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Old February 2nd, 2013, 06:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ordered myself a Nexus 4 since they're now back in stock, still hasn't been dispatched yet so atm am just looking into cases.

So I have a couple of questions. How resilient to cracks and scratches is the back? I've seen a few videos and forums and it's a mixed response. Some say it's easy for the back to scratch and crack, whereas drop tests etc. make the back of the phone seem quite resilient.

Secondly, I've been looking into getting the Ionic Guardian case for the Nexus 4, and am wondering whether I'd be able to charge it with the case on, or whether that could cause problems or something?

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I've had mine for a month and a half now and I have no scratches or cracks on my back. I'm sure you could still charge your phone with the case on as long it has a hole to place the usb charger into the slot. Thicker cases don't allow for QI charging.
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Okay cool, thanks.

I'm just curious about charging with a case on in case it overheats or something like that? Or would it be fine to charge with the case on, provided it has the correct slots?
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It should be fine to charge with the case on. Mine doesn't really ever overheat unless I'm playing a game or something.

I have this on mine, the carbon fiber one...

http://dbrand.com/submodels/nexus-4/

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It should be fine to charge with the case on. Mine doesn't really ever overheat unless I'm playing a game or something.

I have this on mine, the carbon fiber one...

http://dbrand.com/submodels/nexus-4/

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I like that. Looks great.
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Is a screen protector necessary for the front of the screen, considering is Gorilla Glass 2? Or would a back case just be necessary?
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I like that. Looks great.
It's really nice. I love it.
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Is a screen protector necessary for the front of the screen, considering is Gorilla Glass 2? Or would a back case just be necessary?
My thought is simply that I'd rather accidentally scratch a screen protector than scratch the glass.... Ironically, if I were to scratch the back I wouldn't care.
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Is a screen protector necessary for the front of the screen, considering is Gorilla Glass 2? Or would a back case just be necessary?
It's not necessary but it's all up to you and how you handle your phone. I have a few extra crappy ones if you want one to try out to help you decide. PM me your address and I'll mail them to you.
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My thought is simply that I'd rather accidentally scratch a screen protector than scratch the glass.... Ironically, if I were to scratch the back I wouldn't care.
The only problem with a screen protector is A) Finding a protector that is as silky smooth as the screen itself and B) Finding a screen protector that covers the entire screen, curves and all.
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The only problem with a screen protector is A) Finding a protector that is as silky smooth as the screen itself and B) Finding a screen protector that covers the entire screen, curves and all.
Too true. Door A or door B....
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If you like ZAGG's products, and have some $ to spare, you could cover your phones body with an original full body protector, then see if they have an hd screen shield.

That would give you great grip on your phone, be able to keep its thin size and all appearances, and still have a high quality smooth screen.
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