Originally Posted by MadRabbit
I can, easy. Of course if there are no restrictions applied.
Go to the 12'th floor of the building, drop it, profit.
Sure, and similarly I could put nets up around all the buildings in your area. We can always come up with arbitrary ways to counter arbitrary scenarios. Back in reality, you really aren't likely to accidentally
shatter the screen on this device, which was the point.
Originally Posted by crappy
I had a Lumia 920 and that thing was pretty much indestructible. Dropped it so many times, including down about 20 rows worth of concrete steps at an ice hockey game. It had a couple of small marks/dents around the edge, but nothing else. My 930 with 'new improved' gorilla glass3 cracked falling just 2 feet out of my pocket in a reclining chair. They shouldn't have replaced the full polycarbonate shell with alu round the edge, as it does nothing to absorb the impacts. That's just as important as what the screen is made from. Yeh you can get a case, but they're clunky and fugly and defeat the purpose of having a nice looking phone.
There are plenty of low profile, good looking cases (many are better looking even than the phones they protect) that do a great job of protecting a device from the rigors of daily life - something no modern phone is really capable of naked. Furthermore, most modern phones are so darn thin and slippery that a case actually improves their ergonomics.
That said, yeah, screw metal phones. The only metal I accept on the exterior of a mobile device is on the few devices that have metal bits to dissipate heat.