1. dlalonde's Avatar
    I was watching this review video that just popped up in YouTube's autoplay and the review was, obviously, sponsored by D-Brand (I think they even sponsor the State of the Union at this point). The reviewer starts by saying we should get a D-Brand skin so that our phone doesn't crack... mmm... it's a sticker... if you drop the phone, it should shatter and the best thing the D-Brand skin will do is keep the pieces together right? Unless there's some physics I'm not understanding here.

    Any insight?
    01-10-2018 12:19 PM
  2. justnivek's Avatar
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    Like you said it would only keep the pieces together, unless the drop was just enough to almost crack your phone and that thin layer of sticker was just enough to stop the phone from cracking which is super circumstantial

    I had a phone with a dbrand sticker on it and my daughter dropped my phone on concrete, I didn't know my phone cracked till a few weeks later when I decided to remove the skin (I never dropped the phone before or after that incident)
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    01-10-2018 02:38 PM
  3. dlalonde's Avatar
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    Like you said it would only keep the pieces together, unless the drop was just enough to almost crack your phone and that thin layer of sticker was just enough to stop the phone from cracking which is super circumstantial

    I had a phone with a dbrand sticker on it and my daughter dropped my phone on concrete, I didn't know my phone cracked till a few weeks later when I decided to remove the skin (I never dropped the phone before or after that incident)
    That's what I thought. This wasn't the first time I heard such a thing which is why I was wondering if maybe it would somehow force the glass to stay together or something. It's a shame reviewers are using this kind of language which can lead to some confusion.
    01-10-2018 02:45 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    That's what I thought. This wasn't the first time I heard such a thing which is why I was wondering if maybe it would somehow force the glass to stay together or something. It's a shame reviewers are using this kind of language which can lead to some confusion.
    Any protection is better than no protection but with skins it's minimal at best. Same with screen protectors.
    01-16-2018 08:41 PM
  5. dlalonde's Avatar
    Any protection is better than no protection but with skins it's minimal at best. Same with screen protectors.
    You mean a skin actually provides protection? By making a small impact cushion?
    01-17-2018 05:43 AM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You mean a skin actually provides protection? By making a small impact cushion?
    I thought I was clear when I said minimal at best. I would not rely on it to protect glass from cracking.

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    01-17-2018 05:49 AM
  7. dlalonde's Avatar
    I thought I was clear when I said minimal at best. I would not rely on it to protect glass from cracking.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
    You were indeed clear. I'm tring to understand how it can even be a minimal protection. What's the physics behind it.

    Now your reply seems a little annoyed. If I'm not reading it right, I apologize. But if I am, add to that the fact that there was also someone who came here and straight up called me an ***** (who was subsequently banned which is why his response are no longer here) and I have to say I really don't understand why this thread gets on so many peoples nerves. It's just a simple bloody question that can easily be ignored.
    01-17-2018 08:46 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You were indeed clear. I'm tring to understand how it can even be a minimal protection. What's the physics behind it.

    Now your reply seems a little annoyed. If I'm not reading it right, I apologize. But if I am, add to that the fact that there was also someone who came here and straight up called me an ***** (who was subsequently banned which is why his response are no longer here) and I have to say I really don't understand why this thread gets on so many peoples nerves. It's just a simple bloody question that can easily be ignored.
    I don't know where you get that I'm annoyed. It is a layer of protection and anything is better than nothing. Would I rely on it protecting glass underneath it?....of course not. Can it prevent breakage from minor mishaps?....of course.
    01-17-2018 09:01 AM
  9. dlalonde's Avatar
    I don't know where you get that I'm annoyed. It is a layer of protection and anything is better than nothing. Would I rely on it protecting glass underneath it?....of course not. Can it prevent breakage from minor mishaps?....of course.
    It was the "I thought I was clear".

    I still don't get how a sticker can prevent any kind of breakage though.
    01-17-2018 09:38 AM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    It was the "I thought I was clear".

    I still don't get how a sticker can prevent any kind of breakage though.
    I stated that I thought I was clear because I thought I was. A skin offers minimal protection against breakage from drops. It would have to be a borderline situation where the layer softens or acts as a buffer to the blow. I don't know how else I can emphasize what I've already said. If you don't agree that's OK.
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    01-17-2018 09:55 AM
  11. dlalonde's Avatar
    I stated that I thought I was clear because I thought I was. A skin offers minimal protection against breakage from drops. It would have to be a borderline situation where the layer softens or acts as a buffer to the blow. I don't know how else I can emphasize what I've already said. If you don't agree that's OK.
    No no it's not a question of agreeing, I just didn't understand how it worked is all. But thanks for your answer.
    01-17-2018 10:02 AM
  12. maf113's Avatar
    the skin will help to disperse so.e of the impact over a larger surface than unprotected glass. How much protection depends on the impact. As someone said it provides minimal impact protection and is mainly there to protect from scratches. Will the phone survive a 10 foot drop? Probably not. The same physics that works with laminated glass applies. Each layer adds protection from shatters.
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    01-17-2018 11:26 AM
  13. dlalonde's Avatar
    the skin will help to disperse so.e of the impact over a larger surface than unprotected glass. How much protection depends on the impact. As someone said it provides minimal impact protection and is mainly there to protect from scratches. Will the phone survive a 10 foot drop? Probably not. The same physics that works with laminated glass applies. Each layer adds protection from shatters.
    Ah now I understand. Thanks!
    01-17-2018 01:41 PM

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