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Not really suprising that the plastic thing faired better than the glass thing really is it
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I avoid issues like that by not dropping mine
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I avoid issues like that by going for function over form.
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Or just go for the one you prefer and buy a case so you don't have to worry about it? I've dropped my 3GS many times and it's not got a scratch on it. They're hardly expensive compared to the phones themselves.
I know accidents will happen but, call me old fashioned, can't you just take care of things that you own? I collect modern glass and most of it would be ruined if I dropped it from waist height, so I take care to ensure that I don't. As that flamin' meerkat would say 'simples'.
You have just 'jinxed' every bit of glass you own.
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Whilst I agree with the principle, the difference is you probably don't tend to walk about the place with your modern glass collection held to your ear (and most likely distracted with life going on around you). If you did, that would dramatically increase your chances of accidentally dropping it.
However, with a good case on your phone, you don't need to worry about that as it's protected.
On any item that a person interacts with as closely as a phone, form and function are the same thing.
You are absolutely right Professorhat. I am just of an age where I get a bit impatient with whiny people who complain that £400 worth of phone/camera/binoculars etc 'broke' when they dropped it. If things are precious, take care of them. Perhaps by buying a case. My glass collection is kept out of reach of pets and little people. I keep my iPod in a case and make sure my camera is attached to (at the very least) a wrist strap.
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Well, the screen is glass in both phones. I would have imagined that they use Gorilla glass which is extremely resistant to breaks, chips & scratches. I've dropped my phone a few times without any problem. My OH has the iPhone 4S, but she's not careless like me.
Trefor, a wrist strap isn't enough. I had my camera attached with a wrist strap when I tripped and fell on top of it while on holiday. The lens mechanism jammed up totally, and, as it was some years old and not that expensive, I bought a replacement in the Duty Free on my way home.
When I got home the broken camera worked fine again! My grandson is now the proud owner of a second-hand Nikon Coolpix.
As a nation, never have we been more materialistic than now, yet conversely, never before do we seem to have valued expensive possessions less.
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Yeah, I sit next to a bloke at work who regularly has that conversation on the phone with his kids, at least 4 or 5 times a year, be it phones, mp3 players, PS3s, etc etc and he just keeps replacing them! Either he has the clumsiest kids in the world or they do it deliberately to wind him up. I'm leaning towards the latter...
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