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    Can anyone tell me what the metal contacts on the back cover are for?
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    I just looked and I still don't have any. You might be talking about the One X

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    Quote Originally Posted by axllebeer View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyboiswagg View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    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.
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    Ahh. I misunderstood. Yeah under the plastic cover, all for the radios and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by donntiger View Post
    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.
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    They are for NFC (near field communications). Almost sure they are not involved with the radios/ reception

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BranLee View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BranLee View Post
    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.

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