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  1. addman's Avatar
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    I was attending an online q&a with a representative from Nokia Sweden yesterday and asked if the 820 would also have gorilla glass 2 like the 920, he said no, no gorilla glass at all on the 820. That sucks big time IMO.

    "Andreas: Kommer Lumia 820 att ha gorilla glass som 920:an?"

    "Klas Strm: Hej, Nej, Lumia 820 kommer inte ha gorilla glas. Lumia 920 har andra generationens gorilla glas som r n starkare n fregngaren. Mvh, Klas"

    Here's the rest of the Q&A I guess you could run it through google translate or something.

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    Shame on Nokia! It will be the only current device that doesn't have it SMH.
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    That makes it inferior to my trusty Sumsung Omnia 7 :@
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    Deal breaker imho.
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    I think that makes it inferior to the Nokia 3310... Think I'm still gonna get one though.

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    That is extremely disappointing. I will find it harder to recommend to my coworkers on T-Mobile and Verizon. Hopefully those users will have options from Samsung and HTC as a fallback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodThings2Life View Post
    That is extremely disappointing. I will find it harder to recommend to my coworkers on T-Mobile and Verizon. Hopefully those users will have options from Samsung and HTC as a fallback.
    Yeah, I'm really bummed about it too. Heck, I think even my TITAN has Gorilla Glass.

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    I agree with you guys, almost a deal breaker, they'd better have a reasonable price on the 820 if they're intending to cut stuff like that out. If the 800 would have been WP8 upgradeable I'd go out and buy one today, *sigh*:(
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    Well someone said its on Nokia's website that the 820 DOES have it..I wonder why all this confusion...on Nokia's part that is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XENOPHOS View Post
    Well someone said its on Nokia's website that the 820 DOES have it..I wonder why all this confusion...on Nokia's part that is...

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    Yeah, well I got the answer straight from an official Nokia rep, good enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addman View Post
    Yeah, well I got the answer straight from an official Nokia rep, good enough for me.
    My bad....that thread was on/for 920...you are right...

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    I was actually just about to start a thread asking whether this was true or not.

    I'm so sad now that I've learned it's true! :( I wonder why Nokia would choose not to build the phone with Gorilla Glass. I really see no reasonably explenation. Although I have a 800 and won't be buying a new one anytime soon, I thought that the 820 was perfect for my needs should I get one. But without Gorilla Glass I'm not so sure - it would be a catastrophe to break the glass accidently.

    I wonder what the alternative is? What glass type does the 820 use and how strong is it? If we put all the disappointment aside and think about it for a sec, we know that Nokia makes quality products and that they won't ship something that'll break instantly. So what kind of glass experience can we expect from the 820 without Gorilla Glass?
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    Confirmed, the tech specs do not list it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marute View Post
    I was actually just about to start a thread asking whether this was true or not.

    I'm so sad now that I've learned it's true! :( I wonder why Nokia would choose not to build the phone with Gorilla Glass. I really see no reasonably explenation. Although I have a 800 and won't be buying a new one anytime soon, I thought that the 820 was perfect for my needs should I get one. But without Gorilla Glass I'm not so sure - it would be a catastrophe to break the glass accidently.

    I wonder what the alternative is? What glass type does the 820 use and how strong is it? If we put all the disappointment aside and think about it for a sec, we know that Nokia makes quality products and that they won't ship something that'll break instantly. So what kind of glass experience can we expect from the 820 without Gorilla Glass?
    I would also like to know the reason, the Nokia rep basically just said "no, the 820 won't have gorilla glass" and then continued by touting the 920 "but the 920 will have gorilla glass 2!". Great, too bad I don't want to spend some odd 200 extra for that. My guess is they are trying to maximize profit on the 820 if the suggested price of 4499 SEK is somewhat correct. I know there's some new nice stuff in the 820 but almost 500 and no gorilla glass? Jebus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by addman View Post
    I would also like to know the reason, the Nokia rep basically just said "no, the 820 won't have gorilla glass" and then continued by touting the 920 "but the 920 will have gorilla glass 2!". Great, too bad I don't want to spend some odd 200 extra for that. My guess is they are trying to maximize profit on the 820 if the suggested price of 4499 SEK is somewhat correct. I know there's some new nice stuff in the 820 but almost 500 and no gorilla glass? Jebus!
    I know. Forget all the other tech stuff a phone may have, but no gorilla glass and this one is off the list for me. Unthinkable that a touchscreen device wouldn't have it these days.
    My next phone...
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    This is such a deal breaker for me....Oh well, hello HTC 8x!!!! You will be the device to own!!!
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    Why would anybody consider the 820 over the 920? I was at the lumia nyc evening event and I was focused on the 920. I didnt care about the 820 at all. I hardly asked any questions about the 820.
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    My last 2 phones have had Gorilla Glass and the half dozen before that didn't. None of them ever had a scratch on them though thanks to screen protectors. I'm currently off contract at Sprint and I am leaving them! However, I'm choosing T-Mobile over AT&T so it looks like I'll have to settle for the 820 come November.
    Honestly, even if the 820 did come with Gorilla Glass my OCD would still require me to put a screen protector on it. ;)
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    Several other companies besides Corning make scratch/shatter resistant glass. And without the brand name it could be (considerably) cheaper. So lets see how this plays out with Nokia before persecuting the 820.

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    Well Gorilla Glass is a brand. iPhone doesn't have Gorilla Glass (and yes i know the history of Gorilla Glass).
    I would just wait for the reviews and what Nokia has to say when it comes to the screen.

    Like jimski said Nokia might have just jumped out of the Gorilla Glass bandwagon for licensing costs and have something just as good or better.


    Btw for future preference use Nokia's developer page for always right specifications.
    http://www.developer.nokia.com/Devic...pecifications/

    Quote Originally Posted by undisputed n00b View Post
    Why would anybody consider the 820 over the 920? I was at the lumia nyc evening event and I was focused on the 920. I didnt care about the 820 at all. I hardly asked any questions about the 820.
    I think many people who are considering Lumia 820 might change their mind when they actual hold Lumia 920 in their hand.
    That said there's of course the price difference between the two. Though in Europe i don't see there being any chance of Lumia 820 costing below 400 euros. Lumia 920 will be somewhere slightly above 500 euros.
    When it comes to euro prices it's usually €=$.
    Last edited by tissotti; 09-14-2012 at 08:30 AM.
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    Those of us on Verizon will probably never get to hold a 920 unless it belongs to a friend. Its not that we are choosing the 820... It will probably be our only option.

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