Video shows why you want sapphire glass on your next smartphone
posted by Michael H. / Feb 05, 2014, 1:12 PM
screen protector, then it has a concrete block dragged over the surface. Of course, since the video is used to show off the Aero Gear screen protector, there is no damage found at the end.The big selling point of sapphire glass is that the material is essentially unscratchable (unless you attack it with diamonds), and a company called Aero Gear wants to show that off what sapphire glass can do in the video below. It is a fairly basic test. An iPhone has been fitted with an Aero Gear sapphire glass
The majority of the rumors around sapphire glass have come from the Apple mill. Word has it that Apple wants to expand the use of sapphire glass, which is already used as the home button cover on the iPhone 5s. The latest rumors say that the iPhone 6 will feature a full sapphire glass display. We've already seen Apple getting a patent for producing sapphire glass displays to be used in electronics; and, there has been talk that Apple is setting up a sapphire glass production facility in Mesa, Arizona.
DAAAAAAMMMMNN NIIIIIIICE! hey, it's not me, it's sony. sony, will you start using sapphire on your gorgeous z line glass design. would be super awesome.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 1:23 PM 6
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The Z line will become hell pricey if they do! Hahaha. But yes, Sony should! Front and back of the next Z phones should be sapphire glass!
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 1:42 PM 6
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I'd rather pay €650 for my smartphone and have to take care of it, rather than have to pay €1200 in order to be careless. Also, what's good in having an unbreakable screen if the rest of the construction is still prone to damage? (scratchy aluminium back cover for the iPhone, scratchy aluminium frame for the Xperia Zs)
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 2:43 PM 5
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Looks pretty scratched to me in the middle of the right side of the phone, in the end of the video, after wiping. Also the video is 480p. If you want to prove that is unscrached go 720p or 1080p. And don't hide the phone during prosess
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 4:51 PM 0
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Nothing is unscratchable... teehee :P
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 1:37 PM 1
True story. Even diamonds can be scratched by other diamonds.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 2:21 PM 2
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Euhm PhoneArena please do some research when you post something. For your information Diamond is not the hardest material in the World. Carbyne is the strongest but its not Natural. If you talk about Natural material Diamond is probably nr 1 but natural materials wurtzite boron nitride and lonsdaleite are respectively 18% and 58% harder than diamond! However, they have yet to be tested in laboratory settings due to their rarity!
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 1:53 PM 1
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Show the shatter proofing, that's what matters in this case. We have scratch resistant glass already.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 2:12 PM 9
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That's what I was wondering about. I can use a screen protector to stop most scratches, but if sapphire is so rigid that it cracks easily due to shock or impact, I'd want something else. A scratched screen is still completely usable, a cracked screen usually isn't.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 2:24 PM 5
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That's nice. But if it drives up the price of the phones by much, no thanks. Scratches on the screen after all are just a minor irritations which can be easily remedied with inexpensive screen protectors. But this will probably be over-hyped by Apple in the iPhone 6 and will give them a reason to jack-up prices even more.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 7:21 PM 1
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gorilla glass gtfo!
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 8:45 PM 0
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Not so fast doc. Sapphire may be unscratchable but it breaks easily. Watch: bcove.me/l0kytjca
posted on Feb 07, 2014, 2:35 AM 0
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