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    Default Nexus 5 screen - Gorilla Glass 3 strength?

    Hi Guys,

    I just have a question about the GG3. Anyone had practical experience with it on the nexus 5 screen? How's the durability & damage resistant features (i.e. day-to-day accidental bumps & knocks on the screen; (except dropping it))?

    Last night, while changing i hit my kneecap directly on my nexus 5 screen & heard an audible impact sound. Any idea if the GG3 can take such a one-time direct impact by my kneecap? or will it cause any stress/strain to the glass?

    Any advice/information is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: nexus 5 screen -Gorilla Glass 3 strength?

    The screen is probably more likely to shatter from a lateral impact than hitting you knee. Probably the worst thing you can do is drop it on it's corner onto a hard surface.

    GG is just risk reduction....you screen can still shatter and crack. It's just slightly harder to do.
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    Ok, so as long as i don't drop my nexus 5 at all, the force produced by accidental direct impact bumps such as my kneecap striking it is far from enough to cause any sort f damage to the screen?
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    Default Re: nexus 5 screen -Gorilla Glass 3 strength?

    I don't have an N5 but my S4 has GG3 too. I've dropped it a few times and it hasn't shattered but I wouldn't say it's any better at surviving direct impacts or high drops than any other screen. It's more of a scratch-resistant display than it is shatterproof

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    I don't have an N5 but my S4 has GG3 too. I've dropped it a few times and it hasn't shattered but I wouldn't say it's any better at surviving direct impacts or high drops than any other screen. It's more of a scratch-resistant display than it is shatterproof

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    Ok thanks for the information.
    What about my situation, is the force produced by my knee accidentally striking the screen far from sufficient to cause any damage to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rya68 View Post
    Ok, so as long as i don't drop my nexus 5 at all, the force produced by accidental direct impact bumps such as my kneecap striking it is far from enough to cause any sort f damage to the screen?
    I've done more than that to my HTC Rezound which only has 1st gen GG and never cracked it.

    And GG is stronger, it's just not invulnerable. I have dropped my Nexus 5 already from a few feet with no shatter. I dropped my Rezound from waist height with no shatter as well.

    My nexus 4 fell from waist height onto tile without damage. But fell from thigh height later and did shatter.
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    GG3 can handle impact better than aircraft aluminum





    gorilla glass 3 scratch test

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    Quote Originally Posted by rya68 View Post
    Ok thanks for the information.
    What about my situation, is the force produced by my knee accidentally striking the screen far from sufficient to cause any damage to it?
    Unless it fell from a lot higher I wouldn't worry about it. Not like it happens often, right?

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    kneecap is fine, soft, large surface of impact. damage is usually down with hard, brutal force at small contact area. p=f/s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    GG3 can handle impact better than aircraft aluminum
    yet, no aircraft uses gorilla glass.... lol, different type, different requirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    Check out this thread. The Gorilla Glass will not survive extreme impacts such as falling down on it on stairs. Other than that it should be fine.
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    Default Re: nexus 5 screen -Gorilla Glass 3 strength?

    I was able to scratch my screen Wednesday after my phone fell out of my hand while opening my car door. I'm waiting to hear back from LG on how much it will cost to replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    GG3 can handle impact better than aircraft aluminum
    17 years in the Aircraft repair business and let me tell you... Aircraft grade aluminum is not all that thick or strong.... It's pretty thin and light weight for the most part... It's the structure/skeleton underneath and how it's designed/angles that protect it from serious damage, the leading edges of the wings are thicker.... You get close enough to an aircraft you'll see dents all over the air frame... a solid enough object with the right angle will poke a hole right through it.... Just sounds real good in a test...... Overall though Gorilla glass is pretty solid... I keep my screen naked and rarely get any scratches on my devices... at least not scratches that affect the actual use or visual of the phone.... 2 years with my GS3 I had a couple of hairline scratches you could only see if you had the phone powered off and had the screen cleaned perfectly.... Even knowing exactly where the scratches were I couldn't see them with the screen on.... almost two months on the N5 and I don't see any scratches yet even with a clean screen... I do keep a bumper case on it to protect it from small drops......
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    The official Google Nexus 5 forums is littered with people complaing about the glass cracking and shattering. I would recommend everyone buy a Rhino Shield as I have, and a good case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clevin View Post
    kneecap is fine, soft, large surface of impact. damage is usually down with hard, brutal force at small contact area. p=f/s.
    Lol...

    It's P=F/A

    Not P=F/S
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    Default Re: nexus 5 screen -Gorilla Glass 3 strength?

    From my understanding, gorilla glass 3 is stronger at the same thickness, but manufacturers made the glass thinner so its really the same strength as gorilla glass 2. It is more scratch resistant though.

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