- On the teardown photos, I can make out a couple connectors that I assume are some sort of rf connectors on the top and bottom...
Just wanted to give some feedback about this a couple years later. Nope, it doesn't look gross in the slightest and this is after HEAVY, real-life, everyday use/abuse. It's still as optically pristine as the day I unboxed! it :)
I'm assuming you're referring to the T-Mobile version of this phone. No, it's not just the antenna that's different, but the radio as well. They both have to be matched.
No, I'm almost certain the rattling noise comes from the camera autofocus mechanism. You can hear it when you use any camera/barcode application.