SCHOTT Xensation Cover Glass: Is it as strong as Gorilla Glass?

In 2012, a German company that goes by the name Schott, launched a new protection glass for smartphones. Named Xensation Cover Glass, it was a break and scratch-resistant alumino-silicate. And the company claimed that it was stronger than the popular Gorilla Glass.

Schott’s Xensation Cover Glass might not be popular, but it is in use by a handful of smartphone brands. There is a small probability that if you have owned a Vivo, Fero, or Huawei/Honor smartphone, or an OPPO smartwatch, you just might have experienced Xensation Glass protection. A small chance.

SCHOTT Xensation Cover Glass

SCHOTT Xensation Glass vs Gorilla Glass

Corning’s Gorilla Glass is the most widely used protection on smartphone screens globally. As such, it has become a standard of some sort. However, Schott claims that its Xensation Glass is stronger, tougher, and offers more protection than Gorilla Glass does. Those claims are difficult to verify. We would have to setup numerous controlled experiments and drop tests to do that. I have searched for any such tests and have yet to find them. At this point, it is Schott’s word against Corning’s.

Is Xensation Glass better than Gorilla Glass?

We do not know which is better. We do know that both brands provide protection, to varying degrees, for glass on mobile phones.

Smartphones that use Xensation Cover Glass

Here is a list of some smartphones that have Xensation Cover Glass protection.

  • Vivo S12 Pro
  • Vivo V23 Pro
  • Vivo V23 5G
  • Vivo X Fold
  • Vivo X70 Pro
  • Vivo X70
  • Vivo X60
  • Vivo X60 Pro
  • Honor Play 5
  • iQOO 3 5G
  • Vivo NEX 3s 5G
  • Vivo S9
  • Vivo Z1 Pro
  • Vivo Z1X.
  • Vivo V17 Pro
  • Fero Royale A1

Xensation Cover Glass Versions

Similar to the way Gorilla Glass has different versions, year after year, Xensation Glass also gets new releases, year after year. While the brand has been producing protection glass since 2012, listed below are the different versions that have been released since 2018.

Xensation Alpha (α): a chemically strengthened lithium alumino borosilicate (LABS) cover glass. It is also said to be less susceptible to scratches. It was released in 2021 and first appeared in Vivo S12 Pro. It is also in use in Vivo V23 Pro.

Xensation Flex: for devices with foldable screens. It first appeared on Vivo X Fold flexible device.

Xensation Up: Launched in 2019, Xensation Up cover glass has been the most widely used version till date. You will find it on the following smartphones: Vivo X60 Pro, Vivo X70 Pro, Oppo Watch, Honor Play 5, Vivo V23 5G, Vivo V17 Pro, NEX 3s 5G, iQOO 3 5G, and Vivo S9.

Xensation 3D: Launched in 2018, it has been used in the following phones: Vivo Z1 Pro, and Vivo Z1X.

Since you are already here, you might want to read up about other Gorilla Glass competitors.

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