- 05-26-2011, 03:12 PM #1
Now that these things are arriving in peoples' hands, i thought i'd pose the question:
Does the VZW model have Gorilla Glass or not?
According to Corning it does, but the international specs, as we've found out (SLCD anybody?) were in fact different than what's arrived at VZW...
Any way we can find out definitively? i want to know if i should be spending money on a protector or not.
- 05-26-2011, 07:51 PM #3
You could try to scratch it with a key... :P (Disclaimer: don't use this method. lol)
Phone Arena claims "scratch resistant glass" for both the Trophy and the Surround, which corresponds with Corning's list and isn't something you see in everyone else's specs, and it doesn't show it for the Arrive (:(), which still corresponds, so maybe?
- 05-26-2011, 08:18 PM #4
I tried scratching my Focus screen with a key to shut my iPhone 4 having buddys mouth. The screen was fine, no scratches afterwards. O then passed him the keys, but he declined. LOL.
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- 05-27-2011, 05:08 PM #11
Also, if the screen is sLCD then sLCD is no better than regular lcd ;) I am pretty sure anyone who has 1. used a demo unit, 2. owns a trophy already, will tell you its not a sLCD :)
The Trophy is on the gorilla glass list, "I assume" that was the Euro version because its been there a while. I don't see why they would change that particular detail on the VZW version, but then again maybe they would...it is vzw.
06-02-2011, 12:22 PM #13
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It seems as though this may actually have Gorilla Glass, but does that mean a screen precetor is superfluous? If so, I think we really need to figure out if it does in deed have GG. It will save everyone some money.
If it is not, any recommendations on screen protectors? There are lots out there. I am looking for a non-matte finish screen that baiscally looks like the normal screen. Don;t care about glare reduction, to be honest.
- 06-02-2011, 04:53 PM #14
FWIW.... I have a Focus.. that definitely has Gorilla Glass.... I have a screen protector on it... albeit a lousy one.. LOL
I think its a bit naive to think the display cannot be scratched... If you look on ebay or other places for a focus.. and you will surely see some with scratches on the display..
- 06-02-2011, 05:33 PM #16
I am just curious how people are scratching their screens in the first place. I have had smart phones for a while now, and before this one they were all resistive touch screens made of plastic. If I looked very very closely at the perfect angle I could see some very minor scratching after 2 years of use.
I wouldnt think I will have even that problem with a screen thats made of glass. I suppose the fact that its always stored in my pocket with NOTHING else helps, but is scratching a screen really "that" easy? or are people way more rough with their devices than I am?
This is seriously just my curiosity because I have never had this problem and always thought screen protectors caused more problems than they solve.
- 06-02-2011, 05:48 PM #17
Dude.. I am brutal on equipment.. I dont know how or why.. if you saw my POS imagio right now you would cringe... I took the screen protector off cause I actually believed the rumors of WP7 on VZW in Feb/March..
Imagio screen is trashed ! I often just throw the phone in my pocket or on the car seat .. or in my golf bag etc...
I'm just rough on equipment... so.. the Focus has had full coverage from day one :)
- 07-01-2011, 09:49 AM #18
Well, I managed to get a small scratch on my screen. I'm always careful (as we all say, no?) where I put the phone. When in my bag, I use the case. When in my pocket, I have nothing else inside with it. I think it happened when I had my phone in my hand and I pulled out the charger. It nicked my phone, but I didn't noticing anything until the day after. If that was it, it surely should have scratched it if this screen is made of Gorilla glass, right?
The scratch is not noticeable so long as there is no black behind it. Any other color and the scratch is invisible. Still though, it's annoying me to no end, and I'm afraid that it can get worse. Aside from replacing the whole screen, is there anything I can do?
- 07-05-2011, 03:31 PM #24
I'm pretty sure Gorilla Glass doesn't make it impervious to scratches and breaking, just resistant to them. In other words, by comparison, a non-GG screen would have more scratches than a GG screen if put through the same thing. People have scratched and shattered their iPhones' GG as well as Android devices using GG. We're not dealing with clear adamantium here. :rolleyes:
I'd say, if you don't have a good insurance plan (i.e., low payments and low/no deductible), take good care of your phone and protect it no matter how resilient the materials may be.
- 07-05-2011, 03:42 PM #25
yeah for sure , my bud has a iphone 4g , with GG on it and he dropped it flat on the ground and it broke his screen in 4 places . sooo ... sure it helps but doesn’t expect miracles
my keys and Zipo ALWASY scrash my phone , GG or not .... GG just help a LITTLE more then normal.
get an Ishiled... yeah a *I* shiled , but they the best.