Nexus S & Gorilla Glass
I know there has been a lot of speculation about the Nexus S not using Gorilla glass but I'm not 100% sure thats correct. On the Gorilla glass website it states that only a few phones are listed and some phone are not allowed to be listed to due to contracts and stipulations. Also, I've read that some people believe it can't be Gorilla glass due to the screen being curved. However, Gorilla glass is bendable and can be formed into any shape they like. I posted a link to a video to show this.
All I want to know is if the phone has it or not. All I can find it one tweet with someone saying the "Nexus D" is not Gorilla glass. Can we get some more proof than that? It would be great to know.
- 01-27-2011, 11:58 PM #2
I'm afraid not. According to Samsung's own site: The Galaxy S does, the Nexus S does not:
What Are Some Of The Differences Between Galaxys S Mobile Phones & The Generic GSM GT-i9020T (Nexus S)?
Don't forget, the full specs and support site can be found at www.google.com/nexus
- 01-28-2011, 01:08 AM #3
- 01-28-2011, 03:22 PM #5
I don't use NS and even I know they don't use Gorilla glass but hey most of the display these days are very resistant. Now I'm not saying go scratch it key or something just use good case and screen protector and you will be fine. I had a lot of phones so I know. Also don't waste time and money with InvisibleSHEILD BS lol they claimed it was virtually indestructible but took me 3min after I got it to put hole in it lol it was the worst $30 I ever spent in my life as it was hell to apply it and looked funny gel like.
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- 01-28-2011, 05:56 PM #6
Just how rough are you on your phone? Maybe I baby mine too much; but dropping $530 tends to make me take a little care, lol
I carry my phone in my blue jeans pocket (taking care of course not to keep change or keys in there with it) and I've yet to get any kind of scratch, mark, or other damage on the glass. The bezel is showing some wear, and the top/bottom of the case are showing fine scratches, but nothing wrong with the glass. (I've recently put a rubber case on the phone to try to keep the shiny bits shiny)
If you feel better protected by the films, then keep using them. Nothing like piece of mind! Personally, I hate the films. As you mention, they add reflections; scratch really easy; degrade the image quality, etc. etc. And it seems to me anything "stuck" onto the glass might cause more harm by leaving residue, trapping sand, and what not.
- 01-28-2011, 09:37 PM #7
- 01-28-2011, 10:26 PM #8
- 01-28-2011, 11:32 PM #9
- 01-28-2011, 11:49 PM #10
I am SUPER careful with my phones. My HTC Hero looks BRAND NEW! I had it for a year and today it looks like it is straight out of the box. Not one scratch.
I have dropped my phones but on carpet except for my Nexus S, once.
I had barely got my Nexus, I was sooo happy. The problem was I had never held a phone as slick as it. So as I was walking out of the Best Buy store so happy about my new phone it fell and hit the mat. It was a HARD mat but not as tough as my Nexus S. This phone may not have Gorilla Glass but it still withstands a fall. The only thing I don't like is that the back scratches easily.
I HATE the InvisiSHIELD. It scratches EASILY!
And its your opinion that Gorilla glass doesn't matter. In my opinion it does. Anything type of glass that is more resistant to scratching, cracking or shattering is better. Saying that it doesn't matter if your phone has the best glass for electronics known to man is just ridiculous.
To compare; if someone had sunscreen SPF 15 and SPF 45 and you were on the beach, you're stating that it doesn't matter which you use as long as you use one? That, sir, is ridiculous.
- 02-01-2011, 01:39 AM #12
- 02-02-2011, 01:17 AM #13
I get that some will want to defend the NS after paying too much for a dumbed down vibrant. I have one and the vibrant too. The screen on the NS is in no way equal or close to the quality of the vibrant.
- 02-02-2011, 03:41 AM #14
And I'll state what I've said before; the S' glass is comprable to Gorilla Glass. Its like Apple's iPhone screen, which is very close to GG, but isn't actually that product. There is NO difference whatsoever that the user would actually be able to notice.
- 02-02-2011, 11:14 AM #15
The Nexus S is based on the Galaxy S hardware. Save for the Gorilla glass and the SD card slot, it has the same AMOLED screen, a better GPS, a FFC and all the other features of the Galaxy S. Plus, it's not hampered by Samsung's lackadaisical approach to software updates.
Seriously, do folks call the N1 a dumbed down Incredible?
- 02-02-2011, 11:48 AM #16
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- MIUI 1.4.8 & Netarchy NS
Fricken Awesomeness - 9/10
Durability - 4/10
(Numbers based on the "Zach Scale of Absolute Opinion and Experience")
- 02-02-2011, 11:03 PM #17
The durability of the rest of the phone is something that plagues all Galaxy S models, though the Nexus' build quality is a step above your run of the mill Vibrant or Fascinate.
- 02-08-2011, 06:58 PM #19
Everyone needs to understand, we are not beating our phones with bats, but it gives a much higher sense of security when using it. When I had a Vibrant, I found that to be the main reason why to buy the device, no other T-Mobile device had this, neither did Verizon or Sprint. We ask this because through extensive testing, they are very resistant to fall damage. By the way Samsung said they are using a sort of Gorilla Glass, I don't think they are using Gorilla Glass. By the way, I think the curved screen has something to do with it, maybe it just couldn't contour to the body of the Nexus S. Who knows, all we know though, is that we won't be doing any hard to watching YouTube videos of our devices being scratches with nails...
Sent from my Nexus S
- 02-09-2011, 01:12 AM #20
- 02-10-2011, 12:37 AM #21
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