12-28-2012 12:50 AM
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  1. Tabs85's Avatar
    This phone is super slippery on most surfaces. Its kinda funny watching it dance it around when it rings.

    So yeaaaaa....if you place your phone on a flat surface a lot....I would highly recommend getting some kind of case, cause this thing will fly around and fall off!

    Also, since this is my first nexus and a massivvvvveeee upgrade from my old HTC desire (lasted me well this did), I am super impressed with this phone. The OS is amazing, the screen is amazing, the camera is brilliant, the sound quality is actually a lot better than reviewers had me believe. Super fast performance! Love it!
    big_time2, yfan and MERCDROID like this.
    12-20-2012 04:15 AM
  2. XChrisX's Avatar
    SUPER SLIPPERY! I managed to drop mine while texting someone in my car(No joke!) and it fell between the seat, and center console. Be careful with this phone folks, they're slippery, fragile, and hard to come by!
    12-20-2012 07:58 AM
  3. big_time2's Avatar
    SUPER SLIPPERY! I managed to drop mine while texting someone in my car(No joke!) and it fell between the seat, and center console. Be careful with this phone folks, they're slippery, fragile, and hard to come by!
    You were not driving at the same time, were you?
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    12-20-2012 08:53 AM
  4. SOLGarion's Avatar
    Yeah but he was steering with his knees. His other hand had a burrito and it would just be silly to steer with a forearm while eating and texting. Plus the radio was so loud that any yelling from hit pedestrians wouldn't both him. Safety first.
    12-20-2012 09:19 AM
  5. XChrisX's Avatar
    You were not driving at the same time, were you?
    Definitely not, I was parked! I certainly know better, and am smarter than that! But good call, the phone is just very slippery. Especially if you're not careful!
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    12-20-2012 10:42 AM
  6. PWC Realtor's Avatar
    That's why I'm glad the one I bought came with the bumper case

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    12-20-2012 10:49 AM
  7. Hubertsng's Avatar
    Yeah.... put it on a table and it can fall of, not easily, but it can without anyone touching it. You also can't use it on handed on a surface, you have to support it with another finger.
    12-20-2012 12:15 PM
  8. taj7575's Avatar
    I got a back screen protector on it that is pretty grippy. That helps a lot when it comes to how slippery this phone is. I never, put this phone facing down though. The front screen on a normal surface can make this phone slip around like ice!
    12-20-2012 01:53 PM
  9. davela72's Avatar
    I guess I'm super picky but I have a micro fiber cloth here on my desk that it sits on and also one at work.
    12-20-2012 09:28 PM
  10. qreepii's Avatar
    I tended to put it on my workbench on top of my wallet like I've always done. I was soldering the other day and noticed it was slowly sliding off of the wallet. Thankfully I grabbed it before it dove toward the floor.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    12-20-2012 09:50 PM
  11. Tabs85's Avatar
    I guess I'm super picky but I have a micro fiber cloth here on my desk that it sits on and also one at work.
    Thats actually a good idea! I'm sure I have some micro fiber cloth lying around the house somewhere!
    12-21-2012 04:13 AM
  12. jian9007's Avatar
    That's why I wouldn't use mine until my case came in. I ordered on the 27th and had the 3-4 weeks ship time and got the quick shipment like many others did (regardless of the estimated ship time). My case hadn't gotten here yet so I just used my old phone until a day later when my case came in. For the record, I use the i_Blason Slim fit S TPU case and it is great. Grippy and fits perfect around the back and sides.
    They werent kidding in the reviews...-imag0021.jpgThey werent kidding in the reviews...-picture-194.jpg
    12-21-2012 06:42 AM
  13. Tabs85's Avatar
    That's why I wouldn't use mine until my case came in. I ordered on the 27th and had the 3-4 weeks ship time and got the quick shipment like many others did (regardless of the estimated ship time). My case hadn't gotten here yet so I just used my old phone until a day later when my case came in. For the record, I use the i_Blason Slim fit S TPU case and it is great. Grippy and fits perfect around the back and sides.
    I've seen those on amazon and ebay. Worth getting then I guess? Think they have loads of colour schemes, but the see through one is probably best with this phone...or maybe black?
    12-21-2012 07:08 AM
  14. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    Scientific American magazine just did an article about the Nexus 4 and it's glass back. Seems the glass is multi layered and by rubbing action creates a massive electrical charge. The layered glass acts as an insulator and capacitor of sorts. The massive charge has, in simple terms, highly jiggily atoms which can indeed tend the levitate the Nexus 4! This has been compared to the mysterious scooting rocks in the salt flats of America. Where stones have left a trail as they mysteriously travel across the ground. Has anyone received a shock yet from touching their Nexus 4? Be careful, you may need to attach some forms of grounding cable, there may be a new product coming out for this. A flat copper plate with a ground cable to earth. You simply drive a round into the earth, attach the cable and set you Nexus4 upon the plate at night to keep it grounded and stop this mysterious levitation. Good luck and be safe
    12-21-2012 08:12 AM
  15. VSG28's Avatar
    That's why I wouldn't use mine until my case came in. I ordered on the 27th and had the 3-4 weeks ship time and got the quick shipment like many others did (regardless of the estimated ship time). My case hadn't gotten here yet so I just used my old phone until a day later when my case came in. For the record, I use the i_Blason Slim fit S TPU case and it is great. Grippy and fits perfect around the back and sides.
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    I got the same case as well, I had purchased it as a temporary case till there were more options but so far I am very happy with this.
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    12-21-2012 11:45 AM
  16. andr0idralphie's Avatar
    I hate when I can't web browse with my Nexus 4 in the shower trying to remove the day's coating of grape jelly and strawberry preserves.

