AnonD-404798, 20 Aug 2016I don't need shatterproof because I don't plan to drop my phone but scratch resistance is of u... moreI think it's more a question of supply. Synthetic sapphire probably can't be manufactured in quantities demanded by Apple or Samsung (in millions per month). I think one firm that Apple backed (sapphire manufacturer) went under due quality and quantity issues.
That's the trade off. Scratch resistant = easily shatter. Shatter resistant = easily scratched. Can't have it both ways. At least not with the current technology anyway.
My Xperia M4 Aqua has a shiny plastic back which looks like glass. It is messed up all over the place although I'm using a case. So does that mean it would be the ultimate gorilla glass? I don't think so. I prefer to have a harder glass and to watch out not to drop it. If you have a little scratch in your screen, which is more likely to happen than dropping it without a case, you are always looking at this little scratch and it will give you less money when selling it on eBay (of course you can just not say it and hope the buyer has bad eyes so he never discovers it)
[deleted post]Technically the Note 7 failed to be any more shatter resistant than the HTC 10 and other decently built gorilla glass 4 phones. The shatter pattern was more controlled on the Note 7 but it still smashed on the first face drop.
In reality gorilla glass 5 is on the same level as Plastic when it comes the scratch resistance and actually worse when it comes to shatter resistance.
Synthetic sapphire glass is highly resistant to scratching and shattering (9 Mohs scale of hardness).
Well this is what you get for making it shock-resistant from selfie heights. Didn't expect such a low number, though, TBH.
I don't need shatterproof because I don't plan to drop my phone but scratch resistance is of utmost importance , screen protectors and bumper cases are super annoying to use . I will not pay $700 for premium device just to put it in some ugly cheap plastic .
Imo , sapphire glass is way to go for flagship , IT'S NOT THAT EXPENSIVE .
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2016 A reliable shatter-scratch-resistant screenlike similar performance to sapphire
pat, 20 Aug 2016Corning is supplier... Samsung is the one who is deciding for putting quality in their product... moreNot at all, every manufacturer has to maintain their reputation just as the product quality . Who doesn't?
Savor , 20 Aug 2016This is Corning's fault. Not Samsung's. But go ahead and cancel your orders for the Note7. Sti... moreBorn loser are people who get excited over being able to watch vr adult entertainment versus going out and actually meeting girls in real life.
Very poor excuse from Corning. I don't want to spend hard earned 850 euro for device which will loose its value and visual appearance soon after purchase. Yes, it's possible to put phone in cover but when why would I buy nice looking expensive device in first place? To hide its beauty in cover or put on thick tempered glass?
Hmmm, 20 Aug 2016Of course scratch resistance. I buy the bumper case from day one that protects from drops, bu... moreScratch resistance is easily prevented by a cheap screen protector. A case doesn't save you from drops however. Shatter resistance is clearly the more important issue.
Two test :
1.Jerry rig everything.
2. Phonebuff drop test.
In 1 st test it scratch at a level of 3 in mohr hardness.
In 2 nd it shattered on the first drop from one meter.
Conclusion : gg5 is cheap useless advertising product .
Ok so the YouTuber dude is probably doing the tests right, he has no reason to lie.The fact is to make a screen more shock resistant it has to be more flexible hence softer.Now to the real question was it a right decision...In the case of the note 7 I believe its a very good decision as I've heard and everyone probably knows that these new curved screens are really fragile so I think the added protection is welcome.And let's be honest how many of us buy a brand new 800$ phone and don't put a screen protector on it regardless of it's display protection.And while protectors are easily replaceable the screen isn't (technically it is but it costs a pretty penny)
Jerrys test is more accurate than "controlled laboratory tests" and it reflects day to day usage .
And Corning would nees to remeale similar video on GG5 and releace the info on it. Attleast Jerry gives some real hard evidence on the test and some scale of the scraching issue
LOL at all the butthurt people worrying about scratches like you broke a nail. Listen, I hate glass rears. I can be OCD myself with fingerprints. But I told myself why should something so superficially minor ruin my enjoyment USING the phone? Most of us USE our phone. Not stare at it all day to check for scratches. Again, it would be a dealbreaker if the Note7 glass cracked like the Nexus 4 rear did but it doesn't.
I would rather have shatterproof glass than scratchproof. In a perfect world, we would get it all and a perfect smartphone does exist. But we don't live in one and an indestructible perfect smartphone doesn't exist. Just weigh the pros and cons, people. Whining about scratches when we are still getting the best smartphone of the year with a free 256gb micro-sd card or Gear Fit 2 sounds petty.
Enjoy the phone. Stop worrying about superficial nonsense like that. Don't let OCD folks become a buzz kill. My boxers would be too busy crying from tears of joy watching VR adult stars than crying about scratches! I rotate between five phones to NOT care. Got better things to do and bigger problems to worry about than scratching a nail or phone.