FORUMS

XDA Recap: This Week In Android (Apr 18 – 25)

Here in the digital XDA newsroom, we spend our days pouring over an average of … more

Sunday Debate: Custom ROMs vs. Modular Tweaks

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Mods and ROMs. Come with your opinions and feel free to … more

AOSP 5.1 Lollipop for Nexus Q

Google Nexus Q is an intriguing device released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It was abandoned by … more

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (Apr 17 – 24)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

First to break it

3rd August 2009, 09:45 PM |#1  
OP Senior Member
Flag Milton Keynes
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Got my G2 on Wednesday and managed to throw it on concrete on Saturday. Scratched the crap out of the screen and case, thought this can't get any worse and then the screen cracked when I touched it. The screen still works but the outer casing is messed up. Sent it off to T-Mobile so hopefully it won't cost too much to fix.

I am pretty p*ssed off at how easily this phone broke. I have subjected my Vario III to some fairly serious abuse over the last 18 months and it still works fine. This phone on the other hand is wrecked after one measly drop.
 
 
3rd August 2009, 10:11 PM |#2  
Cynabal's Avatar
Member
Flag Wales
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by herman3101

Got my G2 on Wednesday and managed to throw it on concrete on Saturday. Scratched the crap out of the screen and case, thought this can't get any worse and then the screen cracked when I touched it. The screen still works but the outer casing is messed up. Sent it off to T-Mobile so hopefully it won't cost too much to fix.

I am pretty p*ssed off at how easily this phone broke. I have subjected my Vario III to some fairly serious abuse over the last 18 months and it still works fine. This phone on the other hand is wrecked after one measly drop.

Ouch man that sucks, to be fair tho there not really designed to take that kind of abuse, also the Vario III is a brick compared to the hero lol, you could probabyl drive a car over it.

i gess its the price we pay for lighter thinner more streamlined phones.
3rd August 2009, 10:21 PM |#3  
Dayzee's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Manchester UK
Thanks Meter: 11
 
More
I'll have to be careful then I threw my magic across the road. - It skidded across before I could stop it. It ended up with a few small circular cracks where I could see that the material under the plastic coating is deffo metal. Not a mark on the screen, because the curves at the top and bottom of the magic protected it.

Reckon its worth condsidering a magic handset when the price comes down a bit. Lots of folks slagged it off for looking plasticky but its a tank of a handset underneath.

I'm passing mine on to my brutish boyfriend, cos I know it can take some knocks. Then again maybe it just fell right? and yours just fell exactly
wrong. Certainly wouldnt be dropping it again to check if it is robust LOL

But you have my every sympathy - I'd be gutted
3rd August 2009, 10:40 PM |#4  
robboy's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Kingsbury Tamworth UK
Thanks Meter: 5
 
More
Some might have took out insurance as I think you can for 7 days after you bought it. Glad to see your honest
3rd August 2009, 11:54 PM |#5  
Lox_Dev's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Kanaky-New-Caledonia
Thanks Meter: 30
 
Donate to Me
More
I found the Touch HD really solid and resistant I'll be carrefull with my Hero witch is coming soon
4th August 2009, 07:19 AM |#6  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 44
 
More
YOu threw it on concrete, what do you expect? Simple physics, concrete is harder than the material the Hero is made from, so when the two meet with force the Hero will lose, no matter how hard the plastic its made from. It's not diamond coated.
4th August 2009, 10:18 AM |#7  
OP Senior Member
Flag Milton Keynes
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
It was very tempting to take out the insurance but I was already covered on my home insurance so I thought I'd rather take a bigger excess hit than go along the fraud route.

RichDog, I'm afraid collisions between complex objects are never simple physics. Concrete is hard but the phone will have many different properties such as the elasticity of the plastic casing and maleability of the metal casing. Both of these act as shock obsorbers to disipate the energy of the impact, hence why almost all mobiles would have survived wih minor scratches. Mobile phone designers should incorporate a certain amount of impact tolerance into their products as almost all will be dropped at some point in their expected life. Mine only dropped from a height of three feet, a fall which almost all mobiles will have survived with minor scratches.
Last edited by herman3101; 4th August 2009 at 10:25 AM.
4th August 2009, 11:45 AM |#8  
R3PUBL1K's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag ɒzəl.twɪzəl
Thanks Meter: 20
 
Donate to Me
More
I remember dashing my Trinity across the Office some time ago after finishing a phone call to my provider about something, (never down anything like that before in frustration) what a very robust phone indeed
4th August 2009, 11:55 AM |#9  
xdaman85's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag London
Thanks Meter: 25
 
More
My HTC Diamond was submerged in some puddle outside while it was raining, didn't realise until I couldn't find the phone in my pocket, and even then it was still working.

Your just a bit unlucky.
4th August 2009, 12:18 PM |#10  
OP Senior Member
Flag Milton Keynes
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Hopefully it was just bad luck but I would not be surprised to see a lot more of these phones break pretty easily. The problem is the large screen which isn't sunk in, makes it very vulnerable when dropped.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes