Monthly Archives: January 2016
There is a very interesting battle brewing within the smartphone industry and the main bone of contention being the touchscreen types available – the main culprits in this case being Gorilla Glass and Sapphire Glass. While Sapphire glass certainly sounds richer and cooler, and most certainly proven to be much more expensive than Gorilla glass, it has still to prove that it is the touchscreen option to beat. As such, it is important that you look at both of these options to see how they compare to one another and if there is any that is better than the other.
What are Sapphire and Gorilla Glass Made of?
Sapphire is basically a crystalline form of aluminum oxide known as Corundum which occurs as a natural mineral that can be transparent. It is this mineral that is used to create the glass. Gorilla glass on the other hand is Corning’s patented trademark for a chemically-toughened glass that is created through a unique ion-exchange process. To create Gorilla glass, a sheet is put in a 400c bath of liquefied potassium salt. What happens next is that there is an exchange between larger and smaller sodium ions on the glass. Once the glass cools, the potassium ions then provide improved protection against stress – as such, the surface becomes resistant to scratches.
Sapphire Vs. Gorilla: Which Is Harder?