Samsung does something really, really well: they manufacture gorgeous devices. With an all-glass glass front and back and the metal edges, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge turn heads wherever you are, and strangers are likely to ask you what device you have. The one spot where Samsung’s newest devices are having a bit of an issue is the home button.
With this premium design and cost, you would expect Samsung to be able to cover all the bases and not leave any stone unturned. It seems that hasn’t been the case for quite a few users. More and more owners of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are complaining that even though their devices have been locked in cases since day one, the home buttons are seeing a lot of wear and scratches.
While the rest of the device is made from Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4, it seems that the home button is only made from plastic. When compared to other devices with physical home buttons such as the iPhone, LG G5 or HTC 10, Samsung’s devices are the only one’s that are having this issue.
A heavily scratched Galaxy S7 home button, courtesy of PhoneArena
We took a quick poll around the office here, and no-one has said that they are experiencing these issues, but it seems that we just may be the lucky ones. There have been some users that stated the home button was scratched upon arrival, which would be not be acceptable whatsoever.
The damage does not affect the performance of the fingerprint scanner found on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but it’s a bit upsetting to look down at your $800 device and see scratches. It can be especially frustrating when you’ve taken every precaution to ensure that your device stays in immaculate condition and has not been subject to drops.
It definitely seems that Samsung’s Quality Control department dropped the ball a bit in regards to the home button. Drop us a line below and let us know if you have been plagued by this issue, or if your shiny Samsung device is still shiny.