Android This is what happens if you drop your Galaxy S7 Edge on the edge

Scorpus

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Should you get a case for your Galaxy S7 Edge? Well if you think you'll drop it on the edge, it's probably worth getting some protection for your $700 smartphone, as it's remarkably easy to shatter the curved glass. I've certainly learned my lesson, and if you take a look at the video above, this isn't just your normal broken screen.

This isn't going to be a cheap or straightforward repair process.

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yRaz

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Aww, sorry to see you broke your phome, it's always a shame to see broken smartphones. I love the curve, but I was always concerned about its durability. Best of luck getting it fixed or replaced.
 

Cycloid Torus

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Thanks for the warning - being a clumsy klutz, I had better look for something 'incredibly' durable - does anyone make a smartphone embedded in acrylic?
 

DaveBG

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That is why I liked the previous design with the plastic panels... this shatters and weights more. Lame but the iCrowd stupid complains made this
 
This actually happened to me, too. I dropped my phone in between my seat in my car, and it cracked, THAT easy. I was really disappointed.
 

Burty117

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I love the fact articles about iPhone screens are full of comments along the lines of:

"Stupid iPhones, so weak, so worthless"

But if it's a similar article that's not about an iPhone it's full of puns and:

"Aww sorry to see you broke your phone"

Harsh world :p
 
Same as my S6 Edge + broke in my pocket on day 2, replaced at £75 cost to me and second dropped within a week. Not replaced but not happy. Never buying another edge phone.
 

p51d007

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Well...these phone manufacturers think that covering the entire screen with glass, and, some along with the back. And people, for whatever reason, carry these things 24/7 in their hands, and buy into the "scratch proof/shatter proof" idea of gorilla glass. Glass, if hit on the EDGE will usually shatter.
That's why I opt for the mid range phones, in the 300-400 dollar range instead of the 700 and up range
of these flagships, which of course will be replaced by next years overpriced "flagship".
If I invested 700 or more for a stinking phone, you could be I'd have it wrapped in something!
 

9Nails

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I was this close || to running to the store to get this phone tonight. But I think now I'll hold off and see if others have had a similar issue and that maybe there's a design flaw here.
 

Scorpus

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I was this close || to running to the store to get this phone tonight. But I think now I'll hold off and see if others have had a similar issue and that maybe there's a design flaw here.
Our news editor Rob also smashed the edge of his S7 Edge as it turns out. I've heard a few other reports on Twitter as well
 
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Mister_K

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Its a shame that putting a case on this phone completely eliminates the only reason you bought THIS phone in the first place....
Not really. I got this case here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Galaxy-VRS-Design-Shield-Silver/dp/B01BCZBOBU) and while it's not the best protection ever, it certainly helps and does not detract from the ergonomics of the phone.

Also I dropped it from .5m to 1m height landing on a concrete floor and its fine. Sure its all angle of attack but only small portion of metal chipped (not noticeable and hidden by the case).

What I am MORE concerned about is how the actual glass is not very scratch resistant and also a finger print magnet (smaller issue but still an issue).

Still S7 E > iPhone ANY DAY
 
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Raoul Duke

So many of these phones are quite beautiful looking devices it's a shame to have to cover them with fugly cases
 

SirGCal

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I can't stand not having a case on my phone. If for no other reason then they are just too small to hold onto otherwise. But I also drop my phone all the time and my Otterbox Defender has done a phenomenal job to date of protecting my investments.
 
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teddy

At first, you are stupid if you don't use protection on your phone. Second, they aren't Nokia 3310!. Third, if you are clumsy then simply don't buy high-end flagships.
 
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teddy

So many of these phones are quite beautiful looking devices it's a shame to have to cover them with fugly cases
I use tpu s-curve silicone case, in clear color so you see the phone. look it up :) I have been using that brand and model on my last 7 phones :)
 

Leeky

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Glass... Broken... Concrete wins again.. Shocker..
Not when it's in one of these...



Otterbox Defender. I swear by them. Work recently replaced our iPhone 5S' with iPhone 6 models and mine had worn this case since arriving new. I dropped it concrete multiple times, slammed it in my car door (fell out of pocket as I closed it), threw it at a wall (slipped on something and threw my arm up launching it full pelt into a brick wall) and it didn't have a single mark on it after heavy daily use for over a year.

When my personal mobile came up for renewal last month, I made sure my next phone had an Otterbox Defender case. Sure it makes it bulky, but it definitely protects it. So much so that I literally throw it on the floor when someone doubts it'll protect the phone. The look is usually priceless.

I guess my longwinded point here is.... get a proper case for it and it won't happen again. It sucks dropping any modern phone. It's exactly why I went for another Defender case for my new Note 4. At least that's one less thing to worry about!