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    i got an 8x!. 1 thing i noticed is when i press on the back cover, right below the camera, above the htc logo, the plastic bends a little and makes a mushy noise. anyone else getting this?


    seriously considering getting the HTC windows phone 8X, but, been hearing bad things on the durability of the htc windows phone 8x
    i carry my current phone in my back pocket all the time and sit on it all the time with no problems, iphone 3g
    not really worried about drop testing, i just leave my phone in pocket a lot, so i wouldnt want a phone that cracks when sat on.
    i want to know from people who have the phone.
    have you sat on the HTC 8X phone while its in your back pocket? did it mess it up?
    and if there are any other problems or good things i should know about the durability of it before buying please let me know!
    Last edited by dookie dave; 12-27-2012 at 03:23 AM.
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    Well the screen is gorilla glass 2 which is supposedly stronger than original gorilla glass. Either way tho personally I wouldn't put any phone in my back pocket no matter how durable it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric12341 View Post
    Well the screen is gorilla glass 2 which is supposedly stronger than original gorilla glass. Either way tho personally I wouldn't put any phone in my back pocket no matter how durable it is
    put the 8x and sit on it and tell me what happennss! lol
    i just need to know because if i did try not to sit on it i would probably forget once in a while
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    depends what you consider durable I guess... lots of stained device around and the coating pealing off BUT I haven't seen/head of to many broken devices.


    the screen is gg2 buttttt can't get scratched easy due to the glass having a coating over it.
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    The phone is very thin and light. I do not think it will last with anyone sitting on it with the phone in their back pocket.
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    I just bought the 8X and i just dropped it. Dropped it down an escalator. The rim around the screen on the right side and the bottom kind of moved out of place, but i could easily click it back into place just by pushing it.It just felt like clicking a battery cover back into place.
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    I dropped my phone a swell, seems durable. It's so thin though, that I wouldn't sit on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric12341 View Post
    Well the screen is gorilla glass 2 which is supposedly stronger than original gorilla glass. Either way tho personally I wouldn't put any phone in my back pocket no matter how durable it is
    What has happened to people? I put my Omnia 7 in my back pocket when I need to and its flung out of my pyjamas countless times. It's dropped onto concrete and slipped off my bed onto a metal trundle bed beneath more than once. It's kind of sad that we no longer expect durability from our phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryNil View Post
    What has happened to people? I put my Omnia 7 in my back pocket when I need to and its flung out of my pyjamas countless times. It's dropped onto concrete and slipped off my bed onto a metal trundle bed beneath more than once. It's kind of sad that we no longer expect durability from our phones.
    Well we keep on getting bigger displays thinner designs and more fancy designs. You can find phones that are built like tanks but since the iPhone 4 its been alot how pretty it is and I honestly dont mind at all
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    I dropped my phone yesterday and it made a screen-down slide over the floor. The screen is not scratched at all. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryNil View Post
    What has happened to people? I put my Omnia 7 in my back pocket when I need to and its flung out of my pyjamas countless times. It's dropped onto concrete and slipped off my bed onto a metal trundle bed beneath more than once. It's kind of sad that we no longer expect durability from our phones.

    I didn't say that I'm not expecting it to be durable which I'm sure it is (polycarbonate and GG usually is). It's just that I wouldn't put it in my back pocket regardless.
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    Why would you put your phone in your back pocket?!?
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    Don't put the 8X in your back pocket. The 8X is long and thus there will be too much torque on the glass and it will break. Remember Gorilla Glass 2 is very thin and the LCD2 is laminated into it. If you want to do that, you need to buy a solid case for your 8X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryNil View Post
    What has happened to people? I put my Omnia 7 in my back pocket when I need to and its flung out of my pyjamas countless times. It's dropped onto concrete and slipped off my bed onto a metal trundle bed beneath more than once. It's kind of sad that we no longer expect durability from our phones.
    The iPhone 4 came out with its glass front and back, we got bigger displays, thinner devices, all which are bad for durability
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    I was texting at a crowded concert and someone slammed into my arm which sent my phone flying approximately 8-10 feet out of my hands, it landed on its corner on a concrete floor falling from a height of about 3 feet and didn't show any signs of scratching/damage at all. It's pretty durable but I will mention that I've been carrying mine in my pocket (nothing else in the pocket AT ALL) not in a case and the midnight blue is starting to get a little discolored mostly around the corners, haven't tried cleaning it yet to see if it's dye from my jeans or something and it's only noticeable in bright light.
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    I have found a few hairline (like, REALLY LITTLE hairline) scratches on my phone after just a few weeks with it. It was most always in my hip pocket with nothing else to scratch the screen (no keys, wallet, etc.). However, if you are very careful with it and buy a case or screen protector if you think necessary, you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Npakaderm View Post
    I was texting at a crowded concert and someone slammed into my arm which sent my phone flying approximately 8-10 feet out of my hands, it landed on its corner on a concrete floor falling from a height of about 3 feet and didn't show any signs of scratching/damage at all. It's pretty durable but I will mention that I've been carrying mine in my pocket (nothing else in the pocket AT ALL) not in a case and the midnight blue is starting to get a little discolored mostly around the corners, haven't tried cleaning it yet to see if it's dye from my jeans or something and it's only noticeable in bright light.
    speaking of color wearing off, i dont want to get the limelight green for att, im hoping black will be announced for att but if not, i will probably get blue if a i get this phone,

    will the color/soft coating last 2 years? i mean ... i heard the coating comes off pretty fast, and you are saying yours is discolored, probably the soft coating coming off...
    att store phone (the public model) has the same problem, the corners are stripped of the coating...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadstar0410 View Post
    I have found a few hairline (like, REALLY LITTLE hairline) scratches on my phone after just a few weeks with it. It was most always in my hip pocket with nothing else to scratch the screen (no keys, wallet, etc.). However, if you are very careful with it and buy a case or screen protector if you think necessary, you should be fine.
    The hairline scratches are probably scratches on the oleophobic coating rather than on the actual glass.
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    I'm sure it is, because I cannot see them when the screen is on.
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    Got it on the 24th. Too early to tell but seems kind of tough. Glad I got the fatboy since I get scared plugging in the cable. I am tempting to buy a screen protector.
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    someone sit on it and give results!
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    carry mine in my back pocket often, sit on it often, no case and no scratches or discoloration
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    I can only speak for myself, but my three-week-old 8X in Blue has no scratches, stains, rubber coating coming off, etc. It has been flawless, unlike the 920 it replaced after dust got under the screen and both camera lenses.
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    I'm about to send mine in for repair tomorrow. It fell out of my back pocket on a tile floor and cracked. the impact was visibly right where the glass curves into the plastic.I;m sure its tough phone. but this particular design feature creates a major weak point if the phone hits just right. Trident Aegis already ordered for my replacement.
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    I can verify that it can certainly handle being sat on repeatedly which I continued to do without my cracks getting worse. And it was dropped a few times that I thought would surely do it.and it was fine. Only hitting that weak spot did it in.buy a case for peace of mind but I would say durability is above average.
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