Corning explains why glass breaks and why Gorilla Glass 3 is not like most other glass

Corning explains why glass breaks and why Gorilla Glass 3 is not like most other glass
Corning has recently unveiled its brand new Gorilla Glass 3 toughened glass technology and while the second generation made the original thinner at the same level of resistance, the third generation builds upon the quality adding three times better scratch resistance.

To back up those claims, Corning has come up with two demonstration videos making crystal clear the effects of added pressure on regular types of glass, Gorilla Glass 2 and the newest third generation.

The effect? Regular untreated and even strengthened soda lime can’t withstand much pressure. At 1.12lb/0.5kg of pressure Gorilla Glass 2 starts to scratch, while the newest Gorilla Glass 3 withstands pressure of as much as 1.8lb/0.8kg.

Not just that, Corning is also explaining why glass breaks in the first place, so if you’ve missed that you should definitely note that little scratches like those from your keys on your smartphone when both are in your pockets accumulate, and once this damage builds up under some tension the glass would crack. So just be careful.

source: Corning via Android Authority



1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

yea right Xperia fell face down onto asphalt and all it had were some s2 wasn't so lucky ..therefore other glasses are somewhat better

11. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

One time I walked outside at night and didn't see the moon, therefore the moon must not exist...

19. bparkerson unregistered

Come on RaKith!....Really?

25. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

my nokia 3310 fell into the asphalt and the asphalt broke.

28. mastoi

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

yeah right mate, pull the other one. I have seen a Nokia 3310 dropping on asphalt, it doesn't break the asphalt, it implodes it. They still use it instead of sledgehammers in Melbourne during roadworks. Vicroads can confirm this data.

26. jsdechavez

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Same here. I was at the warehouse, my Xperia play (heavy!) jumped from my breast pocket to the concrete facedown, even slid for a couple meters. No cracks! Merely scratched on the plastic but screen protector took most of the damage, none to the LCD.

2. Adithya7184 unregistered

Last year when Gorilla Glass 2 announced, corning claimed that, it is the most toughest glass ever made...then everyone knows what happened... and now again its repeating...we have to just wait and see what happens to this Gorilla glass 3...

5. Retro-touch unregistered

I know what you mean. Reminds me of how people were raving of how amazing the S2 screen was at 480x800 and how you can't see the pixels no matter how hard you look, 720p screens came through and people were claiming the S2 screen is pixelated and on and on.....

18. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

and every year he will say it again

23. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

like iphone announcements. "Greatest phone ever period. insert other colorful adjectives. Again greatest phone ever. Go get one."


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I hope sgs4 comes with cg3 but it's highly unlikely to happen. Hope for the best.

4. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I have seen GG and GG2 glasses on SSGs of my friends with cracked screens during accidents like falling.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sure.. it still breaks.. the point is that its harder to break. Ive bumped my SGS1 in to corners countless times, thrown it across the room to demo its build quality, and a dozen other things that should kill the phone, yet after 2 years it remained scratch free. I've seen others that dropped at the perfect corner angle just once on cement and the whole thing was smashed. Vibration damage is a real killer. Get a case, it helps reduce vibration on impact.

6. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012


7. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The most hardest glass ever made is Asashi Dragontrail glass. Corning gorilla is just a marketing gimmick

16. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

SONY XPERIA Z uses Dragontrail Glass

8. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I have seen numerous posts in which Lumia 920 easily gets scratches

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Nokia Lumia 920 = Gorilla Glass 2

22. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Mine has yet to get scratched, and I use my keys to show off the gorrilla glass all the time.

27. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Just read my own post. Not sure where the extra "r" came from. *gorilla

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Still have my sgs1 phone with Gorilla Glass I and not a scratch on it.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

mine as well. sittin in my drawer scratch free.

20. bparkerson unregistered

Me too...I passed my Samsung Fascinate (SSGS1) down to my 12 year old son in "like new" condition, no scratches. The phone is now 3 yrs old, still no scratches, working flawlessly! This is with a Body Glove case and NO SCREEN PROTECTOR! BTW, to give credit where it's due,I have a total of 4 devices, all Samsung. I have not had a single issue with these devices (hardware or software)!....EVER! IMO build quality doesn't get any better. I have an available upgrade, needless to say SSGS4 most likely will be the 5th!

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

In my experience, GG1 is more resistant than GG2 in real world applications. The SGS1/2 vs SGS3. Most GG2 products seem to like to scratch easier... including my Nexus4. Thinner and lighter for sure.. but not more resistant. Hopefully GG3 actually makes it more resistant.

15. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

MY rougher son has a 8x and its fine.. my careful son has already broken his 810 screen. Guess which one has Gorilla glass?

17. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

my kids got a hold of my lg optimus G and were fighting over who would bring it to me and droped it on a wook floor and cracked the bottom of the screen .. it was a sad night :(

21. Robert235

Posts: 70; Member since: May 30, 2010

Im not doubting corning,with my droid x2 it easily got scratched.

24. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012


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