Apple amazed people with the announcement of Ceramic Shield. The launch of something new caused some curious YouTubers to perform durability and drop tests on the device, which showed impressive results.
The innovation that made its way to the headlines was the introduction of a new protective layer of ceramic crystals protecting the front of the iPhone 12. Apple introduced ‘Ceramic Shield’ glass for its upcoming mega devices, which is going to provide four times better screen protection than iPhone 11. There are nano-ceramic crystals infused on top of the glass that has provides better durability. This new material offers way better shatter and scratch resistance if you accidentally drop your phone.
Discussing the drop test, YouTuber Everything Apple PRO seemed like apple indeed did a fantastic job with the ceramic shield as both iPhones (12 & 12 pro) did survive head height drops, only suffering minute scratches on the metal frame of iPhone 12, everything else seemed perfectly fine. But the claims did come to an end for the flat glass back of the 12 series, as the back glass couldn't survive the 10 ft drop test. The ceramic shield has lived up to its claims, the glass didn’t break even from the 10 ft drop test, but the fall did affect some of the internal device components.
MacRumors tested the 12 series iPhone by putting them through the force meter to test how much force can it resist. Comparing iPhone 11, iPhone 12 withstand the pressure of 442 newtons whereas it took 345 N for iPhone 11 to crack. That did show us that the new upgrade works entirely up to the expectations of the users.
Observing the property of scratch resistance, the ceramic shield can survive daily mishaps like key, rocks, or coin scratching. The glass didn't wear out to the scratching tests performed deliberately. That shows us that iPhone's Ceramic Glass is a legit scratch resistor.
The new OLED display of the iPhone 12 costs about $279, which will undoubtedly cost few bucks more to replace than the last iPhone panel.
Corning provides the protective glass for the phones and tablets to most of the famous companies, and Apple joined the league by acquiring Ceramic Shield from the providers of Gorilla Glass Victus of Note 20 Ultra. Two rivals Apple and Samsung are using the glass from the same company, then what could be the significant difference in both products.
Looking at the names ‘Ceramic Shield’ and ‘Gorilla Glass Victus, we can get a hint of the main difference, which is the material used in the manufacturing processes of the respective glasses. Ceramic is seemingly tougher than glass as it is superheated to achieve its crystalline structure. Samsung uses ceramic at its back for its toughness. At the same time, glass is transparent, having not any ordered or structured atom. The advantage of glass stems from the ultimate transparency and touch sensitivity. On the other hand, ceramic is tough and scratch-resistant.
Both Note 20 Ultra’s Gorilla Glass Victus and iPhone 12’s Ceramic Shield deliver satisfactory performances, giving good results in the scratch test and drop test. Both devices provide better reflectiveness and transparency, resulting in a better viewing experience.
In the case of the iPhone, they used both the properties of glass and ceramic, which provides more durability and toughness. So, the result is that it is still would be ahead of time to name one better than others both the glasses show better performances in real life.
The ultimate comparison can be made when both devices become redundant and daily life experiences of the public start making their way to the news. Until now, Ceramic Shield seems very promising on paper and gives an impression of toughness and resilience. Fingers crossed for real-life use.