So much for iPhone 4's Awesome Build Quality


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  1. Smg

    Smg Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    LOL. Saw that and laughed out loud!!

    Ah well i guess the iPhone 4 isnt that super strong afterall.
     
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    i VTAK Well-Known Member

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    Isn't it glass on the back too? Seems like a pretty crummy design to me.
     
  4. Niir

    Niir Well-Known Member

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    lol fail apple
     
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    Why are the buttons and speakers missing?
     
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    Smg Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Because it does'nt have the internals in its just the outer casing.
     
  7. Niir

    Niir Well-Known Member

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    i wonder if it was weighted to be the same as a full model...if not...thats just lol x 1000
     
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    Lukehluke Well-Known Member

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    That was easy to break.
     
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    i guess that is why apple came out with the "bumpers" lol
     
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    I saw a review bashing the build quality of the Evo in favor of the iPhone 4. I guess now it's our turn to actually turn around and start praising the mostly soft touch plastic body of or device. We know for sure it can take a drop from that height fully loaded with internals and battery.


    Talk about shooting yourself in the foot... I think the mostly metal and glass construction of this new addition to the iScreenSmash collection proves that having a fancy design isn't everything...
     
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    fail!

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  12. Niir

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    expensive accessories which are required to use ur product in the real world...na doesnt sound like apple at all :D
     
  13. Niir

    Niir Well-Known Member

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    omg Apple innovation you dont even need an app to pretend your screen is cracked!! :eek::eek::eek::eek: sign me up!!
     
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Yeah glass phone... no thanks.

    Now introducing the iHammer! Fully made of glass!

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
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    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

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    Lol, a phone made out of glass. Something just seems off about that concept doesn't it? Reminds me of pawn stars when the guy had a glass sword.
     
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    from an article i read it was dropped 3 times from 3.5 ft and its was an empty phone so its not a fully viable test
    besides, just buy a case
     
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    I read that article. It's basically just a hollow shell, there were no components in it. I don't think that test replicates a real world situation at all. Say what you want about Apple but the iPhones I had were built very well.
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Yeah but they weren't made of glass lol...

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
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    Exactly, a hollow glass shell with nothing inside and assuming it's a bit lighter also since its internal components are there. If that breaks easily, then we all can assume that a regular iPhone 4 would break on the first or second drop.
     
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    Totally agree.... in the real world, that glass box weighs about three times as much as the outer shell does in fantasy land. Being filled with electronics won't save a real one from bustin' loose... I feel like bustin' loose...
     
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    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
     
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    Definately not their iPhones atleast...
     
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    What were they thinking?
     
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    phone manufacturers don't care how the phones behave as empty shells, they test them with the internals

    i'd be inclined to think the internals added quite a bit of support and made the thing harder to break
    the weight shouldn't matter that much - it's not like it's gonna fall any faster
     
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    If this is a real issue then I bet complaints will pop up pretty soon after it is released (although most people baby the phone for a good while). I owned an iPhone 3G and the built quality was very high. I dropped that thing numerous times from various heights and it never broke (I had a hard case on it and not a rubber one) or cracked.
     

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