Perhaps the greatest fear of the average smartphone user is their device falling to the floor from their hands or from a desk. You know too well how broken screens are the order of the day everywhere. Walk into a mobile care centre and shattered or cracked screens are brought in for repairs on a daily basis. All of the fancy screen protections that have been deployed till date have failed at protecting our mobile screens from this great resident evil. But it looks like help is on the way in the form of Gorilla Glass 5.
How Tough Is Gorilla Glass 5?
Corning is saying to us that the latest version of their screen protection technology, Gorilla® Glass 5, will take care of this problem. According to them, “the new cover glass is designed to provide further protection against breakage from everyday drops. Rigorous lab tests show that Gorilla Glass 5 survives drops onto rough, unforgiving surfaces”.
In lab tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces, far outperforming competitive glass designs.
Lab Tests Are Nothing. Here’s The Real Test
That sounds like great news. What I would love to do is hand a phone with Gorilla Glass 5 to Omonzua or Gladys to use for 3 months. They have a long history of breaking the screens of their smartphones. You should see Gladys’ Phantom 5 screen! Gosh. If a phone with Gorilla Glass 5 protection survives through 3 months with both of those ladies, Corning gets top marks from me.
Yes; I know that I am now officially in trouble with Omonzua and Gladys. If you hear that I have been kidnapped, you know who to investigate. Or if you do not hear from me again at all from now, they have struck. But it is what it is. I want to be around for a while. Any suggestions as to how I can appease both ladies? Help!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.