Note 7 torture chamber: Gorilla Glass 5 scratching, bend test, S Pen backwards

Note 7 torture chamber: Gorilla Glass 5 scratching, bend test, S Pen backwards
The Note 7 already got dropped on concrete and hammered on, but will it blend? Rhetorical question, as now it's time for some more scratching, bending, and other assorted medieval activities executed over the Note 7's unsuspecting chassis.

This is the first phone with the newest Gorilla Glass 5 edition, after all, and Corning says that according to its testing the gear protected with the hardened glass will survive shoulder-height drops without cracking significantly in 80% of the cases. While this was somewhat confirmed already for the Note 7, how about we scratch those tough GG5 layers on the front and rear of the device. 

That's exactly what's happening in the video below, and as a bonus the guy is also peeling the skin off the new S Pen, and trying to recreate the Pen-gate from last year by trying to insert it backwards to no avail. Check it out.

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

If he goes to eat s**t and farts and fills the mouth with turds with the pengate.

23. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Gorilla Glass 5 more durable but more scratcable than GG4? waaaait a minuteee

37. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It does makes sense With glass the harder (less scratcable) you make it, the more likely it is to shatter (less durable) And the softer (more scratcable) you make it, the less likely it is to shatter (more durable)

38. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

And GG4 was less resistent to scratching then GG3.

2. kus-1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 17, 2016

Terrible !!! Video 1 almost makes it seem that even the S pen's narrow tip will scratch the screen if too much doodling pressure is applied.

40. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Jerry states in the comments section that the S-pen will not scratch the display since it's made of plastic, just keep it away from metallic items like keys or coins.

3. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

gorilla glass sucked after their CEO harambe died :(

4. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

What ... ??? Note 7 is more easily scratched than S7 !!!

7. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I was shocked as well, I was expecting a more durable phone. I guess I have to tell my sister to cancel her pre-order, paying nearly $870 for a phone that will easily scratch isn't worth it.

11. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I was going on Saturday to pick one up, I guess not!

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Bye Felicia!

29. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmaooo I got my edge plus less than a year ago, I really would love this phone but I'm all set with my setup now, I hate screen protectors so that's why I'm not upgrading.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I hate them too. But its a small price to pay for a peace of mind. Just because I have the money to replace a phone if it gets damaged, doesn't mean I want too. $700+ is a lot to pay for a phone. I don't like cases either. When phones were made of plastic, I never bought cases. Now I buy them religiously. I prefer to protect my investment because I want my device to b worth it when I sell it a year later. Because so far when I have sold my phones on eBay, I have never gotten less than 60% its original retail price. It was nice back then when I bought phones on contract, because that is a huge profit to get an extra almost $200+ on the sell. I don't want to have a phone damaged, and then before I sell it, I have to pay $200 to replace it first and then sell it to maximize the value of the sell. Every device I've ever sold was in original mint condition as if it was just bought. Protection insures that even for a phone I carry always in a pocket. But all it takes is a simple accident and the value is gone. Oh and I like saying Bye Felicia, because its never not funny. No pun intended.

12. Fona13A unregistered

I've used Samsung's with plastic screens that don't scratch like this, or rarely develop any scratches. It's clear who doesn't win spending that much for Harambe Glass.

14. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What happened to sapphire glass phones? I remember two years ago there was a race of who will put it into their smartphone first, now no one is even talking about it. Both Huawei Watch has zero scratches on the screens, and my guess is that it's all thanks to the sapphire glass it uses.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because its too expensive. Sapphire is hard to get in huge amount naturally. So many companies tried to do what jewelry companies have been doing, and that is using machines to duplicate Mother Nature's way of making the material, and they have failed. The yield is not as touch as the real thing. Sapphire is very hard to mine and is very scarce. You will have a better time finding a diamond in the rough before you fine sapphire in its pure form. Also the facts show, because of how thin it needs to me with the phone, it would shatter just as easy as any other glass screen. Because its very hard. Sapphire is more brittle vs GG.

41. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's all a compromise as when deciding between shatter resistance or scratch resistance. the more shatter resistant the more it would be like plastic in being malleable but more scratch prone, the more scratch resistant then it becomes more brittle.

13. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Pretty much. You are much more likely to scratch the screen than drop the phone. Whats even worse is that pretty much all upcoming phones will have GG5, lol.

16. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well I am extremely pleased with my S7 Edge, and I have another reason (major one this time) why I will most likely not upgrade to it's successor. Let's hope this is just a bad patch, and Samsung will make sure the Note 7 won't scratch if someone farts on it.

45. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It as nothing to do with the batch it's gg5 so I be thinking you will now never upgrade your phone again ?

19. luistoluca

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Relax, its only a test, you never will do this in your daily use... My S7 has obtained a beautiful scract with a simple knife -_- these test are very very variably

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So you're saying you don't buy screen protectors. Ever? I think if you specifically take a tool and set out to damage a phone...YOU WILL. But yes making a glass surface more shatter-resistant does mean it loses some hardness. Hardness is what resists scratches, but the harder the glass the easier it breaks. You can't have both, I prefer shatter-resistance. Because the phone n my pocket with a screen protector is NEVER going to get scratched because I always buy 9H glass covers, because most screens are not harder than 7 on average. But if something this small, is you're claiming you won't buy the phone, then you likely weren't going to buy it anyways. Because all glass scratches at some point, it just depends on what your scratching it with and why all phones require a screen protector, no matter what the glass is made of.

44. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Then you will not be buying any more phones as they will all soon have gg5 on them

15. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I think this is a poor trade-off. We know it isn't completely shatter resistant like the Moto, and yet it still scratches about the same. If this truly is GG5 then iPhone and others will have the same issue, unless curved screen displays have a different version of GG5. For a device that we want a good writing experience and spend lots of scratching the s-pen against, i'm not sure the curved screen and soft glass are worth the aesthetic value.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How easy or hard glass is to scratch is base don how hard it is. Here is the problem. The harder glass is, the easier it is to break, but less easy to scratch. So to increase shatter-resistance, it means you have to make the glass softer. down side means its easier to scratch. Likely it is hard to find that perfect balance. But for me it doesn't matter because I have always bought a screen protector for my phone to cover the glass. I always buy 9H hard glass covers. For the curved glass they are easier to line up and I have never had one come off or break. But certain brands don't cover the glass fully. Like some with curved glass, stop shy the where the screen curves. I make sure to find full coverage protectors. 9H offers 99.9% protection against scratches on itself. So you know tur screens glass is protected 100%. But breakage? I've dropped my Note 5 a few times. So far the protector hasn't cracked or shattered and neither has the original glass. Also remember. The outside glass of the phone is glued to the phones display glass, which offers double protection against breakage. Putting a 3 glass on top, will surly help them in a drop. For a phone with dual glass, I think shatter-resistance is better than worry about scratches.

17. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

This is hysterical, I can't wait for all the "my S-pen is scratching my screen!" complaints. Too funny.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S-Pen has a plastic tip dummy. Plastic can't scratch glass. Shows how stupid and ignorant you are. But hey, it isn't the first time you've shown how stupid you are. All you post tend to be. You're not here to tech talk. You're just here to troll like a cat in heat. This guy scratched his IPhone screen with a "cashmere" cloth. Cashmere is the most softest cloth you can buy and it is very expensive. So there's egg in your face stupid!

30. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Girlfriend, and YOU are here to talk tech?!?!? I see you trolling on every Apple article you can. And I'm sooooo convinced by that YouTube video! I'll throw away all my cashmere garments and my iPhone, and start over with that rugged Note 7!

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't troll peoples posts. I don't resort to fan boy banter like you. All you posts attack either a person or a product. I have never said anything false about a product. I usually only try to correct misinformation. Like yours. It is nearly impossible to scratch glass with plastic because plastic is not hard enough

31. Unordinary unregistered

"Plastic cant scratch glass. Shows how stupid and ignorant you are." *Posts link of guy scratching phone with cashmere cloth* You are pathetic lmfaoooo oh boy Im so happy PA hasnt banned you. Your comments are better than the SJW's on Tumblr hahaha

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