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Old February 1st, 2012, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Screen is fragile, just broke the glass

I just dropped the Nexus from a few feet and the screen cracked. I dropped by original Droid many times and the screen isn't even scratched. The nexus has a fragile screen. Will Costco exchange it?

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All it takes is the right impact and anything will break. Droids, iPhones, anything. In particular, corner hits are the most likely to break the glass. Sorry to hear about your phone.
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its harder to break GNex screen (or other nexus series since its curved screen) than droids or anyother phone u can think of since its CURVED.
Gorilla glass are scratch resistance, not against shocks, so it doesnt matter wether its fortified glass or GG when it comes to shock.

blame ur bad luck, and i doubt they'll exchange it since it was ur fault to break the phone unless u have an insurance (i hope u have it)
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I'm not so sure it's bad luck. My wife just cracked hers this week with a Silicon case from Verizon. This is her third Android phone and the first to get cracked. And she has only had her phone for a month! Not to mention some of the fine scratches we both already put on ours.

It's definitely not as strong as our previous Incredible or Droid 2 glass. XO skins (which we never had to use) are on the way as I type. Still love the phone and don't regret buying it but they could have used better glass.
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I'm not so sure it's bad luck. My wife just cracked hers this week with a Silicon case from Verizon. This is her third Android phone and the first to get cracked. And she has only had her phone for a month! Not to mention some of the fine scratches we both already put on ours.

It's definitely not as strong as our previous Incredible or Droid 2 glass. XO skins (which we never had to use) are on the way as I type. Still love the phone and don't regret buying it but they could have used better glass.
While I do agree bad luck plays a part in this, it does definitely appear that the glass on this phone is not as good as the phones you mentioned. I dropped my DINC many times naked (even on concrete) and it never cracked.

When something cracks with a silicone case on it there is a little cause for concern IMO. That shouldn't happen unless it hits a corner IMO. I loathe the otterbox but can understand why some people use it for this phone in particular (just like the I-phone).
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While I do agree bad luck plays a part in this, it does definitely appear that the glass on this phone is not as good as the phones you mentioned. I dropped my DINC many times naked (even on concrete) and it never cracked.

When something cracks with a silicone case on it there is a little cause for concern IMO. That shouldn't happen unless it hits a corner IMO. I loathe the otterbox but can understand why some people use it for this phone in particular (just like the I-phone).
It was the corner on her Gnex. But still...with a Silicon case and she doesn't even remember dropping it? We both remember some of our major drops in the past (very traumatic experiences with pieces flying everywhere) and they just scratched the plastic without really even scratching our screens. Maybe some tiny hair scratches. Oh well, we're OK and I'm looking forward to the screen protectors.

In 18-24 months when we upgrade again I hope to have some of this protecting our new Super(duper)Amoled+HDExtreme screens: Corning and Samsung to marry Lotus Glass with OLED displays in new joint venture | The Verge
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A silicon case will do very little to protect a phone from a drop. Especially if it lands on a corner - there absolutely no structural reinforcement from a silicon case.
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Sorry yours broke, hopefully you find a minimally painful way to replace it... maybe consider an otterbox (I don't have one, but still think about getting it) and insurance (I def'ly have that).

These devices are not made to be drop resistant, they are made to be easily replaceable... (my belief)

Maybe the screen isn't as strong as claimed, without in depth research it's hard to tell... either way, treat it like its a fragile object...
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The screen is not fragile, it cracks because its only surrounded by a thin strip of plastic, unlike moto phones. Thats why you should put a good case on it.
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Mines taken some pretty gnarly falls and is still running strong, no scratches and certainly no cracks. Sounds like bad luck man sorry to hear it
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Gorilla glass are scratch resistance, not against shocks, so it doesnt matter wether its fortified glass or GG when it comes to shock.
Actually, that's not correct. Gorilla Glass is not primarily scratch resistant, it is designed for strength - to resist breakage. That is its primary feature.

