Crooked Home button on the Note 3 - are you affected?

Is your Note 3 button moving around and gets crooked?

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Archon810

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My AT&T Note 3 has so much play in the Home button that you could literally move it around with your thumb and it would end up being crooked horizontally in different ways.

It's been driving me nuts today since I noticed. I can have the right side be higher than the left side or lower, that's how shoddy +Samsung Mobile's manufacturing is.

Here, I made a GIF:
w4X4sAN.gif


Looks like I'm not alone: http://androidforums.com/samsung-ga...key-button-moves-spen-isnt-easy-take-out.html.

Does anyone here have the same problem? If you want to test it on your Note 3, just use your finger or fingernail and try pushing the left side of the button up and the right side down. Then do the reverse. Mine feels like it's almost going to fall off.

Edit: just posted it on AP http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/1...-note-3-home-button-did-anyone-qc-this-thing/
 
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MohJee

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My home button is the same and I have the international snapdragon version bought here in the middle east.

Doesn't bother me much though. Is the note 3 your first samsung phone ?

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Pawnty

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Just got my note 3 yesterday and thought the home button was crooked, then when I looked again later it was fine so I figured I was imagining things. Now I see it move. Uhhgg....
 

Maverick777

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US Tmobile version here. It can be moved around slightly.

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MohJee

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My home button is the same and I have the international snapdragon version bought here in the middle east.

Doesn't bother me much though. Is the note 3 your first samsung phone ?

Sent from my SM-N9005 using xda app-developers app

I think it's safe to assume every note 3 has it. A new note3 will probably have the same issue unless it was manufactured in a different batch that corrects it, which is unlikely at this point. The reason I asked if this is your first samsung device is because samsung is known not to be really big on quality control in their manufacturing process, as they manufacture millions of devices from TVs to phones to all sorts of other appliances, and having strict QC process would slow their production process (This is just my reasoning anyway). My point is this shouldn't come as a shock to anyone unless this is the first samsung device they acquire. My last two phones were samsung and they both had their share of craftsmanship defects.

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chdrummerdude

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Sep 30, 2009
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I have an att note 3 mines loose to but not crooked at least. It doesn't bother me really.

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mab71

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Jan 18, 2011
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Mine moves too... and quite clicky. Bought in Malaysia

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mouse100

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Sep 20, 2010
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Mine has this issue too. White snap800 version and Italian no - brand.

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Ry2mkk

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Sep 8, 2012
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I noticed this on my white UK model... Trying to not let it bother me... Isn't working.... Will be falling up three next week for replacement!!

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    Check out this review on the Note 3 here. They even mention it. Im inclined to say that all the NOTE 3's have this issue, its just some folks are pickier than others. I feel for the price this thing should be a flawless phone. The crooked home button isnt up to par. Other than that, love the phone.



    http://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...ized_phone_with_perks_and_quirks?pageNumber=2



    (Heres a snippet of the article where they comment on the build quality and home button slop.

    Design and build quality

    First, let's talk design, shall we? Samsung has long suffered the wrath of many a reviewer (myself included) for its cheap-feeling plasticky constructions. With the Note 3, the company is clearly trying to step things up and provide a phone with a more premium body.

    In some regards, it's succeeded: The Note 3 ditches Samsung's long-favored glossy plastic back for one with a textured faux-leather finish. The material feels softer and more pleasant to the touch and has a less toy-like (and fingerprint smudge-attracting) appearance than what I'm used to from Samsung. It's still a bit on the chintzy side -- thanks mainly to the somewhat tacky fake stitching around the panel's perimeter -- but it's definitely an improvement over past Samsung products.

    That said, it's all relative, and the Note 3 still feels less thoughtfully designed than devices like the HTC One or the Moto X. When I peeled off the phone's thin back panel, for instance, the covering for the camera lens popped right out. I had to futz around with it to get it back in place, bending its flimsy-feeling metal support legs to force it to stay attached before putting the cover back on.


    When the reviewer peeled off the phone's thin back panel, the covering for the camera lens popped right out.

    The phone's physical Home button, meanwhile, is slightly loose and subtly shifts around with each pressing, often looking crooked as a result (something other early users have also noticed). These kinds of things just don't scream "premium build" to me.
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    My AT&T Note 3 has so much play in the Home button that you could literally move it around with your thumb and it would end up being crooked horizontally in different ways.

    It's been driving me nuts today since I noticed. I can have the right side be higher than the left side or lower, that's how shoddy +Samsung Mobile's manufacturing is.

    Here, I made a GIF:
    w4X4sAN.gif


    Looks like I'm not alone: http://androidforums.com/samsung-ga...key-button-moves-spen-isnt-easy-take-out.html.

    Does anyone here have the same problem? If you want to test it on your Note 3, just use your finger or fingernail and try pushing the left side of the button up and the right side down. Then do the reverse. Mine feels like it's almost going to fall off.

    Edit: just posted it on AP http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/1...-note-3-home-button-did-anyone-qc-this-thing/
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    My home button is the same and I have the international snapdragon version bought here in the middle east.

    Doesn't bother me much though. Is the note 3 your first samsung phone ?

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using xda app-developers app
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    I have the black international Snapdragon version, bought in the UK. I do NOT have this issue as far as I can see.
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    Please keep us posted on the outcome.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using xda app-developers app

    You got it. The phone should reach Samsung by Friday sometime. Then I'm expecting to get it back at the earliest sometime next week or realistically no later than Tuesday.