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Tips Gorilla Glass 5 is not all it's cracked up to be (pun intended)

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  1. jadmorffier

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    This morning as I was getting out of my car my Note7 slipped out of my jacket pocket and hit the tarmac.

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    I was only half way out of the car when it happened so it wasn't even from a great height.
    After all the experiments showing the screen is very easy to scratch, and now this little drop just a couple of feet from the ground, I'm calling BS on GG5.

    I've never cracked a screen on any smartphone I've ever had. I've had a HTC P4350, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 6 Plus and a Galaxy Note 4, not a crack on any of the. And I've dropped them all from greater heights and just as hard surfaces.

    HOT TIP: Take extra care of your Note7 GG5 people. It is no way near as strong as they are making it out to be.
     

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    It cracked like that, right through the bumper case??
     
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    What bumper case?
     
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    Tbh I dropped mine my first day with it at work with me. It fell out my shirts pocket onto laminate flooring. Heart was in my mouth as I don't know which case to get yet.. Checked it out and there not even a scratch on an unprotected phone.
     
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    Maybe your screen has nine lives. [emoji4]
     
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    I'm hoping to keep the other 8 intact. :D
     
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    It seems like impacts near the curved part of the screen are more likely to cause it to break. I'm not very impressed with GG5 either though.
     
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    Gorilla is scratch resistant. Not crack. Never had been crack resistant. It's the same as sapphire glass.

    This isn't a flare it's the nature of the material.

    Diamonds don't get scratched but you can crack them as well.
     
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    Yes but the claim by the GG5 manufacturers is that it is the most crack resistant screen they've mad yet. And scratch resistant? Again real world testimonies show us this screen is softer than GG4 and more prone to scratches.
     
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    Unknown. Previous VZW Tech Support for 7 years.
    series of unfortunate events... I had a HTC (in a case, with a holster) fall out of my bag while riding at about 40 mph. when I found it, you could tell it had tumbled, if not been run over. worked ok, other than no data and a few stuck pixels. when FDR didn't fix it, I did an insurance claim. between the claim and the arrival, I accidentally dropped it onto concrete from about 3 feet. screen completely shattered.

    gump happens
     
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    "most crack resistant" relative to their products?

    For my it's the rounded class corners vs physics.

    The price we pay for a beautiful phone. [emoji12]
     
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    Yes they claim it is their strongest screen yet. And maybe it is, when it's not curved. [emoji38]

    Correct, the price of beauty. [emoji41]
     
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