LG Nexus 4 E960 phone case – REVIEW
Purchase link: http://ali.ski/2M0pU
Some other accessories / parts for LG Nexus 4 (E960)
Tempered glass – $0.79
Purchase link: http://ali.ski/JzQ0TN
LCD+digitizer assembly (there are cheaper ones but without frame, but they a pain to replace) – $44.98
Purchase link: http://ali.ski/0IzNn
The actual case I received
A few days back I have received the case. Unlike my few recent orders, this one took a little less than 3 weeks to arrive to Canada (which is fast, others take 4-6 weeks).
The parcel was shipped from Indonesia inside a small bubble mailer envelope. The case I received is shaped exactly the way it is pictured in the listing; but it is not shiny.
The fit is perfect, the case wraps around the phone in full, and fits snuggly. Unlike other cheap cases I tried, this one does not allow for any loose spots around the phone.
It is made out of TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) rubber, which is a hard type of plastic. With respect to that, the side buttons (the power and volume control) are a bit hard to press, so some effort is needed. And while I hope that they would “break-in” after some time, but I doubt that would happen anytime soon.
The fusion points are very smooth, and there are no significant nicks or unpleasant bumps. What I like about this case is that it does not make the phone feel too bulky. There are holes for both microphones – on top and on the bottom; and there also are holes for the headphone jack and the charger.
P.S.: If you need a phone case, or a replacement screen, check mobile phone cases category on AliExpress.
If you need a replacement screen, check out mobile phone replacement screens category. But! Before you pull the trigger, I suggest you look at a replacement video first (I really like this guy’s channel) to see if this is something you are comfortable doing on your own. I had to re-purchase a screen once, because the replacement did not include the mid-frame, which I was not able to remove from the old part myself.
My recommendation is to keep away from replacing just the front glass (AKA the digitizer, AKA the touchscreen) unless you are very experienced with electronic repairs: more often than not the LCD and the touchscreen are glued to each other, and separating them is hard, even with special tools (heatgun, solid prying tool, etc.).