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Shit! I Broke my Nexus 4

I was in a hurry ― sandwich in one hand, phone and drink in the other. It was a hot afternoon and I hadn't eaten anything that day. I was starving. An ongoing notification on my phone was irking me. I needed to check it. Why don't I have three hands! I thought to myself while walking to my next class. My mouth is like a hand isn't it?

I gingerly placed my phone in my mouth and took off my backpack. Starting to feel my phone slip, I clenched my lips harder knowing that I couldn't spare more than a few seconds. I placed my drink in my bag and threw it back over my shoulder. Success! Then, things started going downhill...

While reaching for my phone something happened. I lost concentration. My brain knew where my hand was but somehow it missed my phone. My hand brushed the phone's bottom edge, causing it to break free from my mouth. With a quick reflex I tried to snatch it from mid air, only to knock it further out of reach. Minutes seemed to pass as my phone flew towards the ground.

CRASH! The excruciating sound of glass on concrete pierced my ears. I knew right away the outcome but refused to believe it. I stared at the phone lying face down beneath my feet. As I turned it over my fears were confirmed. That was the end of my Nexus 4. The most amazing piece of technology I've ever owned, taken from me in mere seconds.

It was a sad day.


And yes, the answer is still "no". I will never subject any of my devices to an ugly fucking case.

R.I.P. Nexus 4 😢

Nexus 4 Cracked Screen

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 Aug 29, 2013

Benjamin writes:


i know exactly how you feel. just got mine a few months ago and it was a pretty good phone (miss my 4s tho). i dropped it at work and didnt even know it and when i saw it on the ground i thought it was one of my coworkers phones. so i picked it up turned it over and it was cracked similar to yours but my bottom half wont work at all. i asked whos phone it was and they all shrugged their sholders then i felt my pockets and flipped out. i was so mad i through it accross the truck we were unloading lol. its 175 to replace the screen at my local cell phone store and im pissed!!!!!!!
my iphone never had a case dropped that a few times in 2 years and never broke the screen. the guy at tmobile said this phone was perfect for my job and its better than an iphon cuz its stronger lol that was a joke!!!!! so pissed now but ish happens. i wish you the best of luck in the cell phone world.
i so wish motorolla made a really good smart phone theirs ar so strong!!!!


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