One of the most touted features of the HTC One S is its premium construction. In particular, one of the finishes the smartphone comes in is created using a process called Micro Arc Oxidation. As a result, the device's unibody is made super strong and its surface gets covered by a ceramic layer.
the coating on the smartphone's top side is starting to chip off for no obvious reason. Not a single one of the users who are having this issue have dropped their device or mistreated it in any way. Some say that the sharp edge on top is to blame, while others assume that the coating itself is flawed, but a definite reason as to why the ceramic layer on these devices is starting to fall off has yet to be stated.Sounds so fancy, doesn't it? Well, it looks like real life results may vary, as some unfortunate HTC One S owners are now finding out. According to several reports,
HTC One S owners, are any of you having the same issue? If so, feel free to leave us a comment below, and if not, better keep an eye on your device. We will be watching out for a statement from HTC regarding the flaw and will update you as soon as we have more information.
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is it just me or did anyone else have a flashback to a nexus 1 while looking at those pictures. paint problems.. blah. get a case!
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 6:58 AM 4
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Yeah I agree. As much as phones cost nowadays, I suggest everyone to buy a case and a screen protector as soon as possible. Maybe the air causes a strange chemical reaction with the coating, causing it to peel off the phone faster than expected. At least with a case, that issue is much less noticeable (or even nonexistent if you're lucky).
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 7:12 AM 0
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Buy a case?! Is that your answer? Here's an idea, stop with all these asinine case redesigns. Stick with plastic cases, removable batteries and micro SD expansion. This is what you get for trying to fix something that wasn't broken.
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 7:24 PM 0
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But you don't need a case when your phone is made out of ceramic adamantium!
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 7:13 AM 8
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I know the black One S is made with Micro Arc Oxidation, but what material is the white One S made of? I bet it's the same polycarbonate material as the One X.
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 7:18 AM 0
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I'm not paying $700+ (and if it is subsidized; you are still paying in overpriced data) for a device with gorilla glass and some amazing new harder-than-ceramics metal coating to have it chip in the first two weeks of usage. Also, I have never, and will never, put some ultra cheapo $5 plastic cover on the back to combat poor build quality or put some ugly screen-dulling garbage over the top of the screen. What is the point of arguing over screen quality if you're going to apply some amateurish crap so you can never see the quality? My original Droid Incredible got chips after being dropped on concrete from shoulder height. You can barely see them. The plasticy back was hardly nicked at all, and you can buy a new one for like $15. I would much prefer replaceable back (if it's going to chip or scuff at all) than a permanent one. Honestly, the One S was out of the running already due to lack of NFC. REALLY hope the SGS3 is what I expect!
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 7:24 AM 6
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Sony has one of the best build qualities , my old Arc survived a 1 meter drop onto tile and only had a small dent on the edge , and the screen survived a drop onto a rock ,only scratches ...what htc did here was they made a piece of art ,excluding the possible drops and pocket scratches
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 7:49 AM 1
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Sorry mate, but my 3 previous HTC's all tasted the tiled floor My Incredibke S fell from 1 storey high, and survived, after hitting the tiles, only with some minor dents, My Sensation fell nearly one storey high, when i was dangling upside down off a gazebo and crashed on the upper edge onto 2 by 4 bricks, having some dead pixels, which later throughout the week disappeared! Now my Sensation XL has fell 2 meters, when i jumped off a wall, and my phone slipped out of my pocket in the air, and it has no signs of a fall! FINALLY a fat woman had sat on my wildfire, which cracked the screen -.- So i think HTC wins the best build quality!
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 2:15 PM 1
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i personally put back covers just to protect the screen from accidental falls.. the ones that will make you pay 200$ or so for a screen replacement. i could care less if the back of the phone was all scratched up, though. gorilla glass is a must too, in my opinion. i hate scratched up screens.
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 11:30 AM 0
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I'm now looking at my Desire Z battery cover... the same technology probably...
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 7:25 AM 0
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I hope for the owners that htc isn't comming up with a cheap problem solver like apple did with the iphone 4(bumper sticker) cause you pay allot for a new phone even if it is only $300 it should be of a decent quality that doesn't damage itself.
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 8:17 AM 0
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since the one s is still not available in some countries yet ,they can reduce the price and bring it closer to the one v
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 8:45 AM 0
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Shocking, i really was looking forward to this phone but if the build quality is this bad then I won't buy it. When it comes to build quality Nokia and Motorola are two of the best IMHO.
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 8:46 AM 0
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We just talked about this in a thread about Gorilla Glass at another site. If this is the same ceramic that we discussed in that thread.....it was a bad idea to have the phone coated in it. Might as well coat it in glass...
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 8:53 AM 0
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