8+ glass after a hard day (review)...

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  1. acorntoy, Sep 25, 2017
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    acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    Still perfect :D

    Had a clumsy day with my new phone today. Started in the car, I placed it where my cars screen is so I could use it as navigation, accelerated way too hard and the phone flew into the hard material that is the center console had about a good three feet in between them, and a pretty big height difference as well. As doing this before has just destroyed glass screen protectors I was worried, but the phone was perfect. Next up was about a little bit above waist height drop onto the hard wood floor, got pulled by too small a charger cord off the bed, this was pretty much a perfect “back drop” scared the crap out of me, but it was ok. Then the drop that scared me the most, it was about waist height onto tile, made an awful sound, I was devastated because I remember the 4/4s and I know they would’ve been gone, but it still was perfect.

    Anybody else with an 8/8+ want to comment on durability, I remember when the 4 came out quite a few backs were shattered on launch day and was wondering how these phones are dealing in comparison.

    TLDR; I need my case to ship faster, and I believe this glass is at least better than what we had with the 4/4S.
     
  2. unibility macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like your "clumsy day" events has all the signs for a straight to blu-ray Final Destination 12 movie. :)
     
  3. RPG97 macrumors member

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    Makes sense, smartphone glass has improved since the days of the 4S.
     
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    I'm just curious. Is this type of thing normal for you?

    You mention that you've destroyed glass screen protectors before so it makes me wonder.

    Usually when I drop my phone it's because my attention was elsewhere, but it's not normal for me to be distracted in this way. The one time I smashed a screen my diverted attention was due to the effects of having taken an antihistamine.
     
  5. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    It does sound like they have improved the glass, I still wouldn’t want to drop the phone tho. I went case-less with my iPhone 4s all those years ago and it held up pretty well, I never scratched the back. Not sure if I would go case-less with thr 8 or X tho.
     
  6. acorntoy, Sep 28, 2017
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    The car thing is a common occurrence, it’s just a perfect holder for my phone, and I can see the navigation on it perfectly. I do have kind of a quick car though and it just flies out if I put my foot down from a stop. It’s an usual “unusual” occurrence, as I usually don’t even like having my phone out while driving. Otherwise I’m generally not too clumsy with my phone. I just seem to have the worst luck when I’m not using a case or a screen protector. In the four months I had my 7+ I had a screen protector/case on it and maybe dropped it once? And that’s because I jumped in the car and it fell out of my loose pockets.
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    I’m concerned about the camera glass. On the 7/7+ it seems to shatter on back drops, and it seems the same on the 8/8+, this is pretty much the sole reason I’m using a case, the camera is the most important feature for me and I don’t want it shattered. The sapphire is definitely not made to be dropped.
     
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    So... you laid your phone, unsecured, on your dashboard, from which all your previous phones have fallen before under acceleration?
    o_O
    You need a phone holder -- or a CarPlay-compatible stereo -- or just park the phone in a cupholder and use its voice directions.
     
  8. acorntoy, Sep 28, 2017
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    I put the phone where the cars screen is, it’s very secure, as it’s a little “cove” that goes in, and is about the exact size of the phone (when turning it does not slide around or anything) when in an unfamiliar area it’s easy to just open waze stick in a selection, and then stick my phone over the cars screen so I just see the navigation and don’t get distracted. Sadly upon heavy acceleration at lights/ stop signs the phone is prone to flying out. Otherwise my phone is always laying in the area in front of the cup holders.

    Just looked it up,it’s a 5’ screen but has some pretty big bezels, which is why the big phones fit perfectly.
     

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    You said yourself that the phone fell out of there. That means it's not secure.

    "Secure" means it stays in place no matter how you drive.

    Frankly, there should be nothing sliding around the driver's area in a moving car. Loose items go in the trunk or the back seat, but never in the front seat.

    Get a phone holder. They're as cheap as ten bucks on Amazon.
     
