Gorilla Glass 5 test gets redone: nope, Note 7 doesn't scratch easily (video)


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. 

This erroneously led to the conclusion that, while the new Gorilla Glass 5 might be 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.

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49 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Too late :(

31. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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.

36. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

"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.

44. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

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!

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes they did.

2. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

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.

3. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Gorrila G5 lacks behind the much better Dragontrail glass.

22. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Sony uses Dragon Trail and they can withstand brutal drops but they get easily scratched.

33. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

That was really funny.. Made my day... ha ha ha.. thanks bud

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Does that even really matter at this point?

20. Nopers unregistered

Yes, for any other phone which may use GG5. It also means Corning straight up lied about the material transfer.

47. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

They didn't lie about anything, material transfer is one of the possible answers in an uncontrolled environment, they never got a hold of the device and mohs picks...

5. truthwins unregistered

Doesn't matter note 7 is already a mess

6. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

Does it withstand an explosion though?

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually yes, have you seen most of the units?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why even do this test now? Samaung has way more to be concerned with at this point.

11. Harambe unregistered

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.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My comment was about Samsung...dickweed.

28. Harambe unregistered

Your comment was why was this test conducted. It's ironic you're the one calling me stupid while you're the one who can't even realize this simple fact.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bye bye.

46. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

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.

14. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I think they did the scratch test on the Note 7 because it will get damage anyway.

9. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

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.

10. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Zack admitted his mistake and he is pretty thorough with his methods! I like him.

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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.

41. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

He said he had trouble getting another Note7 because of the recall

12. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

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??

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I was asking same thing and no one has convinced me yet

49. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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?

16. hansip87

Posts: 226; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

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.

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