Samsung Galaxy S4 scratch test

by: Robert TriggsApril 22, 2013

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What’s the first thing you would do with your brand new Galaxy S4? Why test out just how scratch-resistant the screen is of course, by assaulting it with an assortment of common household items. Youtube user Szabolcs Ignacz has uploaded a video of just such a test, so all thanks go out to him for this one.

Fortunately the Galaxy S4’s display is built using Corning’s new tougher Gorilla Glass 3, which should give it a fighting chance.

All of the important tests are included; common pocket-bound items such as keys and coins, as well as a more deliberate attempt to damage the screen with a steak knife.

Let’s watch.

Looks like the Samsung Galaxy S4’s screen holds up very well, it’s really quite impressive. Hopefully we’ll see a few more top of the line smartphones and tablets outfitted with these super strong protective displays in the near future.

  • MasterMuffin

    He got himself sgs4 already and the first thing he does: tries to scratch the screen ಠ_ಠ

    • exactly!, he should have gone all the way and conduct a drop test before Android Authority :D

      • MasterMuffin

        And then he should have made a terrible autotune song of it :D


    how do we believe if he is not changing the device when the phone gets away for a while…TWICE!!!

  • These test always make me laugh. All the tests he did with the amount of force will never ruin the screen. Why? Even if it’s not gorilla glass, it is glass. Go do the same test to your mirror, or car window, or glass in the kitchen. None of them will scratch.

    • Actually even most corning cookware will scratch when a metal utensil is used on it. I have seen other glass screens scratch from less. Go ahead and take that steak knife and drag it down your window while applying pressure. You will see what I am speaking of.

  • leoingle

    This is legit. I had a DNA i was sending back for a warranty swap, so I took a key after it. I used quite a bit of force by the time I stopped, not a scratch or haze at all. I have always been very adamant about screen savers, but I’m not using one on my DNA now. It’s been 3 months and still perfect screen.

  • how about a lump hammer?

  • RenjithR

    Why don’t we try and rub it with some grainy sand does it survive?