Samsung Galaxy Nexus survives a key scratch test, worries about Gorilla Glass look silly now

Samsung Galaxy Nexus survives a key scratch test, worries about Gorilla Glass look silly now
We were pretty confident that Samsung has done its homework to protect the screen on the Galaxy Nexus, but when Corning said there is no Gorilla Glass on the handset, rather another type of "fortified glass", there was a lot of backlash on the Internets with people getting disappointed.

As if to prove that Gorilla Glass is just the most popular household name when it comes to toughened glass, which makes Corning, its maker, a marketing genius, the screen on the Galaxy Nexus was scratched with keys by someone the minute after they got it, demonstrating that the other tough glass makers are good too.

The result is pretty (in)visible in video, so we can now sleep tight again, knowing that it will be safe to drop the 4.65" HD display on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the same pocket with your car keys.

via AndroidCentral

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1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 616; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Worries about gorilla glass look silly now?? Is that a typo... I hope Whatever happened to that dragontooth glass (guessing thats the name) maybe that's what Samsung used .

12. Kmack

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

"worries (people had) about not having gorilla glass" imo

23. systamatics

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

does the htc sensation have gorilla glass?

2. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Looks like this phone is DOA. No gorilla glass and a beta version of android.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

why taco? that wasn't even funny.

7. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Beta means not official. ICS seems pretty official to me. Troll

8. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Here's a dollar taco, use it to pay someone for you to talk to. . .

9. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

and this is the f a g that complains about trolling!...loool

15. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Morning taco.

17. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

try doing that to your precious iPhone with "Gorilla Glass" f**ckin iDiot

4. Mercenary

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I can't believe this until I see another video..


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Scratches are annoying but a cracked screen is a whole other story. I want to see how well it does from being dropped.

6. xiobnb

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

I think the new phones these days are pretty scratch resistant ...but when it comes to dropping phones really depends on luck ..if you drop it at a right angle the screen will.probably survive if not ...then you just need a new phone

10. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

In terms of drops: You really think the Nexus is going to have worse (or different at all for that matter) glass the the Galaxy S II? This video isn't the end-all/be-all, but it sure inspires confidence. All I know is I was pissed when the S II didnt come out for Verizon, so the camera BETTER be as good as the S II, or I'm gonna gather up 1000's of my closest ultra-liberal friends and we're gonna go Occupy Verizon. :P

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

dont feed the trolls.. they only come back.. lol. i know im pretty guilty of that myself.

13. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

ASAHI Glass made Dragontrail for mobile devices and also made glasses for all Toyota windows.

14. Booya

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 11, 2011


16. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

I don't even understand why people were worried about this topic in the first place. Samsung has a joint venture with Corning, who came up with gorilla glass. If anything, Samsung has even better glass than gorilla glass. Just because it doesn't have a marketing name yet, doesn't mean it is not protected at least as well as those with the marketed gorilla glass.

18. torr310

Posts: 1692; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

We will see how the glass go against scratches and drops after it arrives in people's hands. It's still too early to affirm.

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

silly test in my opinion... since only about 200 people will buy the nexus (as many of you claim that the nexus are not made to sell) well most "developer" that get the phone.. will only scratch it with the 32 oz of a burger king cup....

20. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Dude, you really need to use Google Translate or get yourself some Rosetta Stone.

21. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Haha, agreed! gallitoking, why are you always such a hater?

22. SuperMECD

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Doesn't andybody just want to perform a droptest with his newly bought Galaxy Nexus? *G That'd be really great!!

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