Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:02
i've had my Nexus 4 for almost a Month now and it is probably the only android I am glad I bought a real android phone (nexus) versus having to buy another phone and dick around with rooting.
As much as I love hacking and its what I do being a computer geek like most of us, watching my buddy root his one x plus, brick it, barely find a ATT/Cingular signed rom, s off it, blah blah blah and go without a phone for 2 days was proof enough that I will always buy a Nexus phone if i buy android, and then root and have fun.
It was so easy rooting this thing, flashing the Matr1x (battery kernel, just like franco, which im hearing from you op) was the easiest.
Now follow CM, as soon as they have a beta, or RC, or Stable, I will jump on that train in the matter of minutes without any fussing and bricking.
As far as the cracking, it was reported instantly after users and review sites started getting their nexus 4. Gorilla Glass 2 is stronger, but the thinner you make it the more fragile it is, plus mix that with a sudden temp change and surface crack. Thankfully its not on the outside. As far as your comment about glass phones, i've had a iphone 4s, and i know many people with 4's. Went caseless like me, put them on counter tops, desks, etc, not 1 scratch, not 1 crack.
But, you set this phone down and you have to worry about it. The minute I heard about it, I bought a gel case, then when I was able to buy a bumper (google took to long, I ordered a "poetic" which I have to say, is better then googles bumper personally) I did. It is worth it.
But If i somehow get a crack, im going to bitch until I get a new phone cause this is BS. Also this isnt LG's fault, honestly this is LG's best phone. I never liked LG for phones, but they went all out. The screen is mainly why I dont miss my iPhone too much, because its on par and I love it.
But, one thing is for sure, apple spends a LOT of time doing R&D. Yes did the 4/4S crack "easily", of course, because its pure glass and people drop them and its all about gravity, angles, etc. I've personally known someone to drop their iphone about 8 times now, she also just slams it on tables. To her its "setting", to me its slamming when its an inch above the table and you can here the noise of the phone again the counter top, nightstand, coffee table, desk, etc. Guess what? No crack. Scratches, of course because of her purse, but no scratches.
So no, its not glass phones. I will happily buy glass phones.
But I hope google takes care of you, I know apple takes care of its customers and since google has to acknowledge this because even reviewers of this phone are reporting this issue, i hope they take care of it by just replacing phones.