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post #81 of 95
Lol...I'm repairing a 3GS's shattered screen for a friend that purchased it last week. Dropped once the 2nd day he owned it. Overpriced,cheaply built junk imo.

The sad thing is...I advised him to get a different phone before he bought it as this is my 20th or so repair I've done for friends and family. The 4G does the same thing??? Noooooo,could'nt be
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post #82 of 95
Why is this a big deal? Touchscreen smartphones such as the iPhone and HD2 etc are going to break if you drop them 3.5ft. Especially if you are going to drop them 3 times, like iFixYouri did in this experiment.
post #83 of 95
Ive dropped, even thrown, my phones so many times that I've lost count and I have never cracked a screen... What gives? is it because the bezel on the iphone is such low profile?
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This is why you should buy a good solid case. Got a Switch Easy Rebel and Ive dropped mine so many time and it didn't crack.
 
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post #85 of 95
Shoulda used gorilla glass!
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post #86 of 95
Just get cheap phones and you can break them all the time. Thats how I roll.
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Quote:
Land it flat on the ground, and it will smash. We have evidence. Before i show you the evidence, I am going to point out a design flaw that will bite them in the future. On the new iPhone, the glass basically sits on top of the aluminum frame. On the old iphone, it was recessed and protected by a chrome bezel.
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We proceeded down the hallway with our assembled iPhone 4(minus the internal circuit board), stepped out the front door and out to the side walk. Our tech held the phone(front facing the ground), and dropped it. Nothing(drop 1-we were very impressed). Drop 2, nothing. Drop 3, smash. He dropped it flat on the face and it popped. The all too familiar pop sound that some of us beloved iPhone users fear for.
Thats why, and how they did it.
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Originally Posted by vdek View Post
How did they break it? They don't actually mention how they performed their test.

I had dropped my 1st Gen iPhone a few dozen times before the screen finally cracked on it.

Regardless, any screen will crack if you try hard enough. Plastic screens tend to have better impact resistance, however they scratch really easily due to the lack of hardness and don't feel as good on a touch interface(last point is imo).

Unfortunately there is no magic material which has sufficient hardness to resist the formation of scratches by common materials and which also has enough toughness to avoid fracturing under common shocks(Such as falling 6ft onto pavement). Usually materials which are hard tend to be brittle (easily fractured) and materials which are ductile tend to be soft(easily scratched).
Somebody probably already said this, but a diamond screen would work well.
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dropped or forcefully dropped?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakHart View Post
You can break anything if you try hard enough.
That reminds me..

YouTube- BBC Reporter breaks 'unbreakable' mobile phone at CES

I've used several cases of varying sizes, and I dislike most of them. I don't like having a gigantic mass bulging my pocket (more than one bulging mass anyway). I won't use anything more than a very thin back plate and a screen protector.

I've had iPhones since the original, and two different 3Gs. I've dropped them a few times and never had the screen shatter. I got a very small scratch on the first phone's screen before I started using screen protectors.
Edited by Kaldari - 6/11/10 at 5:51pm
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