09-20-2012 11:41 PM
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  1. bunique4life05's Avatar
    I am not concern about if the GN withstand any type of impact I am just interested in wear and tear on GN with daily use.

    How is GN when comes to scratches,chips and peeling from being unprotected by case?

    How does the GN feel in hand is my secondary concern.

    Does does the device feel in hand is it balanced and solid?

    Is their flex or creeks you notice from GN?

    How's the weight of the device in hand?

    Please Post
    How long have you had your GN device?
    09-08-2012 05:55 PM
  2. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Odd... I replied to this last night but it's not showing up.

    I will wait to see if the forum updates restores what I posted
    09-09-2012 11:17 AM
  3. bunique4life05's Avatar
    Odd... I replied to this last night but it's not showing up.

    I will wait to see if the forum updates restores what I posted
    Forums were down longer than two hours stated by AC for me anyways.
    09-09-2012 11:48 AM
  4. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Well, I don't think my post from last night will come back so here's a rough rehash or what I said.

    First of all, most of the time my phone lives in its case (Otterbox Commuter) with a screen protector.

    I have a few chips and dings from being clumsy the times its NOT in the case, but I haven't seen any other signs of wear from normal use.

    I have an extended battery and door (2000mAh). I find this did wonders for how it feels in the hand. It gives it a bit more weight, plus makes it slightly "bottom heavy" in portrait so it sits down in your hand better. I found with the stock battery and door the whole device felt lighter and somewhat cheaper. The battery doesn't weigh enough that it feels off-balance when its in landscape, but I notice it more in portrait.

    If you want to see pics of the dings, or stock battery vs extended battery, let me know. I'll snap some and post them back. Or if you have other questions, let me know.

    I've had mine since Easter weekend, so roughly 6 months.
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    09-09-2012 04:20 PM
  5. bunique4life05's Avatar
    I am not concern about if the GN withstand any type of impact I am just interested in wear and tear on GN with daily use.

    How is GN when comes to scratches,chips and peeling from being unprotected by case?

    How does the GN feel in hand is my secondary concern.

    Does does the device feel in hand is it balanced and solid?

    Is their flex or creeks you notice from GN?

    How's the weight of the device in hand?

    Please Post
    How long have you had your GN device?
    Also I would like to know how the performance has held up over time. My thunderbolt after a year or so he performance drop down a level. I would have apps crashing more frequently and ui lag as well the screen freezes several times of day.

    So how long have you had your GN and has the performance changed since you have had it?

    Please answer OG post as well. L

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    09-15-2012 12:10 PM
  6. sting7k's Avatar
    After a few months now of daily use I have no scratches, dings, nicks, dents, bangs, or anything on my GNexus. It feels good in the hand, doesn't flex, or creak. The way the back is curved makes it easy to grip and hold in one hand IMO.

    That said, I am pretty easy on my phones to preserve resell value on ebay. I don't treat them like hockey pucks like some people seem to do. The last time I dropped a phone was my iPhone 3G many years ago. So if you are prone to accidents you may want a case.
    09-15-2012 12:19 PM
  7. jpr's Avatar
    I've only had mine a little over 2 months but not a mark on it so far. I like the way it feels and think in general the build quality is solid. The one thing that concerns me for the future and that I think is rather flimsy is the back battery cover. I have to swap out batteries on a regular basis and every time I do, I am just waiting for that flimsy battery door to break. I am extremely careful with it but it still feels like it is about to break in half at any moment.

    When it's on the phone, it's fine, so if you won't need to swap batteries, I wouldn't worry about it. But if you are like me and do not have a means to charge your phone during the day and you need to actually use it and not just keep the screen off most of the time, then removing that flimsy battery door regularly is something to worry about in my opinion. I have the standard battery cover - don't know if the extended door is more solid or not. Either way, I would still buy the phone again.
    09-15-2012 03:13 PM
  8. bunique4life05's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your posts. I am looking at GN as my next smartphone but planning keep device longer than 2 years. So my next smartphone has to be able hold up longer than two years.

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    09-15-2012 05:27 PM
  9. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your posts. I am looking at GN as my next smartphone but planning keep device longer than 2 years. So my next smartphone has to be able hold up longer than two years.

