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By tricki, Senior Member on 18th May 2013, 10:24 PM
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I just pulled the S4 out of my trouser pocket (front) and the screen has been broken.

It did not drop or so but I went some kilometers in the car and it got some tension in the pocket Apparently the plastic chassis is rather soft and could not save the screen enough.
18th May 2013, 10:44 PM |#2  
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Can you show some pictures

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18th May 2013, 11:26 PM |#3  
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Here you are. You can see the crack only when you look very closely. Don't know how to photograph this. When the screen is off you don't see nothing.
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18th May 2013, 11:50 PM |#4  
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Id say it is a bit weak, Ive cracked my front glass (digitiser is fine) between the home button across the menu touch to the side. Ok I dropped it from 4 feet onto concrete but I dropped my S2 about a hundred times before the screen gave. It (S4) is still fully functioning so doesn't bother me, It was the second drop- the first just dented and chipped the chrome effect plastic surround bezel that really should be made of titanium on this phone as its so light and fragile.
I wont swap it on insurance exchange until I break it proper and it is unusable, Orange UK are very good with insurance, £25 admin fee and courier swap the next day.

Ive only had it 2 weeks !
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18th May 2013, 11:56 PM |#5  
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Id say it is a bit weak, Ive cracked my front glass (digitiser is fine) between the home button across the menu touch to the side. Ok I dropped it from 4 feet onto concrete but I dropped my S2 about a hundred times before the screen gave. It (S4) is still fully functioning so doesn't bother me, It was the second drop- the first just dented and chipped the chrome effect plastic surround bezel that really should be made of titanium on this phone as its so light and fragile.
I wont swap it on insurance exchange until I break it proper and it is unusable, Orange UK are very good with insurance, £25 admin fee and courier swap the next day.

Ive only had it 2 weeks !

You should be more careful with your devices. You seem to drop them a lot. In less than two weeks you dropped your S4 two times. Something is definetly wrong with you. Put on a soft case at least.

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19th May 2013, 12:31 AM |#6  
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You should be more careful with your devices. You seem to drop them a lot. In less than two weeks you dropped your S4 two times. Something is definetly wrong with you. Put on a soft case at least.

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Thanks, good advice, Ive just ordered one of >> these<< .I've got 2 years with this S4 so I may as well try not to break it as I really do tend to drop my phones a lot.. lol..
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19th May 2013, 02:14 AM |#7  
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I put my phone in my front pocket all the time and this scares me before I got my S4.
19th May 2013, 02:48 AM |#8  
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I just pulled the S4 out of my trouser pocket (front) and the screen has been broken.

It did not drop or so but I went some kilometers in the car and it got some tension in the pocket Apparently the plastic chassis is rather soft and could not save the screen enough.

I seriously doubt the phone broke like that from just being in your pocket. Are you telling the whole story? I've had my S4 in my pocket every day since it was available on April 25th and it's still perfect. Oh yeah, I work in elevator constriction

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19th May 2013, 01:10 PM |#9  
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Buy rigid screen covering cases, pockets aren't safe they're either tight and exert pressure or they're loose and bang about, the phone is worth a lot of money and deserves protecting.
19th May 2013, 02:05 PM |#10  
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Here you are. You can see the crack only when you look very closely. Don't know how to photograph this. When the screen is off you don't see nothing.

There's definitely more to this story that you aren't telling us.
19th May 2013, 02:08 PM |#11  
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Here you are. You can see the crack only when you look very closely. Don't know how to photograph this. When the screen is off you don't see nothing.

That's a cracked amoled and not the glass, which explains why you can't see anything with the screen off.

If you've ever seen an s3 / s4 amoled you'd know exactly how thin and fragile they are. Best way to explain it is like an egg shell. It breaks to bits when any pressure is exerted on it.

So it seems that pressure from your trousers has flexed the body and cracked the inner amoled screen.

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