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post #51 of 155
Damn. The Galaxy is like a tank compared to the iPhone. I mean I don't think of intentionally dropping my iPhone 4, but still.. it makes me question the quality per buck I paid for my iPhone.
Edited by HeWhoDared - 10/20/11 at 5:12pm
post #52 of 155
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Damn. The Galaxy is like a tank compared to the iPhone. I mean I don't think of intentionally dropping my iPhone 4, but still.. it makes me question the quality per buck I paid for my iPhone.
It's not about quality rather design. Apple chooses a better feel and aesthetic look over a more hardier design, some prefer that and some don't.

I don't use a case, but I also make sure I don't drop my phone. I'm considering getting AppleCare w/ accidental insurance just in case.
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post #53 of 155
Lol, saw this the other day, didnt think it was news worthy. Besides, Gorilla Glass = WAY BETTER.
   
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This is why my iPhone 4 rest comfortably inside a Otterbox
    
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post #55 of 155
The iPhone 4, and I presume the 4S, does have Corning Gorilla Glass: http://www.intomobile.com/2010/06/23...gorilla-glass/

EDIT: I might add, there are people saying that it isn't in the comments, but I'm more inclined to believe the article / iFixIt than them, considering they've not posted any proof.

EDIT 2: Nevermind, it seems iFixIt backtracked on their claim that it was... I guess it isn't. I wonder why? Perhaps it affects the feel of the display or something?
Edited by steelbom - 10/20/11 at 8:28pm
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The iPhone 4, and I presume the 4S, does have Corning Gorilla Glass: http://www.intomobile.com/2010/06/23...gorilla-glass/
Then thats sad. Considering the Galaxy S2 performed alot better.
   
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I wouldn't use any $500+ device without a case, period. I think it's stupid for anyone not to. Protect your investment!
I personally find cases ugly and clunky. I use my Nexus S without a case and am careful with my phone. It's still in perfect shape, not that it would break if i dropped it though.
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Then thats sad. Considering the Galaxy S2 performed alot better.
I updated my post, it turns out it doesn't have it.
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post #59 of 155
I've never used a case or screen protector on my Evo 4G. Have had it for about a year now and it has survived several drops, some of which were quite high and on multiple surfaces. I guess the worse one I can recall was it falling out of my shirt pocket while I was on my "cherry picker" at work. I was about 8 foot up in the air and moving about 10 MPH and it landed face down on concrete. It hasn't the first scratch on the screen itself, not even a small scuff. The corners are beaten up pretty badly, so much that you can see the red coloring that is underneath the black matte finish that is layered over it. A small scuff on the back below the "kickstand" is about the only other damage I can see other than the couple corner scratches.

Not sure if I am just lucky or if they are made that well. I haven't read up on them to see what they use for the screen, but it has impressed me. I can't believe the screen hasn't been damaged at all considering what it has been through. I will never use a case, they annoy me and I find them cumbersome and ugly. Screen protectors, at least the ones I have tried, look horrible and muddy the picture up too much. Won't be using one of those in the near future either. I wonder why Apple is skimping out on a more durable screen? A profit only reason or aesthetic or a little of both perhaps?
post #60 of 155
geez, its made of glass. of course its gonna break. im still getting a 4s.
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