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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xTye, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. xTye

    xTye Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Phone fell a FOOT. Destroyed the screen.

    Ugh. So much for amazing glass.

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  2. narayanan9190

    narayanan9190 Android Enthusiast

    go for a replacement....those bad boys are supposed to withstand much more ...i think you can claim your warranty..
  3. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    It's scratch resistant, not impact proof or shatter proof or even scratch proof, for that matter - pretty sure that concrete wins out over plastic every time.
  4. seVer

    seVer Android Expert

    yeah, warranty doesnt cover damage. even something claimed as "unbreakable" has it's limits, and this isn't claimed as such. remember, even superman died. :p
  5. arparaspolo

    arparaspolo Android Enthusiast

    My brother destroys Gorilla Glass with ease while I put it through more punishment and it stays perfect. He dropped his while trying to put it in his pocket. Fell, shattered. That was in his house on tile I believe. While I dropped mine getting out of my truck(countless times over the years) It fell onto concrete. Bounced. Slid face down. And it remains perfect. I guess it is the luck of the draw. He doesn't want to pay the $100.00 deductible so he stays with a cracked screen. Everything still works. He does however get the occasional piece of glass in his finger lol.
  6. Chi-TownTx

    Chi-TownTx Well-Known Member

    In my opinion unless your phone has the new V2 Gorilla Glass you can't really rely on it for protection as much as you used too. Many people with the OG Droid still have perfect screens from way back in the day. However this is when manufactures also used the proper thickness recommended by Gorilla Glass for the screen itself.

    Nowadays phone manufactures mainly use the name Gorilla Glass on their new phones as a marketing gimmick. As phones continue to get thinner so does the glass used on them. It may have Gorilla Glass on it but that doesn't mean it's specced to Gorilla's recommended thickness anymore. To combat this Corning recently came out with version 2 which is designed to be just as tough as the original but thinner. Either way nothing is 100% no matter what.
  7. sketysh

    sketysh Newbie

    i've dropped my my Droid Razr from hip height more than 10 times by now. chest height from my hand once too on pavement! my screen is still completely in tact tho but the covering is ugly and scratched. I have since bought an Otterbox case. it gives me a better grip of my phone as well as protects it!
  8. fosterj

    fosterj Newbie

    A buddy of mine has a Maxx and broke it as well from a hip-height drop. Funny thing is that he actually didn't break the Gorilla glass, but the actual display behind it
  9. xTye

    xTye Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Here is what happened to mine. Screen doesn't turn on at all. I tried to get a replacement as Verizon told me it would withstand short falls like that. Then they deny any help at all.

  10. xTye

    xTye Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I understand that. But everyone, even at Verizon, made it out to be better than this. I figured it'd survive a short fall.
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  12. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Android Expert

    Interesting...Maybe it's just the skeptic in me, but drop testing with an extra layer of gorilla glass on top of the existing layer doesn't seem like a very valid drop test.
  13. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    Color me surprised that a sales person misrepresented information, even in the slightest, to make a sale. :)

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