Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 02:14 UTC
Google "The Nexus 4 is absolutely wonderful, but it's also vexing. Frustrating. Annoying. It's easily the best Android phone on the market right now, and has some of the most powerful software that's ever been put on a mobile phone. It's an upgrade from last year's Galaxy Nexus in every way. It's terrific - save for one small thing. " Lack of LTE, obviously. Bigger issue for me as a European: glass back. Apparently it cracks. Who'da thunk?
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RE: Glass back is good
by No it isnt on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 11:35 UTC in reply to "Glass back is good"
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

The trade-off is that with glass, one little accident tends to break things completely, whereas plastic and metal will get more scratches from daily wear and tear. Glass is great for silly, vain people who trust in luck and use their tools as jewellery.

The worst material is probably Nokia's polycarbonate, which is solid and scratch-resistant, but so damn slippery that you have to dress up your phone in a rubber condom just to avoid having it slip out of your hands and pockets.

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RE[2]: Glass back is good
by ilovebeer on Sun 4th Nov 2012 02:17 in reply to "RE: Glass back is good"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

The trade-off is that with glass, one little accident tends to break things completely, whereas plastic and metal will get more scratches from daily wear and tear. Glass is great for silly, vain people who trust in luck and use their tools as jewellery.

That's one of the dumbest comments I've read in a while. You should come back to reality before wasting any more time with nonsense like that.

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RE[3]: Glass back is good
by Neolander on Sun 4th Nov 2012 09:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Glass back is good"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

"The trade-off is that with glass, one little accident tends to break things completely, whereas plastic and metal will get more scratches from daily wear and tear. Glass is great for silly, vain people who trust in luck and use their tools as jewellery."

That's one of the dumbest comments I've read in a while. You should come back to reality before wasting any more time with nonsense like that.

Care to explain a bit more? I will gladly admit that the OP was needlessly harsh in his conclusion, but it seems to me that he makes a valid point regarding the fragility of glass, and thus how using it prioritizes aesthetics over sturdiness.

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RE[2]: Glass back is good
by Soulbender on Sun 4th Nov 2012 09:20 in reply to "RE: Glass back is good"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The trade-off is that with glass, one little accident tends to break things completely


Glass can be made extremely resilient.

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RE[3]: Glass back is good
by No it isnt on Sun 4th Nov 2012 11:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Glass back is good"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

That may be true, but the much-hyped Gorilla Glass used in most high-end smartphones seems to break easily, as the Nexus 4 shows. It's certainly more scratch resistant than plastic, though.

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