Video shows why you want sapphire glass on your next smartphone
1. Amir1 (unregistered)
DAAAAAAMMMMNN NIIIIIIICE! hey, it's not me, it's sony. sony, will you start using sapphire on your gorgeous z line glass design. would be super awesome.
3. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
The Z line will become hell pricey if they do! Hahaha. But yes, Sony should! Front and back of the next Z phones should be sapphire glass!
12. Feanor (Posts: 705; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
I'd rather pay €650 for my smartphone and have to take care of it, rather than have to pay €1200 in order to be careless. Also, what's good in having an unbreakable screen if the rest of the construction is still prone to damage? (scratchy aluminium back cover for the iPhone, scratchy aluminium frame for the Xperia Zs)
17. neops (Posts: 285; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
Looks pretty scratched to me in the middle of the right side of the phone, in the end of the video, after wiping. Also the video is 480p. If you want to prove that is unscrached go 720p or 1080p. And don't hide the phone during prosess
8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
True story. Even diamonds can be scratched by other diamonds.
11. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Try rubbing two iPhone 6s together when they launch :D
21. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Now I'm just lost :P but I know if you rub two Android phones together, they will go into hyper speed mood XD
4. SIGPRO (Posts: 1435; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Euhm PhoneArena please do some research when you post something.
For your information Diamond is not the hardest material in the World.
Carbyne is the strongest but its not Natural.
If you talk about Natural material Diamond is probably nr 1 but natural materials wurtzite boron nitride and lonsdaleite are respectively 18% and 58% harder than diamond! However, they have yet to be tested in laboratory settings due to their rarity!
5. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
neat! so i wanna see it to drop test and a will it blend test!
6. Finalflash (Posts: 3090; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Show the shatter proofing, that's what matters in this case. We have scratch resistant glass already.
9. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4196; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
That's what I was wondering about. I can use a screen protector to stop most scratches, but if sapphire is so rigid that it cracks easily due to shock or impact, I'd want something else. A scratched screen is still completely usable, a cracked screen usually isn't.
22. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
Exactly, something can be scratch resistant but still brittle.
Diamonds for example may be hard to scratch but will shatter when hit with an ordinary hammer.
15. Android4Ever (Posts: 86; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
I'll keep buying phones with Gorilla Glass then just slap a piece a tempered glass on top.
19. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
That's nice. But if it drives up the price of the phones by much, no thanks. Scratches on the screen after all are just a minor irritations which can be easily remedied with inexpensive screen protectors.
But this will probably be over-hyped by Apple in the iPhone 6 and will give them a reason to jack-up prices even more.
24. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
25. ImperialDynamics (Posts: 24; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)
Not so fast doc. Sapphire may be unscratchable but it breaks easily. Watch: bcove.me/l0kytjca
26. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
Exactly, and saphire is more expensive to put in products and replace.