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  11. acorntoy, Sep 28, 2017
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    Dude wat? I’m not trying to fight here, I’m simply saying the situation was a lot different then what you were saying. When driving at speed, the phone does not move -at all- it is completely how you would say “secure”, no matter how hard you might put your foot down. The problem is I moved off the freeway and into a place with a stoplight. I don’t typically like to see my phone -at all- while driving, usually I have it in front of my cupholder out of sight, or in my pocket, and use voice commands to change my music. It’s happened before, but not every time I drive, and I drive a lot more than normal people do, the average driver does 15,000 miles a year and I do about 30,000. It’s not like every time I’m trying to go down to the local store I’m fumbling everywhere with my phone. This was a rare occurrence when I was visiting my parents who had just moved, which is also why I didn’t have a long enough charger for it in my room.


    TLDR; I usually really hate seeing my phone at all while I’m driving, I drive a lot, and I’m not going to stare at my phone every time I do for that rare occurrence where I’m somewhere I’m not used to. It would be much easier (and save probably more money) if I just remembered to not put my foot down while my phone was there. However the best solution would’ve been for Mercedes to put a gps in that doesn’t annoy the crap out of me and forces me to use my cell phone for navigation. If anything critique my overly heavy foot, not my phone placement :confused:
     
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    Nah this time was a doh! Moment, will be much more watchful of it in the future. Been looking at wireless charging phone holders, but again, I normally just prefer the phone to be stashed away, I’ve seen plenty of my friends use holders, or just put their phone in a place they can easily access it, and it almost always leads to unnecessary texting\messing about.
     
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    It's fascinating to read this. In one day you had three separate 'drop' type occurrences. Over the course of 10+ years owning iPhones, I've not had a single one.

    I'm quite happy for you that the phone is durable enough to withstand those potentially traumatic events, but jeez, keep hold of you phone! haha. :)

    I suspect one of the reasons why I never drop my phone is because I don't use cases. I'm very conscious about where I set it, I've developed habits over the years on how I hold it and how aware I am of the situation around me when I'm using it in a potentially precarious way (eg. texting in a crowd, on the phone while riding the subway, etc).
     
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    you can afford a Mercedes but cant get a proper vent clip or mount for your phone so its actually secure and not flying around when you accelerate too hard? Im done with the internet for a day...
     
  16. acorntoy, Sep 28, 2017
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    I normally don’t stick it there :)

    This was a hard day, not my average daily life. Like I said I’m not stupid enough 9/10 times to even have my phone in a my view. I cannot tell you how many people I see playing with their phones when they have vent clips or holders. I was trying to eliminate all distractions possible (only being able to see one LCD screen) by putting my phone in a place where it does indeed fit perfectly, and is designed to be seen well.

    I was in a unknown area, the car does not allow you to enter destination while driving. I used voice commands to enter it on my phone and threw it in the spot. I don’t like to have my phone in sight while driving, so it usually isn’t. I should’ve been more clear but as “usual occurrence” I meant “something that has maybe happened three times over a two and a half year period”. I assume your the idiot I see on the freeway playing with their phones Spotify in the holder?
     
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    Any crackle sound during phone call?
     
  18. acorntoy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not until I updated to 11.0.1 :oops: first day I had it it was great, ever since I updated it has been crackling.
     
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    So then....it must be software then.
     
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    Excellent news. Now this is what I call a realistic, real-world drop test.
     
  21. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    Yeah, the tinkle of broken glass. ;)

    Anyway, glad to hear the OP's IPhone survived the day. I had an iPhone 4, caseless, for close to three years. I dropped it a few times but it was fine. I actually did not know it was glass until my husband warned me. I remember when he told me the phones had glass backs so I needed to be more careful, I didn't believe him and said "Nah, who would be stupid enough to make a cell phone out of glass?" :eek: I thought it was just very shiny metal or some kind of plastic. I didn't give it that much thought, really.
     
  22. Yogosans14 macrumors regular

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    God I would have mini heart attacks every time I dropped my phone without a case. The anxiety isn’t worth it. I always rock a case and never have anxiety about dropping my phone.
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Sounds like the iPhone 8 glass is fairly resilient. But what it really comes down to, is every iPhone will drop differently and impact is based on the angle, which may or may not survive the glass backing on iPhone 8. So it's really hard to determine what the iPhone 8 can survive, based on all the variables.
     
  24. acorntoy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I was honestly hoping other 8/8+ owners would chip in (ha) about their glass but somehow it got derailed to my driving :confused:

    I got my case yesterday however :D
     
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