Apple launched its four iPhone 12s with the same new protective glass called Ceramic Shield. It is a protective glass with embedded ceramic particles to make it even more resistant to falls, a characteristic that we have already seen in Allstate tests. But now the Apple iPhone 12 Pro it goes through different resistance tests.
The channel JerryRigEverything from the social network YouTube has been made of an iPhone 12 Pro and has come to this flagship when responding to the cruel torture methods of the youtuber. Fortunately, the smartphone resists all with stoicism, but something powerfully attracts attention.
Ceramic Shield glass withstands drops but not scratches
Despite the resistance of Ceramic Shield glass to falls from great height, the iPhone 12 Pro protected by this same device showed that the resistance of this glass to scratches is as common as that of any other glass on the market. In particular, it has the same scratch resistance as Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 5, 6 and Victus.
That means that the protective glass of the iPhone 12 Pro can show marks when rubbed with elements of hardness 6 on the Mohs scale and show permanent damage when rubbed with elements of hardness 7. Speaking with everyday examples, that means that keys and coins They won’t scratch our smartphone, but sharp glass objects will.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro goes through brutal endurance tests including being bent and exposed to direct flame from a lighter. In both cases, the iPhone 12 Pro showed ordinary results: its pixels recover even after being exposed to a flame for several seconds, and its case does not yield to the force of youtuber.
The results are pretty generic; what is truly surprising is the uneven behavior of its Ceramic Shield glass in the face of the forcefulness of the falls versus the sharpness of the cuts and scratches. Hopefully in future editions Apple can also improve this aspect.