Corning explains why glass the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 scratched easier than any iPhone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was the first smartphone on the market, protected by glass the new generation Gorilla Glass 5. And many users hoped that the new product will be stronger than their predecessors. But, as shown by recent tests, it is not.

As found by the searching jerryrigeverything once, the display Galaxy Note 7 is subject to fading and scratches. During the test he used the Korean smartphone and tools, calibrated on the Mohs scale of hardness. After a series of tests on the device display was quite marked. And if the other blogger tested the phone was not scratched up to level 6, the markings on the glass Galaxy Note 7 appears on the 3 level of hardness.

Of course, this experiment could not be ignored by the manufacturer Gorilla Glass 5 ā€“ Corning. The company stated that the specified test has been conducted by “uncontrolled method and tools with hardness 3 can not scratch the material corresponding to the hardness level 5 or 6 on the Mohs scale, which include Gorilla glass 5.

Representatives of the company noted that the selected video tools with 3 level of hardness is much softer than glass material. However, excessive force applied on glass, could be transferred to the substrate. And for the inexperienced sight, this damage may seem like an ordinary scratch.

Note that after the experiment jerryrigeverything once advised users of Samsung gadget to acquire film on the screen. “On a scale of hardness, Gorilla Glass 5 just a step above plastic”, ā€“ he said.

It is expected that the glass Gorilla Glass 5 will be used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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