Despite the rubber casing and protective gels, if the phone hits the ground from more than five feet, the chances of surviving the impact are slim. However, the new protective glass on the Galaxy S23 and iPhone 15 could protect the screens from drops onto super-hard surfaces.
The solution is already known, it is the new version of the gorilla glass, the Victus 2, and which according to its manufacturer, can withstand a fall up to one metre on hard surfaces such as concrete.
It’s worth mentioning that previous versions of the glass also protected drops of up to one meter, but this is the first one that can withstand hard surfaces like concrete.
According to the report published on the Trusted Reviews website, this new generation maintains the same scratch resistance as the first Victus screen technology.
“What we’ve learned over time is that about 75 percent of drop failures occur on rough surfaces — rough asphalt or granite or concrete,” says Scott Forester, the company’s vice president.
Corning has not yet revealed which smartphones will be the first to carry this protective glass, although it is likely that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, as with previous versions, will adapt it for its screens.
Furthermore, Apple is a major investor in Corning and the iPhone 14 range has Victus on board. This almost certainly means that next year’s iPhone 15 will be equipped with the Victus 2.
Currently, Sony Xperia 5 IV, Google Pixel 7 Pro and OnePlus 10T are equipped with Gorilla Glass Victus, so the next generation of these phones are likely to get an upgrade as well. Overall, the company says Gorilla Glass has now been used on 8 billion devices. for 45 marks.
What to do if your cell phone screen is broken
If during a fall what was chipped was the glass but not the screen, which is the most expensive component of the equipment, it can continue to be used, depending on the damage, even if it is also possible to replace it without affecting operation.
At this point the economic dilemma arises: it is better to bet on an expensive repair, which in new equipment represents 15% of its purchase value, or directly, to switch to a new model.
The answer is simple, if it is more than two years old, it is not high-end and has started to show signs of deterioration – little space, slowness, lack of memory – it is advisable to bet on a new model.
If, on the other hand, it is less than a year old, regardless of its autonomy, you will have to consult the technical service for the cost of the repair which, depending on the size and type of screen, starts in the 10 thousand pesos.
And although it represents a huge expense, it must be taken into account that that same equipment has a value of 90 thousand pesos. Although there are cheaper options too.
If your phone turns on but does not turn on the screen, you will need to connect your device to your PC to retrieve the information. In the case of Android, data such as photos and text files can be accessed.
Linda Price is a tech expert at News Rebeat. With a deep understanding of the latest developments in the world of technology and a passion for innovation, Linda provides insightful and informative coverage of the cutting-edge advancements shaping our world.