Gorilla Glass 5 test gets redone: nope, Note 7 doesn't scratch easily (video)
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 10, 2016, 7:30 AM
Remember the "Gorilla Glass 5 scratches easily" saga that emerged during a torture-testing video with the Note 7? Well, the test has been redone now, and it seems that small rock fragments from the sharpener that was used for the Mohs scale testing tools got stuck in their pointers, and scratched the Note 7 display starting pretty early in the Mohs testing game.
drop-durable, it is prone to scuffs and scratches more than its previous editions. Needless to say, a correction video was posted, redoing the test with undamaged tools, and Note 7 showed as prone to scratching as everything else with Gorilla Glass on top, meaning not that much. There you have it.This erroneously led to the conclusion that, while the new Gorilla Glass 5 might be
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
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- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
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Too late :(
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 7:34 AM 10
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Never too late for someone who's being honest and owning his fault. Gorilla glass 5 concerns started from his show and now he's ended it.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 10:18 AM 10
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"Too late", I'm assuming, is a reference to the public's tendency to strongly remember the negative aspects of a device, especially when the media blasts negative stories everywhere. Too late, indeed. The public already saw that video of it being scratched, and won't care that they came back to re-test. The public has already been convinced that it scratches as bad as plastic, on top of replacement devices catching fire. It's too late for the Note 7. By the time the public has forgiven and forgotten, iPhone 7S will be available.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 11:55 AM 3
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Well, I wonder why no one is making a mention of how Corning's explanation for the scratches was pure BS and had nothing whatsoever to do with what happened? Corning got lucky, but they still gave a crappy excuse!
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 2:24 PM 0
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Good consolation for people who's Notes have caught fire. At least the melted phone wasn't scratched while it was burning. Every little bit counts.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 7:35 AM 11
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Gorrila G5 lacks behind the much better Dragontrail glass.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 7:39 AM 0
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Does that even really matter at this point?
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 7:40 AM 4
Yes, for any other phone which may use GG5. It also means Corning straight up lied about the material transfer.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 8:54 AM 5
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Why even do this test now? Samaung has way more to be concerned with at this point.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 8:03 AM 0
This test is not about note 7 or Samsung, it's about Gorilla glass 5 which is going to be used in all the flagships starting next year. I bet you'll find it useful at that point.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 8:20 AM 20
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The fall of dark Jedi, Once considered a peaceful commentator, now a vile creature. Tried so hard to defend his Note 7, through the first recall, and now the potential second one. A live demonstration of what a Samsung Note 7 fanboy phone owner is, the worst of the worst. You had a valid point that made perfect sense, it wasn't an attack or a retaliation, yet the creature replied with "d!ckweed". It's ok, the Note 7 has been the biggest electronics disaster of the last few years. Congratulations, at least you have one result to be proud of. Yes yes yes, iPhone 7 is trash, isheep, Death to Apple, yes, of course.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 2:58 PM 3
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I think from this example we have to learn being more cautious before drawing a conclusion. After all Corning was right to defend their product's quality, despite the fact their explanation was wrong. Almost through 2 months we have believed that GG5 was crap.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 8:05 AM 1
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Zack admitted his mistake and he is pretty thorough with his methods! I like him.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 8:14 AM 9
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But why did Zack admit the mistake just now? It's not like he couldn't figure out that there was a flaw in that Note7 Gorilla Glass 5 test just after it was done and inspected.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 10:17 AM 0
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So nobody will answer the question what makes the S-pen so great? What do you actually do with it that increases productivity? Evernote and my finger can jot down notes just as well on an iPhone/Nexus6p, so why the hype over a Galaxy S7 with a stylus??
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 8:22 AM 4
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I was asking same thing and no one has convinced me yet
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 8:26 AM 1
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First off, no matter what you claim, your finger isn't as good as a pen. Its just another option for input. If you don't need it, then what are you asking about it? After all, you said your finger was enough. So use your fingers and be happy with it. The Note is not an S with a Pen. Its a Galaxy with a pen. All of the Galaxy devices are basically the same, with different sets of features or none at all. The S and the Note stand out because they have advanced features over their smaller and less costly siblings. There is nothing about the S-Pen to explain. You don't need to be convinced of anything. It's simple. Either you want the pen or you don't. Plus, since you aren't open minded, nothing anyone would say would convince you anyways. So why should we bother?
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 3:53 PM 0
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It's for artists who uses Wacom tablet in their computer but wanna have some portability. While i understand that they are just a small number of people but they exist so eliminating the stylus entirely is not wise. Whether some people using it or not iz a different question altogether.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 8:33 AM 0
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