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The reason Samsung phones will shatter is because the plastic is not very strong. The plastic deflects giving the impact to the screen.

I see what you did there. The old 'weakest link' theory eh? Unfortunately, that would be the opposite. See if the 'weak' plastic were to cause anything to break, it would be the plastic itself not the screen.

Nice try though
    
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I'm not an apple lover but I do have a Macbook Pro and Apple stated they use the SAME aluminum. I think is is false. I've had mine for 2yrs and is doesnt have a single scratch or dent. Maybe i'm just a better owner?

Drop a MPB. Yeah.. It doesn't so so well.
    
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I do think it is a very nice phone (looks and hardware) , like the iPhone 4 and 4s (all very similar) I just couldn't buy into the apple OS, could not stand being locked down or in a cage.

 

I do wonder if Steve Jobs was still around, would this type of thing still happen, how many people would be sacked over this and the Apple response ?

 

There was so many leaks of this phone , would Steve Jobs even let that happen ?

 

Things starting to slip at Apple, time will tell.

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I see what you did there. The old 'weakest link' theory eh? Unfortunately, that would be the opposite. See if the 'weak' plastic were to cause anything to break, it would be the plastic itself not the screen.
Nice try though

I have a iPhone 4 and a GNex. My Gnex screen broke a bit because the side plastic dented. If it did not it would have easily survived. iPhone is just much better at side impacts. iPhone 5 looks to be a improvement over iPhone 4. The thing is that if the sides fail to protect iPhone 5 you got a completely shattered screen.
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The reason Samsung phones will shatter is because the plastic is not very strong. The plastic deflects giving the impact to the screen.
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I like this biggrin.gif
    
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And I "drive quickly", not "speed". Put whatever spin onto the terminology you want steelbom, the fact of the matter is MANY iphone 5's are showing up with scratches out of the box, and the anodized aluminum is already showing durability issues. These are facts.
LOL ROFL! I'm spinning the terminology by stating that it's "scuffing" not "chipping"... they are two completely different things.

Uh even 4000 defective units out of 4 million is nothing. There's always some -- the display, SoC, WiFi, case, etc., it's been this way every release. And there's always people trying to throw a fuss about it.
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Oh dear, scuffing...scruby scrub scrub....ooh dear this don't sound good.  tongue.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OSFKVq36Hgc
Nay it does not tongue.gif

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Lol that response is almost as good as Apples "a tap is just a zero length swipe" remark they made in a court case once....

You can sugar coat those sour apples as much as you want but it is still a flawed design and a fail in the durability department.
Seriously? "Sugar coat"? Look up the meaning of each word. Scuffing != chipping. I'm not the one flipping out because there's a few hundred defective smartphones out of a few million.
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As I stated in the other thread: Wait for the return numbers before tooting your horn. I'm pretty sure this issue is way overblown, as are most things on the internet, but the return stats will surely clear up any doubt on this matter. One of the parties in this thread will have egg on their face afterwards...
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what they should've done is anodized the alloy in different vibrant colours like pink, fluro green, blood red, purple or maybe even yellow then painted it black so that when the paint chips away it would reveal a colour underneath. that way they could at least mask their problem as another 'unique' gimmick. rolleyes.gif

Edit:
BTW this is OCN, i was expecting to see more people saying "oh well, this means I can mod it to whatever colour I want!
Everyone loves a good dose of void warranties.
Edited by CrestfallenDes - 9/23/12 at 5:56pm
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steelbom

explain how the phone is 'scuffed' out of the box thumb.gif

It just shows that even in a controlled environment, it's impossible to keep the device from getting 'scuffed'.
    
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At the end of the day, it is not a problem for the Apple customers, Apple will replace the defective phones 100%.

 

A life with out risk, is no life...did somebody say that before ?   lol

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