Originally Posted by poisonousjuice
I tried swapping out the battery & bottom-chin-thing between my two phones and now my original first phone that had the worse 'shadow line' has improved a little bit. So there's definitely a fault between the contacts that's causing this effect.
I'm not completely sure what you mean by fault between the contacts, but i think the issue is due to very small and minute variance in battery shape or size. This variance is probably causing different pressure points on the bottom of the LCD screen causing the shadow.
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Originally Posted by queso_burrito
It just seems like such a mixed bag in terms of quality control Kills me too, since I've been super stoked for this device since MWC
Personally, I wouldn't call it bad quality control, but rather mechanical and structural design limitations with the materials currently available for use. The thickness of the G5 is only 7.7mm (0.303 inches), that's pretty incredible with a phone that has a removable battery. By comparison the Galaxy s7, is 7.9mm (0.311 inches).
I maybe speaking out of line here, but from an engineering point of view, I am impressed with the design. I am a little worried about the battery swelling up crowning the screen, but i guess i can change the battery if that happens. I've had some battery well up a little in the past...
I've had the phone for 5 days and the more i use it, the more i like it. Believe me, i'm looking for every reason to hate the phone while i still have 8 days to return it if i wanted to. After that, i'm stuck with it for two years.