Skyrocket - Gorilla Glass?

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Skyrocket - Gorilla Glass?

Does the Skyrocket have Gorilla glass just most of the Samsung line? I read a few reviews where they said it did NOT have Gorilla Glass and want to make sure before I purchase one.

Thanks...

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Re: Skyrocket - Gorilla Glass?

I am fairly certain that it does have Gorilla Glass...

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Scholar

Re: Skyrocket - Gorilla Glass?

it has gorilla glass same with all the gs2 phones and the normal att samsung galaxy 2 they all have gorilla glass

 

galaxy nexus doesn't however

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Re: Skyrocket - Gorilla Glass?

Neither the Skyrocket nor the Galaxy S2 have Gorilla Glass.  

I verified this from two different emails last week from Samsung (emphasis mine)

 

Dear Jon,

Thank you for your inquiry.

The Samsung Skyrocket (SGH-I727) does not feature the Gorilla glass. However, we assure you that the all
components of the phone passed the Samsung quality and is tested to withstand multiple different
conditions. It also features the Super AMOLED™ Plus Technology that enables users to interact with a phone
by touching images, words, or icons on the display.

Do you have more questions regarding your Samsung Mobile Phone? For 24 hour information and
assistance, we offer our new FAQ/ARS System - Automated Response System at
http://www.samsung.com/support

.

It's like having your very own personal Samsung Technician at your fingertips.

We appreciate your continued interest in Samsung products.

Sincerely,

Charisse
Technical Support

 

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Dear Jon,

Thank you for your inquiry. We apologize for the inconvenience regarding your phone.
The Samsung Galaxy II does not feature the Gorilla glass. However, we assure you that the all components of
the phone passed the Samsung quality and is tested to withstand multiple different conditions. It also
features the Super AMOLED™ Plus Technology that enables users to interact with a phone by touching
images, words, or icons on the display.

We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Thank you for your continued interest in Samsung products. Have a good day.

Sincerely,

Jen
Technical Support

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Master

Re: Skyrocket - Gorilla Glass?

Well, that's kinda lame. I wonder if the screen would crack a lot easier if it were dropped. My friend has a Captivate (like me) with Gorilla Glass, and she cracked her screen when she dropped the phone on her tile floor.

Still, I'm sure it's stronger than Apple's screens... Smiley Very Happy

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Every article I've read since April 2011, and every product description for the Galaxy S2, said it has Gorilla Glass.  THAT is what I believe. 

 

I had an AT&T rep tell me that HSPA+ was faster than LTE, and that the Galaxy S2 (non-Skyrocket) was LTE ready.  So, no, I don't believe everything a rep tells me.  They don't know everything.

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Mentor

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It is Gorilla Glass...

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Master

Re: Skyrocket - Gorilla Glass?

Only one way to find out... Smiley Very Happy

I truly believe that it is, considering that other Samsung phones of the Galaxy S line are standard equipped with Gorilla Glass. Samsung would be silly not to include it on either of the new Galaxy S IIs.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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I guess I don't understand the willingness to believe external reviews or "feelings" over answers given by Samsung tech support

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This is difficult...I almost didn't buy the phone because I "heard" it didn't have Gorilla glass...it sure feels and looks like the same glass on all of their gorilla glass phones...

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Re: Skyrocket - Gorilla Glass?


jonj wrote:

I guess I don't understand the willingness to believe external reviews or "feelings" over answers given by Samsung tech support


Because Samsung tech support is often clueless.

 

I remember some info released some where that Corning said Skyrocket does not has Gorilla Glass. But I don't know how credible that info is.

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Im my scratch test, I don't think the Skyrocket is made of Gorilla Glass because it scratches pretty easily. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/ow-jmBBzLmI

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ACE - Professor

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The Skyrocket does not have Gorilla Glass. Smiley Wink It has a Super AMOLED+ screen Smiley Tongue

~Sunshine Smiley Happy
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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Master

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Evandela wrote:

The Skyrocket does not have Gorilla Glass. Smiley Wink It has a Super AMOLED+ screen Smiley Tongue



Two different topic. Gorilla Glass (or not) is a protective layer on top of the Super AMOLED+ screen. With Gorilla Glass on top, the screen is more durable against common scratches. It has nothing to do with what screen display technology is used underneath.

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Master

Re: Skyrocket - Gorilla Glass?

Just be glad that it doesn't have the same crack/shatter-prone screen used in Apple iPhones!

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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