Gorilla Glass 5 vs Gorilla Glass 6 (1)

Corning is a name which has been protecting smartphones from accidental drops and has already protected more than 6 billion consumer electronic devices by more than 45 major OEMs around the globe with its Corning Gorilla Glass since 2007. Two years back in July, Corning launched Gorilla Glass 5 to provide better durability and protection against accidental drop failure. Now two years after, almost on the same date on July 18, 2018, Corning announces its next-generation Gorilla Glass 6 which is said to provide double durability compared to its predecessor Gorilla Glass 5.

If you are curious to know that, what are the main key differences in both Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and Gorilla Glass 6 then here you can find the main key difference between Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and Gorilla Glass 6.

Gorilla Glass 5 vs Gorilla Glass 6

Drop Hight

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 can provide protection to your phone against any accidental drop failure higher than 1.6-meter, shoulder-height drops onto hard, rough surfaces up to 80% of the time.

On the other hand, Gorilla Glass 6 is said to provide double durability and has been engineered to survive multiple drops from 1-meter heights, higher than the Gorilla Glass 5.”

Surviving Number of Drops

On average, in lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces which is up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5.

 Key Features Gorilla Glass 5 Gorillas 6
Manufacturer Corning Corning
Optical Clarity Excellent Excellent
Touch Sensitivity Excellent Excellent
Scratch & Damage Resistance Good Two times better than Gorilla Glass 5
Drop Failure Test Better than competitive glasses. Survives 80% of the time. (Drop height less than 1.6m or not specified) 2X Better than Gorilla Glass 5 when dropped from a height of 1. meter
Usage or Applications Mid to High-end Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops Most probably in high-end Smartphones only



If we talk about the Ideal fitting of both these corning glasses then we find that Gorilla Glass 6 is an ideal choice for the smartphones which comes with displays featuring an 18:9 or 19:9 aspect ratio than the company’s previous-gen Gorilla Glass 5.

However, in terms of scratch resistance, Gorilla Glass 6 is equivalent to Gorilla Glass 5 but, Gorilla Glass 6 is designed to survive multiple drops from even greater heights which is up to “2x better” than Gorilla Glass 5.

Well, there is nothing else to compare between these two Gorilla Glasses, however, both the glasses are excellent in terms of durability and toughness. But Gorilla Glass 6 definitely beats the Gorilla Glass 5 with its improved two times better durability and it is also made with entirely new material “chemically strengthened to higher levels of compression” and designed to sustain multiple drops throughout a lifetime of a device.

My favourite was the Gorilla Glass 3, which was one of the best Gorilla Glass of recent times. Which is the best Gorilla Glass you like the most to have on your device? do let me know in the comments section down below.