Samsung Galaxy Nexus survives a key scratch test, worries about Gorilla Glass look silly now
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 18, 2011, 3:17 AM
As if to prove that Gorilla Glass is just the most popular household name when it comes to toughened glass, which makes Corning, its maker, a marketing genius, the screen on the Galaxy Nexus was scratched with keys by someone the minute after they got it, demonstrating that the other tough glass makers are good too.
The result is pretty (in)visible in video, so we can now sleep tight again, knowing that it will be safe to drop the 4.65" HD display on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the same pocket with your car keys.
- Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 1850 mAh(12.00h talk time)
Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 03, 2011
Worries about gorilla glass look silly now?? Is that a typo... I hope Whatever happened to that dragontooth glass (guessing thats the name) maybe that's what Samsung used .
posted on Nov 18, 2011, 3:26 AM 1
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Looks like this phone is DOA. No gorilla glass and a beta version of android.
posted on Nov 18, 2011, 3:30 AM 1
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Scratches are annoying but a cracked screen is a whole other story. I want to see how well it does from being dropped.
posted on Nov 18, 2011, 4:00 AM 8
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I think the new phones these days are pretty scratch resistant ...but when it comes to dropping phones ....it really depends on luck ..if you drop it at a right angle the screen will.probably survive if not ...then you just need a new phone
posted on Nov 18, 2011, 4:49 AM 0
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In terms of drops: You really think the Nexus is going to have worse (or different at all for that matter) glass the the Galaxy S II? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=elKxgsrJFhw This video isn't the end-all/be-all, but it sure inspires confidence. All I know is I was pissed when the S II didnt come out for Verizon, so the camera BETTER be as good as the S II, or I'm gonna gather up 1000's of my closest ultra-liberal friends and we're gonna go Occupy Verizon. :P
posted on Nov 18, 2011, 6:28 AM 3
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I don't even understand why people were worried about this topic in the first place. Samsung has a joint venture with Corning, who came up with gorilla glass. If anything, Samsung has even better glass than gorilla glass. Just because it doesn't have a marketing name yet, doesn't mean it is not protected at least as well as those with the marketed gorilla glass.
posted on Nov 18, 2011, 7:43 AM 3
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silly test in my opinion... since only about 200 people will buy the nexus (as many of you claim that the nexus are not made to sell) well most "developer" that get the phone.. will only scratch it with the 32 oz of a burger king cup....
posted on Nov 18, 2011, 3:56 PM 0
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Dude, you really need to use Google Translate or get yourself some Rosetta Stone.
posted on Nov 18, 2011, 4:05 PM 1
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