really dumb article on GN screen cracks from cnet

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  1. Syraz

    Syraz Member

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    This will be first phone I got a case for, OG droid, was a beast, droid 2 at one point at work slipped it slammed on marble floor slid couple feet into a marble step..no damage...and the current x2 seems belt as tough..
    but need to start being more careful
     
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    I've done it dozens of times. I never seem to learn. The feeling right as you realize that your phone is flying right up until that disheartening THUNK is painful.

    However, I can see why a person might be tempted to blame the phone. I abuse my tech. A lot. My OG Droid got dropped from every pocket, from many different heights. It's hit pavement, cement, gone down stairs. I even once dropped it at exectly the right moment to be drop-kicked by my foot as I was walking, skittering across a tile floor. I had a case on it early on, but the last 5 months or so I didn't even bother with the case. It was invincible!

    The Droid screen had not one single scratch or crack when I replaced it with the Nexus. It was a feat of engineering to put up with my abuse. The bezel was barely black anymore, the camera button had all the paint scraped off. It looked like it had been put through the dryer. Other phones just can't compete with that kind of solid motorola engineering!

    However, I hate Motorola's business practices and PR, so I'm willing to take a chance on a phone that is more likely to break. Yes, I would blame Samsung for not going with Gorilla Glass, or making the phone more resilient to that kind of abuse. They wanted it to be light and thin and have a giant exposed curved glass screen. It's just not meant for abuse. In the time between ordering my OtterBox and it arriving, I dropped my nexus on the floor twice, and was very very lucky that it didn't crack.
     
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    My GN screen hair line cracked mysteriously.
    Others have no idea how it’s happened to their phones as well!
    [Q] Hairline crack "under" the screen. - xda-developers

    Maybe it’s the new fortified glass design that’s flawed?
    Maybe it’s weather related, from indoor to cold outdoors?
    Maybe it’s just a bad design overall?

    I just want to warn others of it’s extreme fragility.
     
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    Is this the Nexus Blair Witch Project?

    Maybe it is the cold weather, try to gather data and see if the majority of those having the crack issue are having the issue after it's been taken from a warm environment to a very cold environment.

    Now I'm afraid to go outside! =P
     
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    Poor Moss. haha love that show. I wish their seasons weren't so short.

    Sorry for going off topic but this is what I was thinking about when I read it as well.
     
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    i find zero credibility with this fruitcake. the vid sounds like the blair witch project with slam poetry added in. he doesn't even show the phone.
     
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    I dont know but if I pay 200+ for a phone ima spend the extra $25 for a case and go ahead and get the insurance just in case. But that is just me.
     
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    Attached are photos.

    Just got word from the communications manager at BestBuy...

    Ian, an editor at Mobile Syrup, who I contacted, connected me. He has also contacted Samsung for comment.
    Will post back when I hear more.

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    So sorry to hear about this Bryan. I will look into this with the mobile team and get back to you.


    Danielle

    Sent from my iPad


     
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    I think a lot of these guys are saying they haven't dropped the phone, it's apparently occurring in very cold areas. They're thinking it may be the temperature difference causing a crack in the same place, they all seem to get it in nearly the same location which is a bit odd.
     
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    hmmm. interesting it may or may not be something to that. I guess we will see.
     
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    Attached an auto-corrected version of the photo above via paint.net.

    The red border shows what it looks like from that particular angle.

    Straight on, with the phone turned on, it's hard to see, almost impossible.
    But at the right angle, or with the phone turned off, it shows up.

    hairline_crack_galaxy_nexus_defective.jpg

    I'll take more pics of the flawless rest of the phone, evidence I am telling the truth, and DID NOT DROP OR BEND the phone. It didn't even go in my pants pocket. Just my xl leather jacket over-sized pocket which I have carried my Nexus One in with no issue for the last two months since I got the jacket from a friend.
     
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    I refuse to tell someone that something isnt so cuz it hasnt happen to me yet. My luck we bash them then later next week when its real cold it happens to me. All I say is if its real lets get to the bottom of it so if it does happen to other customers we can have a record of it.
     
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