November 20, 2014
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Gorilla Glass Android phone simulated drop test

The folks at Corning have done some amazing things with glass, especially with the Gorilla Glass 3 that is standard on most smartphones today. Just why their glass is so great has now been explained, with some explosive examples, by everyone’s favorite testers of all things that break, Adam and Jamie of Mythbusters.

A series of lengthy videos put the boys to task explaining the history of glass through to some unique new flexible panes that really could change glass as we know it.

Corning Gorilla Glass Windshield Impact

As for that Gorilla Glass smartphone example, well, how about a key scratch and (simulated) drop test to prove the resilience of the glass. I know, they really don’t push it that far, but they do destroy an old clunker of a phone to prove their point, and indeed, as comparison, Gorilla Glass performs amazingly well.

Without further adieu, I give you Corning Glass as represented by the boys of Mythbusters.

But wait, there’s more! Actually, this is now part 1 of the full feature, and there is no smartphones to be seen, but hey, it’s ten more minutes of the boys blowing things up. Enjoy.

There you have it, a little more understanding as to what makes the Gorilla Glass screen on your favorite Android device worth all the trouble. Of course, we’ve seen other tactics and entities working toward the same end goals, especially when it comes to flexible technology for smartphone displays, but we can’t ignore that Corning is the clear leader in smartphone displays today.

Now, how many of you have managed to break a Gorilla Glass 3 equipped phone?

Jonathan Feist
Android purist and enthusiast, rarely more than arms reach from a stock Nexus 7. Often accused of being a Google fanboy, proud of it. Proponent for Android customization and personalization, if you can change it, make it your own!
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