So 3 days in and whilst bending over to speak to my 5 year old son, my S740 slid straight out of my top front jacket pocket and straight onto a very hard London pavement. A drop of maybe 12 to 18 inches.
So what have I learned today?
That nice piece of clear plastic that runs right to the edges of the phone (and stands proud of the edges) and covers the whole top front of the phone does not like even the slighted impact. More importantly there is NOTHING to protect it from any knocks or bumps.
In both of the top corners, the plastic is now cracked in from the corner for about 2mm and there is a slight chip into the metal casing below it.
The phone functions fine and the corners can't be noticed until you look closely but none the less, rugged this ain't.
Having said this, even though the phone ended up on the pavement, there are no scratches on the phone at all which is actually what I was expecting.
So be careful. It looks like that front screen is going to be a weak break point.
Edited by Networkguy, 15 November 2008 - 10:17 PM.