iPhone 6 sapphire screen ultimate stress test (hint: it is not unbreakable)
posted by Victor H. / Jul 10, 2014, 3:29 AM
How tough sapphire really is, though? Just a few days ago, YouTube’s favorite MKBHD uploaded what he called a ‘stress test’, but what seemed like mostly a very gentle, not-so-stressful pressure to the new sapphire display panel part that has leaked out.
It was interesting to watch, but we needed something much tougher to really put the screen to the test, and now we get it, courtesy of a Chinese tester ready to twist, bend, drop, run over and even put the alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 display on fire.
How does the new iPhone 6 sapphire display stand its ground? Take a look below.
source: NoWhereElse (translated)
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Bullsh!t test, i can hit every phone like that with an hammer and the glass wiil not brake. Come on put more pressure!
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 3:33 AM 1
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Sorry, but i don't find any of these drop/stress tests scientific. I don't think they should be tested this way and some of these are pretty misleading. (it's ridiculous how many of them there are!) I only clicked to see if they were really going to hit the nail on its head on the screen! anyways, now I'm soo looking forward to finally being able to give my phones along with my toolbox to my pet monkey Marcel to play with!
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 4:45 AM 1
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You have to admit that display has some kind of strength by itself. Even though it was lied on a rubber mat while being hammered, it still held its own. This test isn't accurate however since a lot of force is transfer directly from the screen to the rubber mat. I am impressed wit the scratch test though. It seems like it held up really well.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 6:20 AM 0
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My problem is that with all the hitting of it, it was against a flush surface that wasnt going to break... so when you hit it with a hammer, the energy gets dispersed through the whole table/floor/anything and not through the glass as it would if there was a phone attached to it. I'm not a scientist by any means, so someone correct me if i'm wrong.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 12:38 PM 0
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Even GG3 is pretty scratch resistant and those fire and running it over the car are stupid and unnecessary as it would rarely happen. I am more interested in an 'actual' drop test (not just dropping the screen alone but) with an dummy attached to it.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 3:35 AM 5
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Exactly, I don't have a scratch on my Nexus 5's screen But I've seen many Nexus 5s with shattered screens (or any other smartphone) So if its also more shatter resistant than GG3, then I'm all for sapphire glass But right now no one has tested it Sapphire is usually more likely to shatter as its more brittle compared to glass So I still have doubt about sapphire, until some people test it
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 4:19 AM 0
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Current iPhones use the same gorilla glass dude. There is no Android gorilla glass lol. This is obviously going to be better. Otherwise, why even bother spending the money? That's a lot of money for a marketing stunt.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 7:56 AM 1
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without chinese assembler, Apple is nothing
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 3:36 AM 6
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"While nearly all current smartphones use reinforced Gorilla Glass to resist scratches and even drops..." NEARLY ALL??? REALLY!!!??? More facts being invented on phonearena! They're getting very good at this.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 4:29 AM 0
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