1. Post #1
    MrTwicks's Avatar
    November 2009
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    Il try keep this short

    I Was getting off the train home, and my iphone fell out of my pocket and dropped about a meter off the platform... Pic's below
    i know i can get the screen replaced, but telling by the first picture, Will there be any internal hardware problems? i cant imagine front camera having much life in it, cheers.






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  2. Post #2
    rakkie20's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Oops...
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  3. Post #3
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
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    If it still turns on you should be ok

  4. Post #4
    GameAdict's Avatar
    May 2008
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    If it still turns on you should be ok
    Yeah, hopefully he won't get an electric shock or something...

    You'd be better off looking for a known phone-distributor who can take a look at the phone.
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  5. Post #5
    MrTwicks's Avatar
    November 2009
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    If it still turns on you should be ok
    it does turn on and i get a nice white screen

  6. Post #6
    Ratzz's Avatar
    July 2009
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    Have you tried turning it off and back on again?
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  7. Post #7
    retarded faggot
    Mateo!'s Avatar
    January 2008
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    This is just from it falling a meter?
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  8. Post #8
    MrTwicks's Avatar
    November 2009
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    This is just from it falling a meter?
    yes onto ashphelt

  9. Post #9
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    This is just from it falling a meter?
    This is what happens when you make a phone out of glass.
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    November 2009
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    yes onto ashphelt
    Well, my friend dropped his HTC Wildfire from the 4th floor onto asphalt - it still worked afterwards, save for a part of the screen. The iPhone 4 is a good deal more attractive, but from a functional standpoint it's not really a great design by any means.
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  11. Post #11
    MrTwicks's Avatar
    November 2009
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    Well, my friend dropped his HTC Wildfire from the 4th floor onto asphalt - it still worked afterwards, save for a part of the screen. The iPhone 4 is a good deal more attractive, but from a functional standpoint it's not really a great design by any means.
    thats a very cool story
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  12. Post #12
    retarded faggot
    Mateo!'s Avatar
    January 2008
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    I guess it has to hit the ground at the right point because I dropped my iPhone at least 3 times at gas stations with only minor scratches, even landing face down before I got my case.
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  13. Post #13
    d_cover's Avatar
    October 2007
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    That's why I always have a case on mine. The only times I remove it is to dock it.

    I was watching this iPhone case test on youtube called the survivor griffin or something like that and some guy shot a airsoft gun at his phone during the test and got his iPhone's screen cracked.

    Apple replaced it free of charge.

    But enough about that. Get a case next time OP.

  14. Post #14
    MrTwicks's Avatar
    November 2009
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    That's why I always have a case on mine. The only times I remove it is to dock it.

    I was watching this iPhone case test on youtube called the survivor griffin or something like that and some guy shot a airsoft gun at his phone during the test and got his iPhone's screen cracked.

    Apple replaced it free of charge.

    But enough about that. Get a case next time OP.
    yeah ive always fucked around with cases but never felt comfortable, il replace the screen and post an update withing the next few days

  15. Post #15
    d_cover's Avatar
    October 2007
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    yeah ive always fucked around with cases but never felt comfortable, il replace the screen and post an update withing the next few days
    I know what you mean the iPhone does look nice without any protective casing avoid the Apple bumper case. Way over priced and mine as started to snap around where the jack is placed.

    Although I like the look of these http://www.switcheasy.com/

    I'm quite interested in the clockwork case.
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    yes onto ashphelt
    Damn I'm happy I never got one of those then. Since my phones had to a four story fall on asphalt once among other things. the thing wasn't even dented.

  17. Post #17
    retarded faggot
    Mateo!'s Avatar
    January 2008
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    I didn't buy my phone for looks, I bought it because I liked the software, and I don't want to have to pay for another one because the cases are ugly. I don't really care how a case looks, as long as it protects the god damn phone.
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  18. Post #18
    MrTwicks's Avatar
    November 2009
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    Damn I'm happy I never got one of those then. Since my phones had to a four story fall on asphalt once among other things. the thing wasn't even dented.
    this thread isnt called "talk about your android"
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  19. Post #19
    d_cover's Avatar
    October 2007
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    this thread isnt called "talk about your android"
    He was telling us about how his phone dropped four stories and still worked. What's wrong with that?

    His not being a fanboy and bashing the Apple brand.

    It's a fact that the iPhone 4 and 4s is fragile.
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  20. Post #20
    MrTwicks's Avatar
    November 2009
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    He was telling us about how his phone dropped four stories and still worked. What's wrong with that?

