Anyone will check your iphones 6s for defects before using?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by techiebug, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    First thing first I'll check for screen uniform color then dead pixels. Then examine overall to see if there's any scratch. My experience tells me the iPhone tends to have micro scratches around the curved edges area.
  2. karan.k macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2013
    I would suggest checking the battery life as early as possible
  3. Slicktype macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2011
    How do you go about checking this ?
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I guess you use it.

    but then if the battery doesn't last as long as you expect, is that a hardware issue or software? 9 time out of 10, its software imo.
  5. karan.k macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2013
    You keep it on standby for the entire night and check the normal results of other phones and compare yours
  6. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    The infamous micro-scratches! Oh the horror! (I can pretty much tell from your post that you're going to find a reason to be disappointed with your new phone.) Here's a better idea. Use the phone like you use your year-old phone. Don't look for minute details that'll just make you unhappy. After a few days, you'll feel good about the phone.
  7. Sarah Jones 799 Suspended

    Sarah Jones 799

    Sep 11, 2015
    My steps are turn on device
    1. Check for scratches and dust under screen and back camera.
    2. Download dead spotter from Apple App Store check for dead/stuck pixels 100% brightness.
    3. Check mic, earphone jack,front face camera,back camera, Bluetooth,volume up and down switch after all that working
    4. Use the device normal to test battery.

    Fingers cross hope my is defect free last year had to exchange three times due to dead pixels and dust.
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    OCD for some starts early and will ruin the whole experience. I can not remember doing a full inspection of my new phones. I simply slip it in a case and start using it. If you look close enough, you likely can find something wrong with anything.
  9. Coreless apples macrumors member

    Coreless apples

    Sep 11, 2014
    Long Island
    IMO I think Apple is on top of their game most of the time. I pre ordered the 6 Plus last year and was shipped a very well put together phone. Luckily I didn't notice any issues with the hardware or anything aesthetically wrong with the phone. On the other hand when I ordered the iPhone 5, I remember there were articles being posted to macrumors stating that the workers were letting some devices through that had imperfections on it. Well it so happens that I did have one of those devices that came with some scratches and scuffs along the bottom and back of the device. But I don't blame anybody for it the phone still worked flawlessly and Apple has done a great job with keeping their hands in my pockets ;)
  10. Sarah Jones 799 Suspended

    Sarah Jones 799

    Sep 11, 2015
    iPhone 5 was the worst Quality control I still remembering opening around six brand new retail boxes at my local Apple Store each one was badly scuffed up.
  11. karan.k macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2013
    My iPhone 5s had a defected battery, I remember
  12. Nevaborn macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2013
    Wow this is a depressing read for someone spending £800 on a phone to read. Be positive everyone.
  13. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    Last year, guy I knew got a new iPhone. "It's defective," he said. "I'll have to return it." Curious, I asked what was wrong. "Scratched out of the box." Ever more curious, I asked, "Where?" He showed me, but I just couldn't see it. "Here," he said, opening his desk. "You can really only see it with this magnifier..."
  14. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2015
    Leicestershire, UK
    As much as people moan, I've never had an Apple device that is noticeably damaged out of the box. My phone and watch I thoroughly examined within the first few days of constants use and both were still perfect.

    I'll only be returning my phone if it's alarmingly damaged out of the box or if any major defects pop up during the year or two that I'll be using it. Product recalls too but again, my hopes are high. It's sorry to hear that not everyone has been as lucky as me but I definitely think some people blow perfection out of proportion... I certainly won't get getting the magnifying glass out. Madness.
  15. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    I look for "major" issuses, not micro-scratches. That's some real OCD stuff right there. I hate when people return perfectly good iPhones because a few "minor" blemishes.
  16. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2015
    Leicestershire, UK
    In my eyes, those people are just taking available stock from those who understand that no daily use device will stay perfect for long anyway.
  17. spooky23 macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2013
    I'm not going to waste time physically looking for defects. Will just ask Siri if the phone is unblemished.
  18. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    I'm not OCD in the least, but I will look under this to see if I have any scratches

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  19. Mitsjke macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2015
    Well when you pay $1000 for a phone, it just needs to be perfect.
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I definitely check the body to make sure there are no dings or nicks. The screen, I mostly just make sure there are no glaring issues. If I have to search for dead pixels it is not a problem. Reminds me of people who run "slides" on their TV with their face 2" from the screen to check for dead pixels. If you cannot see it with normal content, why even care?
  21. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    You made me laugh. I guess you've never purchased a major appliance, a car, or a house.
  22. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    What country did your battery defect from? If we gonna be picky about phones, might as well be picky about words we use. ;)

    With all the anxiety over perfection, new phones, new cars, etc. just do what I do when you get new car delivered. Chuck a rock at the paint, chipping it. That way as I leave the dealer, I don't worry about that first stone chip, as it already has one.

    Take screw driver to back of phone, scratch case. There you go, no more concerns over perfect phone. Plus you know how you got that scratch. Have read about so many people that can't imagine how they got their first scratch.

    I feel strange, it's like George Carlin is reaching back from the grave to me. Really miss that guy.
  23. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    I pick imperfections up very easily, so even a quick look could yield something.

    Unless something major is wrong, I'll keep the phone. I learned to not obsess over things as much as I used to.

    There was a piece of dust under the screen of my last iPad Mini. It was visible when the screen was white, but I lived with it. For something like that, I'd return the device, but not for something that doesn't affect daily usage such as a micro scratch.
  24. d0minick macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2011
    i only care about the screen. dead pixels or light coming in are a no go. Scratches, scuffs, and dings just don't bother me.
  25. Sarah Jones 799 Suspended

    Sarah Jones 799

    Sep 11, 2015
    Same here I hate dead pixels, dust under screen and light bleed horrible.

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