1. octavian90's Avatar
    Hard to describe, but basically a rectangle of glass around the earpiece/front camera is different from the rest. I can't clean it off completely, and it is a little 'cloudier' than the rest of the screen. Its a perfect rectangle too which is weird. Did they make a mistake putting a coat on the glass or something?
    12-14-2012 02:43 PM
  2. Sinabu's Avatar
    Mine has it as well.

    There was another thread talking about this but I can't seem to find it right off hand.
    12-14-2012 02:57 PM
  3. DAIMONDY's Avatar
    Isn't it some kind of sensor? My htc hd7 had it but it was two circles rather than a small rectangle.

    Im positive is the distance sensor that causes the screen to go blank when its near your ear. I could be wrong though :(
    12-14-2012 03:01 PM
  4. JConn_Lefty's Avatar
    Hard to describe, but basically a rectangle of glass around the earpiece/front camera is different from the rest. I can't clean it off completely, and it is a little 'cloudier' than the rest of the screen. Its a perfect rectangle too which is weird. Did they make a mistake putting a coat on the glass or something?
    that's the light censor.
    12-14-2012 03:08 PM
  5. Sinabu's Avatar
    Here ya go.,

    Why is there a rectangle covering the ffc & speaker

    They are not talking about the sensors but the glass itself. Its like it didnt get coated all the way or something was etched into that area., The pic shows what he is talking about.
    12-14-2012 03:11 PM
  6. octavian90's Avatar
    Yes - does anyone NOT have this? I find it annoying and may get a replacement. Thanks!
    12-14-2012 04:47 PM
  7. Jastow's Avatar
    I don't, but just noticed dust in the front lense 😒
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    12-14-2012 04:53 PM
  8. James8561's Avatar
    that's the proximity sensor. it turns the screen off when it detects something close during a call (such as your cheek) to save battery.
    12-14-2012 05:28 PM
  9. octavian90's Avatar
    No please check sinabu's link above for a screenshot, its the actual glass.
    12-14-2012 05:48 PM
  10. Sinabu's Avatar
    that's the proximity sensor. it turns the screen off when it detects something close during a call (such as your cheek) to save battery.
    That's not what he is referring to.

    Here is a pic of mine. You can clearly see a difference in the glass. It goes from the speaker to the camera to the sensor.

    12-14-2012 05:50 PM
  11. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    I have it too. I try not to notice it.
    12-14-2012 05:54 PM
  12. jdhooghe's Avatar
    I have it too. :/
    12-14-2012 07:02 PM
  13. octavian90's Avatar
    Is it a cyan only thing? I'm pretty sure I've seen cyan ones without it. Maybe we all got a bad batch. Will check att store today.
    12-15-2012 08:48 AM
  14. rdifiori's Avatar
    I have a similar thing. Directly above the cutout for the earpiece there is always a smudge on the glass. The only way to clean it is with a microfiber cloth. If I run my finger across the whole width of the phone along the top edge of the screen, the smudge returns, but the rest of the screen I touched remains spotless. Must be an area without the coating.

    PS I also have some areas on the black case that cannot be cleaned--near the sim door. The black color is a little different than the rest of the phone. It's been that way since unboxing.
    12-15-2012 09:06 AM
  15. joeynox's Avatar
    I made the other thread about. I received a replacement phone from Nokia due to battery issues again and this new cyan l920 does NOT have that weird rectangle that goes from the earpiece to the O in Nokia. Also it doesn't flex or creek by the bottom left speaker like my other one did

    My last cyan also had slight discoloring on the back
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    12-15-2012 10:32 AM
  16. octavian90's Avatar
    I made the other thread about. I received a replacement phone from Nokia due to battery issues again and this new cyan l920 does NOT have that weird rectangle that goes from the earpiece to the O in Nokia. Also it doesn't flex or creek by the bottom left speaker like my other one did

    My last cyan also had slight discoloring on the back
    excellent. Unfortunately I'm outside the replacement window but will ask for a reconditioned one. Hopefully will be fine!
    12-15-2012 10:42 AM
  17. johnnylai's Avatar
    it is normal because the sensor dont want to be covered to senses correct lighting reading. Am i right on this?
    12-31-2012 08:46 PM
  18. Huime's Avatar
    seriously? someone tried to scrub away the proximity sensor?
    12-31-2012 09:02 PM
  19. jdhooghe's Avatar
    I'm amazed as to how many people are unable to actually click on a link and open their eyes. Once again, it's the glass, not the sensor
    12-31-2012 09:18 PM
  20. slysy's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread, but I have the same thing. Is it a common issue?
    08-09-2013 04:44 AM
  21. realwarder's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread, but I have the same thing. Is it a common issue?
    Some phones have it, some don't. Depends when built.

    It's annoying when you see it, but affects nothing.
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    08-09-2013 12:24 PM
  22. slysy's Avatar
    Some phones have it, some don't. Depends when built.

    It's annoying when you see it, but affects nothing.
    Thanks. Is it fixed on the newer 920s then?
    08-10-2013 03:19 AM

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