It also happens to be more scratch resistant - though the newest version of GG is supposed to be more scratch resistant than the first.
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The screen is not fragile, it cracks because its only surrounded by a thin strip of plastic, unlike moto phones. Thats why you should put a good case on it.
This. Small bezel = less material to absorb energy prior to it hitting the glass.
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ALSO keep in mind this is a draw back of a LARGE screen...


the bigger the screen the easier it crack from drops. That's just the way physics works...
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A silicon case will do very little to protect a phone from a drop. Especially if it lands on a corner - there absolutely no structural reinforcement from a silicon case.
I'd like to hear other people's opinions on this. I never expected my thin silicon case to provide much protection. But I like to believe a mm of silicon will provide some protection.
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It will provide very minimal protection. Silicone is soft and squishy so (i'm assuming) upon impact it will "move out of the way". Try something like a TPU case which is more rigid yet still flexible.
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That's terrible man sorry to hear that.

What we all have to remember though is that there is glass in your phone. Glass. I don't care who makes it, I don't care what phone it's in, it's just glass. Not diamond. Glass.

Hope I'm not coming off the wrong way, I do realize how that may read but it's not intended to be offensive. Just a stern reminder.

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Actually, that's not correct. Gorilla Glass is not primarily scratch resistant, it is designed for strength - to resist breakage. That is its primary feature.

It also happens to be more scratch resistant - though the newest version of GG is supposed to be more scratch resistant than the first.
Wrong. All reinforced glass, be it in your home or on your phone, is shatter prone because of the way the molecular structure is changed.
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Just a pet peeve of mine:

Any glass screen is going to shatter into a million pieces if you drop it right. My mom bought the same Droid as me after she saw mine and two weeks later calls me up saying the phone is a piece of junk.

"This phone is brand new and I barely dropped it and the screen shatters into pieces! You should return yours before it cracks in your pocket!" I didn't even try to explain what Gorilla Glass was.

It doesn't matter how new or expensive the device is. A glass screen is going to shatter if you drop it on it's corner. My Droid's screen still doesn't have a scratch on it and neither does my Nexus'. It's all about how you take care of it, and in a lot of cases, luck.

Just because yours broke doesn't necessarily mean "the nexus has a fragile screen."
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Actually, that's not correct. Gorilla Glass is not primarily scratch resistant, it is designed for strength - to resist breakage. That is its primary feature.

It also happens to be more scratch resistant - though the newest version of GG is supposed to be more scratch resistant than the first.
you are talking about different shock.
dropping phone is more like lateral shock, and all those shock test gorilla glass and dragontrail are doing is shock right on surface of glass.
like this one
Dell Streak's Gorilla Glass screen: torture tested for your amusement (video) -- Engadget

stress on surface of glass spread out quite evenly so it doesnt break the glasls that easily (like pressing with pen, or tapping with objects) but shock from sideway (like dropping phone), shock spread out unevenly so it causes crack rather easily.
u can find bunch of thread saying dropping phone causes crack on phone with gorilla glass.

gorilla glass might resist against lateral shock than regular soda limes but different wouldnt be that big IMO, it has more to do with phone structure against shock from sideway than type of glass.
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Wrong. All reinforced glass, be it in your home or on your phone, is shatter prone because of the way the molecular structure is changed.
I think you are talking about different glass altogether. Gorilla Glass and other "fortified glasses" are different than what you are calling reinforced glass. Regular Tempered (aka safety glass) is heat treated to break into small pieces rather than shatter into large, sharp, dangerous shards but it is also stronger. This is what your side windows are made of in your car, and why your car is such a mess after a break-in. Lots of tiny little glass squares everywhere.

There is also laminated glass which consists of multiple panes of glass adhered to a thin plastic membrane between them. This gives the glass strength and also holds it together in the case of breakage. You front windshield is made of laminated and tempered glass.....which is why when they get smashed they stay in one big piece.

Gorilla Glass and other 'fortified glass' is produced in such a way as to strengthen it against breakage.... hence its 'fortified'. I don't know if the gorilla process qualifies as "tempering" b/c I don't know enough about it. These glasses may be laminated as well, but that is separate from the "gorilla-fying process".
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you are talking about different shock.
dropping phone is more like lateral shock, and all those shock test gorilla glass and dragontrail are doing is shock right on surface of glass.
like this one
Dell Streak's Gorilla Glass screen: torture tested for your amusement (video) -- Engadget

stress on surface of glass spread out quite evenly so it doesnt break the glasls that easily (like pressing with pen, or tapping with objects) but shock from sideway (like dropping phone), shock spread out unevenly so it causes crack rather easily.
u can find bunch of thread saying dropping phone causes crack on phone with gorilla glass.

gorilla glass might resist against lateral shock than regular soda limes but different wouldnt be that big IMO, it has more to do with phone structure against shock from sideway than type of glass.
I'm pretty sure that's what I said in my first post.... that any phone dropped on its edge (corner especially) will be more likely to break, Gorilla glass or not.

