Just became the proud new owner of a Zenfone 8. I used to be a huge OnePlus fan, but for various reasons have decided not to support them at the moment. In looking for great, customizable hardware from a company that is not directly tied to the CCP, I decided on this mini-monster and bought shortly after it became available in the US.
Well, I just unboxed the phone last night and did a total n00b move: I accidentally pressed my SIM Card ejector tool into the bottom mic next to the SIM tray. I pressed into it until I realized nothing was happening, then discovered the error of my ways. Pic for reference:
Anyway, I spoke with ASUS Customer Support and unfortunately they weren't of much help. So I called a local cell phone repair shop and they told me it's probably fine, and now, I'm reaching out here in hopes someone with knowledge on this particular handset can shed some light on two key questions:
1) Would this have penetrated any waterproofing?
2) Is it possible I damaged the mic itself?
Thanks in advance! Besides this obvious mistake and the somewhat lacking customer service from ASUS, I'm really happy to be in the Zenfone community. These are great devices!