Whether we are at home, work or at a college, there are touch screens everywhere. We take our phones or tablets with us where ever we go. The mobile devices are used for various reasons to efficiently communicate within the communications network. Only one thing that raises the issue of this topic is “broken screens” and how we go about rectifying these common everyday problems.
There are at least two kinds of smartphone users; those that are careless while the rest are cautious:
People that are not cautious about their phones are prone to dropping their smartphone devices and their chances of damaging the screen is pretty high depending on how it lands and how it falls from a certain height. The smartphones today without a protective case are exposed to grazes, chaffing, scratched and being chipped but the worse of all is having the screen shattered. Cracked screens have always been a nightmarish sensation for so many people worldwide especially if it has been bought straight off the shelf. This could be why people in common have not given themselves a time to think of solutions before any unattractive happening to their luxury hand set.
People who care for their phones usually add extra protections to their devices especially if it is an affordable mobile device. A good protective case ranges on an average price of US$10 to US$20. An expensive case is for people who are likely to be away from home and do vigorous activities or working in industrial work places. A common recommendation for an average user would be a case that protects the phone from having a shattered screen.
Most smartphone screens are either made of gorilla glass or plastic. Usually the high to mid end smartphones are made of gorilla glass:
Corning Gorilla Glass cover is made of some substrate layers of chemically strengthened glass which is 20 times harder than any standard glass and 30 times harder than plastic as well. It is known for its high levels of scratch resistance but usually won’t survive as it impacts the ground which causes the glass to shatter (or crack).
Plastic screen displays are made of substrate layers of hardened plastic. It is only considered durable when you throw the phone or drop it and it is still hard wearing despite being scratched or chipped. Some people are self-contented with plastic if they like basic features within the phone that does not break as easily as the phones with gorilla glass. Plastic screen phones are an ideal recommendation for basic mobile users hence the price tag on an affordable phone.
However the sapphire crystal glass has newly emerged into the mobile market since Apple Inc. is the first company to ever complete an acquisition for high quality glass. Research claims that sapphire crystal glass may have the similar durability in comparison to plastic screens and more hardwearing than the gorilla glass today. Sapphire crystal glass is a breakthrough concept for future smart devices including tablet computers.
Here are a couple of videos demonstrating about the uses of the gorilla glass and sapphire crystal glass. To see how you would conclude about what kind of smartphone you would have in the future.