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  1. donm527#IM's Avatar
    LG Nexus 4 Experiencing Cracking Problems Due to Glass Backing - Mobile Magazine

    boy hope they resolve it with the newer batches... ordered mine on the 27th.
    11-29-2012 02:52 PM
  2. gone down south's Avatar
    I notice that article gave no sources for any of their claims.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    11-29-2012 03:04 PM
  3. 2defmouze's Avatar
    I notice that glass breaks because the rules of physics are still in place. Drop your phone, bad things happen. Put it in a case and don't be sloppy. Anyone who says their glass spontaneously broke is trolling.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    11-29-2012 03:09 PM
  4. Ziptied's Avatar
    I notice that article gave no sources for any of their claims.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    Because its total BS.
    Ry, celliott96 and sonicresidue like this.
    11-29-2012 03:11 PM
  5. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    LG Nexus 4 Experiencing Cracking Problems Due to Glass Backing - Mobile Magazine

    boy hope they resolve it with the newer batches... ordered mine on the 27th.
    News flash: glass breaks. Also, water is wet, and can damage electronics.
    11-29-2012 03:11 PM
  6. donm527#IM's Avatar
    http://www.droid-life.com/author/kellex/

    I notice that article gave no sources for any of their claims.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    11-29-2012 03:23 PM
  7. donm527#IM's Avatar
    The author said his Nexus 4 and LG Optimus were not dropped. Just temp change caused the crack.

    http://www.droid-life.com/author/kellex/


    I notice that glass breaks because the rules of physics are still in place. Drop your phone, bad things happen. Put it in a case and don't be sloppy. Anyone who says their glass spontaneously broke is trolling.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    11-29-2012 03:24 PM
  8. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    "Nexus 4 and LG Optimus G back doesn't have a cracking problem"
    -- source, everyone else.
    11-29-2012 03:41 PM
  9. YoSaintLaurent's Avatar
    The issue with the droid-life article is it makes you think it is a quality issue when it is really a science issue. Cold granite and warm glass don't mix. Even more so with cold and moist granite. The same thing happened with you put a warm Pyrex dish on a granite counter tops. It is one of the downsides of granite.
    11-30-2012 05:30 PM
  10. sonicresidue's Avatar
    The author said his Nexus 4 and LG Optimus were not dropped. Just temp change caused the crack.

    http://www.droid-life.com/author/kellex/
    I call BS on this article. Am I the only one? The temperature difference is not THAT extreme. Pour boiling water into a glass and put it in the freezer - THAT will cause the glass to crack. This won't.

    Honestly, I do not understand why so many people are so quick to believe unsubstantiated claims.
    11-30-2012 05:48 PM
  11. YoSaintLaurent's Avatar
    I call BS on this article. Am I the only one? The temperature difference is not THAT extreme. Pour boiling water into a glass and put it in the freezer - THAT will cause the glass to crack. This won't.

    Honestly, I do not understand why so many people are so quick to believe unsubstantiated claims.
    Google "granite countertop Pyrex." You will find a lot of articles about how placing a hot glass on cold granite causes it to break. Given that the glass on both phones are nowhere near as thick as a glass container it wouldn't be unreasonable to think that it would crack if placed on it. I know my Nexus 4 gets pretty hot after long periods of use. I also know after seeing those pictures I will not be leaving my phone anywhere near granite countertop!
    11-30-2012 08:35 PM
  12. sonicresidue's Avatar
    How cold was the counter top? Not very.

    I still say it's nonsense. Some of you people will believe anything.
    Jerry Hildenbrand likes this.
    11-30-2012 09:38 PM
  13. doug9000's Avatar
    Several and many very scientific descriptions there. The back is glass that means the phone has 2x the possibility of breaking. I've had a phone with a all glass front for 3 years and never broken the glass once. So 2x times 0 = 0, I don't see the problem.
    11-30-2012 10:51 PM
  14. AnGeor's Avatar
    my N4 back cracked today, never dropped... this is not a BS... BS is that google sell this phone with this issue...
    captain_haddock likes this.
    12-11-2012 02:46 PM
  15. yfan's Avatar
    my N4 back cracked today, never dropped... this is not a BS... BS is that google sell this phone with this issue...
    Can you be more specific? When did it crack, how did you find out it cracked, where was the phone immediately prior to cracking, did you set it down on a cold granite countertop after use? Something has to have caused the crack. Glass doesn't just crack on its own.
    12-11-2012 03:03 PM
  16. Ziptied's Avatar
    my N4 back cracked today, never dropped... this is not a BS... BS is that google sell this phone with this issue...
    It's BS that your phone randomly broke, unless simultaneously all the glass in your house, including windows and mirrors, and car glass shattered at the exact same time. see how unlikely it is.
    bobjohnson201 and nixie21 like this.
    12-11-2012 03:24 PM
  17. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Glass doesn't spontaneously break. Something causes it. Even flexing slightly can.

