Just as I was starting to get annoyed about the scratches that so easily showed up on the screen my phone dropped out of my coat pocket as I picked it up and smashed its corner on my laminate floor. To me that's way too fragile. Laminate isn't really even that hard. Worse yet, a repair will cost $300 because the screen is fused to the glass. Oh well, I guess everyone will see how fragile this screen is since the repair is not worth the money. Apple will usually give you one free replacement glass on iPhones and iPads and Samsung won't even repair for a decent price. Lots of people ask me if I recommend this phone and now the answer is a definite no. Way too fragile for a device you use carry with you everywhere.
so a device that uses plastic and glass fell several feet onto one of the hardest surfaces known to modern man and it broke? Imagine that.
When a portable computer is worth at least 1/2 a grand and I move it around all the time, I get a case for it. I'm rocking an Otterbox on my GS2. Love it. Great protection and it has fallen once onto my driveway already. No damage to the case.
I think people forget how much these phones are worth since so many people are suckered into contracts in the US and don't understand how they're made or that they're sub prices from your carrier.
Sorry a laminate floor is not "the hardest surface known to modern man". My iPhone 3G lasted 3 years just fine, so I was surprised that this phone broke so easily. Even then there is no excuse for how easily the screen scratched. I don't think it should be required that someone have to buy a screen protector to protect against something as common as the occasional drop. I've been using cell phones since the 90s and I've never had a screen break on me once until now.
The truth is that compared to the iPhone the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is far worse. The screen is more fragile to both breakage and scratching and the replacement/repair cost is WAY higher. If I could fix it for less than $50 like an iPhone rather than $275 it would cost me with the Nexus, I'd be a little more accepting of this.
::waving:: apple fanboy.
I've dropped my GN more than I'd like to admit, and still ticking.
Feeling the HSPA+ Love in NYC on my Nexus 4!
LOL, says the Samsung/Android fanboy. I am regretting the switch, but that does not make me a fanboy. Fanboys are the guys who blame every flaw on the users and will blindly defend their favourite company against legitimate criticism. Wait until you drop your phone at the wrong angle and you find out how much fixing it costs. I have my complaints about apple, particularly in recent years, but I do like how they deal with this particular issue WAY more than Samsung.
Being a klutz is no one's fault but your own.
Spoken from my DROID BIONIC using Google (with corrections by poster)
This particular sub-forum seem to be a place only Samsung fan-boys play, and not really a place for intelligent discussion.
The problem with the high repair cost is the "super amoled" display. They fuse the glass to the screen making repairs expensive, and thus the phones are not really repairable. As it stands I can still use it and the cracks are only in the corner, so I'm not shopping for a new phone.
I just wish people would realize that there is a reason to point out these problems. As long as no one complains companies will not improve things for their customers. I do get a lot of people asking my opinion of technology and I'm definitely now going to point out this issue and not recommend the phone based on it. People in the real world occasionally drop their phones, for these are real considerations for real people.
From what I've seen on other forums they'll do the repair in the states for $160ish, which isn't that bad all things considered. Unfortunately living in canada the cost is $275 +tax. Considering the dollar being close to parity and labour costs not being that different, there is really no excuse for this.
I'm considering a nexus, so I appreciate the info. I'm not a klutz, but my phone gets dropped frequently. So, thanks. And, ha, I'm also considering an iPhone. Don't bother replying apple haters.
I'm learning this the hard way. Dropped my phone at Tim's when somebody bumped into me. Landed on the corner. Shattered in the corner. The saving grace is that the screen protector has kept the phone intact and usable.
Repair cost will be $250 here in Ottawa.
I'm now glad I invested in the bulky Seidio pack which includes a screen film & a multi-part case designed to fit their thicker extended battery. I didn't start using my new Galaxy Nexus till I had all of it at hand. Now if only I could find a zip case to stick the whole contraption in when I stick it all in my pocket (never felt comfortable doing the belt clip thing - always feel like I'll accidentally drop the phone like that), I'll be golden...
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It's unfortunate to experience the shock when a phone falls and has a irreversible and/or costly damages. I (like many others) realize that it may add bulk however a protective case is always a wise choice since 'accidents' are part of life and you can't always rely on company (Apple and/or Samsung) policies to protect consumers. Personally I've dropped my phone numerous times on various surfaces and fortunately it was in its case (OtterBox). I know it adds bulk however it gives me peace of mind since 'accidents' happen. All the best with your future phone acquisitions.
the guy with the nexus that is broken, care to sell it?
I reject your reality and substitute my own!
Depends, how much are you offering? Honestly the crack has interfered with using it far less than I thought it would. I'm planning on using it until I upgrade again. I can't wait to see what RIM comes up with sometime next year.