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Old April 26th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the screen glass or plastic ,cant seem to find out

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Old April 26th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it is plastic. This helps explain the low price of the player.
But maybe I am wrong?
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Old April 27th, 2012, 08:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought it was glass, it seems cold to the touch, and hard to the tooth
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Old April 27th, 2012, 09:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The SGP screen is indeed glass...Gorilla Glass...made by Corning, I believe. It is harder and smoother than regular glass, so it resists scratching. It CAN be scratched, but not as easily as standard glass. It also resists cracking. It CAN be cracked, but not as easily as standard glass.

If you're one of those people that is careful with your devices, you will likely not have any damage issues. If not, you might want to get a screen protector to help prevent scratching. Personally, I don't use one.
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The SGP screen is indeed glass...Gorilla Glass...made by Corning, I believe. It is harder and smoother than regular glass, so it resists scratching. It CAN be scratched, but not as easily as standard glass. It also resists cracking. It CAN be cracked, but not as easily as standard glass.

If you're one of those people that is careful with your devices, you will likely not have any damage issues. If not, you might want to get a screen protector to help prevent scratching. Personally, I don't use one.
Do you have a reliable source for this? I don't believe this is true. Samsung cut every corner possible on this device and have never mentioned Gorilla Glass. They have always mentioned Gorilla Glass when it is included. It's a fine screen, but I'm very skeptical that it is Gorilla Glass.
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Everything I've read says it's a very nice screen but it's not gorilla glass.
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Ya I dont think it is gorilla glass either. That is reserved for the higher end devices like the galaxy s 2
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Either way i`m happy ,its just that my daughter has the 4.0 i have the 5.0,the screen on mine is colder to the touch and sounds like glass on the tooth ,daughters definitely feels warmer and plastic like.
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I have the 5.0 and my girlfriend has the 4.0 and I never noticed that, but then again we both have the zagg screen protectors. Maybe thats why the screens feel the same?
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I admit I didn't have an official source. I should have said "I think it's Gorilla Glass". I read a few reviews that said it was GG, and haven't seen any that said it was definitely was not GG. IMHO, just because Samsung, and Corning, haven't made statements one way or the other, doesn't prove the case either way. In any case, the screen seems to be unusually durable, and smooth to the touch. Whatever it is, I like it a lot.

As far as cutting corners in the manufacturing...who doesn't? Nowadays the design, and manufacturing, processes seem to be governed by accountants. The perception of quality seems to be more important than actual quality.

Anyway...I apologize if I mislead anyone.
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