Paint job already coming off from the 2 month old Nexus One?

Paint job already coming off from the 2 month old Nexus One?
As much as we'd like to imagine that our mobile phones will be able to retain its pristine figure for all time, we know that reality begins to sit in as normal wear and tear takes its toll on our much beloved devices. Being a bit over 2 months old, there seems to be one HTC Nexus One owner who is experiencing some paint job issues with the powerhouse smartphone. This one individual has stated that the device is constantly placed in the neoprene case that comes packed with the phone, but there are some areas where the paint job on the phone are apparently peeling – it's noticeable on the one corner of the phone and close to the dock connectors. Would this be deemed as part of normal wear and tear so early in the life of the venerable Android 2.1 smartphone? Even though usage among owners vary greatly, it could also be due to other unnamed forces or being extremely rough with the phone – it goes to show that even the best devices can fall victim to time.

HTC Nexus One Specifications | Review

source: Nexus One Support Forum via Engadget



1. kid.wonderbread

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

Holy S@*T!!!!!!!!!

7. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

wtf!!l jst like what happened after 2 months with my htc hero.

2. mbelm64693

Posts: 17; Member since: May 08, 2009

that phone may be in a case all the time but this person clearly uses and desktop dock to charge his phone which is why the paint is peeling in those two specific places

8. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

Even if that is true after 2 months this still shouldnt be happening..

11. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

Perhaps it's more to look at the design of the docking station than the paint job though. i use a docking station for my MT3G and it hasnt chipped at all.

17. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

It's not paint for one thing. And this person obviously abuses his phone or uses the dock 20 times a day. I have a Nexus and don't have a screen protector or case and it rides in my pocket 24/7 even when I'm sitting and it's fine. Bunch of babies.

3. commonsense17

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

this is news. unbeleivable

10. ding2134

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 30, 2008

You are unbelieveable. Thank you for doing what you promise to do daily phoneArena. No. COMMONSENSE, I believe this would fall under the info category of Phonearena's Cell Phone Reviews, News, Specs and Info. Stop whining, please.

4. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009


5. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I like sarcasm.

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the gold paint came off my camera button on my droid.

14. laceejay

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 06, 2009

Mine Too!!!!! Bummer :(

9. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

oh noes! this is bad, because paint makes the phone run better. my car stopped running the other day, then i found that some of the paint on the hood was chipped. thats clearly the cause...

12. scottmbolt unregistered

Don't be a douche bag. Looks are important when it comes to a phone. No one wants a chipped up, busted-looking phone, you arse!

13. michcarguy

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 26, 2009

did this person possibly hear of this new fandangled thing called a "phone case"? it seems to protect my iPhone quite well.

15. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

PA...are you serious? So there was no possible way that it was dropped huh. That looks like a good chunk to just be "peeling".

16. redstu36

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 28, 2008

What do you expect?

18. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

There is no way the paint is chipping on that phone after 2 months without some abuse. I have an N1 and mine is just fine...

19. matistight

Posts: 1054; Member since: May 13, 2009

woah thats crazy! iphone does the same thing if you scratch it too! come on guys...have some commen sense, in and out of pocket or just exposed, there will be wear on anything...

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