@Kirk See, I don't spend $35 on a screen protector and I don't scratch my displays. No, replacing my display isn't as easy as replacing a screen protector, but I don't mind being careful and therefore don't need them.
Never said Gorilla Glass won't scratch. I only said it's not too hard to keep your display away from materials that will scratch it. It's SCIENCE!
The phone in the feature image is an HTC One Max and it does not have a case on it.
I typically don't use cases. I might use them if I hand my phone to a kid, but I strongly dislike the added bulk.
It may be true that a screen protector may improve the toughness of a display. I'm going to think about that one a little more...
Your point is valid. You can't prepare for everything. The *safest* thing you can do is cover your phone up. But is a life without risk worth living?
In standardized testing you need to be able to replicate results. And although kicking a phone across concrete is probably a somewhat common occurrence, it's pretty difficult to prepare for everything a phone could come into contact with in concrete. I suggest not dropping and/or kicking your phone.
Looks like Zach has already written my post on cases for me ;-)
I kid... but I do really really like TPU cases.
I do plan on doing a post on cases soon. I also prefer not using cases because of the added bulk, but when I do use a case I have a pretty strong preference on materials.
I'm not saying today's displays won't scratch. I'm mostly trying to help people know that scratches are pretty avoidable.
I also agree with you though... you typically get what you pay for.
What's the point of putting glass on glass?
5 hours ago
I've heard of people going both from 4.4 -> 4.4.2 and 4.4.1 -> 4.4.2. So, my guess is that you'll never see 4.4.1.
The camera is pretty slick. It blows the Nexus 5 away. Especially if you're taking pictures of things that move.
3 weeks ago in reply to ZTE nubia 5 review
3 weeks ago
First off, AAM writers have no quota to fill.
Second, I don't disagree that we see this tizen story every once and a while, but every time I think tizen is going away it gets more corporate backing or some fun rumor starts. It's obviously something that's fun to think about. Nick wrote an "opinion" article and obviously you guys all have your own opinions on the matter. I think it's fun to hear what the community thinks...
I like the way the Toq looks soooo much better than the Galaxy Gear. I'm still not willing to pay that much, and I still really like my Pebble, but I feel like Qualcomm is headed in the right direction.
Did I mention that I hate the look of the Galaxy Gear?
Ever since I converted over to Nexus devices I haven't really missed not having a microSD card slot. The convenience of having all my videos in music in the cloud makes a very seamless experience for the user AS LONG as you are in an area with a good data connection. I live out in the sticks, so I need to plan ahead if I want to listen to music while I travel around and download music to my device.
Also, the other issue with cloud is that you end up paying for it with data use. I definitely need to pay for a larger or unlimited data plan due to my cloud usage.
It's really tricky to do all those things simultaneously, but yes. Free candy and vans *is* the easiest method to get pictures of wiggly kids.
The Nexus 5 camera is decent until you take a picture if something moving like wiggly kids. And that's all I take pictures of... Wiggly kids alldayerryday
1 month ago in reply to ZTE nubia 5 first impressions