Build Quality: iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S2

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Treab  Oct. 17, 2011 at 18:17

Well lets be fair... metal and gorilla glass

vs gorilla glass and plastic...

plastic will always be better as simply put it has a give in its design... its not soo rigid allowing for the stresses to be spread across the device...

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 18:31

Does the iPhone use Gorilla Glass?

Treab  Oct. 17, 2011 at 18:33

actually no... i did check google and i found a site that said it did but looking further the iphone used something called aluminosilicate glass so i doubt the 4s will have changed..

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 18:34

Anyway, your point about materials would be little consolation if you dropped an iPhone...I can vouch for S2s surviving concrete from waist height...oops :p.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 18:35

Well iPhone glass is crappy, I know loads of people who've dropped it once and the screen cracks in a spiders web style.

Treab  Oct. 17, 2011 at 18:38

my hero is plastic with gorilla glass and the number of times i have dropped it and apart from a few scratches to the plastic it has always survived...

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 18:44

I've only ever properly dropped my S2 once and it survived, just scratched the corner of the metal surround on the screen. The gorilla Glass looks not a day old, even after being in my pocket with my car keys countless times. People say the S2 is badly made, it actually isn't. It isn't made of metal, but it's evidently tougher than an iPhone 4S when it comes to concrete, which is the hardest impact a reasonably used phone will likely ever have

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 20:14

Well, plastic vs glass? Duh... HOW BOUT N8? E7? E71, Htc Legend etc...?

blizzard7  Oct. 17, 2011 at 20:29

I'd say the HTC Legend is the most solidly built, quality Android phone there's been. Never understood why HTC seem to prefer their weird pseudo-unibody cases instead.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 20:32

Treab  Oct. 17, 2011 at 20:50

gorilla glass does break (i cant read that thread my uni internet wont let me) but apples glass front and back sounds great but is asking fro trouble.... too add the amount of metal to the casing that they did prevents any form of movement in the case to reduce the impact ration increasing the likelihood of damage :p

Treab  Oct. 17, 2011 at 20:51

and jan... who argued plastic vs glass????? we said plastic vs metal casing not plastic v glass :p

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 21:08

You two, my point here wasn't materials, it was, people complain about the SGS2 being badly made and cheap but I'd rather that than a phone which if I drop once, either the back or front is likely to shatter (possibly making it sharp and dangerous to use). I don't care how premium the iPhone feels, it quite clearly can't stand up to any kind of shock. The test in the video is perfectly reasonable and fair and could happen to anyone. I do agree about the HTC Legend though, it was a tough cookie :p. The desire can take a beating as well, I once drove off with mine on the car roof, it fell on the car park floor, after bouncing off my windscreen, when I slowed down.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 21:11

I forgot to mention, it survived, with a small scratch at the top of the phone across where the headphone jack was, barely noticeable though as car parks thankfully have smooth tarmac :p.

Treab  Oct. 17, 2011 at 21:16

we all know apple are crapple... (heheh) thats why the cant be considered a manufacturing company :p boom :D

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 21:18

So Samsung produce most of the inside of an iPhone (RAM, screen, most of the processor, flash memory...), who makes the (evidently faux premium), outside of them?

Treab  Oct. 17, 2011 at 21:23

your mummy?

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 21:29

Seriously, you're doing a degree...?


Treab  Oct. 17, 2011 at 21:33

ask a stupid question get a stupid answer :p

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 21:43

Rhetorical much...


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