Moto Z2 Force Shatterproof Display: Pros and Cons You Need to Know

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Aug 14, 2017
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With Gorilla Glass 5 now being a ubiquitous component on a smartphone, Motorola wants to take a different direction with the Moto Z2 Force. The shatterproof display on the smartphone is nothing new, as we have seen on previous handsets, but it is not like a shatterproof display is going to be a far better solution right? Absolutely, and while you might think that the term and component is a godsend, there is more truth to the matter than Motorola is letting on.

Shatterproof Display of the Moto Z2 Force Can Handle Massive Hammer Strikes But Its Soft Material Is Highly Susceptible to Scratches

A Galaxy S8’s Gorilla Glass 5 is made out of tempered glass, meaning that it can effortlessly withstand scratches from your everyday materials such as keys, coins, and knives. Numerous scratch tests have shown that Gorilla Glass 5 scratches on a level 6 on the Moh’s scale of hardness, which is expected. What this means is that while the Galaxy S8’s display will laugh at the sight of sharp objects attempting to leave a mark, it won’t be smiling when it is dropped from a considerable amount of height.

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That being said, Gorilla Glass 5 is extremely scratch-resistant but not shatter-resistant; that is where the Moto Z2 Force’s shatterproof display comes into play. Even JerryRigEverything proved during a torture test that since there is plastic incorporated in the display of the Snapdragon 835-powered smartphone, it is softer, therefore scratches much more easily.

During the scratch test, it shows that a level 2 pick can easily leave a mark on the shatterproof display and because our fingernail sits as a level 2.5 on the same Moh’s scale of hardness, it can also leave a permanent mark on the front-end of the Moto Z2 Force. What this also means is that the front-camera lens can also be damaged thanks to the same amount of scratching, resulting in distorted photos and videos when using this lens.

So what is the point of having a shatterproof display? It is in the name; drop it from a considerable height and there might not even be a mark left on the display, which is the complete opposite of the Gorilla Glass 5’s properties. It is virtually shatterproof but not scratch-resistant.

Do you think more companies should adopt shatterproof displays on smartphones or should they stick to Gorilla Glass 5? Let us know down in the comments.

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