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Question about usb port flap

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Default Question about usb port flap

I heard that opening and closing galaxy s5's usb port flap will cause its plastic sealing to wear out just like those on other waterproof devices. (I have seen a xperia user claiming his worn out only in 3 months!)
Is this wearing out issue true and should I be concerned with it? Should I use a wireless charger?
Also, how long are those flaps meant to last???


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The hinge easily gets broken because people apply too much pressure by pulling or pushing it. Just follow on the shape of the hinge when you open or close the flap so that less pressure is applied to the hinge, it'll last more than 5 yrs for sure. And do not rush in pulling/pushing the flap, take your time.

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