I got my nexus on launch back in December and I could not have been happier with the phone. It has been an excellent companion, has done everything I have ever wanted out of a phone and more. Around a week and a half ago I started having an issue where when I would unplug the charging cable the phone still thought it was charging and in that the battery life suffered a bit, but the rest of the phone worked flawlessly. I read on the xda developer forums that some people have had issues with the usb charging port ribbon cable going bad on their phone and the fix was a 10.00 project. Seeing as how my phone was under warranty I called up Verizon and explained the problem to them and they sent me out a replacement that I got the next day. Fast forward to 3 days later after having gotten the new phone and there is a definite difference between the phones. The first one I had was made is Korea and aside from the usb problem, which at this point I wish I would have just fixed myself the phone worked flawlessly without any dropped calls or random restarts or anything. Since getting this Chinese replacement I am having signal problems with making calls and sending messages that can only be fixed by a restart. The battery life has suffered a MAJOR hit and I have the samsung extended battery that I exercised when I got it doing a full charge and then a full drain a number of times to get the best efficiency out of it and with very very light use I used to see 36 hours out of a charge and now I am lucky if I see 9 hours which is horrid.
I will be contacting Verizon again in a day or so and will be attempting to get another replacement from them because this is ridiculous. Does anyone know here if all the Nexus phones are now outsourced to being made in China? Was this just a potential bad phone out of a batch? Has anyone here used a Korean and Chinese made model and also noticed a difference in hardware quality as far as the device functioning the way it should? Any suggestions on the course of action I should take other than just getting new ones until I find one that functions like my original one? Is it possible to have them send back my old phone and replace that ribbon cable myself?