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N4 glass cracking because of heat (or temperature change)?

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By DforDesign, Senior Member on 30th November 2012, 03:01 PM
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I saw some post on some Android blog saying someones nexus 4 cracked because of temperature change. That was ridiculous for me, cuz many other phones have gorilla glass 2 on their displays which gets hot and nothing happens. What can be different in glass between front and back of the device?

Also this guy said it cracked while charging:



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30th November 2012, 03:18 PM |#2  
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People drop them and then use this as a handy excuse to try and get a new phone.
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30th November 2012, 03:19 PM |#3  
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Same point of view as me
30th November 2012, 03:23 PM |#4  
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yeah i dont think so, sounds like a scam. it would take some serious heat to crack the glass.
30th November 2012, 03:23 PM |#5  
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Phaha, idiot dropped it look at the cracking... cant believe some people would be cheeky to claim it was the phones fault they dropped it, **** happens but dont try and run it down like this... Glad this Nexus is doing well, so well that people have to BS issues haha! Only the speaker really is a fault but whether its software or hardware is yet to be know .

Still waiting to be able to order mine .
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How much would it need to warm up? Like 110*C? Strange as hell.
If it was temperature change it would have to be from Quadrant to snow in Ojmiakon, right?
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i think the back glass isnt gorilla glass
30th November 2012, 03:27 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by DforDesign

I saw some post on some Android blog saying someones nexus 4 cracked because of temperature change.

An extreme enough temperature change could do that, but there would likely have to be a pre-exisiting defect of some sort. Doesn't take much, a small pit, or the glass back not being aligned properly around the camera lens. That said, I've only ever experienced that with a car windshield or two, not my N4.
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i think the back glass isnt gorilla glass

I hear people in this forum and many blog sites say it is. But didn't Phil from androidcentral confirm from LG that it is not gorilla glass. He went to where this and the optimus G were made and LG said that it is not gorilla glass on the back, its not glass.
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That's interesting. But even if it's not gg it shouldn't break because of heat, right?


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Not if its not real or close to real glass, if its not as good as dispersing heat away from the which I assume is the battery overheating from recharge. Then yes it could possibly crack. However I charge using the included cable and never felt the screen get hot. I think it cracking from heat is real possibility depending what the composition on the back really is.

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