LG G6: does it scratch? Get ready for this…


The LG G6 is without any doubt one of the most well accepted smartphones during Mobile World Congress 2017, mainly thanks to its impressive design and its great build quality – according to LG of course. Its body is made out of metallic alloys and glass with Gorilla Glass protection, a combination of elements that surely will please its prospective buyers.

It’s a smartphone that has already been priced at around 800$, which is considered way expensive for the amount of technical specifications it packs. But how safe will your 800$ worth smartphone be during your everyday use and how well will it cope with some accidents that might happen after 1-2 or even 3 months?

It seems that a group of guys had the same questions, so they made a video recently with an LG G6 being tortured in a bar using a knife, trying to make markings on the back of the device but… not that successfully as one might think!

In case you don’t remember, the Korean flagship has Gorilla Glass 5 protection on its rear glass, Gorilla Glass 4 on its dual camera lenses and finally Gorilla Glass 3 protection on its display. That’s a lot of “Gorilla’s”… I bet you said that! But after all an 800$ worth smartphone should offer this level of protection, don’t you agree?

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6 Comments

  1. March 1, 2017

    Obviously, in reality, no one is gonna deliberately try to scratch his $800 smartphone with a knife. They should do impact tests on it. They should drop it on a hard, tiled floor from different distances (1m, 2m etc) to see how well it holds up. Because this is the kinda accidents that will occur in future where people accidentally drop their phones on hard floors.

    To me, this scratch test is just crap.

  2. mf1gt3r
    March 2, 2017

    I still feel Gorilla Glass 3 is the most durable.

    • Karly Johnston
      March 2, 2017

      It isn’t as scratch resistant but it is less likely to shatter. The harder the glass the less flexible, that is why sapphire was rejected.

      • Guaire
        March 2, 2017

        Not really. It is much more expensive, so far large volume production is not possible and much more reflective than glass, so with it harder to see the display in high ambient light. BTW sapphire is not glass.

        Gorilla Glass 5 is as match scratch resistant as previous iterations, but less likely to shatter.

        • mf1gt3r
          March 2, 2017

          OK. But Gorilla Glass 4 is more likely to shatter than Glass 3. Not had experience of the Glass 5 yet. But if it is as you say then it should make sense.

          • Guaire
            March 2, 2017

            As well I know GG4 is tougher than GG3.

            Probably there are a lot of factors at survival of the glass like design of the phone, thickness of the glass, what kind of surface it drops, which point it contact first with the surface etc. It might have micro fractures indiscernible to naked eye from previous drops and in that case it might shatter from relatively small drop.

            At the end of the day all types of glass is fragile. Only true shatter proof touch screen material is plastic.