05-23-2016 04:29 PM
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  1. brenz566's Avatar
    The only thing keeping me from buying the Edge is my fear of breaking the screen. I know anything can happen, but does the phone seem durable enough in a two layered case? Could it take some drops?
    05-20-2016 06:32 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    Should be, as long as the case is well made and has good protection. Won't help with a direct hit to the glass though. A bad angle hit can do it in one shot.
    05-20-2016 06:37 AM
  3. johnriii's Avatar
    I've had mine for two weeks now,using a clear, thin spigen case. I rarely if ever drop my phone, but it feels as if it could handle a drop or two,provided it doesn't land perfectly face down. This case gives really good grip, so take it for what it's worth. If you drop your phone frequently , I'd go with an otterbox case.

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    05-20-2016 08:02 AM
  4. bsteppuhn's Avatar
    Let me copy my story from another thread!

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    05-20-2016 10:11 AM
  5. bsteppuhn's Avatar
    Welp my phone just survived a massive fall today! You could have sworn my life was ending in slow mo. Was jumping out of a tractor to put more seed in my phone slow heart stopping hit every metal step on the way down and landed on gravel. I just stared at it. Cringing as I picked it up and 100% fine!

    I'm only using a Spigen tough armour. My children have dropped it. My two year old has smashed it.

    The best part of the story is my dad hear my shrieking over a phone he said it sounded like a dying cat bahahaha.

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    05-20-2016 10:14 AM
  6. Base_UK's Avatar
    Not nearly as drastic but the spigen tough armour case has also saved mine from a nasty fall onto a hard tile floor! 👍

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    05-20-2016 10:27 AM
  7. brenz566's Avatar
    That's good to know. The spigen tough armor is the case I would use if I buy one
    05-20-2016 10:35 AM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    05-20-2016 11:02 AM
  9. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    The truth is that ANY phone, be it plastic, aluminum or glass, might survive a drop that seems horrendous, and might shatter from an impact that seems minor. It all depends on exactly how the phone hits, what it lands on, whether the glass has any scratches or has taken any prior falls. One fall might create stress in the glass that causes it to crack later. Scratches, even nearly invisible ones, in the glass can weaken it and cause it to break in what seems a minor impact. A drop on a corner seems more likely to cause breakage than a flat drop on the face (unless you drop the face onto a really rough surface, like gravel).

    The curved edges of Samsung's edge phones create a surface that can't really be protected by a case, and prevent the use of cases that extend well above the screen. Both of which increase the chances of the screen itself impacting something hard. And case or no, a glass back is obviously more fragile than a metal or plastic one.

    I dropped my S7 Edge, in a Spigen Liquid Crystal case, face down on smooth concrete. It dropped from pocket height. The screen shattered. I've dropped other phone in similar fashion with no problems. Is that because of the edge design, or just bad luck? Your guess is as good as mine. But don't assume a Spigen Tough Armor is going to protect your case from any and all drops. The best protection is not dropping it, and a case that offers a good grip is probably the best way to prevent that. At the moment, the grippiest case that is still relatively slim is the Speck Candyshell.
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    05-20-2016 11:30 AM
  10. Malek J's Avatar
    The truth is that ANY phone, be it plastic, aluminum or glass, might survive a drop that seems horrendous, and might shatter from an impact that seems minor. It all depends on exactly how the phone hits, what it lands on, whether the glass has any scratches or has taken any prior falls. One fall might create stress in the glass that causes it to crack later. Scratches, even nearly invisible ones, in the glass can weaken it and cause it to break in what seems a minor impact. A drop on a corner seems more likely to cause breakage than a flat drop on the face (unless you drop the face onto a really rough surface, like gravel).

    The curved edges of Samsung's edge phones create a surface that can't really be protected by a case, and prevent the use of cases that extend well above the screen. Both of which increase the chances of the screen itself impacting something hard. And case or no, a glass back is obviously more fragile than a metal or plastic one.

    I dropped my S7 Edge, in a Spigen Liquid Crystal case, face down on smooth concrete. It dropped from pocket height. The screen shattered. I've dropped other phone in similar fashion with no problems. Is that because of the edge design, or just bad luck? Your guess is as good as mine. But don't assume a Spigen Tough Armor is going to protect your case from any and all drops. The best protection is not dropping it, and a case that offers a good grip is probably the best way to prevent that. At the moment, the grippiest case that is still relatively slim is the Speck Candyshell.
    I would also suggest UAG. Great protection with a solid grip. Never dropped it.

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    05-20-2016 12:28 PM
  11. MizWylie's Avatar
    Dropped my phone with a UAG and a Spigen Tough Armor. No damage both times.

    I don't know what it is but the more I focus on not dropping the phone the more I drop it.

    Posted from the S7E Chrome™ on Big Red
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    05-20-2016 01:27 PM
  12. Soggly's Avatar
    Dropped my phone about 7 times now without a case, it's still fine

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    05-20-2016 03:15 PM
  13. srikat's Avatar
    You might want to get a case that passes or exceeds military standards.
    05-20-2016 04:33 PM
  14. danlnyc's Avatar
    I don't understand how all you guys are using that Tough Armor case without any issues from the power button! Out of all the cases the Tough Armor was by far the worst case I've used from a popular company like Spigen.

    Power button is terrible.
    05-20-2016 05:46 PM
  15. srikat's Avatar
    Speck CandyShell grip case offers great grip and excellent protection.

