Nokia Lumia 930 knife test shows strength of Gorilla Glass 3
posted by Alan F. / Jul 13, 2014, 12:58 PM
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
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2420 mAh(15.5h 3G talk time)
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I wonder why Adrianisen makes videos. Basically every single of his videos have about 70-80 % dislikes lol. Almost Or not Anyways
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 1:02 PM 5
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he still gets all the views, haha.
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 2:36 PM 4
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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.
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 2:51 PM 4
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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.
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 5:16 PM 0
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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).
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 1:03 PM 4
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Do the z series use dragontrail glass?
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 1:19 PM 0
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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
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 4:12 PM 1
I'd like to see a torture test between GG3 and Dragon Tail.
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 2:53 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 1:04 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 1:28 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 1:49 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 2:42 PM 0
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Now play fruit ninja with a real knife :D
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 1:29 PM 0
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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?.
posted on Jul 13, 2014, 1:35 PM 2
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