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[Q] Micro Arc Oxidation failure?

8th April 2012, 10:59 PM |#1  
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Does anybody has got the problem with the ceramic surface which is shown in the following pictures??

Looks like a major problem with the production technology :(
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9th April 2012, 02:25 AM |#2  
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Looks more like markings of a drop to me.

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9th April 2012, 02:42 AM |#3  
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Yeah looks like a drop
9th April 2012, 05:01 AM |#4  
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Don't think the Micro Arc protects from drops.

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9th April 2012, 05:51 AM |#5  
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you drop it? micro arc oxidation didn't give protection from drops.
9th April 2012, 08:06 AM |#6  
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When I first read this I thought the same thing that the device had been dropped... however I have just looked closely at my own device and the same thing is happening on the sharp edge on the left hand side

My device has NOT been dropped or mistreated in any way.
9th April 2012, 08:18 AM |#7  
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"It features aircraft 6,000 series aluminum which is treated with micro arc oxidation by blasting it with 10,000 volts of energy. This gives the metal a ceramic feel and causes it to become five times harder (thatís three times stronger than stainless steel).

The shell of the HTC One S is so durable that HTC claims that it does not even need a protective case. "
9th April 2012, 08:23 AM |#8  
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The shown devices were not droped. A lot of the One S look like this after one week of safely carrying . Belive me, your devices will show the same failure in approxamitly one or two weeks.

It looks like the brittle ceramic skin can't hold on to the flexible aluminum. Like I said major problem with the production technology.
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9th April 2012, 08:36 AM |#9  
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The nice words of HTC are advertising words.
I am not surprised of the problem and I think it to be idiotic to have such a sharp edge. What else can you expect?
9th April 2012, 08:40 AM |#10  
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Is there anyone else who experiences the same thing?

Damn.. I really wanted the One S. Yet If the ceramic back is this easily damaged without dropping.. I might not get it. I hate cases.
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