New GNex Owner - Getting CLN - Thoughts?

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  1. billyk

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    I've read the previous posts on Certified Like New (CLN) GNex's and was wondering if there are any new thoughts or experiences on the subject. Working with VZW (EXCELLENT customer service) I am switching from the Bionic and the best I could negotiate was a CLN, which I was promised would be "as new".

    Has anyone recently gotten a CLN?
    Thanks!
     
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    I've gotten CLNRs in the past. Not this phone, but CLNRs nonetheless. Never had any issues, and it was always because my current device was malfunctioning in some way, functioning like-new is better than not functioning, 1.5 years old. The CLNRs always looked good to me and worked just as fine as a brand new phone. I never understood peoples' beef with CLNRs.

    Sent from my GNex
     
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    I'm sure they went over the phone pretty well and checked it. You should be fine. Btw, welcome fellow Bionic war survivor! (the war that happened around the release date!);)
     
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    Nexus CLN will be far better than a brand new bionic. Haha

    Anyway even if u have a problem with it u can always switch it again. But generally they ARE like new so there shouldn't be problems.
     
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    Word to the wise this phone isn't a Motorola get a case.

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    Great feedback on CLN's and the suggestion to get a case.

    Good to hear that I just might do OK with the CLN! Looking forward to it.

    Regarding a case, I've got to do more research. Lots of NGex users seem to go for the "skin" type of case, and I typically favor the "pouch" type. I am open to either at this point. Gotta do some lookin'.
     
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    check the refurb before you send back the original. 3 refurbs they sent me were worse than the original. "double checked" my ass. one wouldn't even power on...


    you can send back the refurb if it's a bad one. that's what i did. just call them so they can notate your account. :D
     
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    I bought two cases and they are just collecting dust. I love this thing naked! I may slap a case on it quick if I go out to the bar or something tho. As far as it "not being built like a Moto" there is no way this phones display would crack/shatter any easier than the Bionic. Or any other phone for that matter.
     
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    Same exact boat as u. I hate putting cases on it I have two for it and when I'm at home my phone is wearing its birthday suit! When I go to work I put a case because I'm rushing sometimes.

    Motorola build quality is just talked about a lot and commercialized to the point where I don't pay attention anymore. Motorola relies solely on built quality to sell phones. The nexus is the complete opposite of that and it actually feels like a great phone in your hand not like a tile, durable, not cheap at all. Only downside is that its slippery. That's it.
     
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    I never had a case but I move around too fast in general and found that I was dropping this. It's VERY slippery.

    I have bought most of the available thin cases and this one wins..

    Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Black Tpu Gel Skin Case S Line: Electronicsnd it's only $3.50.
     
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    Excellent advise guys - thanks again!

    I did some deep research and two other cases also surfaced to the top of my list:

    - Diztronic case
    - Cruzerlite Androidified A2

    I'll add SSHGuru's suggestion to that list. Thanks!

    Interestingly, for those that want a pouch case, and I fully appreciate your input that I might want to go "naked" once I have the GNex, there are very few good options. Sena, a great case maker, makes a beautiful pouch, but they pulled it from the market b/c it applies pressure to the on/off button.

    A lot of GNexer's like this el-cheapo case:
    OEM Neoprene Pouch Case For Samsung Nexus S / Galaxy S i9000 / S8530 Wave2 | eBay

    Some GNexers found their way to this interesting pouch:
    Smartphone Suede Jacket Cases - Droid X - Droid Incredible - HTC EVO - Google Nexus One - Google Android G1 Case - BlackBerry Bold Case - BlackBerry Curve Case - Samsung Instinct Case - LG Dare Case - Sony Ericsson Xperia - Nokia - suede sleeve - Ult

    I've got my fingers crossed for the delivery of my new GNex tomorrow. Here's hopin' that it's right the first time.
     
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    Congrats and good luck with it!!