- 09-08-2012, 03:43 AM #1
I was attending an online q&a with a representative from Nokia Sweden yesterday and asked if the 820 would also have gorilla glass 2 like the 920, he said no, no gorilla glass at all on the 820. That sucks big time IMO.
"Andreas: Kommer Lumia 820 att ha gorilla glass som 920:an?"
"Klas Ström: Hej, Nej, Lumia 820 kommer inte ha gorilla glas. Lumia 920 har andra generationens gorilla glas som är än starkare än föregångaren. Mvh, Klas"
Here's the rest of the Q&A I guess you could run it through google translate or something.
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- 09-08-2012, 09:38 PM #5
I think that makes it inferior to the Nokia 3310... Think I'm still gonna get one though.
- 09-08-2012, 10:11 PM #7
- 09-09-2012, 08:01 AM #12
I was actually just about to start a thread asking whether this was true or not.
I'm so sad now that I've learned it's true! :( I wonder why Nokia would choose not to build the phone with Gorilla Glass. I really see no reasonably explenation. Although I have a 800 and won't be buying a new one anytime soon, I thought that the 820 was perfect for my needs should I get one. But without Gorilla Glass I'm not so sure - it would be a catastrophe to break the glass accidently.
I wonder what the alternative is? What glass type does the 820 use and how strong is it? If we put all the disappointment aside and think about it for a sec, we know that Nokia makes quality products and that they won't ship something that'll break instantly. So what kind of glass experience can we expect from the 820 without Gorilla Glass?
- 09-09-2012, 02:08 PM #14
4499 SEK is somewhat correct. I know there's some new nice stuff in the 820 but almost 500€ and no gorilla glass? Jebus!
- 09-10-2012, 04:47 PM #15My next phone...
- 09-11-2012, 10:43 PM #18
My last 2 phones have had Gorilla Glass and the half dozen before that didn't. None of them ever had a scratch on them though thanks to screen protectors. I'm currently off contract at Sprint and I am leaving them! However, I'm choosing T-Mobile over AT&T so it looks like I'll have to settle for the 820 come November.
Honestly, even if the 820 did come with Gorilla Glass my OCD would still require me to put a screen protector on it. ;)
- 09-11-2012, 11:11 PM #19
Several other companies besides Corning make scratch/shatter resistant glass. And without the brand name it could be (considerably) cheaper. So lets see how this plays out with Nokia before persecuting the 820.
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09-14-2012, 08:20 AM #20
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Well Gorilla Glass is a brand. iPhone doesn't have Gorilla Glass (and yes i know the history of Gorilla Glass).
I would just wait for the reviews and what Nokia has to say when it comes to the screen.
Like jimski said Nokia might have just jumped out of the Gorilla Glass bandwagon for licensing costs and have something just as good or better.
Btw for future preference use Nokia's developer page for always right specifications.
That said there's of course the price difference between the two. Though in Europe i don't see there being any chance of Lumia 820 costing below 400 euros. Lumia 920 will be somewhere slightly above 500 euros.
When it comes to euro prices it's usually €=$.
Last edited by tissotti; 09-14-2012 at 08:30 AM.