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  1. Hubertsng's Avatar
    The back of it does not have all the sparkle that everyone has. Is this just my phone or is this with all the phones that shipped today
    12-31-2012 09:45 AM
  2. Nonymous666's Avatar
    Probably a stupid question, but did you remove the protective clear plastic that it's shipped with?
    12-31-2012 10:01 AM
  3. donm527#IM's Avatar
    post a pic. even with the protective clear, you can't miss the effect. double check it a brightly lit room or outside light and look at angles and you'll see it.

    ... unless they changed the back of the glass due to some of the reported cracking?

    The back of it does not have all the sparkle that everyone has. Is this just my phone or is this with all the phones that shipped today
    12-31-2012 10:04 AM
  4. Hubertsng's Avatar
    I thought that it might have something to so with the protective but it doesn't they still have a small effect but it isn't noticeable
    In using it now, I'll send it when I get on a computer

    It also didn't have the original orange go you slide the other box out of. It just have the taped box if u guys have any idea what ik talking about lol.
    Nevermind. It wa stuck in tge shipping box
    12-31-2012 10:17 AM
  5. gone down south's Avatar
    It's only visible from certain angles, and it's pretty underwhelming in real life.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    12-31-2012 10:42 AM
  6. Hubertsng's Avatar
    It's only visible from certain angles, and it's pretty underwhelming in real life.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    I know, I've seen videos on it but I can't see it. Was looking for a good minute
    12-31-2012 10:45 AM
  7. minnemike's Avatar
    put it under a lamp.
    12-31-2012 10:52 AM
  8. Hubertsng's Avatar
    put it under a lamp.
    Not that stupid, its still pretty obvious without that much light. All I see is the reflecting of my window. I repeat, it isn't there.
    12-31-2012 11:04 AM
  9. Basscase's Avatar
    Does it look like this?



    If so...I'm sorry.

    From this article (which says nothing about the odd back pictured)
    Another new wave of Nexus 4s shipping | Android Central

    I've searched and searched but can find no info on anything about a plain black N4 being shipped out.
    12-31-2012 11:32 AM
  10. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    Does it look like this?

    http://hr-pulsesubscriber.appspot.co...s-4-back_2.jpg

    If so...I'm sorry.

    From this article (which says nothing about the odd back pictured)
    Another new wave of Nexus 4s shipping | Android Central
    What's up with the back of that? Definitely no sparkle there.
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    12-31-2012 11:40 AM
  11. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    Does it look like this?

    http://hr-pulsesubscriber.appspot.co...s-4-back_2.jpg

    If so...I'm sorry.

    From this article (which says nothing about the odd back pictured)
    Another new wave of Nexus 4s shipping | Android Central
    If they did a new back that is shatter proof then I'm all for it, mine due to arrive today, I'll be sure to inspect mine when it arrives and post back.
    12-31-2012 11:42 AM
  12. Hubertsng's Avatar
    What's up with the back of that? Definitely no sparkle there.
    Thats what im saying lol. Ugh, well that sucks. Ill go read the article and see it

    Edit: oh, its just that article. Thoight it was on the plain back.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    12-31-2012 11:48 AM
  13. m3lover1's Avatar
    That is odd. Interested to see if it is true that there are more reg glass backs
    12-31-2012 12:15 PM
  14. AuntieJimbo's Avatar
    On the bright side, at least you won't have to worry about cracking it.
    12-31-2012 12:18 PM
  15. Hubertsng's Avatar
    On the bright side, at least you won't have to worry about cracking it.
    No. It's still crackable I think. The only difference is that it took to long to make it look awesome so they stopped...
    12-31-2012 12:25 PM
  16. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    The back of it does not have all the sparkle that everyone has. Is this just my phone or is this with all the phones that shipped today
    UPS just delivered my Nexus 4, yeah to me! The back of mine sparkles quite well, sorry friend..
    12-31-2012 12:30 PM
  17. Hubertsng's Avatar
    UPS just delivered my Nexus 4, yeah to me! The back of mine sparkles quite well, sorry friend..
    Yeah, i'm going to call them! I am furious! (not really, I just want my Nexus 4 to sparkle and retain more value over period of time)
    12-31-2012 12:39 PM
  18. AuntieJimbo's Avatar
    I won't lie, it's not nearly as pretty. Heck, it's not even slightly as pretty as it should be. I'd definitely call. I assure you, I'd be on the phone (my other phone) immediately if mine didn't sparkle.
    12-31-2012 12:43 PM
  19. Hubertsng's Avatar
    It's not pretty at all! lol, you kidding me? Well I just phoned them at Tim I think his name was? (Tim Cook? :O) but anyways i asked if i could have a replacement device because I'm pretty sure that's not supposed to happen. He put me up for one because I think that's not normal...? Maybe mine was manufactured wrong :/
    12-31-2012 12:49 PM
  20. Basscase's Avatar
    Look on the bright side...maybe it's a super rare original dev phone worth some $$$!

    Either way, it appears to be VERY rare. Until we hear otherwise.
    12-31-2012 12:50 PM
  21. mazzmoney95's Avatar
    in certain lighting there is no sparkle. Even then it wont sparkle like you see in the pictures. Its supposed to be somewhat subtle.
    12-31-2012 12:55 PM
  22. Hubertsng's Avatar
    Look on the bright side...maybe it's a super rare original dev phone worth some $$$!

    Either way, it appears to be VERY rare. Until we hear otherwise.
    God dammit >.> If it was I would be so pissed lol.
    Well deficiencies are very rare but it doesn't mean it's any good. For example my Nexus 4 arrives crushed and in half, that's pretty rare isn't it? But it isn't good either lol.
    There are no other instances of this on the internet that I see but it's early on in the day with the second wave still arriving.

    - - - Updated - - -

    in certain lighting there is no sparkle. Even then it wont sparkle like you see in the pictures. Its supposed to be somewhat subtle.
    There is NO sparkle. When you look in the light, all you see is the reflection on the glass and you see small dots but they aren't alight.
    12-31-2012 12:56 PM
  23. Basscase's Avatar
    God dammit >.> If it was I would be so pissed lol.
    Well deficiencies are very rare but it doesn't mean it's any good. For example my Nexus 4 arrives crushed and in half, that's pretty rare isn't it? But it isn't good either lol.
    There are no other instances of this on the internet that I see but it's early on in the day with the second wave still arriving.
    Ummmm...I'd take a flat black backed N4 over a snapped in half one.

    Maybe I just like being...unique.
    badbrad17 likes this.
    12-31-2012 01:01 PM
  24. damo's Avatar
    Why not post a pic so that we can all see?



    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
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    12-31-2012 01:06 PM
  25. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    Here's pic of my Nexus 4 - 16 GB, ordered Nov. 30th, arrived today, is yours 8 or 16 GB?

    12-31-2012 01:18 PM
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