Sony’s 2013 flagship will have a glass-back, is this a deal-breaker for you?

by XB on 11th December 2012

in Rumours

Sony Mobile’s new flagship to be launched during Q1 2013 is expected to have a glass front and back. This is pretty much a given for the handset codenamed Yuga (C660X). We have this confirmed by our own sources, along with the photo leaks a while back. The question we have today is how much of a hindrance is this for you?

The most popular example of a phone with a glass back is the Apple iPhone 4/4S and there’s no denying that it had abnormally high faults related to people cracking the back of the phone. There’s a good reason why phones don’t normally come with glass backs and that comes down to practicality. Knowing a phone has a glass back means placing it down that much more carefully and probably means a case or bumper is an essential accessory for many.

We’ve started to hear similar stories over the LG Nexus 4. Reports suggest that placing the handset on a cold surface, such as a kitchen granite surface, can cause the glass to crack after it has been held in a warm hand. There’s no denying that it gives the handset a premium look, but in your view is the aesthetics worth what you end up losing in terms of practicality? Or does it not bother you since you use a case for your phone anyway? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below.

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