All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

Go Back   All About Symbian Forums > Symbian Based Devices > S60 (Series 60) > Nokia Numbered S60 5.0 (Nokia 5800, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5530)

Poll: Is there a gap between the screen and the body of the top right hand side of your 5800 ?
Be advised that this is a public poll: other users can see the choice(s) you selected.
Poll Options
Is there a gap between the screen and the body of the top right hand side of your 5800 ?

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #1  
Old 27-03-2009, 08:01 AM
joeyfallon joeyfallon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 33
joeyfallon is on a distinguished road
5800 - do you have a gap / crack in the case ?

My 5800 came with a gap between the screen and the body of the phone on the top right hand side of the handset , above the volume buttons.

I'm pretty sure this let some dust into the phone, you could see it on the screen.

I've done a quick poll on another site to see how widespread this issue is - so far it's present in two thirds of handsets to some degree.

Has your phone got this gap ?

  #2  
Old 27-03-2009, 09:50 AM
Yvar Yvar is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 8
Yvar is on a distinguished road
Yes, mine does too.
I fact, the whole case feels plastic and creeks (is that English?), but in reality it is still quite sturdy.
About the hole: if it gets bigger, or if a lot of here people report that they do not have this issue, I'll go back to the shop to get it fixed. For now, it does not really bother me.

  #3  
Old 27-03-2009, 03:50 PM
stephenage stephenage is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1
stephenage is on a distinguished road
I also have the gap too - phoned Nokia Direct earlier and they are going to replace the phone with a new one

  #4  
Old 29-03-2009, 09:22 AM
capitaine capitaine is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 160
capitaine is on a distinguished road
56% of people said yes+ wow.. Well I don't have this as far as I can tell...

  #5  
Old 29-03-2009, 03:26 PM
TheUndertaker TheUndertaker is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: India
Posts: 70
TheUndertaker is on a distinguished road
its all nitpicking. its a really small gap, LESS than one millimeter, only noticable if you want to find it. otherwise, you won't even know it was there in the first place!

  #6  
Old 29-03-2009, 05:38 PM
joeyfallon joeyfallon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 33
joeyfallon is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheUndertaker View Post
its all nitpicking. its a really small gap, LESS than one millimeter, only noticable if you want to find it.
On yours maybe. Mine was letting dust in to the screen.
It's basically a hole in the phone - and that's not good enough.

i'm not a serial returner either - I have better things to be doing. I would much rather the phone was made well and I still had it.

  #7  
Old 02-04-2009, 06:32 PM
mcnuggz mcnuggz is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4
mcnuggz is on a distinguished road
i found the gap when using it in a dark room :P
went right back to the store day after and they told me i get a new one!
i had it less than 24h :S

  #8  
Old 02-04-2009, 08:21 PM
sionyboy sionyboy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 18
sionyboy is on a distinguished road
Yes, when I first noticed it I thought I had damaged it in some way. I was somewhat relieved when I read that other people were experiencing the same thing. Its not noticeable unless I actually look for it, but you'd think Nokia wouldn't allow handsets to leave R&D in this way. :(

  #9  
Old 02-04-2009, 10:12 PM
biggruss biggruss is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 27
biggruss is on a distinguished road
anyone had a replacement for this yet? and was it any better?

mine is a black and silver and came from orange, ordered from their website. it's not a massive gap and in a way i can't be bothered with the hassle of sending it back, but at the same time i don't want it to become a problem in the future. has anyone had bad dust issues with this, i havn't so far but have only had the phone a week, and it hasn't left the house much yet as i am still waiting for my old number to port over

  #10  
Old 03-04-2009, 07:04 AM
joeyfallon joeyfallon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 33
joeyfallon is on a distinguished road
A workmate tried to return his to Vodafone Ireland. The staff said it wasn't a major problem and suggested he buy a case for it !

This is why I think we need Nokia to admit there's an issue.

Mine's being returned to Vodafone UK. Will post the outcome.

  #11  
Old 16-04-2009, 07:04 AM
joeyfallon joeyfallon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 33
joeyfallon is on a distinguished road
Got a replacement phone back from Vodafone in the end. The case is perfect.
Ads

  #12  
Old 16-04-2009, 12:20 PM
mcnuggz mcnuggz is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4
mcnuggz is on a distinguished road
i also got a replacement, same gap as before... i got tired of it and i glued it :(
since ive been with my previous phone (SE xperia) 3 times at repaircenter within about 3 months and then i left my 5800xm after not even 24 hours i just dont have it in me to fix it... the buildquality with todays electronics seams to have gone down the drain, im guessing quantity or moneysaving is more of a priority :/

  #13  
Old 24-04-2009, 12:29 AM
mikeyc7m mikeyc7m is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 4
mikeyc7m is on a distinguished road
I got a tiny gap, it's noticeable when i press on the corner, i can see it move. Should i be concerned about dust getting in? It's only a tiny gap...

  #14  
Old 18-06-2009, 11:37 AM
ninjafox ninjafox is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
ninjafox is on a distinguished road
I fixed my gap and made a short video about it ;D

the problem about the gap isn't just that is looks crappy, but the missing pressure of the front frame causes a gap inside the phone between the display cover and the display which allows dust to get in there too... also moving plastic parts create creaking.


http://www.youtube.com/v/9H6Rg1MTMnU

before:




after:

  #15  
Old 25-06-2009, 04:15 PM
alal39 alal39 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 10
alal39 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheUndertaker View Post
its all nitpicking. its a really small gap, LESS than one millimeter, only noticable if you want to find it. otherwise, you won't even know it was there in the first place!
If you use your phone while its raining and a drop of rain gets in and changes the moisture indicator or damages Ur phone you are out of warrenty. Nokia would have no proble in refusing to fix the phone even if the damage was not caused by the water.

It maybe nitpicking, however you would expect a better quality from Nokia. I would get any phone like that replaced.
 

Bookmarks

Tags
5800, case, crack, gap

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 07:40 PM.


vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Notes || Contact Us || Privacy Policy