Tag Archive: Glass


Smartphone glass types compared (Updated 08/2018)

Updated 8/13/2018 with Gorilla Glass 6

Original Equipment Manufacturers, or OEMs, use a number of different kinds of materials to make smartphone glass. Not to be confused with the tech inside of the displays, we’re referring to the actual glass that covers them.

Most modern smartphones feature some sort of toughened glass face, the most common of which is Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Less common is the Japanese-made Asahi Dragontrail glass; rarer still is a coating that’s not glass at all,  [Read More…]

This tempered glass screen protector for the Note 9 is worth it

Under the Dome, is Life.

It is time, the wait is over. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has just been unpacked, but if you missed the live stream in New York you don’t need to be left out. The phone officially goes on sale in two weeks, so once you get yours, you need to decide what protection is best for you. Well, Whitestone has the answer, and it is DOME GLASS. Whitestone Dome Glass is a  [Read More…]

Win a Galaxy Note 9, Dome Glass 2 pack, and Clear Case!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has just been unpacked, and the phone officially goes on sale in two weeks, but we wanted to give you a chance to WIN one along with some cool accessories from Whitestone to keep it safe.

Whitestone’s Dome Glass, which is already a top seller and is touted as one of the best-tempered glass protectors by the largest cellular provider in Japan, has the maximum strength and scratch resistance rating of 9H (hardness  [Read More…]

OPPO’s upcoming smartphone will be the first to feature Gorilla Glass 6

The OPPO F9 series will likely be the first to offer Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6.

Corning unveiled Gorilla Glass 6 last month, offering better protection against tumbles. Corning says Gorilla Glass 6 is able to withstand multiple drops — averaging up to 15 drops from one meter — without breaking, and it’s also touted to be more resistant to scratches when seen against Gorilla Glass 5.

Today, Corning announced that Gorilla Glass 6 will make its debut  [Read More…]

How strong is Gorilla Glass 6? We sat down with Corning to talk about the future of phones

Corning is sitting behind the curtain, designing the glass that keeps our phones alive.

Corning recently unveiled its next-generation Gorilla Glass. It’s promised to be stronger than ever and designed to balance the effects of drops from heights and numerous drops to address what we need most— phones that won’t shatter when they slip out of our hands.

I spoke with Scott Forester Division Vice President of Marketing and Innovation Products at Corning about Gorilla Glass 6  [Read More…]

It’s time to bring back Google Glass

Google Glass was an experiment that came before Android was ready. It’s ready now, but are we? I think so.

In 2013, the world was not ready for Google Glass when the company let a few thousand developers (and bloggers) take a pair into the wild. Neither was the software that powered it. But five years is a lifetime when it comes to technology and I think both our readiness and Android’s capabilities have changed enough to  [Read More…]

Corning announces Gorilla Glass 6 to be stronger than ever

Corning makes the touchscreen glass for most smartphones around the world. Will cracked screens be a thing of the past?

Corning just unveiled its next-generation Gorilla Glass, developed specifically to be more resistant to drops and scratches. Corning says Gorilla Glass 6 is two times better than it’s predecessor at surviving drops from 1 meter. It also performed better from higher distances than Gorilla Glass 5.

In a press event, the company announced the upgrade and explained  [Read More…]

Moto Z3 Play arrives with glass body, 18:9 display and free Battery Mod

Motorola today unveiled the new Moto Z3 Play, the first model to arrive from the new Z3 series. The new mid-range smartphone is a successor to last year’s Z2 Play model, which was quite well received by consumers.

While the Z2 Play was a pretty good-looking device, the Z3 Play makes the jump into trendy territory. It repudiates the chunky bezels and instead opts for a so-called bezel-less design and a modern 18:9 aspect ratio. Due to the changes, Motorola  [Read More…]

Metal vs. plastic vs. glass: Which is the best phone material?

Three impossible choices.

Phones all look the same once you scrape away a few details. They’re rectangles designed to fit (mostly) into one’s hand and a display where we can tap and poke the things we see to find other things poke and tap. You can even make phone calls with them!

It’s those details, though, that makes the difference. Speakers, bevels, buttons and the physical size are the things that make a Galaxy Note different from  [Read More…]

LG announces Q7 mid-range series with glass designs and slim bezels

The lineup includes three phones — the Q7, Q7+, and Q7a.

Hot off the heels of the G7 ThinQ, LG’s announced three new Android phones for 2018 that are targeted directly at the budget market – the LG Q7, Q7+, and Q7a. These are successors to LG’s Q6 series, and they keep with the trend of offering a premium design with mid-range specs at affordable prices.

First, let’s talk about what’s included with the phones no matter  [Read More…]