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    Default another cracked back glass.

    Phone in pocket with bumper. Grabbed a bag or of back seat and taped the side of door. Cracked around speaker. Not too upset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremydc View Post
    Phone in pocket with bumper. Grabbed a bag or of back seat and taped the side of door. Cracked around speaker. Not too upset.
    Not too upset because your phone broke even with the bumper? I would be upset. I would have bought the damn thing for protection!
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    Yeah I know. I have a feeling my eBay case would protect or better. Just ordered the diztronic case to cover up back. I'm sure there will eventually be replacement backings
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    I've heard about this phone breaking a lot. Almost like the glass on the iPhone. When will they learn that a cover made of complete glass should not be on a phone. All phones should be a carbon fiber or metal type phone with a non slip coating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    Not too upset because your phone broke even with the bumper? I would be upset. I would have bought the damn thing for protection!
    Why would you think a bumper would help? Or am I mistaken and the bumper has a protective back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbareis View Post
    Why would you think a bumper would help? Or am I mistaken and the bumper has a protective back?
    It wouldn't help but I would be pissed off if my phone broke even though I have protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    It wouldn't help but I would be pissed off if my phone broke even though I have protection.
    But a bumper can hardly be considered protection. Sure, it *should* help if the phone lands on it, but even then it's just nowhere near as good as a full case.
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    I'm still not entirely sure what he did. Can someone translate this?!:

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremydc View Post
    Phone in pocket with bumper. Grabbed a bag or of back seat and taped the side of door. Cracked around speaker. Not too upset.
    I've got a bumper and a Zagg-style front and back cover on mine. The invisible shield does a great job of stopping it slipping off things and/or out of your hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    It wouldn't help but I would be pissed off if my phone broke even though I have protection.
    I guess the guy who brought the knife to the gun fight was upset, too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_hri_s View Post
    I'm still not entirely sure what he did. Can someone translate this?!:



    I've got a bumper and a Zagg-style front and back cover on mine. The invisible shield does a great job of stopping it slipping off things and/or out of your hands.
    His phone was in his pocket with the bumper (maybe the google one, who knows) and he was at the car. He probably leaned into the car to try to get a bag and while he was leaning in, the side of the door hit his google Nexus 4 and it was cracked.
    Yeah, an invisible shield is great. Even though it's gorilla glass it can still get scratched in your pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    His phone was in his pocket with the bumper (maybe the google one, who knows) and he was at the car. He probably leaned into the car to try to get a bag and while he was leaning in, the side of the door hit his google Nexus 4 and it was cracked.
    Yeah, an invisible shield is great. Even though it's gorilla glass it can still get scratched in your pocket.
    Being Gorilla Glass it's far more likely the glass cracks as opposed to scratches. Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayjohn View Post
    Being Gorilla Glass it's far more likely the glass cracks as opposed to scratches. Just saying.
    Heard there is sand in lint and dust and that will be able to scratch glass, even gorilla glass
    Not sure, i'll check it up on the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    Heard there is sand in lint and dust and that will be able to scratch glass, even gorilla glass
    Not sure, i'll check it up on the internet.
    I imagine sand could, though I'm not volunteering to test this lol. I have the SGP front & rear protector,though still waiting for the darn phone to show up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayjohn View Post
    I imagine sand could, though I'm not volunteering to test this lol. I have the SGP front & rear protector,though still waiting for the darn phone to show up.
    yea. Well that's what I heard so I think a screen protector and case is still needed for the Nexus 4, even with the gorilla glass. Good thing I have both already
    getting my Nexus 4 on monday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayjohn View Post
    Being Gorilla Glass it's far more likely the glass cracks as opposed to scratches. Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    Heard there is sand in lint and dust and that will be able to scratch glass, even gorilla glass
    Not sure, i'll check it up on the internet.
    I don't know how true that is, and I don't know what sand would be doing in lint, but I won't refute it since I just don't know. I have been using Liquid Armor and a TPU case on my phone, which I keep in my pocket, and don't have any scratches or marks of any kind. I try to keep my pockets clean, but there is definitely lint in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KwietStorm View Post
    I don't know how true that is, and I don't know what sand would be doing in lint, but I won't refute it since I just don't know. I have been using Liquid Armor and a TPU case on my phone, which I keep in my pocket, and don't have any scratches or marks of any kind. I try to keep my pockets clean, but there is definitely lint in them.
    There have been tests with sandpaper and coarse sand that has been dragged across the glass and caused scratches but keys and coins typically don't do much unless there is a very sharp edge and a lot of pressure. Your case and protectors will do fine.

    But bending or applying pressure to the glass is a much different story. The glass is incredibly thin so it will crack when something sharp pokes it. Similar to a car Window if you hit it with a sharp metal object or a BB.

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    Also everyone may want to consider one of these Spigen screen protectors. The are the same glass as Gorilla but in a screen protector, so you get added strength but don't lose the smooth feel of your glass like you do with other plastic style screen protectors.



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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Also everyone may want to consider one of these Spigen screen protectors. The are the same glass as Gorilla but in a screen protector, so you get added strength but don't lose the smooth feel of your glass like you do with other plastic style screen protectors.



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    Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: SPIGEN SGP Google Nexus 4 Screen Protector Clear Steinheil [Ultra Crystal] [2-PACK] Clear Film Cover Shield ***Proximity Sensor Cutout***

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    That sucks. Thanks for the link.

    Edit: actually I just read the reviews and apparently there was an issue with the protector covering the proximity sensor but it has now been fixed and the reviews are now excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayjohn View Post
    But a bumper can hardly be considered protection. Sure, it *should* help if the phone lands on it, but even then it's just nowhere near as good as a full case.
    This. A bumper will help protect the phone if it lands on an edge, and it lifts the face/back of the phone off surfaces to help avoid inadvertent freak scratching from a rough surface. It will do nothing if you bend the phone or poke it in the middle with something. Much like a helmet only protects your head in a crash, and does nothing for the rest of your bones/body.
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    Android central app is pretty limited compared to other apps and this web view. Like he said bumper is only for sides. The benefit of it is that it adds less weight and thickness and leaves the pretty back exposed to look at (or be damaged)

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