    SMH



    I had the iBlason case, too (really good case) but just received my Ionic GUARDIAN Armor Case. Eggzelllent!
    12-21-2012 02:36 PM
  17. DirkBelig's Avatar
    Those S-curve cases are all made by one company and then repackaged for everyone else. I got a solid black one for $5 shipped from California off eBay that arrived in three days. It fits well and keeps it from sliding all over. Money in my pocket.
    12-21-2012 03:17 PM
  18. Hubertsng's Avatar
    That's why I wouldn't use mine until my case came in. I ordered on the 27th and had the 3-4 weeks ship time and got the quick shipment like many others did (regardless of the estimated ship time). My case hadn't gotten here yet so I just used my old phone until a day later when my case came in. For the record, I use the i_Blason Slim fit S TPU case and it is great. Grippy and fits perfect around the back and sides.
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    I don't know why everyone likes that case, I don't like it personally. Also as you can see the case is actually touching and ruining the look of the case too on the bottom and near the top.
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    12-21-2012 03:21 PM
  19. andr0idralphie's Avatar
    Someone paid more than $5 for one?
    12-21-2012 03:22 PM
  20. SOLGarion's Avatar
    1.91 from ebay and worth every penny (but not many more than that). But do get the opaque ones. My wife had a purple see thru and it did the same thing no matter how you cleaned it. Looked like there was water or moisture or somthing under the clear part where it stuck to the phone. I prefered my solid black one. Now she has a purple Ionic Guardian Armor case and I have an Exact Armor case. Same case but Exact Armor is only in black and is 3.95 with prime. Exact (same seller as the Exact Armor) is also selling the poetic bumper oddly enough.
    12-21-2012 09:30 PM
  21. Tabs85's Avatar
    Ordered a white one for 2. Won't get it till after Christmas any way.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    12-22-2012 02:16 AM
  22. jian9007's Avatar
    I don't know why everyone likes that case, I don't like it personally. Also as you can see the case is actually touching and ruining the look of the case too on the bottom and near the top.
    That's just the moisture that is there from holding it. Without the case the heat/moisture of your hand would still touch it though it wouldn't look so obvious. The back of the phone is still pristine if I take the case off, which is all I need. I understand that everybody has their own preferences/favorites when it comes to cases though. This is actually the first case I have ever bought for a phone, due to the fragility of the glass back. I just wanted to protect it. No ever sees the back of my case anyway since I always set it down face up.
    AppsLasVegas likes this.
    12-22-2012 04:28 AM
  23. swarlos's Avatar
    Totally off topic but just had to give props to
    Tabs85 for your avatar freaking love it!!!!!!

    Can't wait for Korra to come back.

    Ok carry on LOL.
    codeda and Tabs85 like this.
    12-22-2012 05:05 AM
  24. yukichi's Avatar
    Too bad we have to wait until 2013 before the next season... I am so looking forward to the continuation of the show....

    If you got your phone, I recommend not taking off any of the plastic on the front and back, it helps keep the phone not slippery and doubles as a screen and back protector.
    12-22-2012 12:38 PM
  25. DogPsyche's Avatar
    If you got your phone, I recommend not taking off any of the plastic on the front and back, it helps keep the phone not slippery and doubles as a screen and back protector.
    Yeah tried that but I don't think it's designed for extended use. It started to peel off within a few days, but it did reduce the slippery-ness of the phone while it was still on.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    12-25-2012 04:24 AM
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