Nokia Lumia 930 knife test shows strength of Gorilla Glass 3
Right now, the cost of employing sapphire glass on a smartphone display might make it too costly to use. In addition, most manufacturers might not be able to contract for a steady supply of the material. Apple is rumored to be using sapphire glass for the Apple iPhone 6, but the tech titan has been building a factory in Mesa, Arizona that will produce the material for its devices.
Apple currently uses sapphire glass on parts of the Apple iPhone 5s that cannot afford to be scratched, such as the rear camera and the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. While Apple is basically saying that it can't trust Gorilla Glass to keep those areas free of scratches, the video below seems to indicate that Gorilla Glass 3 does have some pretty good scratch resistance properties, and at a lower cost to manufacturers.
Earlier this year, Corning responded to all of the talk about sapphire, by listing a number of negatives that using the material can bring. Still, once the price of sapphire glass comes down, it could end up replacing the material used by most manufacturers today.
source: adrianisen via NPU, WMPoweruser
1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3473; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I wonder why Adrianisen makes videos. Basically every single of his videos have about 70-80 % dislikes lol.
24. Awalker (Posts: 889; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
I go to his channel so I can dislike all of his videos.
31. akki20892 (Posts: 3773; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Its good to have him....so we can see many this type of videos and so we can believe that this phone is strong.
17. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Adrianisen is an idiot. Most of his videos have no proper basis and view of the product he's reviewing, on top of that he makes some videos about some good phones, that he thinks "suck". And the best part, his English is absolutely rubbish. I think I, not being English or American, speak better English than him. PhoneArena's reviews are much, much better than his.
22. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)
I actually like his English. Only thing I hate about his channel is like: "LG G3 vs. Nokia 3310: Which is Faster?" and why the best flagships suck.
23. Astoni (Posts: 617; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
i kinda dislike him for the reason that hes swedish accent on the english is horribly bad xD. And that typical accent annoys me as hell.. (i'm swedish)
26. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3473; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
SVENSKA POJKEN?!?! NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO
Ok sorry. Actually you guys have everything better than us Finska pojkens. That's why we hate you.
OK actually we don't hate you we love you, Cheers.
27. ihavenoname (Posts: 1580; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Anybody knows where he makes his money? He seems to have a lot of freetime and considering how much he buys devices (he has destroyed like 4 or 5 Xperia Zs) he doesn't seem to have problem with money.
2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
The more Xperia Z, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2 torture test I watch, the more I like Dragontrail glass. :)
Also manufacturers says that Dragontrail Glass is six times stronger than Soda Lime Glass (Gorilla Glass).
4. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Do the z series use dragontrail glass?
6. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
That's cool, I just added tempered glass cover to mine. I hate film protectors.
9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3681; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Wut's the difference between both and advantages?
14. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
I just hate the feeling that the film has when dragging my fingers over it. I like the feeling of the glass better. I'm sure it's just a personal preference but it makes all the difference
34. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3681; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I see. Just checked the amazon, they are pricey.
21. vincelongman (Posts: 2479; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I prefer tempered glass screen protectors as well
Feels much better like billgates said, also has oleophobic coating, feels smoother and less fingerprints
Glass is far harder, I've had no scratches so far, when I was using film protectors I'd replaced them once every couple months because of scratches
Also if I drop my phone, most film protectors aren't impact resistant, except the expensive ones (~$20+), with glass, the glass screen protector will shatter, not my phone
The main advantage of film is that they are usually cheaper (a packs for just a few dollars) and more available (its quite hard to find glass screen protectors for less popular phones).
IMO the cost of a glass screen protector (~$15-40) is worth it
29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Dragointrail glass was used even on 2014 World Cup player benches! :)
18. Busyboy (unregistered)
I'd like to see a torture test between GG3 and Dragon Tail.
33. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I researched and apparently, DT=GG2 < GG3
37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
At the moment it is just your words.
3. KParks23 (Posts: 506; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
Why do we keep doing these stupid knife test on the screen ... you couldn't scratch regular gorilla glass with a knife hardly any phone in the past 3 years could have the screen scratched by a knife so what's the point to keep doing this dumb crap.
7. Scott93274 (Posts: 2070; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
I'm just waiting for the drop tests and the "Will it blend" videos for a sapphire glass iPhone 6.
Apple should be working towards flexible screens that absorb impact, not higher density screens that break easier.
13. Iodine (Posts: 824; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
As we saw with those two iPhone 6 screen torture testing videos sapphire is both flexible enough to absorb any impact and hard to shatter as well.
16. Scott93274 (Posts: 2070; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Actually I've heard and seen differently in various videos and sources across the web. but what are you going to do when you have an equal number of sources with conflicting reports. I guess we will just have to wait until the iPhone comes out to really test it out for sure.
8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3681; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Now play fruit ninja with a real knife :D
10. Liveitup (Posts: 1770; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Maybe I missed it but I didn't read anywhere in the article that the knife was fake, care to tell us why you consider the knife not being real?.
12. Scott93274 (Posts: 2070; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
I think he meant that you should use a knife to cut real fruit being thrown at you as opposed to the game.
35. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3681; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Let's get this straight kid, if you can't interprete Simple English, then just stfu.
11. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
Did anybody else wanna see him cut himself?
25. Awalker (Posts: 889; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
I've used my Nexus 5 since November without a screen protector but I'm starting to notice fine scratches. It has Gorilla Glass 3.
30. Busyboy (unregistered)
No screen is Scratch-Proof. Hence the reason screen protectors are still around.
36. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
Sapphire is scratch proof. Atleast if compared to what his nexus 5 was exposed to. I have a relatively cheap watch that has sapphire glass face. 2 years in and ZERO scratches. Nothing. But the metal bezel is busted and marked from all the gym time it sees.
32. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
As long as their is sand around, scratching can occur.
If the dude only owned an obsidian blade, then the screen would have been trashed.
38. Settings (Posts: 1145; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Use a lightsaber on a gorilla glass. Lol!
39. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)
my phone has GG2,until now still didnot get any scratch, use it without protector for months already
the glass is quite drop proof,screen did'nt creak after drop but the glossy plastic (polycobonate?)body creak - -