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    That's going to severely narrow down your options, unfortunately.
    09-15-2012 05:33 PM
  10. cognac_sipper's Avatar
    I would advise to get a screen protector right away as the screen scratches easily. Overall though the build quality is sold.
    Performance is great and you get the latest updates quick. Easy to root and unlock bootlader and has a lot of roms you can try. Great phone.
    09-15-2012 05:36 PM
  11. carter17's Avatar
    Phone holds up well but the screen scratches very easy. Heck I never put it in a pocket with anything and still have a bunch of lil scratches

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    09-15-2012 08:11 PM
  12. bunique4life05's Avatar
    How long have people here had their GN for?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    09-15-2012 08:43 PM
  13. jtaclas's Avatar
    I had mine for about 6 months now and have not used a case on it (except when taking it out on adventures--biking, beach, hiking, etc...) I do have a one of those wet application screen protectors (ghost armor), and I use a product called gelaskins for the back. So my phone is protected without all that bulk. As for wear and tear, just marks from the micro-usb cable and headphone jack. Overall it feels like a very solid phone and I do have every intention of keeping this a while.
    09-15-2012 09:47 PM
  14. randyw's Avatar
    I have had my Gnex about a month and a half. Put a Screen Protector on it day 1. Just got the OEM Extended Battery 2 weeks ago. I use a Belt Clip holster but otherwise use it Naked (Except for Screen Protector). Not a scratch or nick anywhere.
    09-16-2012 12:19 AM
  15. bunique4life05's Avatar
    Is it plastic?
    Yes

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    09-16-2012 10:08 AM
  16. bunique4life05's Avatar
    I am not concern about if the GN withstand any type of impact I am just interested in wear and tear on GN with daily use.

    How is GN when comes to scratches,chips and peeling from being unprotected by case?

    How does the GN feel in hand is my secondary concern.

    Does does the device feel in hand is it balanced and solid?

    Is their flex or creeks you notice from GN?

    How's the weight of the device in hand?

    Please Post
    How long have you had your GN device?
    Also I would like to know how the performance has held up over time. My thunderbolt after a year or so he performance drop down a level. I would have apps crashing more frequently and ui lag as well the screen freezes several times of day.

    So how long have you had your GN and has the performance changed since you have had it?

    Please answer OG post as well.

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    Android Central Forums
    Anybody had there GN longer than year can give me some input.

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    09-16-2012 10:11 AM
  17. jpr's Avatar
    Anybody had there GN longer than year can give me some input.

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    It hasn't even existed that long.
    09-16-2012 03:52 PM
  18. jpr's Avatar
    Originally Posted by carter17
    Phone holds up well but the screen scratches very easy.
    Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera
    Is it plastic?
    Yes
    No, this is incorrect. It is definitely glass. Don't know where you got that misinformation.
    09-16-2012 04:08 PM
  19. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    Anybody had there GN longer than year can give me some input.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Android Central Forums
    The GSM Galaxy Nexus has only been on sale since about the first week of November 2011. Wide availability (and slightly more affordable prices) around December.
    09-16-2012 04:43 PM
  20. bunique4life05's Avatar
    How long have people here had their GN for?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    My bad...didn't pay attention that GN only came out last year. Following too closely on tech blogs and anticipating what's next just made GN seem old but not in a bad way.

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    09-16-2012 06:08 PM
  21. bunique4life05's Avatar
    No, this is incorrect. It is definitely glass. Don't know where you got that misinformation.
    I thought he was talking about the body not the screen.

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    09-16-2012 06:19 PM
  22. bunique4life05's Avatar
    That's going to severely narrow down your options, unfortunately.
    Yes and I plan to only get a Nexus so I am atleast update with software for two years. I do not worried to much about internal specs for Nexus devices.

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    09-16-2012 06:21 PM
  23. dancing-bass's Avatar
    I've had mine since early April, so almost 6 months. I use it fairly heavily, but as I said in my previous post it has a screen protector and most of the time it's in a case.

    Performance seems to be still very good, although I have rooted and ROM'd and run custom ROM's for a good chunk of its life.

    I find mine did develop a bit of a creak and flex, however there are 6 Philip's screws under the battery cover. Once I tightened those up slightly (1/4 turn) it stopped creaking and felt solid again.

    I haven't had any issues other then that. I'm tempted to go back to pure stock JellyBean again, just for kicks.
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    09-16-2012 07:26 PM
  24. hodan's Avatar
    I am not concern about if the GN withstand any type of impact I am just interested in wear and tear on GN with daily use.

    How is GN when comes to scratches,chips and peeling from being unprotected by case?

    Great. It's plastic. I can't imagine peeling, it could scratch or chip, but isn't particularly frail.

    How does the GN feel in hand is my secondary concern.

    Does does the device feel in hand is it balanced and solid?

    It's awesome, especially without a case. You need to go handle one in a store.

    Is their flex or creeks you notice from GN?

    Not yet.

    How's the weight of the device in hand?

    Light. It's plastic.

    Please Post
    How long have you had your GN device?
    6 months, using T-Mo prepaid, $60/month plan.

    It won't shatter like all of my friends iPhone 4s', lol.

    I do NOT use a screen protector. I do have a TPU case on it, but not sure why, actually.
    09-18-2012 07:01 PM
  25. bunique4life05's Avatar
    This is what drives me nuts about Android. Currently their flagship phones are built by Samsung and feels cheap and plasticy.
    I honestly got a chance to really hold the GN for myself. I have gone to VZW and played with GN. Unfortunate its tethered to the display booth without battery obviously.

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    09-19-2012 03:06 PM
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