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[Q] Quality control problems with the frame?

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13th February 2014, 08:23 PM   |  #1  
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Recently i received my Xperia Z1C White. After some careful checking (that happens when you are a techy) i noticed that the frame bends slightly inwards at the back side. I made a small example of what i mean on a photo. The problem is. If you can press those parts of the frame inwards, what happens with the waterproof seal between that part of the frame and the plastic bezel on top of this? Is this the case with every Xperia Z1C or is this a rare problem?

I suspect this also is the reason why you can hear a sound while pressing the screen slightly.
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13th February 2014, 09:13 PM   |  #2  
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Recently i received my Xperia Z1C White. After some careful checking (that happens when you are a techy) i noticed that the frame bends slightly inwards at the back side. I made a small example of what i mean on a photo. The problem is. If you can press those parts of the frame inwards, what happens with the waterproof seal between that part of the frame and the plastic bezel on top of this? Is this the case with every Xperia Z1C or is this a rare problem?

I suspect this also is the reason why you can hear a sound while pressing the screen slightly.

Same on my phone, but only the charging port side, and my phone squeaks too.
13th February 2014, 10:07 PM   |  #3  
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Me too - i can also press the frame inward. Oh my god, im a bit confused now...lets hope everything is ok and water is no problem for that...

*EDIT* But i have to say that this also is an issue to find on my Z1 !
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14th February 2014, 12:50 AM   |  #4  
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Had a bit of convex shape on the back, barely noticeable. Hairdryer and pressing did the trick.
And no, don't be too harsh to the phone.
Glue seems to be unequally applicated.
Made in China after all.
14th February 2014, 03:43 AM   |  #5  
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I don't know why, but it doesn't seems any problem with my white phone.
14th February 2014, 09:23 PM   |  #6  
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I wonder hwo wide spread or problematic this is. On a normal phone this wouldnt be a problem at all. But on a waterproof phone every error can be a problem.
15th February 2014, 12:20 PM   |  #7  
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Mine seems to have the same microscopic gap on the back around the docking port.

I dunked it in a bowl of water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Took it out, dried it off - no problems.
15th February 2014, 06:14 PM   |  #8  
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The back of mine flexes when pressed hard in the center, but there are no gaps at the edges (even when pressed)
18th February 2014, 12:41 AM   |  #9  
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Is this something they'd accept a warranty replacement for? Where do you go about requesting such?
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Is this something they'd accept a warranty replacement for? Where do you go about requesting such?


I think no warranty on this, they will probably consider it normal.

The problem with high precision designed devices like this and iphones is, that if something is a bit off you notice it easier.

I do regret it a bit that i didnt exchange it within the 7 days that it is possible to exchange a product after buying it in holland. But if it is widespread, then the case of a phone without the flexing frame/misaligned frame would be very small.

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