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  1. NeXuS4

    NeXuS4 Android Enthusiast
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  2. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    There is a review by a member here that is pretty well done. (Search this forum for seidio) I just ordered one myself from Amazon.

    I currently have a CruzerLite that I really like. But the Seidio looks really nice with the lining and the kickstand. I should have mine on Monday.
  3. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

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  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Mine arrived today, although I won't get to try it out later as Mrs Presidente collected from the post office.

    I have the active for my N7 and it's great. It doesn't add too much bulk and it gives a fair deal of protection so I'm expecting a lot from the N4 variant. I could take or leave the kickstand tbh, but I'd rather have one and not need it than the opposite. I've had otterboxes for my Desire HD & One X so it will be interesting to see how this compares.

    One downside I've noticed from the N7 is that NFC no longer works with the case on.
  5. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    Looks good. Think I'll keep mine naked though. It would kill me to see it in a case and hiding its beauty.
    Then again it would kill me if I cracked or scratched it. Decisions
  6. El Presidente

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    It's great btw. Hardly adds any additional bulk and now my phone feels indestructible.

    The kickstand bump bit feels a little out of place, but no complaints so far. (although it's only been a couple of hours).
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  7. NeXuS4

    NeXuS4 Android Enthusiast
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    Please keep us up to date. Thank you
  8. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    I've got the Surface AND Active cases for the N4. I don't have the Convert.

    If you have any questions about them, let me know! :)
  9. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Not really much more to add. It doesn't add much bulk or weight at all, it feels really nice and I'm not worried about dropping my phone face down any more. There's a good sized lip meaning the screen won't be the first thing to hit the ground if it falls.

    If I'm being picky, the size of the hole for the speaker is smaller than the actual speaker itself and the kickstand doesn't feel overly sturdy (but I'd rarely use it anyway).

    I also wish I'd got it in blue to match my Nexus 7 case! Overall, worth the
  10. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    I kept my Nexus One naked for 3 years and my Nexus 4 will be the same. I did splurge on a very nice belt case that I carry it around in when not using it.

    Sena Cases - Designer Leather Cases : Samsung Galaxy S III Magnetic Holster

    They claim it is for an S3, but the N4 fits perfectly. Sena cases are pricy, but the materials and craftmanship are top drawer. It is soft leather inside and out and well padded without being bulky.

    Best of both worlds. The N4 is well protected when I'm not paying attention, but shines in all its elegant beauty when I am. ;)

    Did I mention that I love my N4. :D
  11. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    I received mine on Tuesday and have been using it since. I like it, mostly. First thing is it feels slicker than my CruzerLite case and I am worried it will slide out of my hand (thus far it has not). It also has less bulk than my Cruzerlite which is neutral for me.

    Downsides, the lip on the front is way smaller than the CL and makes me very worried that a face down drop will not protect the screen.

    There is a pro and a con for me on the kickstand. It is nice to use watching video, but because of the position of the kickstand I can not effectively use my car mount any longer. It has a button, that when the Nexus4 is put into the cradle, engages the clamps that hold it in place. Because of the kickstand being raised more than the rest of the back it never really hits the button without a bit of effort and even then does not sit quite right.

    It is also over twice the price of a CL.

    In the absence of working in a job where I spend much of my day on a lift 30 feet in the air (and I have dropped my N4 from that height in my CL and it survived intact) and my auto mount I would take the Seidio over the Cruzerlite.

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The Nexus 4 release date was November 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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