It seems like every year we hear about a new smartphone that has the strongest glass ever. In fact, these air quotes are something that I think I’ve done in like every drop test intro for the last two years.
And this year is no exception. No. Tony Otara is the first smartphone to feature Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Victus, which the company claims is 25 percent better at drop performance than Gorilla Glass six.
Now, while that sounds impressive. Stronger glass in and of itself isn’t the entire story.
It’s how the manufacturer ultimately implements that glass on their phones. That I think matters most. For example, a manufacturer could technically opt for a stronger glass, but then use a thinner sheet if it’s keeping the durability at the same level as the previous generation while making the device maybe a little bit thinner or freeing up internal space for something like a bigger battery.
Or they could actually use the same thickness of glass and use a stronger glass, which would improve your ability.
But you just never know how it’s implemented. And that’s why we do these dropped tests today. We’re dropping the note 20 Otara, and then we’re gonna compared it to footage from the iPhone Permax drop test that we conducted earlier so we could see how these two phones stack up. Side-By-Side.
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The note, unfortunately, has some of its glass cracked.
The damage isn’t too bad, though, with the cracks mostly contained to the top left. And while there are a few scratches here and there on the rest of the back, the total damage is in anywhere near as bad as it was on the iPhone, where the rear glass shattered pretty much all over the place, even in the camera housing.
So while it wasn’t pretty, it’s an easy win for the notes in round number one. Round number two, corner drop. The corner drop yields similar results on both phones, with neither results being all that bad. Both phones still pass our fifteen point inspection.
And I’d say the only difference here is the notes. Damage is just a little bit more visible with it getting scuffed while the iPhone stainless steel only got scratched.
Giving the iPhone the slight edge in round number two. Round number three, face drop in three, two, one.
After the face drop, the iPhone’s glass cracked with the damage starting at the bottom left and then spreading up to the top, writes the Galaxy Note 20. Otara, on the other hand.
Well, it’s glass, surprisingly remains fully intact, which is an incredible results with the only real damage to the phone and being these very late scratches that are only noticeable under direct lights like we have here. Other than that, it’s a perfect results. Now, it’s important to note that this is only a sample size of one. Unfortunately, it isn’t sustainable for us to conduct the multiple trials that we want to do.
But still a really impressive result for the notes, giving it the win in round number three bonus round with both phones proving to be fully functional after our 15 point inspection.
They move on to the bonus round where each phone is being dropped from a higher up at just under one point five meters. Last time the iPhone was actually able to survive all ten bonus rounds, although it was a pretty ugly with chunks of glass literally falling out and the phone losing the major functionality of its rear cameras.
The No. 20 otras front glass hasn’t even cracked yet, so we’ll see if he can maintain his performance here in the bonus round.
Three, two, one. One bonus drop any and the notes glass is still intact.
There are no cracks in the front and everything is still fully functional on the phone. So we’ll move on to the next drop. Drop it. Another drop. And this same exact results with no additional damage to report. So we’ll keep on going.
Drop three, two, one, seven drops in and still nothing. The front glass hasn’t cracked.
And what’s interesting is the rear glasses, initial cracks from the backdrop on concrete hasn’t gotten much worse. Normally we see cracks like this begin to spiderweb with all the impact testing, but nothing on the note.
Thirty one after all. Ten bonus drops. Surprisingly, the No. 20 otras glass in the front is still not cracked. The phone is still fully functional. The old looks great. The cameras are still good.
And that in display, a fingerprint scanner is working without a problem. So just an amazing result all the way through.
All right. With all four rounds in the books, let’s take a look at the scorecard and the first round. The No. 20 otras damage was nowhere near as bad as the iPhones. And the second round at the stainless steel on the iPhone give it the slight edge in the third, the No. 20 ultra had the result that you would hope for when dropping your phone with the glass still fully intact.
And it stayed that way all the way throughout the bonus round, making the winner by a huge margin. The Galaxy Note 20 Otara anyways. That is it for me in this article.