07-13-2015 06:33 AM
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  1. Russell Holly's Avatar
    Battle damage on your leather battery cover?-20150705_114411.jpg

    I've had the G4 for a few weeks longer then most, but my leather is already starting to look really rough. It's not a huge deal because I can just replace the backplate, but am I alone here? Sound off if your leather G4 has already started to show signs of wear.
    sibeans and Asfalloth like this.
    07-05-2015 10:50 AM
  2. RedOctobyr's Avatar
    Wow. People say it will age, and show signs of use, which is to be expected. But that seems a bit extreme, given how long the phone has been out. Sure, you can replace it, but that's pretty expensive to do on a regular basis.

    What happened to it, to cause those?
    07-05-2015 10:58 AM
  3. Trent9810's Avatar
    Ouch. Now thats some wear and tear.

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    07-05-2015 11:00 AM
  4. Russell Holly's Avatar
    I'm not sure what happened to cause the biggest gash, but some of this comes from being dropped on bricks by accident. The corners are just normal daily use though.
    07-05-2015 11:45 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Interesting. I have a case so no problems with the leather back here

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    ectoren and Inders99 like this.
    07-05-2015 01:28 PM
  6. oldschoolsig's Avatar
    2 weeks and its holding up well.
    07-05-2015 01:34 PM
  7. RedOctobyr's Avatar
    I'm not sure what happened to cause the biggest gash, but some of this comes from being dropped on bricks by accident. The corners are just normal daily use though.
    At least that helps explain the big stuff Sorry to hear that the corners are from normal use, though.

    I just ordered a red leather back via the July promo, so hopefully I'll get a chance to see how durable they are. I've been using a case with my plastic back.
    Jonneh likes this.
    07-05-2015 01:36 PM
  8. GrooveRite's Avatar
    And this is why I just go with a case. Thanks for reinforcing my decision Russ! 👍👍👍
    tardus and Leon Venson like this.
    07-05-2015 02:12 PM
  9. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    I have a clear case on mine but that goes against having the leather in the first place. If you have to cover it, just get the plastic. I hate having it covered

    Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
    KPMcClave likes this.
    07-05-2015 02:36 PM
  10. BBSeattle's Avatar
    I'm pretty certain that "dropping any phone on bricks by accident" will show severe signs of wear regardless of the type of back cover.
    Guessing this instance is not a good cross section or comparison for most.
    tardus, RichSPK and Ian Bower like this.
    07-05-2015 03:23 PM
  11. Mrrikki's Avatar
    What we really need is a months normal usage wear comparison vs someone who dropped it on bricks....!

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    07-05-2015 03:42 PM
  12. oldschoolsig's Avatar
    Do we think maybe the black is thought than the brown back?
    07-05-2015 05:41 PM
  13. Russell Holly's Avatar
    What we really need is a months normal usage wear comparison vs someone who dropped it on bricks....!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yep, that's why I posted here. Figured my damage was unusual.
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    07-06-2015 06:01 AM
  14. Mrrikki's Avatar
    Yep, that's why I posted here. Figured my damage was unusual.
    Sadly I have only just bought a leather back so cannot help yet; I will be monitoring its wear though.
    07-06-2015 07:01 AM
  15. L0N35T4R's Avatar
    All 4 corners of mine are starting to wear bit otherwise doing good. The stitching still looks great which I thought would be the first to go

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    07-06-2015 10:01 AM
  16. Fengshuistein's Avatar
    Yeesh!! "Dropped on bricks" or "rubbed with bricks", LOL?

    -Phil
    Jonneh likes this.
    07-06-2015 10:03 AM
  17. tx_tuff's Avatar
    All 4 corners of mine are starting to wear bit otherwise doing good. The stitching still looks great which I thought would be the first to go

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    Doesn't really help unless we know which back you have.
    07-06-2015 10:50 AM
  18. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Battle damage on your leather battery cover?-20150706_103832.jpg
    sibeans likes this.
    07-06-2015 10:58 AM
  19. tx_tuff's Avatar
    Seems the black is holding up better. Got my phone one day after release day. Don't have a case on it. Did drop in a bed of rocks once and caused a nick though hard to see. Carry the phone in my pocket, back pocket most of the time and shirt pocket at work (uniform). Corners are perfect. Here are the pics (first picture is crop of second picture, showing rock damage). Had to take off the back to take pictures haha.
    Attached Thumbnails Battle damage on your leather battery cover?-0706151053_20150706110116905.jpg   Battle damage on your leather battery cover?-0706151053.jpg   Battle damage on your leather battery cover?-0706151053b.jpg   Battle damage on your leather battery cover?-0706151053c.jpg   Battle damage on your leather battery cover?-0706151055a.jpg  

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    07-06-2015 11:07 AM
  20. Andvarix's Avatar
    Would be interesting to see how it compares to the back of the Moto X 2014.
    Jonneh likes this.
    07-06-2015 11:13 AM
  21. duoFurious's Avatar
    Curious, under the scuffs and scrapes, does it still have a leather look/feel? like the top is a fine smooth layer of coating that once gone would like like aged leather or rough leather?
    07-06-2015 11:14 AM
  22. bluemoongreg's Avatar
    Good as new through ~3 weeks...
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    sibeans likes this.
    07-06-2015 11:18 AM
  23. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Boom.

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    07-06-2015 11:30 AM
  24. dbdynsty25's Avatar
    No pictures because everyone knows what a new black leather one looks like. Mines perfect after about a months use (bought unlocked international version). The pebbled nature of it really hides any imperfections and it still feels pretty good. I really like the Moto X leather better because it's softer and feels better in the hand, but it shows marks quite a bit more readily.

    I still hate the stitching on the back since it won't lay flat on a table now. Ugh. But it's a small price to pay I guess.
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    07-06-2015 11:32 AM
  25. espio's Avatar
    I've had mine since the day it was released on t-mobile. Has some minor marks and slight wear on he bottom corners. I'm very pleased with how it is holding up. Battle damage on your leather battery cover?-uploadfromtaptalk1436201039229.jpgBattle damage on your leather battery cover?-uploadfromtaptalk1436201056091.jpg
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    07-06-2015 11:44 AM
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