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A Little Heads Up To Screen Breakage Issues On The Incredible

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BetterMost, May 19, 2010.

  1. BetterMost

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    There have been MANY reports of broken screens over in Incredible land already. Im not sure if its the OLED screen being more fragile or its the flimsy nature of HTCs casings. Some people have dropped there handsets only 2 feet to hardwood floors to find broken screens. One guy missed his pocket and dropped the phone on his lawn and the screen cracked. Sooo I would suggest getting the insurance and a good strong case at least at first just to be safe. Only time will tell we wont know for sure until we start dropping our EVOS! :eek:
     

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  2. drksilenc

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    good thing our screens are completely different
     
  3. LS1

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    Last time I had an HTC Product, I dropped it onto a table from about 2 feet above, and the touch element died. I'm hoping their different now.
     
  4. htc.EVOlution

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    i dropped a touch pro2 on the floor when it flew out of my hands. nothing happened to it. no crack, no scratch, and nothing showed any signs of my phone dropping on the floor
     
  5. SprintFun

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    The only good thing about my instinct (and maybe its just mine and not overall), I beat the crap out of it and its still tickin.
     
  6. Nem_Zero

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    Yeah, the most I've had to do to my Instinct is replace the screen because a bad drop pressed the screen on the GUI causing a constant touch input. (Replacing only after I got tired of using tape to lift the pressure from the screen lol)

    Other than that, it's been good money for 2 years.
     
  7. slimboutit

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    My hero has hit the ground a few times already, once almost from a toss and with a cheap gel case it has shown no wear. My friend is walking around with a hero that has a badly cracked screen, and he hasn't lost any functionality
     
  8. reallynotnick

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    Hmmm I have pretty much beat up my first gen iPhone dropping it too many times and have not had a problem. Though the glass shouldn't be much larger on the EVO as physically it's not much bigger than the iPhone.
     
  9. BetterMost

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    Some think it might be that stupid camera lens hanging out the back. When the phone is dropped and lands on its back the lens ring seems to get pushed in, then the whole camera internal hoo haa gets pushed into the back of the screen cracking it from the inside out.
     
  10. WordIsBorn

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    Don't worry about the screen. My wife and I have both been using HTC HD2s since they launched on March 24th, and I have dropped it a couple times on the pavement without any issues. Plus if my wife hasn't broken hers yet, then its definately a sturdy phone!
     
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  11. drksilenc

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    yea the tft's that htc uses are really durrable. my friend had a mogle and it fell out of his pocket while on a ride at kennywood when he was upside down. he got it back and it still worked with the glass cracked.
     
  12. BlackDynamite

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    I've never had any problems with screens breaking on my HTC phones (and I've had several over the years, currently using a Touch Pro 2).

    There were a ton of complaints about the screen breaking on the HD2 though. I think HTC even advised against carrying it your pocket at some point.
     
  13. WordIsBorn

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    No the Nexus One was the phone they said not to put in your pocket, wich makes sense as it is the same screen they are using in the Incredible. I can gaurantee you that the HD2 is a sturdy phone/screen, but HTC is using a different touch sensor in the EVO, so I dont know if it will be the same peice of glass as the HD2, or not. Guesss we will have to wait and see
     
  14. hopalee

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    OMG, I LOVE Kennywood! I was born in Monroeville, but grew up in TX. I still have family in the area and have gone to visit many times and every time we go to Kennywood! Have you seen Adventureland? It was filmed there! I was watching the movie and I was like damn, that looks familiar! So I googled it and sure enough, it was at Kennywood!

    So back on topic, I REALLY hope the screen doesn't get messed up!
     
  15. reallynotnick

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    lol, I hate getting off topic but I too have family back in PA and have been to Kennywood a few times. Didn't really realize Adventureland was filmed there, it looked sort of familiar but I figured just about every theme park looks similar. I always hate taking my phone to theme parks because of rides and water, never really figured out the best way to handle it.


    Well I have read mixed things about the HD2 screen, it just seems some people get really lucky with screens while others don't. Though maybe people are sometimes actually slightly throwing their phones to the ground? Who knows, my 2G iPhone is really tough and I hope this phone is similar. I wouldn't mind something like the Tech 21 iBand case for it though.
     
  16. kaisies

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    had mine in the roof of my car, as i drove away it landed on my trunk, and then when i turned it flew off the car... scratched on the corners, but completly fine otherwise :eek:
     
  17. drksilenc

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    best thing to do is get a bluetooth headset for theme parks. something u can put inside your shirt durring the ride and keep the phone in the backpack
     
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