Shattershield - Second Gen

Discussion in 'Droid Moto Z Force' started by Sajo, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,307
    Likes Received:
    6,570
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,068
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    We have a thread here for dropped phone stories for the Turbo 2 (with Gen 1 Shattershield) so I thought we should have one for the Moto Z Force also. I dropped mine for the first time last night. Went to set it on my work bench in the garage, a loud noise outside distracted me, and caught the edge of the work bench. Phone slipped out of my hand and fell a few feet and bounced off the bottom shelf, which sent the style shell flying off the back of the phone. It then hit the cement garage floor face down. Just like when I dropped my Turbo 2 a few times, the initial reaction was "Oh crap..." I picked it up & dusted it off, not a scratch on it. I don't know if a Gorilla Glass screen would have shattered from the same fall, or not. I have seen them shatter from much less traumatic falls.

    So, if you have dropped your Z Force, strapped it to a rocket (yes, that's been tested), dropped it from a drone (been tested also), or thrown it out of a moving vehicle post it here and let us know how it survived.
     
    #1 Sajo, Jan 17, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,307
    Likes Received:
    6,570
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,068
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    And for those that have never seen the original Shattershield commercials, here is one example.

     
  3. xeene

    xeene Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    881
    Trophy Points:
    208
    Location:
    usa
    Ratings:
    +1,014
    i have a verizon bumper on my phone and dropped it a few times where my incipio battery flies in opposite direction. never worried before and doesn't bother me now. i've yet to crack a screen on a phone in my life as they always had a tpu case on them.
     
  4. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,307
    Likes Received:
    6,570
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,068
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    I have seen at least 3 shattered Gorilla Glass screens from drops with TPU cases installed. If it hits just right it will still crack, or shatter.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
  5. jkaod

    jkaod Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    363
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Ratings:
    +415
    So, if you have dropped your Z Force, strapped it to a rocket (yes, that's been tested), drooped it from a drone (been tested also), or thrown it out of a moving vehicle post it here and let us know how it survived.

    I've seen them dropped from a drone, but never drooped from a drone. Will a drooping drone break a phone? Say that three times real fast.:)
    I refuse to jinx myself by saying anything about dropping a phone and it not breaking.
    Glad to hear that your phone survived unscathed Sajo. Time seems to be in slow motion and my heart always stops when my phone takes a dive.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,307
    Likes Received:
    6,570
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,068
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    Thanks for pointing out my grammatical error. It was spelled correctly at least. One of these days I have to remember to proof read twice before posting.

    I know what you mean, even with shatter shield it seemed like slow motion last night. And I didn't say "Oh crap" either, it was a word I will not type here.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. jkaod

    jkaod Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    363
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Ratings:
    +415
    No offense intended. I'm the king of typos. I almost always notice them just as my finger is pushing the send button and it's like I can't stop it in time. Kind of like that slow motion thing when you drop your phone.... Notice the typo while my finger is moving toward the send button, NOOOOOOO, I can't stop it...."Oh crap", message sent.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,307
    Likes Received:
    6,570
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,068
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    And no offense taken.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,307
    Likes Received:
    6,570
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,068
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    So, another testament to shatter shield screens. My wife has the Z Play Droid. Great phone, with standard Gorilla Glass. She dropped it off the couch Saturday into the hard wood floor. Maybe 2 1/2 feet. Didn't think much of it. She forgets and thinks she has shatter shield and doesn't have to worry about drops. I looked at it yesterday and sure enough...cracked screen. From the top speaker diagonally across to around the power button. It must have hit right on that top corner, just right. And yes it was in a TPU bumper case. If that was my phone I wouldn't think twice about even checking the screen. . Time to submit a repair request through Moto, hopefully their policies are the same (they have always had a great broken screen program in the past).

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
Search tags for this page

shatter shield vs gorilla glass