I have protective case around my phone. Yesterday I noticed a crack around my USB plug. I did not drop my phone. It is in perfect shape other than this. How many people have experienced this issue? Is this a flaw with this phone?
I too, have experienced this. It is a manufacturing flaw....cheap Chinese plastics. I just put a drop of superglue on the tip of a toothpic, applied to the raised edge, pushed the edge back down and held it for a while. After 3 months, it is still holding and is barely noticable. I no this is not acceptable for this to happen, but what can you do? You can try to get the phone replaced but it is bound to happen again and risk getting an even bigger lemon next time around.
My phone too has a small crack in the plastic by the USB plug, I went to a sprint store and they basically told me I could use my replacement plan and pay $50 or I could live with it.
Make that 5. One of the first issues I noticed with my Hero was the crack running diag from the USB input toward the back of the phone. Figured Sprint would say throw down the $50 for a replacement but for something that you can't even notice anyway it's not worth it. So long as this cheap plastic cracking isn't the tip of the iceberg, anyway...