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Samsung Galaxy S III meets gravity, Gorilla Glass 2 display suffers the consequences

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Samsung Galaxy S III meets gravity, Gorilla Glass 2 display suffers the consequences
Samsung Galaxy S III meets gravity, Gorilla Glass 2 display suffers the consequences
That Gorilla Glass is pretty tough is something we are well aware of. Smartphone manufacturers know that too, which is why they use it to protect their devices' displays against every day wear and tear. This year, the latest evolution of this scratch-resistant material, called Gorilla Glass 2, made it into consumer devices offering the same great level of protection despite being 20% thinner.

Yet Gorilla Glass 2 is not indestructible, as a Samsung Galaxy S III owner found out just recently. And he found it out the hard way, unfortunately, after his smartphone fell out of his pocket face-down. The result is well visible at the photo to the right – a photo, which nerds that are weak at heart might find quite disturbing. 

So, even if your smartphone has a scratch-resistant display, you still need to handle it with care. Otherwise, you might end up being in the shoes of this unlucky Galaxy S III owner, who now has to spend $350 on repair fees in order to get the broken display fixed.

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posted on 28 May 2012, 03:12 10

1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Get a FRIGGEN WARRANTY!!!!! Squaretrade is your friend!

posted on 28 May 2012, 09:50

45. ajoshi06 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


yup... and cell companies.. stop making cell phone tough cause this guy will pay for all of our warranties

posted on 28 May 2012, 15:12

55. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well even with square trade he would still be looking at close to $200 US.

posted on 28 May 2012, 16:25

60. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Still better than 800

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:14 13

2. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


If you want a real quality, check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=Jf1fRu9YgfE

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:31 9

7. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


now thats what i call tough... =D

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:35 4

9. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


dude, not even check the htc one x
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aweXae_S3x8&feature=share

posted on 28 May 2012, 04:20 3

19. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


now there's something the one x has and the gsiii dosent

posted on 28 May 2012, 05:00 2

27. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBo3W6HdPbMHTC One X DROP TEST

posted on 28 May 2012, 15:24 1

56. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That video has been removed, but I'm guessing it was something like what the ABDULGHAFOOR posted below, but I can assure that the one x is very delicate as well as I just bought my Mom one for this past mothers day and she just dropped it 2 days ago trying to put it into her pocket and it shattered. If you watch the video below, the guys is very lucky as his happens to always drop on the plastic side not the display.

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:37 11

10. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


NOKIA FTW

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:40 8

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


Im sorry to say that lumia 900 also made up of gorilla glass 2...

posted on 28 May 2012, 05:14 6

29. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


but for some reason gorilla glass on 900 is better the way it's put it think

posted on 28 May 2012, 15:31 4

58. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Gorilla Glass on 900 is better huh? LOL Ther nerve of some people. Listen, Gorilla Glass is Gorilla Glass, which is made by Corning, so it's the same darn product. Now the size of the glass on the 900 is a tad smaller, so so that could be why it may be a tad stronger. Think about breaking a stick; if you have 2 sticks of the same thickness, but one stick is longer then the other, it will be easier to break the longer one. Its same concept here. The larger display is going to have a little less strength. If you search the web for some corning presentations they always tend to use a small square piece of glass rather then a large rectangular piece and this is why.

posted on 28 May 2012, 18:06

61. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


@Ivan6479

+1 for you. You nailed it dude. That's why big screened phones are more prone to breaking. It's not about the brand, or the type of phone.

posted on 31 May 2012, 05:59

70. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


May I correct your words mate. It is actually all about brand and a phone.

You see Nokia is well known about quality products. Nokia Lumia 900 happens to have unibody polycarbonate cover. It is very strong and cute and allows better calling quality.

What this means, is that cover protect its Gorilla class. It makes it better overall package.

When you take SGS3 in your hand, only thing you see is an ugly and cheap plastic thing with some paper backcover (you can throw it as a fresbee on air and it will fly like 5 minutes before landing :)
SGS3 doesn't protect its screen like Lumia, actually its gorilla class which is keeping that plastic thing up!

posted on 31 May 2012, 19:03

71. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Hi Altair, please, let's be objective.

1. Polycarbonate is used for the body of the Lumia 900. It's never used for the screen of any device.

2. Both the Lumia 900 and the Galaxy S3 have Gorilla Glass. I admit though that if you use the GS3 as a hammer it might break, but that's because of the size of the screen, not because it's Samsung.

posted on 29 May 2012, 04:57

65. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


yeah, that's why the xperia active can withstand these kind of abuse as well, because the screen is small.. it may not be gorilla glass in the Xperia, but the logic holds..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F92CvRflk18

but another reason why the Lumia is stronger is maybe because the glass itself is thicker compared to the one in SGS3 or the One X.. so with similar area, but with thicker profile, it can withstand more abuse.. it's very hard to say though since not many manufacturers come up with "thickness of glass" specification.. But i strongly believe that nokia might have asked Corning to make it thicker for them..

posted on 28 May 2012, 05:41 8

31. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Gorilla hates Androids.

posted on 28 May 2012, 07:44 3

37. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Your avatar lives up to it's name.. :/

posted on 28 May 2012, 04:22 2

22. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


*off: that call at the end of the video made me laugh out loud xDDDDDD

posted on 28 May 2012, 04:58 1

26. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


this one too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F92CvRflk18

posted on 31 May 2012, 21:07

72. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


troll! HTC One X can do the same
youtube.com/watch?v=Oi7zol01j9U&feature=player_emb​edded

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:14 5

3. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


this must be really painful for the owner

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:51 1

15. mohsinakbarkhan (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 May 2012)


yeah it is, now everybody keeps asking for my S3 and i tell them i didnt bring it :(

posted on 28 May 2012, 04:46 2

25. poojaroy (Posts: 52; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


u hve not seen it originaly how it damaged ,it may b fake bcoz i hve seen a video of s3 screen test where a guy attempts to break the screen banging hard on screen but nothing happens not a single scratch,so dont go by article as u know the s3 is light weight ,even it falls from pocket nothing can happen

posted on 28 May 2012, 08:24 2

38. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


why would somebody want to fake this and waste money fixing it. this is not some cheap phone you know

posted on 28 May 2012, 13:57

53. poojaroy (Posts: 52; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


bcoz testing harsh on the screan can break the screan and gorrilla glass can sustain till its strength beyond that trying harsh will surely break it even any phone screan in the world cant sustain till that limit as simple as that

posted on 28 May 2012, 18:09

62. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Yeah. imaginge, your device isn't even a month old. Happened to my brand new PS3 before. I kind of, errr, stepped on it. Broke the lens and the cover. Had to pay like half of the brand new price to get it fixed.

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:24 7

4. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


This is sad indeed for SG3 lovers. It is a great hardware, especially the white one.

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