Fragile SIM card connector
I assume this is a somewhat known issue, but the SIM card connector pins are very fragile. One of the pins in the bottom row completely fell off after reinserting my SIM card a few times. I am not using the nano to micro SIM adapter included in the box, I am using the one that came with my SIM card originally. I know that this flaw isn't exclusive to the PinePhone but rather a universal problem with SIM connectors, but I've had other phones with a similar style of connector and have not had such issues.
People have discussed this in other threads. Inserting an adapter without a SIM present seems particularly problematic with this socket.

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