So, I had a dead pixel on my droid I got on launch day. I called and they sent me a replacment. Thre has been tal of different keyboard being shipped with newer phones and such...but what about a completely different phne as wel? i can see several differences beteen the two phones. Here is a list of some:
Keyboard is certainly diff. Odd thing is my original has a more rounded keyboard than the replacment. The replacment is 100% flat. My orig was not at al.
The usb jack is different. The holder on the new one loks to be better built. could be because its a refurb.
The four buttons at the bottom are brighter with the phone off than the original. They are stark white, my launch day phone they were grey-ish. I would say because of a different paint or ink tint but the motorola symbol is the exact same color.
The bezel around the keyboard on the new one is slightly more glossy. Not from wear or my old one would have spots where it was stil more glossy.
With the battery out the back of the phone looks different. Under where the sd card goes on the old phon was a small black piece of plastic. The new one is white and extends all the way to the chip where the battery connects. The old one was open and I could see some internals in betweek where the sd card was and where the batteery connects.
The plastic base under the battery is larger and covers more of the area under the battery.
The bezel that says 'motorla engineering' is glossier on my original phone. Quite a bit glossier.
In between motorola and engineering there is a gap. On the inside of where that agap is there is a hole. inside of that is a small piece of silver loking metal. On the old phone is was very small. on the new on it's much larger and fills almost the whole space. I think it may be part of the battery cover bracket...read further.
The battery cover is much tighter ont he new one. And it isnt becuase it's new, they didn't send me a new battery cover. Just the phone and sd card.
They shipped a new sd card when they said they wouldnt. The original was a sandisk. The new one is no name. No, not just ageneric sandisk. Sandisk is made in china, new one in Japan.
Under the FCC ID is an IC code. On my ld one it is 1090-KC1, on the new one it is 1090-56KC1
My original has a run code of 40/09 and the new one is 47/09
Now, does anyone else have these run dates to compare the phone? If you have one with a 40 or 47 I would like to compare.
The 5MP autofocus on the new one is a deeper gold color as well.
I think thats all I have noticed so far. Thoughts, ideas?
I wil take pics later of all of the differences for proof.