Wife's Iphone 3g better than mine? same phone?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bubbagumpshrimp, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2008
    I was holding my wife's identical 8gb iphone 3g next to mine and noticed a few things that caught my attention.

    1-My screen is darker than her's. we both have v.5a347 and the same 8gb model. I am aware of the yellow tint associated with the previous firmware 5a345. Oddly hers does appear to be more yellow than mine even though we share the same version # that supposedly corrects this.

    2-My phone boots up about 3 seconds slower than her's and runs apps a second or two behind. I have to admit, this does bug me.

    3- My sleep button is almost completely flush on the left side making it harder to push in (no joke) where as her's sticks out more all together and is even.
    I also noticed that my vibrate button is angled off a bit...yes indeed making it difficult to push down.

    4-And finally I thought it would be worth mentioning that we both share the famous light leak on the left side of the screen but....mine is worse:rolleyes:.

    Perhaps some useful information: My wife received her iphone a week after I got mine.
    Makes me wonder if my phone was part of an defective batch at launch.

    Anyone else having similar results when comparing two iphone 3gs? or have any suggestion?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    my home button didnt work..i had to replace mine....it was ANNOYING!!!
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2008
    Yeah, I'm afraid I may have to do the same but I'd really like to figure what's causing some of these issues, particularly with the software. Why would my wife's OS out perform mine in speed when we have the same phone with the lasted firmware? I just dont want to drive 2 hours to the nearest apple store if I dont have to.
  4. macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    If you've got a catalogue of faults I'd take it back, personally. You probably won't be happy unless you do. You could take your wife's phone to show the Genius for comparison.
  5. macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    ^^^Yup, take 'em back side by side... I wouldn't be happy if my wife's 3G iPhone was better than mine. :(
  6. macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2006
    If those things you mention are easily noticeable then you should definitely take it to an apple store along with your wife's and show them. I think they would replace it for you automatically. Good luck.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2008
    Like other said; take it back and let them see the flaws side by side
  8. macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    Yes, several friends of mine noticed the same thing when they were doing this the other night

    One friend had his phone taking a second or two longer for this or that

    Didn't bother him though as he said his phone worked just fine otherwise
  9. macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Try a DFU restore of your phone first, just in case your upgrade to 347 did something weird. Also, don't revert to a backup if at all possible...start with a pristine install.
  10. macrumors 68020

    Aug 29, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Wait until she's asleep, take her phone, swap sims with yours, then format and re-sync them. Problem solved! ;)
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    Take it back and get it exchanged.

    My top sleep button was the same way and they exchanged it just for that without giving me a hard time.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    That's funny...
  13. macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    What week was your iPhone built? and what week was your wife's?

    It would be interesting if we could narrow down some of the people's physical iPhone issues to a certain few build weeks. Then we could warn people going in to get new iPhones to check the serial number on the box and avoid certain weeks....
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2008
    phoenix arizona.
    Exactly my thoughts! :) This reminds me of car websites, where people compare build dates of their vehicles. The theory is that the ones leaving the plant on Friday afternoons have more loose bolts since they rush to finish and leave for the weekend.

    Is iPhone built in a single factory?
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2008
    Good idea, how do I find out what week my iphone was built?
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2008
    :D This actually crossed my mind but me being dumb gave her to much information regarding the differences. She would know.
  17. macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    My top sleep button also wiggles side to side and is almost flush. When you push one side of it, it becomes completely flush with the phone body making it hard to push in. I'm thinking of taking it back just in case this gets worse over time.
  18. macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2008
    Haha! Great plan - love it! That's what I'd do if I couldn't persuade my missus to swap, which I probably could!
  19. macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2008
    My first phone had light leakage down the left side and I exchanged last weekend. However, when I inspected the replacement at home I noticed a defective case - sharp edges and chips/erosion on the black case. My mate was round at the time with his iPhone and I compared the two - his is perfect, no cracks, chips or defects and only the slightest light leak near the volume button. I called Applecare as soon as they were open and pushed for a courier replacement, but they said probably easiest to go back Apple Store and get it replaced again and spend a while checking the new one until I am happy. Hopefully the genius won't put up a fight, which he shouldn't as Applecare said they had put a note on my call number to say replace the phone.

    Take yours back and demand (if you have to) one that is spot on!
  20. macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008

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