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Old April 4th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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its due to the fact that in the screen (what they are calling SLCD2) the distance between the display and the surface of the glass is MUCH less then most screens, so it actually is closer to your fingers. it'll be on this phone too
That's most likely due to it using Gorilla Glass 2.

GG2 is twice as strong as original Gorilla Glass.

So - does that equate to glass twice as strong as before?

Nope.

They said from the outset that the point of GG2 is to go to a glass covering 1/2 as thick as OG GG, with a potential price savings and weight savings for the same toughness as OG GG.

Once again, we see the SLCD2 meme at work.

Again because it's being missed or not believed by some (not you, Covert_Death) - SLCD and SLCD2 are nothing more than marketing terms - they do not describe screen technology.

The main thing is that the screen is the new stuff, 100%.

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That's most likely due to it using Gorilla Glass 2.

GG2 is twice as strong as original Gorilla Glass.

So - does that equate to glass twice as strong as before?

Nope.



The main thing is that the screen is the new stuff, 100%.
For completeness, it appears this is not gorilla glass 2:

PSA: HTC One X is protected by the original Corning Gorilla Glass, not Gorilla Glass 2 | Stuff-Review
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doesn't make a difference to me, the ONLY difference is %20 thinner, and your really not ever going to notice the difference, it's not any stronger or any clearer. now if gorilla glass 3 is more clear, allowing more light to pass through it and therefore reflect less (less glare) and be STRONGER then i will want that! but until then making glass slightly thinner makes no difference to me
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Oh great not this again.
Apparently the "Does the Evo 3D have Gorilla Glass?" dead horse had a foal right before its death.
Here we go again. I can see it now:
Does the Evo 4G LTE have Gorilla Glass or Gorilla Glass 2? Does it even have any Gorilla Glass at all?

Where is that handy picture of a carousel...

Get me the Gorilla Glue so I can glue my hands over my eyes.


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Although, it would've been awesome to have that 60 days. I'd possibly be swapping out from HTC, to Motorola, to Samsung...and finally decide before the 60 days are up. Talk about a thorough "test drive." That'd be amazing!...LOL. Oh well. It was good to dream of that possibility.
I know I had poor results in the past, but you could ask again. Won't hurt to ask, and who knows maybe your mileage may vary.
(Also note Sprint only allows one switch out I believe)
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Question...and I understand that it may have already been answered...but I couldn't find it...

Is the LTEVO have Gorilla Glass or not.

I ask, because, as I mentioned in another post, if the LTEVO has Gorilla Glass, I don't think I will need a screen protector.

Just curious...
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Gorilla glass.

Keep it away from sand.
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Gorilla glass.

Keep it away from sand.
Yup! Not sure if the OGEvo has GG but sand scratched mine
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Gorilla glass.

Keep it away from sand.

Thanks EarlyMon!

So I am guessing from your comment that you would still recommend a screenprotector ?
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When I first read the specs about this phone it seemed clear that HTC had used Gorilla Glass on this phone. I read Gorilla 1 Glass, but a review from a site i came across said Gorilla Glass version 2. Anyone have clear and definite information on this?
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When I first read the specs about this phone it seemed clear that HTC had used Gorilla Glass on this phone. I read Gorilla 1 Glass, but a review from a site i came across said Gorilla Glass version 2. Anyone have clear and definite information on this?
I am very curious to this myself. I have seen it listed as "gorilla glass" in some occasions, and some specifically say "gorilla glass 2." Maybe its just hopeful thinking, but with all the upgrades the LTEvo has (larger battery, in particular), yet still maintaining the thin form factor, I think the GG2 reports could be true... since GG2 is 20% thinner, maybe this is how they got the extras in there without making the device any thicker.
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I am very curious to this myself. I have seen it listed as "gorilla glass" in some occasions, and some specifically say "gorilla glass 2." Maybe its just hopeful thinking, but with all the upgrades the LTEvo has (larger battery, in particular), yet still maintaining the thin form factor, I think the GG2 reports could be true... since GG2 is 20% thinner, maybe this is how they got the extras in there without making the device any thicker.
A call was made to HTC, the international version One x has the gorilla glass 1 if you will. Not GG2. Not sure about the LTEvo, but when I read specs about the phone it said GG1
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So with GG is there any need for a screen protector?
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The phonearena review says GG2

(sorry first post, can't link)
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The phonearena review says GG2

(sorry first post, can't link)
They could just be guessing though.
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So with GG is there any need for a screen protector?
It's up to you, I always have a screen protector. Gorilla Glass means it's more resistant to scratches, doesn't mean its scratch proof.
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When I first read the specs about this phone it seemed clear that HTC had used Gorilla Glass on this phone. I read Gorilla 1 Glass, but a review from a site i came across said Gorilla Glass version 2. Anyone have clear and definite information on this?
I've read GG1, but frankly, the only advantage to GG2 (if I remember correctly) is that it is thinner glass at the same level of scratch resistance. So, if the Evo is as thin as makes you happy, then which gorilla glass we have is of little consequence.
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LTEVO will be GG1 most likely (like the One X) but it really doesn't make a difference,

GG2 only offers thinner glass at the same protection. since the way this screen is flush against the glass (helps project the image THROUGH the glass) you shouldn't even be able to notice even if it were GG2.

as for screen protector, its just that much more protection, where you stop is up to you.
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Thanks EarlyMon!

So I am guessing from your comment that you would still recommend a screenprotector ?
Yep.

http://androidforums.com/htc-one-x/535826-warning-one-x-screen-not-scratch-proof.html

By the way, I moved a few posts in from the prerelease thread.
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So in a nutshell... we still need screen protectors??


GG is just more shatter resistant?
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So in a nutshell... we still need screen protectors??


GG is just more shatter resistant?
It's your choice really. GG is only more resistant to scratches, it's not scratch proof, which is why I usually get screen protectors. Just find one that covers the entire front with no stupid cut-outs and you will barely notice it.
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Wouldn't mind if SGP made something like this for the EVO

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Yup! Not sure if the OGEvo has GG but sand scratched mine
they made it with cheap stuff .. mine so how is getting scratched up and no i'm nowhere near sand or dropped anything on it....GG my ass!
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I'm not sure what version of GG we have. I do know from this vid, it's tough! This a OneX, LTEVO's kissing sibling. So safe to say one of the same

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I'm not sure what version of GG we have. I do know from this vid, it's tough! This a OneX, LTEVO's kissing sibling. So safe to say one of the same

HTC One X used as a hammer - YouTube

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Wife's GG equiped E4gt is scratched to hell. GG is nearly impervious to keys as most demos will show, but get one grain of sand in your pocket and it's all over. If you want a scratch free phone, cover it up!
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I am going to go ahead and recommend screen protectors for this phone. I have absolutely babied my phone since I got it and in one week, it already has dozens of micro-scratches and one mark I can only describe as a "rubbing" mark. They only show up if the sun catches them just right to show them, otherwise they aren't noticeable which is cool for now. However, it seems like if the rate of micro-scratching continues at the current pace, even when babying the phone, the screen is eventually going to be covered in them to the point of clouding the glass a few months down the road. I'm not sure what type of glass this is (which was the original discussion of this thread) but it's scratching easier and faster than my OG Evo and my Wifes Epic by leaps and bounds, neither of which have/had screen protectors.

Just wish I ordered them (protectors) sooner! Can't wait till they arrive this week.
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It's GG, not GG2. I've already scratched mine because of cat litter (sand).

Keep it away from sand!
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