1. amandakee's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 8, for about a year, and twice now the screen has completely shattered. The first time, it had a glass screen protector and in a cheap gel type phone case. So after I paid to get that fixed I purchased the Otter Box Defender. Now it fell from my back pocket to the tile floor and completely shattered again.

    I'm kind of over the fear and destroying a phone every time I carry it. Are there any cellphone types out there that actually have a thicker screen that wont completely shatter if its sneezed on just right?

    *The first time my screen broke, I was literally texting someone and the screen shattered under the pressure of my tiny fingers. (Female, 5'3'', 100 lbs...). I thought maybe it was the glass screen protector on too tight or on wrong, but considering the fact that you *Should* be able to throw the phone off a roof and not have it break, yet a 2 1/2 foot fall destroyed it....??? I have doubts.
    06-19-2019 04:21 PM
  2. calebt's Avatar
    If you don’t want an iPhone there’s options.



    Honestly I feel I’m ruff on my iPhone X and I’ve never broken the screen or anything really.
    Last edited by calebt; 06-19-2019 at 05:33 PM.
    06-19-2019 05:08 PM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    Sorry to hear about your issues but I’ve never had an issue with a cracked screen on any of my devices over the years

    You mentioned you appear to carry your phone in your back pocket so I’m hoping your not putting unnecessary stress on your device when you sit down

    Enjoy and Post Often
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    06-19-2019 05:32 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 8, for about a year, and twice now the screen has completely shattered. The first time, it had a glass screen protector and in a cheap gel type phone case. So after I paid to get that fixed I purchased the Otter Box Defender. Now it fell from my back pocket to the tile floor and completely shattered again.

    I'm kind of over the fear and destroying a phone every time I carry it. Are there any cellphone types out there that actually have a thicker screen that wont completely shatter if its sneezed on just right?

    *The first time my screen broke, I was literally texting someone and the screen shattered under the pressure of my tiny fingers. (Female, 5'3'', 100 lbs...). I thought maybe it was the glass screen protector on too tight or on wrong, but considering the fact that you *Should* be able to throw the phone off a roof and not have it break, yet a 2 1/2 foot fall destroyed it....??? I have doubts.
    If you can simply shatter the screen of an iPhone 8 simply by texting someone, I don’t think any screen, regardless of smartphone brand, would be sufficient for you. Seriously!

    With that being said, you can take additional steps to help keep the display of your smartphone safe. Purchasing a glass screen protector, a rugged case and always keep it in a manner that prevents it from easily falling out of your pocket can all prevent mishaps with the display.
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    06-19-2019 05:46 PM
  5. amandakee's Avatar
    If you can simply shatter the screen of an iPhone 8 simply by texting someone, I don’t think any screen, regardless of smartphone brand, would be sufficient for you. Seriously!
    Right?! I went from three previous iPhones and never breaking the screen, to multiple breaks a year. Its the RED version, maybe they're malfunctioned? Sigh.

    I like the idea of the Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2. It doesn't seem indestructible but hopefully general wear will be ok for it.
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    06-19-2019 06:01 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Right?! I went from three previous iPhones and never breaking the screen, to multiple breaks a year. Its the RED version, maybe they're malfunctioned? Sigh.

    I like the idea of the Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2. It doesn't seem indestructible but hopefully general wear will be ok for it.
    Keep ya updated, if you don’t mind...
    06-19-2019 06:02 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Wow, I've never had a screen crack or shatter on any of my iPhones in 7 years. I have dropped a few. I always use an OtterBox, but no screen protector. That's some bad luck you've had.
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    06-19-2019 06:05 PM
  8. amandakee's Avatar
    kataran - I've always held my phone in my backpocket. Its big, so its usually sticking halfway out. Rarely do I sit on it though (just uncomfortable). Maybe that's leading to the frequent breaks...I've never really considered that!
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    06-19-2019 06:08 PM
  9. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I'm sorry you're having so many issues. I've been lucky and never experienced this... knock wood! I do periodically carry my phone in my back pocket for convenience sake and am always careful about taking it out before I sit down anywhere. My niece's iPhone 6 has gone for an unexpected swim in the toilet a couple of times because she'd forget about it being back there. I think a screen protector is essential no matter what... it's not always the popular option, but the wisest. Hang in there and good luck with your quest.
    06-20-2019 10:47 AM
  10. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    A couple of things here.

    First, no case is going to completely keep your phone safe. If they claim that on the package, I'll be glad to prove them wrong. I've had screen shatter on naked devices from 12" drops and not a scratch from 10' drops, and likewise with cased devices. A screen will crack depending on where the device it's the ground no matter what case is on it.

    Now, as for a screen shattering while texting under the pressure of tiny fingers? Well, I'm very skeptical. I'm not saying it didn't happen that way, but I've also been managing fleets of mobile device for years. I've seen devices fly parking lots and only damage the case and I've someone drop their phone from SIX INCHES above a table, screen down, and shatter.
    06-20-2019 12:31 PM
  11. flyinion's Avatar
    Catalyst Impact case or Rhinoshield Solidsuit or similar + Rhinoshield Impact Protection screen protector. It's not glass, and it can take a serious impact unlike the glass ones. Multiple 3rd party reviewers have tested their screen protectors. If it breaks in that setup, well, I don't know what to tell ya.
    06-20-2019 04:07 PM

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