I also agree that the lack of a screen surround means an edge drop puts all the force on the glass....whereas other phones where there is more material framing the glass, may be more likely to survive.
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Gorilla Glass and other 'fortified glass' is produced in such a way as to strengthen it against breakage.... hence its 'fortified'. I don't know if the gorilla process qualifies as "tempering" b/c I don't know enough about it. These glasses may be laminated as well, but that is separate from the "gorilla-fying process".
From what I understand this process is basically a cycling of annealing for uniformity, then tempering and adding the hardener (cobalt or whatever they use for it), then re-annealing and re-tempering for consistency. It is like hardening steel I believe, except they have to actually "melt" a tiny bit of the silica to mix in the hardener and create a harder surface. I think the "lotus" glass is the small-scale answer to laminated glass, but I could be wrong...
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This is why you get insurance. it's like $6 per month and totally worth it.
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This is why you get insurance. it's like $6 per month and totally worth it.
That's highly debatable. If someone breaks their phone every 3 months then yeah sure. However for many of us that have never broken their phones, or only broken their phones 1 time during a contract, phone insurance is not cost efficient and is a rip-off in the long run.
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That's highly debatable. If someone breaks their phone every 3 months then yeah sure. However for many of us that have never broken their phones, or only broken their phones 1 time during a contract, phone insurance is not cost efficient and is a rip-off in the long run.
If you break your phone even once in the life of you contract (3 years in Canada), it's a big money saver. Lost a phone 6 months into my 3 years contract...no insurance so I bought a Nexus One. I told myself to be CAREFUL and so I didn't think I'd need insurance. My Nexus One got stolen 10 months later. So...I had to get another phone. That's $1400 spent out of pocket on 2 phones within the life of my contract. I got a 2 years insurance for my Atrix that costed me $100. I have learnt that I have bad luck with phones and need insurance. I would have saved $1300 had I gotten insurance when I got my first phone. The retail cost of most smart phones are $700 with tax, so even if you lose your phone just once, it's much cheaper to get insurance.
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I called Samsung and they will replace the screen for $163.47. The first time I called I was quoted $499, but that turned out to be incorrect. A local shop quoted me $250. I think I'll just send it in for repair.
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Actually, that's not correct. Gorilla Glass is not primarily scratch resistant, it is designed for strength - to resist breakage. That is its primary feature.

It also happens to be more scratch resistant - though the newest version of GG is supposed to be more scratch resistant than the first.
That is not true. Gorilla Glass is SCRATCH RESISTANT and nothing more. It is no harder to break than other glass. It's primary feature...and only feature is to resist scratches. Notice Corning never makes statements saying it's harder to break.

As for the OP, glass is glass. This glass is no more fragile than glass found in other phones. Sometimes you can drop your phone and it won't break, other times it will break. It had nothing to do with the glass itself, as much as it has to do with how fortunate or unfortunate you are at the time of the break. I've used this analogy before, but it's applicable here too. If you've had cars in the past and a rock hit their windshields and the glass didn't break, but then get a new car and a rock hits the windshield and the window breaks, does that mean the new car was a weak windshield? According to your logic that's what it would mean since you had cars before who's window did not break. So by your logic that would mean your new car has a weak windshield. Obviously that really isn't the case and it's more a matter of circumstance than anything else and the case of the phone's glass is no different.
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From what I understand this process is basically a cycling of annealing for uniformity, then tempering and adding the hardener (cobalt or whatever they use for it), then re-annealing and re-tempering for consistency. It is like hardening steel I believe, except they have to actually "melt" a tiny bit of the silica to mix in the hardener and create a harder surface. I think the "lotus" glass is the small-scale answer to laminated glass, but I could be wrong...
its similar to hardening metal but thats not how it hardens..
repeating heating metal increases C inside metal so it hardens metal..
for glasses they use ion exchange method for gorilla glass.
basically they put glass into hot sea salt.. so natirum inside glass goes into salt and Kalium inside sea salt replace natrum.
size of Kalium is larger than natrum so when glass cools down density of glass increases before ion exchange.
GG is very thin (like 0.5mm) but heavier than other fortified glass cuz of density.
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I called Samsung and they will replace the screen for $163.47. The first time I called I was quoted $499, but that turned out to be incorrect. A local shop quoted me $250. I think I'll just send it in for repair.
Hopefully you purchased with American Express. They have 90 day accidental damage and will reimburse you for amount up to the purchase price.

