I was REALLY hot here yesterday and I had a long phone conversation with my buddy. I needed privacy, so I walked around the yard (away from prying ears) and talked.
Since it was so hot and humid, I was sweating. I have a screen protector on the phone and an ext battery from VZW. When I pulled the phone away from my ear to hang up, I noticed that the screen looked funny. It was dark in most areas, but not all areas. It looked like it was wet. The only thing that it could have been from was sweat from my cheek! So, I took the screen protector off and it didn't change anything. I decided to then pull the battery (the red dotted "wet" indicator is fine), and put the phone in rice overnight to draw out moisture.
I just checked it and it's the same or worse. The display is now totally unreadable!!
I was curious as to whether bad diplays were a known issue with the TBolts, or if perhaps a design flaw allowed for my face sweat to penetrate the screen and find it's way into the phone?
If that is the case, I'm going to be in for a LONG and warranty filled summer because I sweat like crazy due to the humidity. I've NEVER had a phone problem because of it. And the weird part is, it wasn't like my phone was soaked with sweat when I pulled it away from my cheek!
I guess I'm going to have to take it up to the VZW store and see if they have one they can swap out. Thankfully, I always carry the warranty. But I'm hoping that somehow they don't try to accuse me of lying and dropping the phone into water. If that were the case, the battery would indicate it and it probably wouldn't even work. The phone works as far as I can tell, but you can't read the display very well. It's all pixalated and the colors are all wrong. It wasn't like that yesterday. It was just "shadowed" in some areas. Now it's spotted with the shadows and totally unreadable. When the phone boots, the white HTC screen is bright green! LOL!
Any suggestions? Do you think I'm going to SOL?
If I had it to do over again, I'd probl not buy a Tbolt. I don't hate the phone, but it has weird data connectivity issues sometimes, hangs up on people when I hold in the crook of my neck, randomly reboots, and now this. Knowing what I know about VZW, they won't let me swith to a diff phone. They'll make me stick with this one, replacing it as many times as it takes until my contract allows me to get a new phone. And when that time comes.... I'm getting the iPhone 6. Period.