Why your Phone needs Gorilla Glass


Gorilla Glass features exceptional damage resistance to the scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use. If you have a Motorola, Samsung Galaxy, or LG Android phone you are in luck because it’s likely that your phone comes with this installed. HTC phones on the other hand don’t use this at the moment, so if you have one of these devices you might want to be a bit more careful.

Here are a couple demonstrations of Gorilla Glass in action. I can tell you that after seeing these I now understand why my Droid screen remains flawless after 18 months of hard use without any screen protectors.

Here is a listing of mobile devices that use Gorilla Glass from Corning’s website. There are other devices that may have it as well but they are not authorized to report them unfortunately.

Handheld Devices
Dell: Aero, Streak, Venue Pro
LG: Ally, Arena, Arena TV, Crystal, eXpo, LG Mini, Maxx,
New Chocolate, Ophone, Optimus 2X, Optimus 7, Optimus Mach
Optimus Q, Optimus Z, Viewty Smart
NEC: docomo PRIME series N-02B, MEDIAS N-04C
Samsung: Behold II, Captivate, Continuum, Corby S3650,
Corby W900, Fascinate, Flight, Flight II, Focus, Galaxy A, Galaxy Ace,
Galaxy S, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy Spica (Lite), Lindy, Mesmerize,
Moment, Monte, Monte Preston, Omnia II, Omnia HD,
S8500 WAVE, Showcase, Show Omnia, Trance, Transform,
Ultra TOUCH S8300, Vibrant, Wave II
SK Telesys: Rain Phone, Reaction Phone, W Phone


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  • GreenHorse

    Don’t be fooled, gorilla glass is no substitute for properly protecting your equipment. I dropped mine once an shattered my display. Good news is that it still worked properly. When I finally got it replaced I added a screen protector and a hard case. Its the only screen I’ve ever broken.

  • GreenHorse

    My phone was a Samsung Galaxy S (Facinate)

  • s1m0n

    Motorola Razr XT910, faceplant on concrete from about 2 feet and it completely trashed the glass. Plastic + screen protector would be better.