    His not being a fanboy and bashing the Apple brand.

    It's a fact that the iPhone 4 and 4s is fragile.
    sorry, i took the wrong impression.

  21. Post #21
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    January 2010
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    wow, um... holy shit. That happened from you dropping your phone from a meter?

    when you replace the screen, try getting a more sturdy one, like a really high quality plastic. On my galaxy s2 the screen is even smoother than glass, i'm like 90% sure that you can find screens for iPhones like that.

    Edited:

    also isn't asphalt rubbery? i mean i can't imagine what would have happened if it fell onto cement.

  22. Post #22
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    He was telling us about how his phone dropped four stories and still worked. What's wrong with that?

    His not being a fanboy and bashing the Apple brand.

    It's a fact that the iPhone 4 and 4s is fragile.
    Dude i've dropped my iPhone 4 so much, and there isn't a scratch on it. It's not that fragile I guess.

  23. Post #23
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    November 2009
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    wow, um... holy shit. That happened from you dropping your phone from a meter?

    when you replace the screen, try getting a more sturdy one, like a really high quality plastic. On my galaxy s2 the screen is even smoother than glass, i'm like 90% sure that you can find screens for iPhones like that.

    Edited:

    also isn't asphalt rubbery? i mean i can't imagine what would have happened if it fell onto cement.
    The Galaxy SII uses gorilla glass - as do the iPhone 4 and 4S. While it's very scratch resistant, and pretty solid over-all, the way the iPhone is build simply exposes it too much. Not much to do there.

  24. Post #24
    d_cover's Avatar
    October 2007
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    Dude i've dropped my iPhone 4 so much, and there isn't a scratch on it. It's not that fragile I guess.
    MrTwicks dropped his from about a meter high and from the photos it looks like his phone has been dragged to Hell and back.

    Two methods to protect you iPhone one a case two if you're so inclined to get a case insurance.

    Edited:

    sorry, i took the wrong impression.
    It's cool OP. Managed to sort your iPhone yet?

  25. Post #25
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    The Galaxy SII uses gorilla glass - as do the iPhone 4 and 4S. While it's very scratch resistant, and pretty solid over-all, the way the iPhone is build simply exposes it too much. Not much to do there.
    it's the fact that the 4s/4 has it extend all the way to the precise edge, right?

  26. Post #26
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    June 2010
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    The Galaxy SII uses gorilla glass - as do the iPhone 4 and 4S. While it's very scratch resistant, and pretty solid over-all, the way the iPhone is build simply exposes it too much. Not much to do there.
    Are you sure the iPhone uses gorilla glass? I'm pretty sure I've seen scratches on them, and I think I also read somewhere they used something like gorilla glass, but not quite as durable as the type of glass Android phones use.

  27. Post #27
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    November 2009
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    Are you sure the iPhone uses gorilla glass? I'm pretty sure I've seen scratches on them, and I think I also read somewhere they used something like gorilla glass, but not quite as durable as the type of glass Android phones use.
    It is Gorilla Glass. Apple generally does not disclose where they get their shit from, but it is Corning gorilla glass alright.

  28. Post #28
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
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    Gorilla glass is still glass. It's still gonna break if you drop it right. GoDong is right, Apple just makes it easier to break.

  29. Post #29
    Dennab
    February 2012
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    Gorilla glass is still glass. It's still gonna break if you drop it right. GoDong is right, Apple just makes it easier to break.
    In my opinion it may be down to the fact the front glass panel has no metal or plastic rim, it actually extrudes outward from the phone.
    Where on my Nexus S it sits flush with a plastic rim and it curves.

    Edited:



    Having a banana bendy phone has some advantages I guess.

  30. Post #30
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
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    That's what i mean when I say apple makes it easier to break

  31. Post #31
    [EG] Pepper's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Bloody hell, it looks like you took a hammer to it.
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  32. Post #32
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    August 2010
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    Did a train hit it after it fell of the platform?

    Shit

  33. Post #33
    d_cover's Avatar
    October 2007
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    Did a train hit it after it fell of the platform?

    Shit
    By the looks it must of landed funny since I know people that have dropped their iPhones and only suffered a crack on the screen or back. But that is a lot of damage from 1m.

  34. Post #34
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    May 2010
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    I'd cry.

    Edited:

    By the looks it must of landed funny since I know people that have dropped their iPhones and only suffered a crack on the screen or back. But that is a lot of damage from 1m.
       Bet he found it like that   
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