Samsung’s newest phone, the Galaxy Note 7, looks like it just may be the new cell phone to beat. It boasts all manner of high quality features, including one of the best cameras ever put into a phone, tons of internal storage, and a high quality screen for HD video. That high quality screen is made out of a brand new solution of glass, called Gorilla Glass 5, which boasts some serious shatter-proof capabilities. However, it appears there is some trade off for that strength: according to a new tech video, the Note 7 scratches at a level just above plastic. Check out the video from JerryRigEverything here:
Obviously, people are not going to intentionally use elements like this against their new phone. Very few of us routinely subject our phones to open flame. The shatter-resistant glass is a huge bonus, and the way the Note 7 stands up to the extreme bending is impressive. Still, with the Note 7 retailing for almost $1000, seeing how easily it scratches might give some buyers pause. The previous iteration of Gorilla Glass stood up to to level 6 on the Mohs hardness scale (used for measuring the hardness of minerals), whereas Gorilla Glass 5 only holds up to a hardness of 3 on the Mohs scale.
If you keep your phone in your pocket with a set of keys, this means that the Note 7 would most likely come away scratched. If you are planning on picking up Samsung’s latest phone, pick up a screen protector to go with it. Catching all those Pidgeys loses some luster with a deep gauge down the middle of your phone.
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