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Oasis 3 Build quality.
« on: October 14, 2020, 10:02:46 am »
I received my new Oasis 3 today and I noticed that in the top right corner there is more of a gap between the screen and the case. Should I be concerned? Are others like this?

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    Offline ShinyTop

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    Re: Oasis 3 Build quality.
    « Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 10:24:05 am »
    Mine is due Saturday and if it comes in like that I will not be concerned.
    Its unlucky to be superstitious.

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    Re: Oasis 3 Build quality.
    « Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 10:47:15 am »
    I was just curious if others were like this? I do understand that everything has manufacturing tolerances and as long as it isn't something to be too overly concerned with I am fine.

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    Re: Oasis 3 Build quality.
    « Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 11:00:40 am »
    I have nothing to compare to, but, from the picture, I don't see anything that would alarm me.

    Sorry .... probably not much help. :(
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    Re: Oasis 3 Build quality.
    « Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 11:19:36 am »
    No it is definitely a help. I can get a bit OCD about things sometimes. It isn't really off by much but it is just a bit different than the other corners and how they line up. But it seems from going through the reviews on amazon and looking at some of the pictures there are some tolerances in how the screen lines up and sits in the outer case. I do think it should be a little bit better with the cost of these but it isn't horrible.

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    Re: Oasis 3 Build quality.
    « Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 11:53:09 am »
    Ok, I had to get to a light source. When I hold mine with buttons on the right, the top right corner has a slightly larger gap than say the other ones on left. A bit like your pics. I don't think that is in any way a issue. I think its the way they put the metal frame around the corners. I had to squint really hard. But I get you, I did the exact same thing when I first got mine. First with the original one and than again with the warm light one. They all had that same top right corner with a wee bit of a bigger gap. I can say that its firm, there is no squishing or bounding, all solid together. Still to this day.

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    Re: Oasis 3 Build quality.
    « Reply #6 on: October 14, 2020, 12:22:04 pm »
    As an addendum to my previous comment .... if it doesn't seem firmly attached, even if it LOOKS o.k. that WOULD be a problem. So as long as it feels solid, I wouldn't worry about it. But I do get your concern. :)
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    Re: Oasis 3 Build quality.
    « Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 06:20:23 pm »
    It feels solid. So I don't think it's a problem.

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    Re: Oasis 3 Build quality.
    « Reply #8 on: October 16, 2020, 03:39:33 am »
    I do not see a gap in your photo.
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