The Nokia Lumia 900 & Gorilla Glass: Scratch resistant but not proof

Good night, sweet prince...

We’re not bringing anything new here to the table about the otherwise excellent Corning Gorilla Glass and our trusty ‘Stormtrooper’ Nokia Lumia 900, but we did want to share this terrible photo with you as a service message.

Yup, we tossed our phone in our gym bag the other night for no less than a few minutes, but it only took one set of keys (or maybe the locker padlock) to do what you see above.

Screen crack? Nope, that’s a deep scratch. It’s so deep that it casts a shadow on the screen and you can feel the ridge when using the phone. Text even gets slightly distorted when scrolling. It's still usable, but ouch does it catch the light just wrong.

C’est la vie.

Gorilla Glass 2 (featured on the Lumia 920 and HTC 8X) will be even tougher than the first version, but make no mistake people, you still need to be careful.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.