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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Icculus760, May 6, 2011.

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    I just have to vent right now....

    I've had the OGD since its release and it (and the dev community) has treated me so well. Today, I picked up my glass of water with the same hand I was holding my phone and somehow the glass cup handle broke the screen on my droid. Giant crack from the right top portion of the headphone/earphone piece through like 4/5ths of the screen down towards the back key.

    (yes. i'm an idiot for picking up my glass w/ the same hand as the one i had my phone in, i understand) but still...what happened to "unbreakable Gorilla Glass"? Unbreakable my ----broken phone!

    So now I get to look at a broken screen (phone still works fine which is good) for I don't know how many months until Verizon releases its version of the SGS2. Like I wasn't jonesing for that phone to be release soon so I could use my upgrade...now I REALLY am jonesing for it. (and no, 3g version w/ AT&T band clearing FCC isn't doing it for me right now...4G & Verizon please!)

    /vent
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    I don't think anyone ever said that it is unbreakable.
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    Where did you hear that Gorilla Glass is unbreakable? According to their product description, its not unbreakable..."Gorilla Glass features exceptional damage resistance to the scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use."

    Sorry you broke your phone, but dont blame the manufacturer for your mistake. Sounds like you applied pressure and something had to give...thicker drinking glass or thinner glass screen of a mobile phone...hmmmm...
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    Unlucky... though gorilla glass was never advertised as being unbreakable.
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    Actually, I'm pretty sure I just said that
    :stupid: <-- that should read "I am stupid" :icon_evil:


    Alright - so it's not unbreakable...I just thought it was & after all the scratch tests and years of owning the device & dropping it (with & without cases) I guess I just thought it would take a little more pressure to break it than I did.
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    I'm sorry. :eek:(

    Unfortunately, it just takes that one time for something to happen... I assume you don't have insurance then, huh?
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    no, i didn't take out insurance. thankfully the crack is only noticeable with the screen off...when the phone is on & I'm using it, it really doesn't affect the display. just sux having a broken looking phone
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    The worst part of it all is that it was just a stupid mistake, especially when you look back and say I knew better.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums
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    the lesson, as always, is that i'm an idiot!
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    Lte galaxys2........LOL hillarious...good one......

    Have you seen how thin the s2 is? And you're waiting for a lte version....there is already one, its called the charge...that's as close as you're gonna get.
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    He said he was venting...sheesh.
    I feel for you.
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    I'm trying to figure out how - and why, especially why - someone picks up a glass with the same hand they're holding their phone in.
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    Forget how I did it (since I can't succinctly recreate it in words) - the why is really easy dude. Like I said in my OP, I'm an idiot. Already freely admitted that's what caused the screen to crack. My stupidity. I get it. Really, I do. Pretty sure I also had another post in this thread admitting the same thing.

    In fact, whenever I edit a post I always use the same reason...so I edited this post just so you could see :)
    Thanks man. Your handle made me think you'd be hating on me before I ready your post, but I appreciate your sympathy!
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    No doubt, must be hard for some people to just say, "yeah man, that sucks....we've been there."

    From phone.
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    I feel bad, my screen was like indestructible, I got mad and threw it at the ground all the time, never even a scratch. Screen was perfect until I decided to drop it from barely a fingers space onto the cement ground to prove to a friend it never broke. Crack in the bottom left corner now, screen gets weak when you dont need it to.
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    No, I'm not calling you an idiot. The phone is pretty big and I simply can't imagine trying to pick something else up with it in my hand, as in it would require a conscious effort to actually do that.
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    Oh, no worries...I know YOU weren't calling me an idiot. I was insulting myself by calling me an idiot & admitting it was all my stupid fault. As for the conscious effort - yeah, it was. My other hand was full with dirty plates and I didn't want to either make 2 trips or stop listening to music. So I guess it was a combination of my stupidity & laziness now that I think about it! :)

    ...and apparently I have big hands since I don't think the phone is that big or difficult to do something else with the same hand :D

    Damn, dude. That sucks. In addition to breaking your phone, I bet your buddy thought you were a big liar regarding how much abuse it took before. Sorry to hear about your bad luck!
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    Gorilla Glass has never been unbreakable nor unscratchable.

    Break and scratch resistant do not mean unbreakable and unscratchable despite the commonly mistaken assumption. This is constantly pointed out in the countless screen protector threads.

    http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/
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