02-02-2013 03:31 PM
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  1. mrsatellite's Avatar
    2 weeks after I got my Focus s fell from one stair to the next ,1step and the screen shattered. Mind you steps are tile .Now after all of the drama with samsung to exchange the screen,now I have it completely rapped.Now just need to getting working properly with my service provider (rogers canada). Love the phone otherwise
    12-02-2012 10:32 AM
  2. snowmutt's Avatar
    Wow. Must have hit that one step just right. Hope all is good now that all is fixed. While not fragile, apparently it isn't indestructible. Let us know how it is going!!
    12-15-2012 06:52 PM
  3. mrsatellite's Avatar
    Wow. Must have hit that one step just right. Hope all is good now that all is fixed. While not fragile, apparently it isn't indestructible. Let us know how it is going!!
    Well now working fine just need to get it working properly on my provider
    12-17-2012 08:50 PM
  4. dazza9075's Avatar
    I used to have HTC phones since the year dot, they have always been solid devices, built to last. So when I got the Focus S I was concerned to say the least at how light it is. I wouldn't ay it feels cheap as others on here have, id say that we associate cheapness with the weight which isn't fair. The biggest issue I find isn't the weight its the fact that because its so small its very easy to pull it out the pocket and it slips out of your hands, so perhaps a more rubberised back would have been better.

    As to the built quality, I dropped mine on solid concrete the other day, not a waist high direct drop, but a proper ballistic trajectory out of my chest pocket to approx. chin height (5 foot 5ish) and down to the floor landing a good couple of meters away.

    absolutely bricked it! was convinced it was buggered, but the screen was perfect, the lower corner had a gouge taken out of the bezel towards the rear of the phone, which suggests the point of impact but other than that the phone was fine. I dare say if it had landed screen down it would have been buggered but im mighty impressed it survived that one.
    so yes, CNET is speaking out of the arse.

    thinking about it a bit more, its probably because its so light that it was able to take the hit, a heavier weight would have increased the kinetic energy moving through it when it landed
    12-31-2012 03:55 AM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I clicked on this thread to see if anybody else has the horizontal lines issue I have on my screen. It's annoying as h**l but it's not a deal breaker. All I see are posts about dropping phones. Geez butterfingers, they aren't meant to be dropped! Buy mil-spec phones if you're gonna play rock-em sock-em robots with them.
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    02-02-2013 03:31 PM
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