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    Thumbs up Change the Nexus 4 back glass to this ??

    Ok..I know alot of you folks including myself were not to crazy about the glass back on the nexus 4.
    It looks all nice and pretty and adds a bit the class to the phone but..glass is glass and it will break,shatter or chip sooner or later.
    So here is what I think google should have done..made the back of the phone just like the back of the Nexus 7 ?!
    Hey it has a nice feel to the touch,it's made of rubber so it can help with the sudden drops (of course thats if it fell on the back)
    and it's alot sturder than that glass on the back of the nexus 4 ?? ..what do you guys think?



    I really think it would look great,now that I look at it again..
    Anybody with some Photoshop skills ???
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    I agree with the OP. I think as an alternative we could just somehow remove the existing glass backing. I don't know how easy that would be or how that would look, however.
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    Idk...rubber sliding in and out of my pocket would get incredibly frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuncanBishop View Post
    Anybody with some Photoshop skills ???
    I kinda like it. But yeah, getting it in and out of your pocket would suck, plus it would last WAAAAY less than even the glass. Give it a few weeks and would look like a cat got to it.

    I was bored...even though I need to be working...
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    Looks much better than glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exergy View Post
    Idk...rubber sliding in and out of my pocket would get incredibly frustrating.
    That's what she said!
    "The OnePlus One is such a big black slab of power that if you dropped it down in the middle of a pack of monkeys, they'd start using weapons." - Dirk Belligerent.
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    Looks like the Motorola atrix

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    I much would rather have a rubberized polycarbonate back. The glass looks cool but I question its durability. The nexus 7 pattern looks cool but I'm thinking htc one x+/droid DNA style

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    Default Re: Change the Nexus 4 back glass to this ??

    People questioned the durability of the iPhone 4 back and that held up very well for two generations of the device line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basscase View Post
    I kinda like it. But yeah, getting it in and out of your pocket would suck, plus it would last WAAAAY less than even the glass. Give it a few weeks and would look like a cat got to it.

    I was bored...even though I need to be working...
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-q...exus-4-alt.jpg
    That does look cool but I see long term durability issues with that. After a year it will be smoothed around the edges, it won't have the perforated soft leather look anymore.
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    I always liked the rubber/textured backs on the RIMM phones like the BB Bold... wish someone would make a type of back cover like that cut exactly in shape of the back glass and use an adhesive to apply.

    Quote Originally Posted by cormaster628 View Post
    I much would rather have a rubberized polycarbonate back. The glass looks cool but I question its durability. The nexus 7 pattern looks cool but I'm thinking htc one x+/droid DNA style

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    What are you lot on?

    Android phones are in desperate need of being made fully in glass or metal. The constant plastic, rubber rubbish makes using Android equipment feel second class.

    Whilst I think the Nexus 4 is not a very pretty phone, making out of the rubber you lot suggest would have made it much worse. The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are incredibly ugly tablets relative to the competition and what we need is for google and other Android manufacturers to up the glass/metal usage, not decrease it.

    I currently own a Note 2 as my Android device and only chose it for its large screen. Had it been a normal sized phone I would never be using Android full stop. I am hoping the Sony Xperia Z is the first Android phone that can actually pass as a premium product.
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    Metal is the best choice imo. Looks premium and has a premium feel to it and it is sturdier than glass.

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    Metal is the best choice imo. Looks premium and has a premium feel to it and it is sturdier than glass.
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    You do realize that a full on metal backing could hinder the signal right?

    This is why you see so much pay carbonate, glass, rubber...

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    You do realize that a full on metal backing could hinder the signal right?

    This is why you see so much pay carbonate, glass, rubber...

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    Huh. Well the iPhone does it so i thought it was a smart idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    Huh. Well the iPhone does it so i thought it was a smart idea.
    iSee what ya did there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOLGarion View Post
    iSee what ya did there.

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    iKnow right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    Huh. Well the iPhone does it so i thought it was a smart idea.
    A well thought out counterargument!

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    You do realize that a full on metal backing could hinder the signal right?

    This is why you see so much pay carbonate, glass, rubber...

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    Not if it is done right. The mass use of plastic is because Android makers are either less intelligent, lazy or see plastic as the best way to maximise their profits. Its probably a combination of all three.
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    Not to mention more durable than glass.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
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    does anyone of you know about a page where to buy the glass or this other back piece of the N4?
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    No thanks. Glass back is great just have a case on your phone and try to be careful. I've had a few drops and the phone's come out perfect.
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    If you don't like the glass, just put a case on it. I have a black Nikken case and it barely ads anything to the size of the phone and it feels great. It also offers decent protection. I just wish it better covered the top and bottom of the phone..
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    My dad gets 5 bars of signal(iPhone 5) I have 4 bars on Nexus 4 of course i wouldnt trade JellyBean for iOS though
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukbondraider View Post
    Whilst I think the Nexus 4 is not a very pretty phone, making out of the rubber you lot suggest would have made it much worse. The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are incredibly ugly tablets relative to the competition and what we need is for google and other Android manufacturers to up the glass/metal usage, not decrease it.
    I personally think the Nexus 7 looks quite nice and sophisticated, especially compared to the white plastic look of the Samsung tablets that give off a toy vibe. I think the back sort of looks and definitely feels similar to leather. I have seen multiple businessmen carrying around their Nexus 7's and they look like a pretty sophisticated and almost businesslike tablet.

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