You've probably been taught in school that pouring hot water in a glass container isn't a good idea. That's because the rapid shift in temperature may cause the glass to crack, and the thicker the material, the greater the risk is. Apparently, the same phenomenon can be observed on a smartphone – the Google Nexus 4, in particular, which has a fancy glass layer on its back. And no, hot liquids aren't required. Reportedly, all that it takes is a warm hand and a solid counter top.
Droid-Life, the damaged Google Nexus 4 unit you see in the photo below got this nasty crack without being abused in any way. The owner says that he simply laid the device gently on a stone counter top after using it. He also notes that the smartphone's back had gotten warm after being held for a while (and from the heat dissipated by the chips inside, we suppose). And that's how it happened – quickly cooling the glass back of the Google Nexus 4 led to irreversible damage. Unsurprisingly, the AT&T LG Optimus G is said to be just as vulnerable to temperature changes as it has an identical glass back.According to a report posted on
Of course, there's already a plethora of forum posts on the internet discussing how fragile the Google Nexus 4 glass back is. However, while many people report shattering theirs one way or another, the case above is one of the few that don't involve a drop on a hard surface. Would any Google Nexus 4 owners share their experience with us? Let's hear your story down in the comments!