/snaps as if something wasn't put together correctly.
The Sound quality from the mics on videos IS APPALLING !
Rear speaker is tinny, wosre than any phone I have heard TBH.
The camera could be better
The Battery is crap (if you use the features you are supposed to use like Google Now, Location etc)
The WiFi reception pickup is worse than any device I have owned.
The ear-peace has processor noise on it- especially bad when you take a call.

I really don't know what to make of the phone. It has its advantages too but in fairness its just not the golden ticket it was made out to be.
 
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My FFC has dust in it....so many hardware issues.
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What are the screen issues? I'm planning on buying this since I don't live in US i would ship it in my country but it looks like I need a warranty for this device maybe a used galaxy s3 better to buy then?
 
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What are the screen issues? I'm planning on buying this since I don't live in US i would ship it in my country but it looks like I need a warranty for this device maybe a used galaxy s3 better to buy then?
yellow blobs when you play a game for few minutes (after phone heats up)
screen is generally yellow, this (4th) device is nearly white, previous ones I had to calibrate screen like 225/230/255, my latest is about 255/238/255

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Trust me I didnt ask for faulty devices, and yes if they would offer me a job none of them would pass if it wasnt perfect.

My 4th device is nearly OK, but there is some creaking and that rubbery frame in some places hase a little "give",

Any device that has any creaking, screen problems, loose parts etc shouldnt go throu QC
 
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Well I'm on my 4th one now....
1. Screen issues
2. USB connector faulty , and overall construction didn't seam to be sturdy ..
3. Volume and power buttons squeaky

My 4th nexus is fine but not perfect

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You returned it due to squeaky buttons? Really?

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You returned it due to squeaky buttons? Really?

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My 30 2 year old Xbox 360 controller doesnt squeak. Its a brand new 400 device, not used or refurb, there should be no build quality issues. And try using most used buttons on the device when wvery single time you can hear and feel it being not right. Previous device didnt have it so why should I accept that one?
Look at iPhone or Lumia, from build quality view these are perfect devices, and fault ratio is a lot lower than e.g Nexus4.

I had GNexus (3 of them) one had screen issues, second was clicking like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxGhlnRCneY
after couple of days.... is this acceptable in your opinion?

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