Note. I said purchase price. In many people case. Purchase price does not mean full retail price. So Amex would reimburse you the actual $150-300 you paid on contract.

But if ur repair is less than $200 and you brought with Amex than you are good to go.
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So my experience last night. I was running on the treadmill listening to music on my phone, when my hand snagged on my headphone wire and yanked my phone off the treadmill. It landed on the belt where I proceeded to step on it, then it continued off the back of the treadmill and onto the floor. Miraculously no damage, even though it popped my battery cover loose.
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its similar to hardening metal but thats not how it hardens..
repeating heating metal increases C inside metal so it hardens metal..
for glasses they use ion exchange method for gorilla glass.
basically they put glass into hot sea salt.. so natirum inside glass goes into salt and Kalium inside sea salt replace natrum.
size of Kalium is larger than natrum so when glass cools down density of glass increases before ion exchange.
GG is very thin (like 0.5mm) but heavier than other fortified glass cuz of density.
Thanks! I didnt know it was a natrum-kalium exchange. Thats pretty interesting actually
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So my experience last night. I was running on the treadmill listening to music on my phone, when my hand snagged on my headphone wire and yanked my phone off the treadmill. It landed on the belt where I proceeded to step on it, then it continued off the back of the treadmill and onto the floor. Miraculously no damage, even though it popped my battery cover loose.
Wow, you really lucked out there!
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or they perfect transparency and hardness of plastics. (like sinit's sealplus)
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That is not true. Gorilla Glass is SCRATCH RESISTANT and nothing more. It is no harder to break than other glass. It's primary feature...and only feature is to resist scratches. Notice Corning never makes statements saying it's harder to break.
You may want to check with Corning.... your facts are wrong. Gorilla Glass is stronger and more scratch resistant, but the strength came first. Gorilla Glass 2 has been improved to be thinner and more scratch resistant. The process was originally designed to strengthen windshields.

"CAN I BREAK GORILLA GLASS?
If subjected to enough abuse, Gorilla Glass can break. However, Gorilla Glass is better able to survive the real-world events that most commonly cause glass to scratch, chip, or break."

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Exactly, I wish the GNex had Gorilla Glass. I use an Otterbox Defender, but my wife's got a small scratch that kept growing and eventually became a large crack in the screen. It's being repaired by Best Buy's insurance, but it's going to take a month. She had her X for nearly 2 yrs, dropped numerous times and never cracked. Anybody wanting to act like there's no difference isn't realistic...it's MUCH stronger.
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Exactly, I wish the GNex had Gorilla Glass. I use an Otterbox Defender, but my wife's got a small scratch that kept growing and eventually became a large crack in the screen. It's being repaired by Best Buy's insurance, but it's going to take a month. She had her X for nearly 2 yrs, dropped numerous times and never cracked. Anybody wanting to act like there's no difference isn't realistic...it's MUCH stronger.
if u see video above, they dont do drop test for GG, do they?
like I already explained above, dropping and pressing on surface of glass are different shock.
pressing pressure on surface of glasses, stress spread out evenly so its harder to break.. thats what corning's claiming.. it can resist heavier pressuer than regular fortified glasses.
but dropping glass (lateral shock), stress spread out unevenly so it causes crack rather easily.
GG might resist better on this than other fortified glass but difference would be minor IMO.
so its safe to say.. u drop a phone, cracking glasses are more relied on structure of phone/case than type of glass.
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Watch both videos. In the first they drop regular and gorilla glass on edge at 56 seconds. In the second they drop the metal ball on the face of the glass.
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Watch both videos. In the first they drop regular and gorilla glass on edge at 56 seconds. In the second they drop the metal ball on the face of the glass.
thats more like ads than actual real test to me.
also that soda lime glass is taller than GG and shaped weird on the video. (GG on that video is cleaer cut on edges like square)
and I havent seen GG or dragontrail doing any real drop test like that yet (or open it to public to see it) other than ads.

dropping ball on face of glass is same as pressure on face on glass, its not lateral shock test.
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Well, if video showing it isnt enough i dont know what else to say. I don't have any more evidence.

