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[Q] Anyone else have a wobbly/loose home button?

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BABABANG

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Jun 26, 2010
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Anyone else have a somewhat wobbly phone button? Mine just doesn't feel very study, and I can wiggle it if I want to. It's so mildly irritating that it's driving the perfectionist in me insane.

Thinking about getting a replacement.
 

BBs19

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Jul 18, 2012
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No it shouldn't be, unfortunately it is. Most devices have this problem, mine has too. I have seen another S6 that had not the Problem, but chances to get a S6 with perfect homebutton is probably very low now.
 

JDM9499

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Jul 22, 2010
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Is there a video showing the wobble?

There's the exact same amount of movement on both my wife's and my S6. But I'm not certain how much of a wobble is considered a defect. How much wobble is too much wobble? When you hear a noise upon pressing or moving around the device?

I think the home button needs to have a slight wobble to help form to the finger for the fingerprint scanner. If it was so stiff with no wobble or movement, then you user would need to adjust slightly more their finger to get the print just right. But I'm thinking it was designed to have a slight wobble so that it will help conform and read the fingerprint better. Of course I could be wrong, and just speculating.

I'd still be curious to see someone's S6 homebutton wobble. I'd like to compare my wobble with your wobble.
 
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hpsauce37

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My white s6 has a loose home button also. I had an edge for a little while so could compare the two. The one on my s6 is loose in comparison. By this I mean if you lightly tap it you can hear it...didn't have this on the edge. I've also noticed that on some occasions when I go to wake the phone up the first press on the home button does not always register.
 

YSAndroid

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Apr 18, 2015
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Is there a video showing the wobble?

There's the exact same amount of movement on both my wife's and my S6. But I'm not certain how much of a wobble is considered a defect. How much wobble is too much wobble? When you hear a noise upon pressing or moving around the device?

I think the home button needs to have a slight wobble to help form to the finger for the fingerprint scanner. If it was so stiff with no wobble or movement, then you user would need to adjust slightly more their finger to get the print just right. But I'm thinking it was designed to have a slight wobble so that it will help conform and read the fingerprint better. Of course I could be wrong, and just speculating.

I'd still be curious to see someone's S6 homebutton wobble. I'd like to compare my wobble with your wobble.

This is happening to me as well. It really bothers me, I've checked with Note 4 and SGs5, the home button is firm. It doesn't soppuse to be loose as there are many S6 with a firm home button.

Here is a video - m.youtube. com/watch?v=Y5FoWeDGQZ4[/url]
 

Kjc99

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My white s6 has a loose home button also. I had an edge for a little while so could compare the two. The one on my s6 is loose in comparison. By this I mean if you lightly tap it you can hear it...didn't have this on the edge. I've also noticed that on some occasions when I go to wake the phone up the first press on the home button does not always register.

I returned 2 Galaxy S6 already... 1st had bad signal second had awful home button felt so cheap.
. Im on my 3rd now it's better but I think the rattle is starting to come back... Also when waking the phone with home button first press does nothing... Very strange
 

darklime

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Oct 26, 2013
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I think the wobbling is because of the fingerprint scanner but I don't remember it on the other S6's I had. I did try some in the store and it seemed the same. I'm hoping it's normal.
 
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stane37

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Jan 31, 2012
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I also have the issue. There isn't any wobble on my girlfriends edge, it feels rock solid, it's also a little more extruded from the device.
 

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    Is there a video showing the wobble?

    There's the exact same amount of movement on both my wife's and my S6. But I'm not certain how much of a wobble is considered a defect. How much wobble is too much wobble? When you hear a noise upon pressing or moving around the device?

    I think the home button needs to have a slight wobble to help form to the finger for the fingerprint scanner. If it was so stiff with no wobble or movement, then you user would need to adjust slightly more their finger to get the print just right. But I'm thinking it was designed to have a slight wobble so that it will help conform and read the fingerprint better. Of course I could be wrong, and just speculating.

    I'd still be curious to see someone's S6 homebutton wobble. I'd like to compare my wobble with your wobble.