Counterclockwise: the rise of Gorilla Glass and how it changed the phone industry

16 June 2019
Corning, the maker of GG, was a struggling company in 2007 until Steve Jobs secured a deal to use its product on the original iPhone.

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  • Anonymous

When will the Akhan's diamond coating on glass launch into the market?

EskeRahn, 18 Jun 2019Everything? You try to find a fully curved tempered glass protec... moreWell i never try to look for something like Elephone because this is a very minor brand its not even in top 20 or 30 phone brands. And here n Slovakia we dont have such brand for sale.
If aliexpress wont work for you try wish site or ebay amazon etc.

CptPower, 18 Jun 2019Well yes that the way to do it. But on site such an aliexpress... moreEverything? You try to find a fully curved tempered glass protector for an Elephone U / U Pro.

And yes that IS an uncommon device BUT the Boe display is identical to the one on the F(x)tec Pro1 https://www.fxtec.com/pro1/ (And that is what I'm looking for)

I can find flat tempered glass covering partly, or curved soft protectors....

EskeRahn, 17 Jun 2019The point I tried to state was that if the display is hard, a te... moreWell yes that the way to do it.
But on site such an aliexpress everything for a cellphone can be found.
Thats simple.

By the way i neer wouldnt try to buy or own a phone which i am unable to have or buy book case and a tenmpered glass screen protector.
My both hands are lefthanded if you know what i mean.
In other words Murphy laws saying: If something had to broke its get broken. In my case happens very often.

CptPower, 17 Jun 2019Well my current motorola phone have shatterproof protection and ... moreThe point I tried to state was that if the display is hard, a tempered glass protector is very important.
If the display is "shatter proof", simple protector films will do. But sure we can use tempered glass on this type too.

And you can get film to ANY phone/phablet (worst case cut one from one intended for a larger device), where especially fully curved tempered glass protectors might not be available for less common devices.

ProJames-CHM, 16 Jun 2019But I'm not here to discredit you. Actually it would be great if... moreSure, same here, I also want to know.

EskeRahn, 17 Jun 2019I prefer shatter proof too. BUT it is only good if you buy a sta... moreWell my current motorola phone have shatterproof protection and yet i still use a glass screen protector just because in my case accidents happen very often.
More protection usualy better.

CptPower, 17 Jun 2019Still the shatterproof glass by Motorola is better solution than... moreI prefer shatter proof too. BUT it is only good if you buy a stack of (cheap) protective films and replace them say about once a month as they get too scratched.

There are no free dinners. Either we have an elastic material that is hard to break but easy to scratch, or we have a brittle material that is hard to scratch but breaks relatively easy.

So if people do NOT want to change a top layer regularly AND are willing to take the higher risk of breaking, well then they should go for devices with GG3 rather than GG5. It is not that one is "better" than the other in a general sense of it. To each his/her own.

For many devices you can find tempered glass protectors to put on top of GG3, they are reasonably cheap, and take the majority of not to heavy impacts to the device. I used them for my BB Priv, and changed roughly every two months, as they broke partially - or took a hit and was wasted.

  • Anonymous

Kuba, 17 Jun 2019How it changed industry? It made phones HEAVY !!! Who needs 190g... moreIs there a plastic screen?

  • Anonymous

The interesting thing is Asahi's Dragontrail is better than CGG.

Gorrila Glass, Ashai dragon tail glass or shapphire glass its still beaten by shaterprof protection by Motorola.

Still the shatterproof glass by Motorola is better solution thann gorilla glass.

  • Anonymous

Doesn't change anything, since my first smartphone I've always used screen protector.

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2019Glass and mobile Soc both made out of sand and yet micro sand ak... moreYes, it can, easily
I found it out the hard way hehe

  • Kuba

How it changed industry? It made phones HEAVY !!! Who needs 190g < phones? Please go back to plastic! I dream of flagship made with plastic and

  • Firefox

I always prefer to use tempered glass protector or foldable case.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2019They don’t they use special glass.iGlass?

  • Anonymous

dude111, 17 Jun 2019No, sorry. But given that they have been investing on Corning, i... moreAlright thanks for info.

gorila glass is great for front panel but using glass for rear panel is stupid. I think Kevlar or nokia's polycarbonate is better for rear panel.

Dragorilla, 16 Jun 2019Dragontrail is 1 of the alternatives, if I remember correctly th... moreOne of them might be Dinorex, which I think is on the Red Magic 3 and the Nokia 8.1 (maybe some others too).