In every smartphone I've looked at, the camera protrudes slightly from the bottom of the case, meaning that it is the primary point of contact when the phone is laid down flat:
Note that the lens itself is surrounded by a metal ridge, but it is at most recessed by a millimeter, which is a bit close for my comfort. This seems like it would be trivially fixed by addition of small ridges near the camera that would raise the camera portion up 2mm off the table. Unfortunately, this has apparently not occurred to anyone anywhere, and they don't even sell replacement back-panels with this feature, as far as I can tell.
As it is, to prevent the camera touching tables when I put the phone down, I bought a case, but even the thinnest cases are annoyingly bulky for that purpose, and I would prefer not to use a case. Does anyone have any suggestions of a way that I can add my own "ridges" to the back of the phone in a way that:
- Will not get caught on things in my pocket
- Will not fall off easily
- Does not look like a horrible hack job.
My first-order solution to test that these ridges would work is to take some gummy tack and stick it on the top of my phone, and it effectively demonstrates that a very thin, low-profile ridge can effectively allow you to place your phone face-up on a table without issue, but it violates pretty much all three of these rules, and it's sticky to boot so it accumulates little fibers:
Hard Mode If your solution works best for a phone with a nice flat surface on the back, I can probably make do, but LG evidently thinks it's more "cool" to use a cross-hatched, textured surface for the back of a phone, so preferably design with that in mind.