First Galaxy S7 Edge Shattered By "Two Foot Drop"

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    Dropping a new device just isn't fun. With all the T-Mobile Galaxy S7 Edge device out so early this was bound to happen. Most case manufacturers have not even shipped out cases yet.

    We were told that the front of the device is covered in Gorilla Glass 4. The Gorilla Glass is said to cover both the front and back of the device. Still somehow a 2 foot drop shattered a device in the wild today. According to a redditor whose phone fell out of his pocket as he sat down at a table, if you drop the phone just right it will crack. This is unfortunate. Be sure you put your s7 and s7 edge in a case before using it!

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    If the corner is first to hit the ground it's going to crack. That's exactly why we use cases. Even those cheap bumpers can avoid a cracked screen..
     
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    Putting glass on the back of a phone makes absolutely no sense to me. Why Sammy why! That's one of the things I love about Moto... their ballistic nylon backs. Throw something like that on the back of a Galaxy device and it's game over.
     
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    That is why I love my Note 4. Leather feel back not Apple like glass.Shattered glass now is not a unique Apple problem.

    PS I run my Note 4 naked, have dropped it numerous times - not a scratch.
     
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    Because they want their product more like Apple
     
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    Yeah, I know....I try not to admit that to myself. Ha! Unfortunately it's sad but true.
     
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    I saw a video yesterday with S7e and iPhone 6+ and the phone held up well after several drops ...it's just about the angle of the hit with most phones doesn't matter what glass ...now get some cases and quit the yapping


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    When will phone makers make phones big enough to put in a decent battery and strong enough to not need a case? Simple need. My original Droid was a brick but indestructible and I never cared that it was a bit heavier.
     
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    Bwahahaha! Let's not get hasty there skippy!
    But yeah, I have no problem giving credit where credit is due. They do make a quality device. (Aesthetically speaking)
     
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    I love my moto X pure, I use a case with it but I've gone without and the feel of the rubbery back is awesome. I can't understand why you would want glass surrounding your entire phone. just seems like you're asking for trouble.
     
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