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  1. Also, to everyone saying something like "glass is glass so glass will always have breaking risk", I'm totally fine with other materials. E.g. if plastic is what I need to get what I want then plastic I shall get.
  2. A warranty service plan may be acceptable, as long as it is a one time fee for perpetual absolute coverage — e.g. if anything goes wrong, they do everything in their power to make it right up to and including paying for all shipping, parts, labor, and providing a comparable loner device while the shipping, etc. goes through.
  3. Phone companies have a perverse incentive to make devices that are as fragile as possible because if it breaks they benefit from a new purchase in most cases (and even in the case of authorized repairs, the only way to get trustworthy OEM parts at least for this phone, they still get a cut), so one needs some sort of system to hold them liable and accountable for damage that takes place, lest we get the current market of thousand dollar glorified potato chips*. That and to isolate myself from their perverse incentive's consequences is all I'm trying to do. That's very different from being "ext
  4. I'd be fine with this, but the person who did the repair on my pixel 4a, when I asked them about which protector I should get, said that they often see phones with protectors coming in and still having a shattered screen underneath, so I need a protector that verifiably prevents this, and the best way for that I see is for them to commit to paying for a screen replacement if needed. I just want a phone that will continue working indefinitely without me paying them more money for repairs. Laptops have this. Desktops have this. TVs have this. Hell, even cars have this to a much greater extent if
  5. Fuck off. If you have a nothing helpful or productive to say, then fuck off and let someone else who might have something helpful to say make their points. It's bad enough to deal with this absolute fuckwaddery from google, samsung, and other phone manufacturers, but then to have apologists like you is past the line. Seriously, you're not wanted in this thread.
  6. I'm looking to get a case and screen protector for my pixel 4a, but it would be incredibly easy for some company to put out a snake oil case that offers little to no protection, so whatever case and screen protectors I get needs to have a lifetime warranty on any accidental damage that occurs to the phone — e.g. if I drop it and the screen shatters 5 years from now I want them to be paying for whatever it costs to repair it. If the case is not snake oil, then this should be no problem as it should reduce the chance of damage enough to make the number of claims that they'd get under this neglig
  7. What did I do wrong? I simply put the phone in the case, and then used it as I would without the case. This means that sometimes there's insulating material nearby (e.g. if it's in my pocket or sitting on top of, but not wrapped in, a blanket), but never anything severe.
  8. I don't particularly mind some companies making this design flaw (a flawed design philosophy is a design flaw as far as I'm concerned, but this is just semantics), but I strongly object to it being damn-near the only option that is available to most people.
  9. If I had found this when I got my pixel this thread would not exist. Thanks for the link!
  10. What cases do you recommend? Every case I've tried is either too thin to be any good, or thick enough that it causes the phone to overheat (in one case, otterbox + LG G5, the battery exploded as a result of this heat, and the phone often got too hot to touch).
  11. I'm aware. I want a lifetime warranty in case the screen protector's breakage isn't enough to protect the much more expensive screen. Buying a US$0-20 screen protector occasionally would be an acceptable evil.
  12. This would be a great option if it had the ability to run modern android (I know that this specific phone has no way in hell of doing that, but I want an Android phone with a relatively similar design philosophy.). You got any recommendations there? I mainly use my phone for consuming video (1080p60hz screen is enough for this, no need for oled), phone calls, and a smattering of miscellaneous non-gaming apps (e.g. termux, navigation, looking up information, discord). I just want a simple, cheap, no frills device that will let me do this well indefinitely.
  13. I honestly don't understand how one can say this and see it as a justification, and not simply as more explanation of the problem. More reasonable interpretations vary from seeing it as a fundamental flaw of capitalism, to just overly greedy companies that need to start caring about both social good and profit (many business owners take this viewpoint, just not any major players in the smart phone industry unfortunately).
  14. The fact that these protection plans are so expensive tells you all you need to know about the phone market. It all but proves that the business model is to make phones that fall apart quickly so people are forced to buy more. This is a fundamentally immoral business model: it is too one-sided for the business's benefit over the consumer's, it causes significant environmental problems, and dealing with all this ewaste also creates serious health hazards for those who do so. As for ruggidized devices, feel free to recommend some and if they match what I want I'll probably get one. I