Note 3 having quality control problems

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by applefanboy5, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. applefanboy5 macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2012
    The Note 3 has quality control issues of it's home, many people online are saying they're having loose home buttons. How come it's not making headlines like Apple's Maps or Scuff-Gate why do people always hate on apple?!
  2. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    First off, I see nothing wrong with his home button in that video. Secondly, isn't it obvious why it doesn't make national headlines? The Note 3 (while I a nice device) caters to a much, much smaller audience then the iPhone does.

    Besides, a few Note 3s with a home button that wiggles isn't exactly whats going to draw attention.
  3. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Because it's not Apple. It doesn't have the same massive number of users as the iPhone.
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Doesn't look like there was anything wrong with that home button.
  5. nooaah macrumors 68000


    Sep 3, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Mine's solid as a damn rock. So is my 5s. Nyah nyah. (my i5 had scuffs all down the edges after a week and all buttons were loose...Apple wouldn't replace - I deserve a couple good devices this time)
  6. Assault macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2013
    in the taint
    How many iPhone 5S users are there? How many Note 3 users? Or are you referring to all iPhones and all Samsung Note phones?

    As for why Apple made more headlines compared to a few Note 3 users complaining about a wiggly home button, may have something to do with the fact that every single iPhone 5 had to be handled with kid gloves, or it would dent, scratch or bend. Mine came straight from the factory with scratches and dents. That is a serious QA issue and deserves headlines.
  7. swy05 macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2008
    Are you really trying to compare a home button that wiggles (looks very minor btw) to Apples slew of issues?

    There are barely any QC issues with Samsungs phones. Apples QC issues? You can write a novel.

    Scuffs on the phone.
    Yellow screen
    Loose buttons (to be fair alot of Samsung phones have this issue)
    Fingerprint scanner not recognizing
    Gyroscope off

    Can't tell if serious or not.
  8. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    My Note 3 home button "wiggles" when I push up and down like that in the video.

    But after having loose home buttons, volume buttons, and sleep/wake buttons on my iPhones, I'm used to it. (Also had issues with dead pixels and dust under the screen and camera lens and we all know about the scuffing issue last year :()
  9. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    So 1 video of 1 person having a minor wiggly home button is now suddenly indicative of the build quality of the whole...... ???

  10. nba1341 macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2007
    This is more if a problem for people with OCD. My home button will go up so its off center. But then again I don't stare at my home button I stare at the screen....
    Would have never noticed on my own if it weren't for the AP article.
  11. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2012
    Santa Fe, TX
    I searched the internet for this issue. I found the video you linked and two posts by the same person who posted that video on two different Android forums.

    I don't think this quantifies as "many people online"...
  12. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
  13. postpc macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2013
    Older iphone modells have the exact same problem, more often than not the "square" is unaligned and slighlty skewed if you push the button up/down. It's a non issue.
  14. Apollo 13 macrumors 6502a

    May 29, 2010
    get some glasses. He barely touches the buttons and they are moving how can u not see that? I would had just returned the phone and got a new one problem solved.
  15. adder7712 macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
    The home button of my sister's iPad 2 had worn out. Also, some of my friends are resorting to some of the accessibility settings so they won't have to tap the physical home button, out of of fear of wearing it out. ;)
  16. Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
    I saw your nickname and immediately didn't take you seriously...

    Sorry but it's true.
  17. Assault macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2013
    in the taint
    And now we see the 5S is being plagued by a BSOD. Blue Screen of Death baby. iOS is becoming more Windows 97 like by the day. :D
  18. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    My Note 3 has no QC issues I've discovered, but even if it did, I'd likely not be up in arms over it. It's a cheap feeling and looking all plastic phone. It's obvious I paid a premium solely for the large screen, battery and internals. The shell is not premium in the least and the average consumer expects far less in fit/finish than from an Apple product. Perceived value of Apple products is sooooo much higher that people become genuinely outraged at even the smallest blemishes. This is simply don't expect as much.

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