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  1. eipee73

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    Hey guys and girls,

    I have been one of the lucky ones that is yet to drop their phone. I noticed multiple threads about dropping the phone and having a shattered screen. Could you please add your experience to this thread so we can get a good idea about dropping the phone? I'd like to think that the shattered screen is more of a possibility rather than a definitive result, but it seems like dropping the phone will directly result in a shattered screen in all cases...
     

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    No. Can you imagine if there was a thread made EVERY time someone dropped their phone? I'm sure a shattered screen as the result of dropping it is a very rare occasion.
     
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    dropped mine exactly 2 feet (yes i measured, cuz i was shocked the screen shattered) while i was sitting in a chair at a table, missed my pocket. it landed perfectly flat on its back, made a weird loud clap noise, and screen shattered, cant feel cracks so it was the inside of the screen but the touch screen doesnt work
     
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    i'm pretty sure there are people who have had some pretty bad drops and their phone has lived to see another day
     
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    Honestly just looking for someone to validate that they have dropped their phone and it hasn't busted the screen. I have heard no such stories like that yet. I would have expected someone to post a good story on the same thread as those who mentioned the shattered screen.
     
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    Mine dropped out of my hand about chest high standing (I was texting). It hit the pavement (rough--not smooth asphalt) facedown and skittered about 5 feet across the parking lot on the screen. The phone was naked, I was not. It got one scratch on the screen, and some dings on the frame but otherwise was ok. My phone is no longer naked!
     
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    Mine actually is still naked as well. Thanks for providing a non-horror story for us. Perhaps it is just a matter of where some users have dropped it that has caused such colossal failures.
     
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    Ive noticed a couple people here and on different forums that broke their screen from a low fall that resulted in the phone landing on its back. I think it's the fact that the camera cover is so large. When it lands on this the shock may travel through the phone and into the screen.
     
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    I've drop mine like 5 times already. No marks at all on it. Using the Verizon silicone case.

    They should rename it the HTC Indestructible
     
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    I hanve't dropped mine, but it's not unreasonable to expect a shattered screen (or, more likely, a shatterd LCD). AMOLED's are very thin.
     
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    I dropped mine from about 3-4 ft height onto hard linoleum. Didn't damage or scuff anything but the back flew off. That's when I decided I wanted to get a case.
     
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    I dropped mine from chair high when it was laying on my lap. Landed face down on a cement basement floor, came out completely unscathed. I am however using a bodyglove case which is uber durable in my experience
     
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    Where did you purchase your bodyglove case from?
     
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    I haven't dropped mine yet either, but this is making me consider getting a case. I really like the soft touch back though so it's hard to want to add thickness and a different feel. I had a silicone case for an old phone of mine and wasn't very happy with it, but if it will help prevent damage from a fall I may have to purchase one.

    Thanks to all who are contributing their stories.
     
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    I don't think this phone could take much impact , the Eris was much more sturdy that think was a damn tank... One of the biggest things that makes me worry about the Incredible is that when I hold it , it just doesn't feel solid it feels like any impact would result in damage. I can deal with scratched and dinged outside but I cant deal with broken screens
     
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    Dropped mine today. About 2.5 foot drop on hard surface but not concrete (subway platform in nyc). Bounced a couple of times. No noticeable damage, so far.. got lucky I guess
     
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    I think you could definitely be on to something here. It you assume that the whole weight of the phone it sent through a single point instead of being dispersed through out it's entire shell then I could defniitely see this happening. Just like sometimes when it drops and it perfectly hits the dead center of a corner and all the impact is taken there instead of it doing any sliding or further falling.
     
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    I dropped my phone from 2 to 3 feet high on ceramic tile. Not a scratch on the phone. Hopefully, this will be the extent of my testing of the phone's durability.
     
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    After reading shattered glass screen posts on here.. I decided to get a case. I went to verizon and tried them all out. Went with the silicon black one. It isn't like previous ones I have had, it is a shiny smooth black. It doesn't feel rubbery like all the other ones I have bought for different things in the past. I love it. It doesn't make your phone much thicker and its the cheapest case they have.
    I had the eris before this too, and this phone defineately isn't as durable as that.. I never had a case for the eris. For some reason, I like throwing my phones in the air. Dropped the eris from about 10 feet before. perfectly fine. Wouldn't dare do that with the incredible without a case.
     
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    Yesterday I dropped mine from about 3 ft onto hard linoleum. Back and battery flew but no broken screen. Phone worked perfectly. I started insurance today.
     
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    hmm, go naked and get insurance or use my silicone case taht adds bulk to the phone.

    I like it naked, its just so nice and small in my hand, the phone too !
     
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    ^ Haha nice.

    I have the silicone case on mine. Dropped from my about my waist(pulling it out of my pocket) on some hard wood floor. Nothing happened. Not a scratch. I do need a screen protector soon though...
     
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    ODropped mine from about 4 feet off the kitchen counter to the floor naked.. landed face down battery and back came off i thought for sure that the screen was broken, however it eas not and it is working just fine. However I do have a case on it now
     
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    The last part made me laugh. I thought it was going to end at "wouldn't dare do that with the incredible." :D

    I agree...I have the silicone one and I love it. First time I've had a case for any phone, ever. Feels and looks great.
     
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    I dropped mine today in the cvs parking lot from about 3 feet. The back came flying off but no scratches or shattered glass. And today was the day I said screw the case I'm going naked. I might use a case from now on.
     

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