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  1. anthonyng's Avatar
    I have a couple dings/nicks in my corners of glass where there was impact... nothing further damage, very localized... I'm ok with it!
    01-19-2016 09:58 AM
  2. snakebitten's Avatar
    Snakebitten,
    I read were another very qualified poster (IMHO) said that the G4 glass was supposed to have more flex associated with it, and after reading it I felt a little less concerned that if I accidently left my phone in my back pocket and sat down, I wouldnt crack my screen. Keep in mind, I DO NOT know if this is a fact, but I do trust the posters sincerity. But, I am also not going to intentionally put it to a test.
    Well, I admittedly carry my 950XL (and my 1520 many times) in my left back pocket. But the Jack Spade cover is rather stiff and big and probably would add considerable rigidity if I sat on it. My 1520's, that I brag about being so pristine, are undamaged because they have spent 2+ years in really unsexy-ugly folio cases. So they too had serious protection from drops and oops-I-sat-on-it incidents.

    I guess I just revealed that I'm not very fashion conscious. :)
    01-19-2016 10:02 AM
  3. ajj3085's Avatar
    No... He's just not very knowledgeable.

    The cooling has small "spores" filled with a liquid that moves heat more efficiently than water or a solid heat sink. He just Thinks that liquid cooling is a heat pipe filled with water, but that wouldn't be as good as the current solution in this size since the coolant wouldn't have hardly anywhere to go.
    My guess would have been a liquid that's a gas at normal pressure, but a liquid at higher pressures, but it sounds like you know more about this. But ya, liquid cooled doesn't have to mean a pipe with water, which as you say wouldn't work well.
    01-19-2016 10:03 AM
  4. Krystianpants's Avatar
    No... He's just not very knowledgeable.

    The cooling has small "spores" filled with a liquid that moves heat more efficiently than water or a solid heat sink. He just Thinks that liquid cooling is a heat pipe filled with water, but that wouldn't be as good as the current solution in this size since the coolant wouldn't have hardly anywhere to go.
    Yah the old professional tear down already proved it's a heat pipe with liquid drops in the capillaries. This is still liquid cooling regardless of what people associate liquid cooling with. Non-techies shouldn't make bad assumptions.

    TO op: How did it break? You have a pic? Mine took a massive beating due to my negligence when I dropped a heavy disk array on it and not a scratch.

    Though with the mozo case the grip is much stronger and doesn't slip as much as the MS one. I think the buttons help too as they require a bit more force to depress so your hand will have the extra grip as the buttons won't let your hand slide down. The MS one the buttons are a bit weak so your hand could still slip over them as they depressed downwards.
    01-19-2016 10:47 AM
  5. captblaze's Avatar
    I don't know if any of you are young enough to remember when Corning made a product named Corelle. It was their revolutionary product from the 70's. Shatter proof dishware is what it was, and it was far from shatterproof. it would break like tempered glass into small irregular shaped chunks and embed into whatever was on the plate at a time.

    so if anyone thinks glass is shatter proof, guess again... its crystalline structure is physically incapable of withstanding shock loads when the force is focused on a weak point in the crystalline structure.

    I am by no means a chemical engineer, but a simple understanding what glass is, what it is made of and how its manufactured is enough knowledge to know that dropping an object made from glass onto a tile surface is probably gonna end up making you sad and costing you money
    Last edited by captblaze; 01-19-2016 at 11:14 AM. Reason: grammar police prevention
    01-19-2016 11:07 AM
  6. Jakoh's Avatar
    It is not the same a 720p screen than a 2K screen.
    But that doesnt change the fact that the 640 doesnt break when dropped. I dropped my 640 XL so many times without a cover, only a screen protector. I wrote a post about it.

    But i have noticed everyone is complaining about their 950 breaking. The glass around the edges is a bad design.
    01-19-2016 12:36 PM
  7. akjm's Avatar
    My daughter dropped and broke her 950's screen--upper corner on asphalt. She had a case and screen protector, but it impacted on the worst place. I was able to get a replacement screen on ebay for $118. Yes that is expensive, but it's cheaper than $550, and the phone was in working order, except for the screen. I was a bit difficult to get the old screen off, but it was worth it in the end.
    01-19-2016 12:51 PM
  8. gordonfink's Avatar
    I had looked at those screens. Are they good? Any issues with glance or anything?

    Just hoping to know in case I come across a broken 950 some day.

    Thanks much.

