I haven't decided if I want the Nexus yet. I would really like to get a Sprint one but have read that there won't be a Sprint one this year. Either way, with the glass on the front and the back you should use a skin on the glass. I'm using these skins right now and they are top notch. They already have a pre order here Google Nexus 4 Full Body Protector [Google Nexus 4 Full Body Protector] - $22.46 : Screen Protector | Screen Protectors | Shield | XO Skins Since the glass is curved on these you need to use a wet type skin, or a lot of the glass will be exposed. I like how the edge appears to be rubber which to me means it won't break easy if it gets dropped. I really want to see some drop tests before buying. Whatever happened to the phones that were super durable? I had an old Nokia back in the day that took a beating.