Originally Posted by ZPaul2Fresh8
My rear glass is starting to separate from the frame in the top right corner.
Has anyone even heard of this problem on this phone?
Talked to Xperia Care today and it's covered under warranty but it's going to be a 14 working day turn around!
They are based in Texas, but since my phone originated from Hong Kong then it may take longer if parts differ.
It's not noticeable in the picture too bad but it's definitely coming apart because I feel the edge of the glass on my hand. Also it goes back in if I push it in but comes out eventually in a short amount of time...
I had my phone mostly in Sony's charge dock for the last couple of months, using it as a wifi hotspot. When I took it out the other day, I thought the back seemed to bulge a bit. I only had it for ~6 months or so, and I remember thinking that the battery couldn't have gone bad already - since its known that bad batteries start to bulge...
Anyway, took it out of the charger again today to leave the house with it and found that the rear "glass" has separated from the frame by a lot and there's a 3mm gap to the frame on one side.
the back seems more flexible than glass would normally be? I think its not actually glass... (I know they build different models for different regions - this was purchased in Hong Kong)
if I push the edges of the back to the frame and hold a ruler to the back in either direction, there's a clear bulge forcing the back away from the phone.
what besides the battery in a phone can expand to the extent that it will push the rear panel off the phone?
The phone has never been dropped, its in absolutely new condition, aside from this annoying failure to stay together...
Thoughts of going back to Samsung with their swappable batteries are hard to suppress...