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Default My speaker grille just fell off!

The longer I'm having this phone, the more disillusioned I am becoming with it.
I sold my iPhone 5 in September and 'upgraded' to the Z1...

Yet despite needing initial time to get over the pathetic viewing angles, I developed a real fondness for the phone...

But that honeymoon period soon ended... Two weeks later the phone had proven that it was the biggest scratch magnet I ever owned. The perfectly hard wearing Dragontrail glass is covered by a super scratch prone ASF, the aluminium frame has lots of ugly scuff marks on it despite taking great care of the phone and only keeping it in a soft pocket - alone - and today the grille bubbled up and came off the speaker at the bottom.

By the way it is nothing but a piece of cut out mesh, fabric essentially, that has been glued down with what seems to have become really tacky glue. Clearly not water resistant as it's advertised.

I've put it back but it wouldn't stick. I really need to send it in for a warranty repair but I'm leaving Europe for 5 months on Monday so I can't!

So the Z1 is a poorly constructed phone made to appear as if it is of a premium build quality and Sony did not build it to look good in a month, or two or 12 down the line let alone two years.

Who in their right mind ok'd the ASF what a hideous idea?!

Anyway I digress, has anybody else's speaker grille come off or bubbled up?

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Here it is... It's just a piece of plastic mesh and mine has now fallen off. Anybody with the same?

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Use superglue. The grill has nothing to do with the waterproofness.
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It will still be under warranty when you get back. Send it then?

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I can't superglue it back as it now has a kink in it... And just looks bad.

A warranty repair it is then when I come back. Thanks for the advice anyhow.

As long as my waterproofing is not affected I'm gonna live with it.

But yes I am fundamentally disappointed with some of the materials used to make this phone... and at the top of my list is the ASF with the logo baked in...

This is just yet another thing...

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Didn't somebody's silver ring around the power button also just fall off? These things shouldn't happen...

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