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General Stress testing the Gorilla Glass 5

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by The_Chief, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. The_Chief

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    Oh... this was really painful to watch:




    So don't drop your phone! :D
     

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    It's only good for accidental drops, you can destroy any device if you really want to.
     
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    Watched that. I was impressed. Wish I had a picture of my G1 after my accidental drop test. It failed miserably 1st time.
     
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    His hammer test is better.
    That one WAS painful, Chief.
     
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    And this is why I always use a case. TPU cases seem to work great, although I have a slim Spigen hard case on order along with a slim TPU case. Also have a curved tempered front screen protector on order. I can see the curved glass edges being the obvious weak areas though.
     
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    I prefer the Speck CandyShell Grip case...

    less likely to fall out of your hands, and almost Military Tough.... none of our phones have any signs of damage and yes, they have hit the concrete more than once.
     
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    I don't like cases but I do like convenience and protection. So I like to sport a leather(ette) portfolio case. It holds the phone securely, with overlap to protect it from drops, as well as places for credit cards, ID and emergency cash :)
     
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    Hey!?? The phone features dual curved edges, glass, and you don't do the drop test on the those????? Or are we just supposed to conclude the obvious? I think if we were supposed to though, then we wouldn't need any drop testing at all...
     
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    Don't get me wrong, the results of the drop test are impressive... considering that 80% of the phone is glass. Gorilla Glass 5 is obviously pretty good stuff. I was surprised at how well the phone did: it just hurt me to see a brand new Note 7 subjected to such abuse :p
     
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    However, it does look like it scratches easily, at least according to this dude, who apparently just buys new phones and scratches them with knives :)

     
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    Well that is very disappointing how much easier the display scratches. I have a tempered glass screen protector on order, but it looks like it won't be here today like it was supposed to be. I figure it will be here sometime next week since they didn't even ship until late yesterday (even though I ordered it sunday!), and even then the tracking number is not coming up on DHL. I even paid the extra for expedited shipping. Tempted to send the damn thing back for a refund and just get a different brand. Don't like going without a tempered glass protector at all on my phones, and since the N7 scratches much more easily I will be very careful with it until it is protected.
     
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