    Here are some photos of mine: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...VReEJRM2g0V21R
    05-20-2016 07:27 PM
  16. bsteppuhn's Avatar
    I understand a case isn't 100%. I think the OP was wondering if it was more fragile especially with the posts of spontaneous cracks? I would be leary if I didn't already own one. Like MizWylie I think this phone has fallen more then my previous ones because I'm more conscious of it. I'll take my chances with my current setup! So far it's worked if not ill just pay out the *** in insurance. I have a Motorola Droid turbo shatter at less of an impact then my s7e.

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    05-20-2016 09:50 PM
  17. chanchan05's Avatar
    I understand a case isn't 100%. I think the OP was wondering if it was more fragile especially with the posts of spontaneous cracks? I would be leary if I didn't already own one. Like MizWylie I think this phone has fallen more then my previous ones because I'm more conscious of it. I'll take my chances with my current setup! So far it's worked if not ill just pay out the *** in insurance. I have a Motorola Droid turbo shatter at less of an impact then my s7e.

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    It's more fragile because of the shape of the glass itself. It doesn't lend well to bending stress. A case may help in decreasing bending stress, but it still may not be enough. These reported 'spontaneous cracks' aren't really spontaneous. It's just that that individual's daily usage puts the phone on a stress type that it can't handle. The curved glass is more prone to crack from bending stress than flat slabs used in previous designs. Putting the phone on the back pocket for example puts the phone in a prime position to experience variable levels of bending stress as you walk. The bigger the buns you have, the bigger the bending stress as well with every step, coupled by how tight your jeans are. Continued use like this MAY create microcracks which falls may exacerbate to full blown cracks or shattering.


    I generally put my phones in a front pocket, so it falls down to my thigh below the bending region of the leg. This minimizes the bending stress but it is not eliminated.

    But yes, to summarize, the Edge is more fragile than your average phone. If you're worried you may look into the nonEdge version with a more common but sturdier design for the front screen.
    05-20-2016 10:08 PM
  18. brenz566's Avatar
    I thought about getting the smaller S7 but I'm so spoiled by a larger screen I don't know if I'd be happy.
    05-21-2016 06:01 AM
  19. naturalguy#AC's Avatar
    Another vote for the Spigen Tough Armor, it saved mine from a screen down drop. It has a decent lip that will protect the screen if it drops flat. The UAG has this as well
    05-21-2016 06:34 AM
  20. bsteppuhn's Avatar
    It's more fragile because of the shape of the glass itself. It doesn't lend well to bending stress. A case may help in decreasing bending stress, but it still may not be enough. These reported 'spontaneous cracks' aren't really spontaneous. It's just that that individual's daily usage puts the phone on a stress type that it can't handle. The curved glass is more prone to crack from bending stress than flat slabs used in previous designs. Putting the phone on the back pocket for example puts the phone in a prime position to experience variable levels of bending stress as you walk. The bigger the buns you have, the bigger the bending stress as well with every step, coupled by how tight your jeans are. Continued use like this MAY create microcracks which falls may exacerbate to full blown cracks or shattering.


    I generally put my phones in a front pocket, so it falls down to my thigh below the bending region of the leg. This minimizes the bending stress but it is not eliminated.

    But yes, to summarize, the Edge is more fragile than your average phone. If you're worried you may look into the nonEdge version with a more common but sturdier design for the front screen.
    I do have one equestrian how the hell do some people get into the skin tight jeans. Makes me sweat just thinking about it. I like to live comfy. And I also put it in the front pocket

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    05-21-2016 01:31 PM
  21. Rukbat's Avatar
    Otterbox also makes an S7e case. I've dropped my Note 3 in an otterbox more than once. (But it';s the stresses in the curved glass that will cause the problem - if the glass wasn't properly tempered, it's going to crack from looking at it.)
    05-21-2016 02:34 PM
  22. chanchan05's Avatar
    I do have one equestrian how the hell do some people get into the skin tight jeans. Makes me sweat just thinking about it. I like to live comfy. And I also put it in the front pocket

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    Haha no idea. I could understand yoga pants. They're soft. But jeans? Lol.
    05-21-2016 05:47 PM
  23. love4speechless's Avatar
    I was taking the doona off my bed last night and I heard a smashing noise coming from a bit of a difference. I checked on my bed and panicked when my brand new S7 Edge wasn't on my bed. Rushing over I soon realised that the phone had been in the doona somewhere and fallen onto the ground. I picked it up and found not a single dent, scratch or shatter. Nothing. I even put on the torch on my six plus to see if there was anything and found nada.

    I don't recommend doing what I did but it was a relief that even though it had gone flying towards my front door it still escaped unscathed
    05-21-2016 06:00 PM
  24. cward0625's Avatar
    Those using these cases do you have a screen protector too? I have spigen rugged armor and spigens and armorsuits screen protectors both lift so about to give up with screen protectors for this phone all together
    05-21-2016 10:31 PM
  25. MizWylie's Avatar
    Those using these cases do you have a screen protector too? I have spigen rugged armor and spigens and armorsuits screen protectors both lift so about to give up with screen protectors for this phone all together
    Gave up on a screen protector a long time ago, unfortunately. I have insurance and protection and don't plan on giving up the phone until it's time to upgrade again.

    Posted from the S7E Chrome™ on Big Red
    05-21-2016 10:41 PM
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