Mythbusters explain Corning's Gorilla Glass, compare it to other types of (not so resistant) glass

Corning’s Gorilla Glass has slowly but surely conquered nearly all of the smartphone market with its scratch resistant solutions, and even the latest attempt by Apple and GT-Advanced to topple it with sapphire did not bear fruit.

So what is it that makes Gorilla Glass so tough and resistant to hits and scratches? Corning has smartly recruited Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters to walk us through the history of glass and show us all the advantages of the strengthened glass solutions of Corning.

The narration is brilliant: informative and entertaining, with lots of 10,000fps slow motion footage of glass shattering (and withstanding pressure without breaking), so we do recommend you to check out the two parts right below.

source: Corning



19. HildyJ

Posts: 346; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

I'm not worried abou scratches nearly as much as I'm worried about breakage. Given that, forget Gorilla Glass, I want Willow Glass on my phone. I would guess it's not scratch resistant but its ability to deform should make it break resistant. It also looks significantly thinner and, hence, lighter.

17. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Moto X!!

16. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

This has been VERY educational, I now love Corning products and therefore I'll place this as dealbreaker selling point. (The iphone 6 and 6+ doesn't have this kind of glass, for example)

14. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

looks like Samsung made a wise investment in Corning. The willow glass is really a great improvement. With sapphire glass really to expensive to roll out in huge quantities all flagship devices will most likely employ GG4.

12. GreenZone

Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

Awesome as always...

10. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

lovely show but do i need to remind all the shattered s3 and s4 screens? gg is not there yet..

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Do I need to remind you of all the shattered iPhone screens?...

22. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

your point is not opposite to mine. same type of glass is in use in the iphone. and yes they are shattered, too.

18. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Never have I seen a Samsung screen break. Nor LG or HTC... that disgusting fruit-named abortion of a company on the other hand... all broken.

8. RocknRolling

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

What's up with the hot dog in the "Can't imagine a world without glass?" I'm I missing something?

7. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Would have liked it more if the progression if glass overall was the subject of the video and not just cornings progression.

11. Beijendorf unregistered

It's a Corning commercial/infomercial. It's not like they'd show off their competitors being equally or even more awesome. They want people to believe Corning is the only truly durable glass alternative.


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Love these guys, always enjoy their show. They make learning something easy and enjoyable.

5. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013


4. MythBusters

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

your'e welcome !

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

U guys rocks....

3. pitzy

Posts: 42; Member since: May 15, 2014


2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Love this guys! Mythbusters is one of the only shows I still watch on TV. Dragontrail glass FTW BTW :)

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


15. cheetah2k

Posts: 2341; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Corning glass isn't scratch resistant. False advertising right there

20. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

it is better(lot better) than normal glass. That's the whole point of this video.

21. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

i didn't know about there history, they're way ahead of everybody, they're only challenging themselves

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