Corning announced its new Gorilla Glass Victus final month and Samsung is likely one of the first corporations to make use of it with the brand new Galaxy Be aware 20 Extremely smartphone. In a brand new drop take a look at, the newest from Gorilla Glass carried out remarkably because it withstood 11 face-down 5-foot (1.5-meter) drops and not using a single crack on the display whereas the iPhone 11 Professional Max didn’t do almost as effectively.
PhoneBuff examined out the sturdiness of the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra alongside the iPhone 11 Professional Max. Apple has lengthy used Corning’s Gorilla Glass like Samsung, nonetheless, it’s believed to make use of a specialised model of the commercially obtainable normal.
The $1,300 Galaxy Be aware 20 Extremely (full review) takes benefit of Corning’s latest and greatest and it’s spectacular how effectively it held up in PhoneBuff’s drop assessments. These included a again, nook, and entrance drop with a bonus spherical of 10 consecutive drops on the smartphones’ shows from just below 5 toes (1.5 meters). As we famous earlier than, Corning says that Gorilla Glass “Victus can even survive 20 one-meter drops on common, whereas Gorilla Glass 6 survives 15 drops from one meter on common.”
The iPhone 11 Professional Max has one thing seemingly equal to Gorilla Glass 6 (at launch Apple referred to as it the world’s toughest smartphone glass). It got here out with a purposeful touchscreen on the finish of the drops, however the cameras had been damaged with extreme cracking on the front and back.
The Be aware 20 Extremely, in distinction, got here out wanting nice all issues thought-about with no cracks on the show, all of its performance intact, and just a few small cracks on the nook close to the rear digital camera module.
PhoneBuff gave the Be aware Extremely an virtually good rating of 39/40 with the iPhone 11 Professional Max touchdown with a 30/40.
Hopefully we’ll see the identical Gorilla Glass Victus sturdiness arrive with Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup within the coming weeks.
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