    So no, it didn't "just happen" something caused it to happen.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    12-11-2012 03:24 PM
  18. AnGeor's Avatar
    as always everybody know what happened to MY phone better than ME...

    Yea, something caused it, I'd say too much tension and temperature change. Maybe it was too cold outside today? It was in my pocket, email arrived with vibration notification. I was outside, checked the email and put it back. Another email and when I reach for it, I can feel the crack. I was standing outside, smoking... So something caused it for sure, but it wasn't me... Maybe the vibrations are too powerful?
    12-11-2012 04:08 PM
  19. yfan's Avatar
    Did you check the back before/after the first email arrived and made sure there wasn't a crack? Isn't it possible that something caused the crack long before you went for a smoke but you didn't notice it till later?

    No one is claiming they know what happened to your phone better than you. But glass does not just crack or break spontaneously. There has to be a better explanation than "I put it in my pocket and it magically shattered."
    KitN likes this.
    12-11-2012 04:39 PM
  20. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    as always everybody know what happened to MY phone better than ME...

    Yea, something caused it, I'd say too much tension and temperature change. Maybe it was too cold outside today? It was in my pocket, email arrived with vibration notification. I was outside, checked the email and put it back. Another email and when I reach for it, I can feel the crack. I was standing outside, smoking... So something caused it for sure, but it wasn't me... Maybe the vibrations are too powerful?
    Temperature change can certainly crack glass. A few people have reported that putting their hot phone on a cold surface (such as the granite counter top noted earlier) cracked the back glass. Is it cold where you live right now? Did you go from a warm environment (indoors) to a very cold one?

    As others have noted, glass doesn't magically break; there's always a reason. Pinpointing what that reason is can help you and others avoid it later. If N4's are cracking due to environmental temperature change, that sucks and we'll have to be aware of it. Anyone know if the iPhone 4/4s suffered from breakage due to air temp changes?
    12-11-2012 04:53 PM
  21. stanlm2's Avatar
    I have been trying to activate the cracked back feature, but after quite a few drops, the back is still intact, perhaps an OTA will fix this.
    Citizen Coyote, CoolBeit and KitN like this.
    12-11-2012 04:56 PM
  22. AnGeor's Avatar
    Did you check the back before/after the first email arrived and made sure there wasn't a crack? Isn't it possible that something caused the crack long before you went for a smoke but you didn't notice it till later?

    No one is claiming they know what happened to your phone better than you. But glass does not just crack or break spontaneously. There has to be a better explanation than "I put it in my pocket and it magically shattered."
    I'm 100% sure it wasn't cracked before, because now I can feel the crack..
    12-11-2012 05:08 PM
  23. still1's Avatar
    I'm 100% sure it wasn't cracked before, because now I can feel the crack..
    post a screenshot with your cracked nexus 4 + logged in on your PC with this account. side by side
    12-11-2012 05:53 PM
  24. Fairclough's Avatar
    How cold was the counter top? Not very.

    I still say it's nonsense. Some of you people will believe anything.
    Granite gets pretty cold, my old house granite probably good 6cm thick (about 4 Nexus's) and on a 40 degree Celsius day it was still relatively cold presuming most of it was in the shade.
    My current granite about 2cm is pretty cold, but not as cold but if a glass or plate is hot and placed on it, I will expect it to crack very quickly.

    - - - Updated - - -

    How cold was the counter top? Not very.

    I still say it's nonsense. Some of you people will believe anything.
    Granite gets pretty cold, my old house granite probably good 6cm thick (about 4 Nexus's) and on a 40 degree Celsius day it was still relatively cold presuming most of it was in the shade.
    My current granite about 2cm is pretty cold, but not as cold but if a glass or plate is hot and placed on it, I will expect it to crack very quickly.
    12-11-2012 05:55 PM
  25. piizzadude's Avatar
    Mothers last name and ss number too?

    Does it matter? Glass cracks and the n4 is glass

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    bobjohnson201 likes this.
    12-11-2012 05:56 PM
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