Samsung Galaxy S III meets gravity, Gorilla Glass 2 display suffers the consequences
0. phoneArena 28 May 2012, 03:08 posted on
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 that we have here...
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5. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)
If he changes his wallpaper to eggs he wont even notice.
6. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I feel really bad for this guy, still a new phone and already damaged.
16. mohsinakbarkhan (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 May 2012)
and it happened the very same day when i bought it :(
21. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)
yeah the repairs account nearly 30% of the price of the phone
8. wendygarett (unregistered)
why phonearena keep showing the shatter screen on non-apple device??
12. wendygarett (unregistered)
Im glad my sis using SGS2 :)
18. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)
because if it was an iphone it will shatter 10X worser than this
51. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Well the iphone is made of glass.. so yes it will shattered... 10x ?.. what difference does that make?.. both will need repairs.. nice going...
41. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Because all the journalist dont want to break their precious breakable glass iPhone.
52. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
You know anyone non journalist that want to break their phone ... iphone or Android.... is ok to to talk about the iphone but why sound dumb about it.... could it be the OS in your phone
13. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 987; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Thats not good. I have dropped my GS2 multiple times face first on tiles and concrete, yet not a single mark.
Could the Gorilla Glass2 have a flaw in its build i wonder?
14. akbar (Posts: 62; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
I was always wondering how irrelevant should be a topic to end up published by phonearena, but this one proves there are simply no limits. Somebody broke his phone after dropping it on the floor. WTF? Whats the point?
17. kabu7x (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Tsepz_GP i gotta agree with you there is a flaw my galaxy s2 has scratch makes how is this possible and i did the test with a knife and keys. but sunddenly one day i see a scratch
20. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
That sucks. Did it fall out of the pocket face down some concrete stairs or something? thats horrible looks like it fell on some of the corners.
23. ryuh89 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 May 2012)
Stumble Upon this page in a first preliminary tests of resistance of galaxy s3 samsung made directly by the staff of Italy. Where it appears that is highly resistant to impact.
Inside the very interesting video:
Poor your galaxy s3! :-(
24. WinC76 (unregistered)
What this is telling me is that the Galaxy S II is more durable than the Galaxy S III (at least the Gorilla Glass is). Anyone remember that drop test video from last year?
28. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
duh stupid, a high end phone with 4.8 inch screen needs a CASE
30. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
so glass breaks? woosh, thanks for the info.
32. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
My galaxy Note felt many times on a hard floor without any damage
Same for my previous Galaxy S2
33. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Someone plz try use it like hammer. Battle of the hammer : Lumia 900, One X, SGS3
34. HTCFreak (Posts: 156; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)
"a photo, which nerds that are weak at heart might find quite disturbing."
I lol'd :D and poor guy :(
35. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Drop the siii on the floor-breaks the screen
Drop the 3310-breaks the floor
36. Awaragardiyan (unregistered)
Lol , it seems that gorilla glass can survive on nokia products only . First it was n8 , e7 etc. and now it is lumia. Maybe becoz 'unbreakable' products is nokia legacy and strength is nokia blood
39. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
And people say only the iPhone is fragile.
40. Yousif (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 May 2012)
i wonder what would john v. has to say to this, his beloved galaxy s3 :)
42. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
$350 for repair, ouch that really hurts........... Now this high repair cost, has really made me change my mind about purchasing GS3, now I will wait for WP8 device from nokia, with pureview camera, HD screen and dual/quad core processor..............
43. Red-Pain (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
wanna see something tough take a look at these two videos
44. greatGreekGeek (unregistered)
i totally empathize with the poor fellow...i mean where are we headed? point a) the cellphones are gettin too huge to fit into our jeans' pockets..and b)you try keepin it in your shirt pocket and this is what happens. we're actually stuck between a rock and a really hard place..and quite literally, too.
46. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
It's funny that we get this article while on main page there's an ad promoting protective cases.