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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hexx, May 23, 2011.

  1. Hexx

    Hexx Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi all,

    I've read a few reviews for this phone and on a couple of places it states that the Wildfire S has gorilla glass. Now, this would make the need for a screen protector completely redundant - but I would be surprised if a phone at this price point would have gorilla glass. Any one know if it does/doesn't have gorilla glass?

    Cheers,

    Ben.
     



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  2. amit_eighty8

    amit_eighty8 Well-Known Member

    ya it does have gorilla glass
     
  3. Harish Harris

    Harish Harris Well-Known Member

    My question may seem to be silly.. But what exactly is a gorilla glass? and what difference does it make when compared with others?
     
  4. Hexx

    Hexx Member
    Thread Starter

    It's a specially treated form of glass that is very tough and highly scratch resistant. Ideal for phones :)
     
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  5. Harish Harris

    Harish Harris Well-Known Member

    So the Wildfire S doesn't need a screen protector?
     
  6. Hexx

    Hexx Member
    Thread Starter

    I suppose that comes down to personal choice. Nothing is 100% scratch resistant, so I have a screen protector on mine. Doesn't seem to affect the sensitivity and I'd rather damage that than the actual screen.
     
  7. Harish Harris

    Harish Harris Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... got your point. Thanks buddy :)
     
  8. schadfield

    schadfield Newbie

    I abandoned screen protectors back in the day when my PDA was a Visor Handspring. I have subsequently used a number of of Treo smartphones and am now on my second Android phone.

    I have never suffered screen damage which has annoyed me enough to want to upgrade a device before the obsolescence of that device has prompted an upgrade.

    In my opinion screen protectors are ugly and a waste of money.
     
  9. b4dmash

    b4dmash Lurker

    Better to put a screen guard. I bought the wildfire s too, got a scratch within 2 days and it mostly remained in my pocket :(
    Also I noticed that gorilla glass for wildfire s is mentioned only in gsmarena.com. There is no mention of it on the product box, htc.com or flipkart.com
    So not sure if it is even there.
     
  10. Harish Harris

    Harish Harris Well-Known Member

    Hmm so i'v decided to get a screen guard for safety, just in case.
    Hey badmash how much did you pay for your phone in bangalore?
     
  11. b4dmash

    b4dmash Lurker

    I got it for 13.7k. I think you should get it for cheaper, if you go to the big mobile stores (like sangeetha). They didn't have it in stock last week.

    And hey I got a confirmation from htc customer care that it does not have gorilla glass.
     
  12. Harish Harris

    Harish Harris Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info dude.
    From which store did you get your phone?
    No gorilla glass? Sad :(
     
  13. paps79

    paps79 Lurker


    CORNING
     
  14. Harish Harris

    Harish Harris Well-Known Member

  15. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    can it run angry birds speedx 3d an nfs shift without lagging
     
  16. b4dmash

    b4dmash Lurker

    Well what I said above is the reply I got from customer care. And the scratch on my screen is very real (unfortunately). Who knows, maybe the India model doesn't have it? HTC has done this before - like when they launched the HTC Tattoo in India and it didn't have 3g, while the international version did.
    Anyway, with or without gorilla glass, it's still a good phone. Just be a bit careful handling it.
     
  17. Harish Harris

    Harish Harris Well-Known Member

    Hmm you may be right about it. Anyways i'm going to get the screen guard for it :)
     
  18. Hexx

    Hexx Member
    Thread Starter

    That's interesting bd4mash. If you look on the Gorilla Glass web site the Wildfire S is listed there, but I also contacted HTC who told me that -

    "The glass used is Active Matrix TFT, this is not the same as Gorilla glass, should we use Gorilla glass on any of our products we will ensure to advertise this to our customers as part of a feature of our range in the future."

    Though it does sound he's almost answering a different question.

    Either way, I still prefer to use a screen protector. One word of caution though, I wouldn't recommend the Case Mate ones for now. Although they do a good job they don't reach all edges of the screen (about 2-3 mm gap each edge). Case Mate told me that they have now reduced the gap due to customer feedback, but doesn't help if you pick up an old batch :)

    Ben.
     
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  19. glockman

    glockman Newbie

    I just want to end the myth that gorilla glass is not capable of being scratched. I put one of those long lighters used to light fireplaces and grills in my pocket to go outside and light my grill. My phone was in the same pocket. I didn't really shove the lighter in there, but when I pulled my phone out, the metal tip of the lighter had scratched mt screen.

    So much for gorilla glass.
     
  20. ORA

    ORA Member

    I also read somewhere else that HTC said the wildfire doesnt have gorrila glass.
    Corning might be referring to the newer Wildfire S .
    It would be nice to know the official comment from HTC.
    I will still keep my screen protector on i thinks.
    ORA
     
  21. kbartk

    kbartk Lurker

    Screen protectors are ugly,I'am not using it because I will change the phone before it will get scratched.I have used Samsung Wave s8500 and after I saw some dude on you tube with knife going everywhere on the screen and not damaging it....I think that Gorilla Glass is a real thing.
    P.S I have also tried to scratch my Wave but without a result
     
  22. chickdr

    chickdr Newbie

    Actually if you look at the list is shows the Wildfire but NOT the Wildfire S
     
  23. Tezlastorme

    Tezlastorme Lurker

    That means the whole wildfire series. You will see it also lists the sensation but not the sensation xe or sensation xl. It includes the whole series. But they're wrong about wildfire series having gorilla glass anyway.
     
  24. Resendetra

    Resendetra Newbie

    Even if it does have Gorilla Glass, I still put a screen protector on mine. I just feel safer that way, because things can still happen.
     

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