Nokia Lumia 930 knife test shows strength of Gorilla Glass 3

Nokia Lumia 930 knife test shows strength of Gorilla Glass 3
With all of the talk about sapphire glass, and whether or not it is financially viable for manufacturers to use it, Corning's Gorilla Glass might not be dead yet. A video shows how the screen on the Nokia Lumia 930 responds perfectly to the blade of the knife, as though it were a finger. More importantly, playing Ninja Fruit with the knife doesn't scratch up the display. The phone uses Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the screen from scratches.

Right now, the cost of employing sapphire glass on a smartphone display might make it too costly to use. In addition, most manufacturers might not be able to contract for a steady supply of the material. Apple is rumored to be using sapphire glass for the Apple iPhone 6, but the tech titan has been building a factory in Mesa, Arizona that will produce the material for its devices.

Apple currently uses sapphire glass on parts of the Apple iPhone 5s that cannot afford to be scratched, such as the rear camera and the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. While Apple is basically saying that it can't trust Gorilla Glass to keep those areas free of scratches, the video below seems to indicate that Gorilla Glass 3 does have some pretty good scratch resistance properties, and at a lower cost to manufacturers.

Earlier this year, Corning responded to all of the talk about sapphire, by listing a number of negatives that using the material can bring. Still, once the price of sapphire glass comes down, it could end up replacing the material used by most manufacturers today.



source: adrianisen via NPU, WMPoweruser

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Lumia 930
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39 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I wonder why Adrianisen makes videos. Basically every single of his videos have about 70-80 % dislikes lol. Almost Or not Anyways

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

he still gets all the views, haha.

24. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I go to his channel so I can dislike all of his videos.

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its good to have him....so we can see many this type of videos and so we can believe that this phone is strong.

17. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Adrianisen is an idiot. Most of his videos have no proper basis and view of the product he's reviewing, on top of that he makes some videos about some good phones, that he thinks "suck". And the best part, his English is absolutely rubbish. I think I, not being English or American, speak better English than him. PhoneArena's reviews are much, much better than his.

22. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

I actually like his English. Only thing I hate about his channel is like: "LG G3 vs. Nokia 3310: Which is Faster?" and why the best flagships suck.

23. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

i kinda dislike him for the reason that hes swedish accent on the english is horribly bad xD. And that typical accent annoys me as hell.. (i'm swedish)

26. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

SVENSKA POJKEN?!?! NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO Ok sorry. Actually you guys have everything better than us Finska pojkens. That's why we hate you. OK actually we don't hate you we love you, Cheers.

27. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Anybody knows where he makes his money? He seems to have a lot of freetime and considering how much he buys devices (he has destroyed like 4 or 5 Xperia Zs) he doesn't seem to have problem with money.

28. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

He robs the bank every now and then.

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

The more Xperia Z, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2 torture test I watch, the more I like Dragontrail glass. :) Also manufacturers says that Dragontrail Glass is six times stronger than Soda Lime Glass (Gorilla Glass).

4. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Do the z series use dragontrail glass?

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yup. ^-^

6. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

That's cool, I just added tempered glass cover to mine. I hate film protectors.

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Wut's the difference between both and advantages?

14. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I just hate the feeling that the film has when dragging my fingers over it. I like the feeling of the glass better. I'm sure it's just a personal preference but it makes all the difference

20. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Details make the difference ;)

34. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I see. Just checked the amazon, they are pricey.

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I prefer tempered glass screen protectors as well Feels much better like billgates said, also has oleophobic coating, feels smoother and less fingerprints Glass is far harder, I've had no scratches so far, when I was using film protectors I'd replaced them once every couple months because of scratches Also if I drop my phone, most film protectors aren't impact resistant, except the expensive ones (~$20+), with glass, the glass screen protector will shatter, not my phone The main advantage of film is that they are usually cheaper (a packs for just a few dollars) and more available (its quite hard to find glass screen protectors for less popular phones). IMO the cost of a glass screen protector (~$15-40) is worth it

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Dragointrail glass was used even on 2014 World Cup player benches! :)

18. Busyboy unregistered

I'd like to see a torture test between GG3 and Dragon Tail.

33. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I researched and apparently, DT=GG2 < GG3

37. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

At the moment it is just your words.

3. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Why do we keep doing these stupid knife test on the screen ... you couldn't scratch regular gorilla glass with a knife hardly any phone in the past 3 years could have the screen scratched by a knife so what's the point to keep doing this dumb crap.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm just waiting for the drop tests and the "Will it blend" videos for a sapphire glass iPhone 6. Apple should be working towards flexible screens that absorb impact, not higher density screens that break easier.

13. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

As we saw with those two iPhone 6 screen torture testing videos sapphire is both flexible enough to absorb any impact and hard to shatter as well.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Actually I've heard and seen differently in various videos and sources across the web. but what are you going to do when you have an equal number of sources with conflicting reports. I guess we will just have to wait until the iPhone comes out to really test it out for sure.

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Now play fruit ninja with a real knife :D

10. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Maybe I missed it but I didn't read anywhere in the article that the knife was fake, care to tell us why you consider the knife not being real?.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think he meant that you should use a knife to cut real fruit being thrown at you as opposed to the game.

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