The LG Nexus 4 boats an excellent build quality despite its ridiculously low price tag. However the build quality relates to its polished finish and not how durable it actually is.
LG Nexus 4 rear glass cracking issues
Unlike the iPhone 5 which is criticized for scuffing easily, the LG Nexus 4 finds that its downfall is the glass rear, as it is known for potentially cracking.
This is thought to be due to the fact that the back of the LG Nexus 4 is made from glass. It was supposed to be durable as it has the protection of Gorilla Glass 2.
However there have been reports that say the back of the device is cracking easier than what we even saw on the iPhone 4S and 4 which also featured glass backs. This doesn’t appear to be just a one off either as it has occurred with some techies and journalists, along with everyday owners of the device. This same problem is also said to be on the Optimus G from LG too. One of the most publicized reports was that from a journalist who said that his LG Nexus 4 unit cracked just by a temperature fluctuation when he placed the device on a cold marble stone table!
So does this means that many smartphone makers are putting good looks first, and durability of handsets second? The most ironic thing about this is that people then have to cover up the great looks with a case, to protect the device. Many people swear that they take great care of their device; however accidents can happen to anyone.
So might LG and Google come up with a fix for the problem? We doubt there is anything the manufacturer is going to do other than learn from it and make sure that the LG Nexus 4 successor doesn’t suffer from the same problem.