Originally Posted by yzak58
So you're saying that there is no fool-proof way to find out whether the device has got a loose buttons or not without opening the box...
But buying a phone with the latest serial number is the best practice as it would improve my chances of getting a revised version.
There is no 'revision'. If you are put off by a loose button, either fix it yourself, or choose another phone. Mine is loose, but doesn't rattle at all...I NEVER notice its loose in my Diztronic (thin) case, which has protected me from more than a dozen drops.
B/W Sidekick/Color Sidekick2/TMO MDA/TMO Dash/G1/Nexus 1/Sensation/SGS3/Nexus 4/Nexus 5