Tempered glass is very strong when you hit it from the front, but if you make a tiny nick on the edge the internal stresses cause the glass to instantly shatter.
The demos you see always test the front surface and never the edges.
When you drop your phone, it’s usually an edge strike that causes the damage you see.
Why are iPhone screens so weak?
Phones with metal/glass bezels have no shock absorption at all, and the tension caused when dropped in the wrong way can cause the glass to shatter, even when dropped from just a few feet (like a desk). This is the main physical design issue with iPhone. A plastic body would bend to absorb the chock.
Which is better Corning Gorilla Glass 3 or 5?
The thing with ion-strengthened glasses is, that the more shatterproof they become, the more are they susceptible to scratches. In order to improve drop resistant, glass has to become softer which makes it easier to scratch. This is also why the Gorilla Glass 3 is more scratch resistant than the Gorilla Glass 5.
Does Gorilla Glass 5 break?
Glass still breaks. In testing Gorilla Glass 5 survived face drops from between 1.6 and 1.8 meters, which Bayne calls “selfie height,” onto 180 grit sandpaper, which replicates asphalt and concrete.
Is Gorilla Glass really necessary?
Most smartphones you’ll buy use Corning’s Gorilla Glass. This is a toughened, hard glass with high scratch resistance. This isn’t necessarily true — materials that would scratch a plastic screen protector won’t necessarily scratch your phone’s glass screen.
Is iPhone 11 fragile?
Apple’s new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, like the previous versions, are made of glass and metal and are no doubt fragile. In the video we see the iPhone initially being dropped from the belt level. Both the handsets were dropped from the same level but on each edge, back and front.
Does iPhone 11 screen break easily?
The iPhone 11 shattered, resulting in loose glass. The iPhone 11 Pro shattered and its screen malfunctioned. The iPhone 11 Pro Max shattered, its screen malfunctioned, and it became unusable. Back-Down Drop Tests: All three iPhone 11 models cracked on their first back-down sidewalk drop test.