Xperia Z1 frame bending for no reason, claim users
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 14, 2014, 8:07 AM
Now, there's no way to confirm whether the "bent" effect wasn't also a result from sitting on the phone while in your back pocket, which happens too many times when out on the town, than people care to admit, but it's an interesting phenomenon to observe nonetheless.
We've had no such problems after perusing our office unit for a couple of weeks already in various conditions, and have been thorough fans of the premium feel that the metal and glass design leaves in the eye (and hand) of the beholder. Have you experienced something similar to the situations below with your own Xperia Z1 unit?
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)
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So they claim it just suddenly bends while it's sitting on the table? Hmmmm OK...
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 8:09 AM 6
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Processor does this happen. i guess
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 8:27 AM 2
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Another reason to go for the Compact model instead of the big framed one.... Compact with have a better structure specially for being thicker...
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 9:22 AM 0
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Sony Xperiz Z1 Flex LOL xD
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 8:10 AM 13
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I wondered who paid them to comment that their phones bend on their own on the table... Just out to ruin Sony's name
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 8:13 AM 7
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Not just waterproof Its also a a bendable
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 8:17 AM 1
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Wait, let me get this right. So they prolly sat on the phone which was in their back pocket to make it bend, so they decided to blame the manufacturer for making a phone that bends on its own... Wow... -_-'
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 8:18 AM 3
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But if you sit on it , the glass would probably crack
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 8:23 AM 0
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Then again , aluminum phones aren't very durable ! Plastic FTW ! All my devices except my now broken iPod touch 4G are plastic http://m.technobuffalo.com/201
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 8:25 AM 0
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Are you new to the idea that aluminum dings and dents way easier than polycarbonate? My HTC One got a pit in the aluminum while inside of a Seidio Surface case from a tiny piece of sand getting caught inside the case. Needless to say screw aluminum, I'll stick with polycarbonate.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 9:06 AM 1
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from Xperia blog's comments kevinlow • 14 hours ago (I am an engineer) To debunk the heat argument: We can rule out heat and heat alone as the cause, because heat cannot permanently deform aluminium as long as it stays below melting point. Yes, below melting point things still deform, but they bounce back after the heat is removed, like the spring in your thermostat needle. Heating aluminium enough so that it is bendable by smaller forces than usual is also ruled out, because the amount of heat needed to do this is at the level of a blowtorch. The fact that the phone still works, and the undamaged plastic bits in the areas where the aluminium is bent show that this level of heat was not reached. So we can conclusively say that a force, not temperature, caused this deformation (forces can be external or internal). The only source of large internal forces in a smartphone that I am aware of is from failed Lithium ion batteries expanding. The pictures supplied clearly show that this is not the case, since there is no evidence of the phone bulging in the area where the battery is installed. This only leaves me to conclude that the most likely cause of the damage is from external forces, the sources of which I leave to your imagination.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 8:30 AM 3
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Ah,? It does not take a blow torch to melt Aluminum,Aluminum will turn to liquid Aluminum at 1350* Degrees,And it depends on the Alloys in the Aluminum as to weather it will bend and stay with a certain amount of heat,(5052) Aluminum will bend with low heat,(6061) Aluminum will not bend with low heat,(6061) Will Break before it bends Because of the Greater amount of Titanium,Silica,and Magnisium,So unless you know the exact Grade of Aluminum that is used to build the Frame of the device you cannot determine the tinsile strenght,bending point,and breaking point....
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 9:59 AM 1
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