Originally Posted by steelbom
Uh, no. It doesn't matter how well you put glass together it's going to break sooner or later if you drop it. It feels much better than plastic though. Just don't drop your phone, or if you're prone to it... put a nice case on it.
So high build quality = using cheap breakable glass?
The Galaxy S II's screen is glass, but it didn't shatter like the iPhone's. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever actually seen an Android phone with a broken screen, although I've seen a ton of broken iPhones/iPods. I've dropped my Desire from waist high onto concrete a few times before and it's faired just as well as the SGS II. A few nicks on the metal frame but not a single scratch on the screen.
I just don't get how a dense brick of a phone with comparatively sharp edges that makes it harder to hold on to and that will break after 1-2 serious drops is better than a lighter and thinner device with rounded edges and a contoured back that makes it easier to grip so that its less likely you'll drop it. But even if you do drop it, the materials that went into it are of higher quality than the iPhone 4S, so its unlikely you'll ever seriously damage it.