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    Default Wow just realized this isnt using gorilla glass

    well thats kinda dissapointing.

    Oo well, hope its still good.
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    Is it really not? I thought for sure it was.
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    the corning gorilla glass site, doesnt have it listed as such. Really dunno why they wouldnt use GG. When almost all the other new Samsung phones uses it
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    I remember reading about another phone (thunderbolt?) that was not listed but did in fact have it, I dont remember why but it might have had to do with corning owning the name or something. That might not be the case here but I just wanted to point that out
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    The site may not be updated, I also can't see Samsung skipping it on this phone.
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    but droid X2 is on the list and that came out after.
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    Default Charge Has Gorilla Glass

    As posted on Phandroid by moshock of his convo with a Samsung agent:


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    Marcus: Hi, thank you for contacting Samsung Technical Support. How may I help you today?
    Sam: Does the Samsung Droid Charge have Gorilla Glass?
    Marcus: I understand that you want to know if Droid Charge has Gorilla Glass. Am I correct?
    Sam: Yes sir.
    Marcus: Thank you for confirming.
    Marcus: Yes, it has Super AMOLED plus display and Gorilla glass touch screen.
    Sam: How come I can't find the "gorilla glass" information on a single website?!
    Marcus: Let me check for that information.
    Sam: Thanks. I just can't seem to find it in writing anywhere.
    Marcus: You are welcome.
    Sam: Any luck finding it?
    Marcus: I am sorry, not yet. I am checking the information on Samsung website.
    Marcus: Thank you for holding.
    Sam: I just downloaded the Verizon Droid Charge manual (pdf version) and did a search for "gorilla glass" and it yielded 0 results. =\
    Marcus: Unfortunately, there is no written information on the Gorilla glass on Droid charge, but there is some information on web pages. But we do not have access to provide you non-samsung links.
    Sam: So do you know 100% for sure it has Gorilla Glass??
    Marcus: Yes, I am sure of it. Please let me check once again regarding the written information.
    Marcus: I am sorry, there is no written information on this. But I am sure, that this phone has Gorilla Glass. You can search for the information on the web as well.

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    I played with a charge today. The texture, give and feel of the screen was identical to my og droid. It HAS to be gg. I REALLY do not want to put a screen protector on my charge (which is coming Thursday)
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    Quote Originally Posted by delco714 View Post
    I played with a charge today. The texture, give and feel of the screen was identical to my og droid. It HAS to be gg. I REALLY do not want to put a screen protector on my charge (which is coming Thursday)
    Totally agree. I had the D1 too and bought the Charge on Friday. It seems to be the same glass. I despise screen protectors. The thing is even if you get a few scratches you only notice them with the screen off.
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    i had my droid for a 1.5yr never a scratch or anything. Absolutely awesome. And i loved my droid since I could drop it and do whatever to it and it was just a complete beast.
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    It doesn't seem to really matter people seem to be cracking Thunderbolt screens all the time.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...ed-screen.html
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    I tested the screen at a local VZW store yesterday, I didn't have my keys at the time but my gf gave me one of her earrings and I used the straight somewhat-sharp clasp thing (looks like a pin) on the screen, pressing hard all over. Wiped the phone off and didn't really see any markings at all. That would be the extent of harshness that I would put the phone through, I keep all of my phones in a case mounted in a holster, face in.

    I hope someone from Samsung or Gorilla Glass will officially say that the DC has their product on the phone, I'm considering buying one.
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    I finally broke down and got one for $149 today, couldn't be happier! But yeah, it definitely feels like Gorilla Glass. I'm not gonna go and try to scratch it to see, but it feels and sounds just like Gorilla Glass on other phones, which feels different from anything else. Besides, its a Galaxy S phone, why would it not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravozero View Post
    I tested the screen at a local VZW store yesterday, I didn't have my keys at the time but my gf gave me one of her earrings and I used the straight somewhat-sharp clasp thing (looks like a pin) on the screen, pressing hard all over. Wiped the phone off and didn't really see any markings at all. That would be the extent of harshness that I would put the phone through, I keep all of my phones in a case mounted in a holster, face in.

    I hope someone from Samsung or Gorilla Glass will officially say that the DC has their product on the phone, I'm considering buying one.
    I hope you're not serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellje View Post
    I hope you're not serious.
    Please explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravozero View Post
    Please explain.
    You purposely tried to damage the phone, just to prove what kind of glass it had?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellje View Post
    You purposely tried to damage the phone, just to prove what kind of glass it had?
    In a way, yes. And in a way, no. The sales rep was confident that it had Gorilla Glass on it, so he actually let me try. Wasn't my idea, but he let me try it out, especially after reading beforehand on various forums about the phone having a regular non scratch resistant screen.

    So did I purposely try, again... yes and no, but it was under the supervision of a Verizon sales rep, not by myself.
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    ^^^ wow.

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    Cruiserdude -- Where did you buy it for $149?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravozero View Post
    I tested the screen at a local VZW store yesterday, I didn't have my keys at the time but my gf gave me one of her earrings and I used the straight somewhat-sharp clasp thing (looks like a pin) on the screen, pressing hard all over. Wiped the phone off and didn't really see any markings at all. That would be the extent of harshness that I would put the phone through, I keep all of my phones in a case mounted in a holster, face in.

    I hope someone from Samsung or Gorilla Glass will officially say that the DC has their product on the phone, I'm considering buying one.
    Normal glass has a hardness of 6-7 on Mohs scale, whereas steel (an Fe-containing alloy) in jewelry typically has a hardness of 4-8 depending on the composition (low for C-steel, high for W-steel). Brass keys (copper and zinc) have a hardness of 2-3.

    So, your "girlfriend experience" may not be that diagnostic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geochemical View Post
    Normal glass has a hardness of 6-7 on Mohs scale, whereas steel (an Fe-containing alloy) in jewelry typically has a hardness of 4-8 depending on the composition (low for C-steel, high for W-steel). Brass keys (copper and zinc) have a hardness of 2-3.

    So, your "girlfriend experience" may not be that diagnostic.
    Haha, thanks for the technicals. I wasn't going to pull my Benchmade knife out and carve away, that's not a fair test. Just as long as the damn screen doesn't scratch up easily that's all I'm concerned about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiserdude View Post
    I finally broke down and got one for $149 today, couldn't be happier! But yeah, it definitely feels like Gorilla Glass. I'm not gonna go and try to scratch it to see, but it feels and sounds just like Gorilla Glass on other phones, which feels different from anything else. Besides, its a Galaxy S phone, why would it not?
    149? Where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymn25 View Post
    149? Where?
    HH Gregg. Amazon had it on sale for $199 upgrade yesterday, and HH Gregg will price match. They can price match OR give you the NE2 credit, which most resellers can't do. I asked if he could do both, he said no, but was eager to make the sale. I told him if he could price match and then credit my NE2, thereby undercutting Amazon, I'd buy it, otherwise I was gonna go home without it. He called his boss, and I was pleasantly surprised that he approved it! So $199 price match - $50 NE2 credit = $149!
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    Wow...I can't believe how a few people are "shocked" you would "dare" to try to "damage" the screen...

    Hell, why not? It's a test unit isn't it? He's testing to see if it can withstand something they are claiming it should be able to withstand. I see nothing wrong with that. I'd want to know the same answer, and I'd probably do the same thing to find out. If it gets scratched, the store can replace it when they eventually notice it...
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    I got it for 160 with no tax on the letstalk deal over the weekend. I thought that was really good, but 150 is better if it was tax free.
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