I agree with you though, that edge impacts are very different than face impacts....and edge impacts are more likely to shatter any glass even gorilla glass. However, I have no reason to doubt Corning's claims that their glass is more resistant to edge impact that other glass (even soda lime). It may only be marginally better, but I think it is better.
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That is not true. Gorilla Glass is SCRATCH RESISTANT and nothing more. It is no harder to break than other glass. It's primary feature...and only feature is to resist scratches. Notice Corning never makes statements saying it's harder to break.

As for the OP, glass is glass. This glass is no more fragile than glass found in other phones. Sometimes you can drop your phone and it won't break, other times it will break. It had nothing to do with the glass itself, as much as it has to do with how fortunate or unfortunate you are at the time of the break. I've used this analogy before, but it's applicable here too. If you've had cars in the past and a rock hit their windshields and the glass didn't break, but then get a new car and a rock hits the windshield and the window breaks, does that mean the new car was a weak windshield? According to your logic that's what it would mean since you had cars before who's window did not break. So by your logic that would mean your new car has a weak windshield. Obviously that really isn't the case and it's more a matter of circumstance than anything else and the case of the phone's glass is no different.
Corning demonstrates the toughness of Gorilla Glass - YouTube

There's a Corning spokesperson saying it's impact resistant, as well as demonstrating tensile strength.

Corning Gorilla Glass Stress Tests - YouTube

And here's another Corning promotional video demonstrating tensile strength, and indeed directly saying that it's designed for strength.

Both of them show comparisons to regular glass.

Sorry, but you're simply misinformed. Yes it is stronger, yes it is more scratch resistant, yes it's more impact and shock resistant. But, it's still true that any glass can, and will, break. All you have to do is hit it just right to produce the right type of stress and it'll fracture. Gorilla Glass and other fortified glasses are a very good thing to have on a smart phone (or any portable electronic device) because they offer a degree of protection. But do note that none of them claim to be scratch-proof or damage-proof. Just resistant.
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I dropped my SGS2 well in excess of ten times when I had it as it was really light and unbalanced. Many times from shoulder height, while on holiday onto marble tiles, and it had no more than a few hard to see blemishes. These were side, botton, front on impacts, close inspection you could see little scratches on the sides and around the screen, also on the back of the phone, but the screen never broke. My brother is still using it today.

As for GNEX, i've dropped my belt buckle onto the phone from waist hight, and its heavy, sharp and pointed, landed square onto the centre of the glass, not even a scratch.

Any break of this or the SGS2 will be bad luck in my opinion, as they are both well hard phones!
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I dropped my SGS2 well in excess of ten times when I had it as it was really light and unbalanced. Many times from shoulder height, while on holiday onto marble tiles, and it had no more than a few hard to see blemishes. These were side, botton, front on impacts, close inspection you could see little scratches on the sides and around the screen, also on the back of the phone, but the screen never broke. My brother is still using it today.

As for GNEX, i've dropped my belt buckle onto the phone from waist hight, and its heavy, sharp and pointed, landed square onto the centre of the glass, not even a scratch.

Any break of this or the SGS2 will be bad luck in my opinion, as they are both well hard phones!
I concur. I just (accidentally ) dropped my Nexus onto concrete out of my pocket today while I had to make a light jog. I didn't see where it hit first, but it looks like maybe the back because the back cover popped off and the battery fell out when it hit, then it flipped over and slid face down . Pissed me off at first. But the only marks I can find on it are around the camera and on the battery cover. The screen is still perfect. Not even a light scratch anywhere after inspecting it with bright light and looking at it at all angles. I'm amazed and relieved. I ordered a case last month, but it's on back order and won't be here for a couple weeks still .
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I concur. I just (accidentally ) dropped my Nexus onto concrete out of my pocket today while I had to make a light jog. I didn't see where it hit first, but it looks like maybe the back because the back cover popped off and the battery fell out when it hit, then it flipped over and slid face down . Pissed me off at first. But the only marks I can find on it are around the camera and on the battery cover. The screen is still perfect. Not even a light scratch anywhere after inspecting it with bright light and looking at it at all angles. I'm amazed and relieved. I ordered a case last month, but it's on back order and won't be here for a couple weeks still .
Hooray for the contoured screen (for the sliding part)! Plus the overall device shape should HELP (not completely mitigate) deflect the forces.
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