Samsung Galaxy S4’s Gorilla Glass 3 goes against a set of knives in scratch test

Samsung Galaxy S4’s Gorilla Glass 3 goes against a set of knives in scratch test
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the first mass-market device to get a Gorilla Glass 3 display and that means it is extremely durable and resistant to scratches. So durable it is not afraid to meet first hand a set of knives, keys, and pennies.

While Gorilla Glass 2 made the glass thinner at the same strength, in Gorilla Glass 3 scratch resistance improves three times resulting in a 40% reduction in visible scratches and a 50% enhancement in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed.

But while all those sound good on paper, it’s really impressive to see the Galaxy S4 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display go against a set of knives and... well, you’ll see if it survived in the video below.

source: SamMobile

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. Adithya7184 unregistered

i think gorilla glass 3 is somewhat better than gorilla glass 2. waiting for drop test

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

me too waiting for drop test with NL920......will be "clash of the titans two"

24. alliswellplssmile

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

He is very talent, he was hitted with pen forcely, but when come to knife test, some wat he managed, he didn't apply any force on screen, this is not correct scratch test. try to make ............. :) Drop test is correct to prove how strong it is

27. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Is it just me or did he go from most to least dangerous? Either way, scratch tests aren't the main concern: it's drop tests that determine how much of a pounding your device can take. Look forward to a GG3 drop.

2. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Wtf is the point of this.. U could not even scratch gorilla glass 1 with keys so why the hell would u be able to scratch GG3

11. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Exactly. My Razr Maxx has the 1st Gen of GG, and I always try to scratch the glass with my keys when I demo it to customers. It's insane!

19. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I have replaced the screen on my SGS3 twice due to being scratched up. They scratch fairly easily. Event the "scratch resistant" Motorola Photon Q gets scratched up. I think the point of it is having MORE scratch resistant glass.

21. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

You don't get it I could take my htc thunderbolt and do this and it won't scratch the screen this is pointless! Phones have been able to withstand the knife and keys for years now it's the sand in dirt that scratches ur phone not ur keys!

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

As expected! It survived......! :)

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

because it's a gorilla glass 3 by corning..........that's why

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha......true! :)

4. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

i would love to see S4 vs One scratch test...not on screen but on the back and see who gets more......+)

5. SleepingOz unregistered

Lol! We all know the result..

6. peacekeeper05

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

Both will have scratches of course. The difference is that the HTC will have permanent scratch unlike the S4 where you can easily buy a new battery door for it.

20. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Just replace the back of the SG4. Drop the ONE enough and have fun with the gouges in the aluminum. Every part of the SG4 is replaceable. Nothing on the one is replaceable. I have seen what happens to the EVO 4glte and evo 3d when dropped. It isn't pretty.

7. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

DROP TEST !!!!!!!!!!!

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree! Someone should drop it from an apartment on the 20th floor! NO! NO! That's too harsh! Ok, a simple drop test is better, so who is gonna make the Samsung Galaxy S4 drop test? PhoneArena? Android Authority? :/

8. best_

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

superficial test .. look at him how scared is to use that knife with more power

9. FlushGordon unregistered

A wet towel full of beach sand will scratch that thing easily

15. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

A Must-Buy Android phone!

23. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

no its not must buy, Its too Damn expensive

25. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah full unlocks are expensive, you can buy it through hire purchase

16. siluro

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No surprises here. There are the exact same tests on Gorilla Glass 1 and 2 where they all came out the same... Try something else like dirt or sand!

17. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

these tests are so stupid. what i would LOVE to see is what it scores on the Mohs scale.

18. KashAli

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Unbelievable!!! now drop test then!!!

22. mydi.maus unregistered

try a hammer that will do..

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