1. Nyboiswagg's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me what the metal contacts on the back cover are for?
    12-15-2012 12:21 PM
  2. axllebeer's Avatar
    I just looked and I still don't have any. You might be talking about the One X

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    12-15-2012 12:37 PM
  3. Mikey47's Avatar
    I just looked and I still don't have any. You might be talking about the One X

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    Yes, they're there. They came as part of the Jelly Bean update. Just ticks me off because my current case (Seidio Surface) covers them up.
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    12-15-2012 01:40 PM
  4. Quis89's Avatar
    Wait...what?? Metal contacts in the back cover that came as a part of the jelly bean update? I'm lost...

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    12-15-2012 02:01 PM
  5. donntiger's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me what the metal contacts on the back cover are for?
    Those are for the various antennas in the phone.NFC and cellular radios.When you take your cover off you'll notice several metal contacts arrayed around the edges on the back of the phone.look at the back cover and you'll see they align with the metal strips on the cover. This allows for better reception of outgoing and incoming calls and data.Its also why the cover is plastic and not metal like the bottom of the phone.I have a Asus Transformer Prime. It has a lovely all metal back but it has poor GPS and Wi-Fi reception because of it.
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    12-15-2012 02:05 PM
  6. donntiger's Avatar
    Yes, they're there. They came as part of the Jelly Bean update. Just ticks me off because my current case (Seidio Surface) covers them up.
    I know phone technology has come a long way but I don't think that can add metal contacts to your phone with a OTA update. Now that would be cool if they could.
    12-15-2012 02:11 PM
  7. axllebeer's Avatar
    Ahh. I misunderstood. Yeah under the plastic cover, all for the radios and such.

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    12-15-2012 02:27 PM
  8. josh3035's Avatar
    Yes, they're there. They came as part of the Jelly Bean update. Just ticks me off because my current case (Seidio Surface) covers them up.
    Haha

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    12-15-2012 04:01 PM
  9. Nyboiswagg's Avatar
    Those are for the various antennas in the phone.NFC and cellular radios.When you take your cover off you'll notice several metal contacts arrayed around the edges on the back of the phone.look at the back cover and you'll see they align with the metal strips on the cover. This allows for better reception of outgoing and incoming calls and data.Its also why the cover is plastic and not metal like the bottom of the phone.I have a Asus Transformer Prime. It has a lovely all metal back but it has poor GPS and Wi-Fi reception because of it.
    thanks I've always wondered what they were for every time i took the cover off.
    12-15-2012 04:46 PM
  10. BranLee's Avatar
    They are for NFC (near field communications). Almost sure they are not involved with the radios/ reception

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    12-18-2012 07:19 PM
  11. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    Yes, they're there. They came as part of the Jelly Bean update. Just ticks me off because my current case (Seidio Surface) covers them up.
    Classic:thumbup:

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    12-18-2012 07:52 PM
  12. roflwaffleton's Avatar
    They are for NFC (near field communications). Almost sure they are not involved with the radios/ reception

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    They are not for NFC. While the NFC antenna is located in the upper half of the phone, it does not use those contacts.
    12-18-2012 08:26 PM
  13. axllebeer's Avatar
    They are for NFC (near field communications). Almost sure they are not involved with the radios/ reception

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    I have noticed a few bars drop when the cover is removed.
    12-19-2012 01:00 AM

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