    My daughter dropped and broke her 950's screen--upper corner on asphalt. She had a case and screen protector, but it impacted on the worst place. I was able to get a replacement screen on ebay for $118. Yes that is expensive, but it's cheaper than $550, and the phone was in working order, except for the screen. I was a bit difficult to get the old screen off, but it was worth it in the end.
    01-19-2016 01:46 PM
  9. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Good God...I've dropped my Lumia 920 face down on a hard tile floor TWICE without a case (from about 5 feet, I'm pretty tall). The screen has never cracked. I was freaking out at first, because the phone didn't turn on for 5 minutes. But it finally turned on and works fine. I can't believe one drop from 1.5 feet cracked your screen.
    01-19-2016 04:55 PM
  10. lankylars's Avatar
    I may be switching the two around, but isn't Gorilla Glass 3 slightly better at resisting scratches whereas GG4 has more flex to better resist shattering (reducing it's hardness and thus scratch resistance).
    01-19-2016 05:12 PM
  11. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Wow this thread blew up. I'm not even going to read the last bit. Here's my thoughts:
    Gorilla Glass 4 is more resistant to drops than any other iteration of Gorilla Glass before it, and it's stronger than the "Ion Glass" that Apple uses in their iPhones. However, it's still glass. In the right conditions, it will crack. That's just how it is. If you want a shatterproof screen, buy the Moto X Force, but you're sacrificing overall screen quality and vividness for durability. Gorilla Glass 4 is great for scratch resistance, but sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to get that hardness.
    01-19-2016 09:11 PM
  12. nomadph's Avatar
    Based on the videos I saw about the G4 glass I was convinced that the glass was resilient enough to scratches. I was completely wrong. I have a lot of hair line scratches in the glass due to placing it on a table. The reason I let it rest on the phone face is because I didn't want to damage the rear camera. So damn annoying since there aren't any proper screen protectors and back cover options here.
    01-20-2016 07:31 AM
  13. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Based on the videos I saw about the G4 glass I was convinced that the glass was resilient enough to scratches. I was completely wrong. I have a lot of hair line scratches in the glass due to placing it on a table. The reason I let it rest on the phone face is because I didn't want to damage the rear camera. So damn annoying since there aren't any proper screen protectors and back cover options here.
    You cant even find a cheap silicone case for $10??? That's on you buddy.
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    01-20-2016 08:17 AM
  14. hprvez's Avatar
    Rear camera glass doesn't touch the surface if you lay it on a table
    01-20-2016 09:32 AM
  15. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Based on the videos I saw about the G4 glass I was convinced that the glass was resilient enough to scratches. I was completely wrong. I have a lot of hair line scratches in the glass due to placing it on a table. The reason I let it rest on the phone face is because I didn't want to damage the rear camera. So damn annoying since there aren't any proper screen protectors and back cover options here.
    Get a microfiber cloth and clean. Sometimes it may look like scratches bbut it's dirty. I put use to put mine down screen first and have no issues. Though now I place it on the camera side as the mozo case has a ring protecting the camera. But I keep mine clean with a microfiber cloth and wipe it down quite often.
    01-20-2016 09:33 AM
  16. nomadph's Avatar
    Rear camera glass doesn't touch the surface if you lay it on a table
    Yes I know. But it will possibly create a dent on the protruding shelf. The way I see it the glass the suppose to be the most durable part of the phone

    Edit: At least when just placing the hardware in a desk. I didn't mean durable when dropped.
    01-20-2016 12:28 PM
  17. nomadph's Avatar
    Get a microfiber cloth and clean. Sometimes it may look like scratches bbut it's dirty. I put use to put mine down screen first and have no issues. Though now I place it on the camera side as the mozo case has a ring protecting the camera. But I keep mine clean with a microfiber cloth and wipe it down quite often.
    Trust me. I only use microfiber clothes to clean my Android, iPhone, and winmo phone. I would love to order a mozo case but it cost 2x the price after shipping.
    01-20-2016 12:32 PM
  18. snakebitten's Avatar
    Snip> Not everyone is in redneck country where they can just jump online and get one the next day.
    Hey, I resemble that remark.

    No offense taken, of course. Down here in the Lone Star State we mostly hold up that image intentionally.
    No exaggeration: 4-way stop with approximately 20 vehicles. 16ish are pickup trucks. Nothing peculiar about it either.
    However, I don't think we have any advantages for buying things online.
    01-20-2016 01:26 PM
  19. nomadph's Avatar
    Hey, I resemble that remark.

    No offense taken, of course. Down here in the Lone Star State we mostly hold up that image intentionally.
    No exaggeration: 4-way stop with approximately 20 vehicles. 16ish are pickup trucks. Nothing peculiar about it either.
    However, I don't think we have any advantages for buying things online.
    LOL yea I'm from the north side of h-town. I know what you mean! Took a job in SE Asia and now I have to either wait for my people from states side to drop off my amazon orders or pay heavily on local import tax and shipping. So you have all the avantages from 24hr delivery or pick up points :)
    01-20-2016 03:44 PM
  20. snakebitten's Avatar
    Ahhh, makes sense now. In fact, north side of H-town would imply you got a little redneck on you yourself. :)
    01-20-2016 05:02 PM
  21. nomadph's Avatar
    Yes sir.. I still have some country in me. Dispite being an expat for over 15yrs. All 3 of my siblings drive a truck so I know exactly what you mean.
    01-20-2016 05:31 PM
  22. Deth_CrimsonX's Avatar
    My 950xl cracked in my front pants pocket. 4days after I got it. Palcotech fixed it almost a month later.
    01-21-2016 07:33 AM
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    01-21-2016 02:53 PM
  24. Hna's Avatar
    My 950XL screen also has a lot of scratches just from hanging on my pocket.
    I also dropped it earlier this month and managed to slow it down with my foot. Still the phone then fell on the screen and I have a 1mm chip...
    Really disapointed. Never used any kind of protection on my phones and never had issues with drops or scratches on the screen...
    01-21-2016 03:19 PM
  25. 7a2eer's Avatar
    I gave my father a L925 in new condition. He drops it all the time. Saw him drop it flat on its screen, around 2m high impacting on ceramic. Nada...
    I honestly thought the L925 was fragile (as I own a L920), and it has held up incredibly well. Few dings in the corners but no cracks or scratches.

    Shouldn't need to carry a phone in a shock proof case all day. Bulky, ugly, and inconvenient. Does not change the fact that the phone itself is fragile, unlike its predecessors...
    01-21-2016 06:50 PM
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