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Is the Galaxy S23 scratch-proof?

Scratch-proof or scratch-resistant, let's explore
Last Updated on February 14, 2023
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With Samsung’s recent smartphone release, many fans are asking, is the Galaxy S23 scratch-proof?

The upcoming Galaxy S23 has a beautiful 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. It is the greatest Dynamic AMOLED technology currently on the market, which supports Samsung’s famous flexible screen capabilities.

Whether or not the Galaxy S23 is scratch-proof or scratch-resistant boils down to the smartphone’s construction. AMOLED technology refers to the actual capabilities of the screen. It is responsible for anything to do with how the screen illuminates, the colors displayed, the refresh rate, etc.

Scratch-proofing or scratch resistance is to do with, you guessed it, trusty Gorilla Glass. As it currently stands, the Galaxy S23 does have Gorilla Glass in the phone’s construction. This actually sits on top of the AMOLED screen, protecting it from scratches and damage.

Does Samsung Galaxy S23 have Gorilla Glass?

You’ll be happy to hear that the new Galaxy S23 will have Gorilla Glass Victus 2. This is an upgrade to the S22’s Gorilla Glass Victus Plus panels.

According to Samsung, this upgrade will mean these Galaxy flagship phones will deliver improved “drop performance” on rugged surfaces.

Unfortunately, Gorilla Glass only makes the smartphone scratch-resistant and not scratch-proof. If this is a particular concern for you, the best option to protect your screen would be to buy an additional screen protector.

What is Gorilla Glass?

Gorilla Glass is a durable, scratch-resistant technology mainly used on smartphones and tablets to protect screens. They are strengthened with alkali-aluminosilicate, are lightweight, and are compatible with touch screens.

The Galaxy S23 uses Gorilla Glass Victus 2 panels which are, according to Corning, the toughest Gorilla Glass yet. But don’t be fooled. The S23 is probably the most resilient Galaxy S-series out right now, but damaging the screen is easier than you think.

A drop test conducted by GSMArena, found the Galaxy S23 cracked when dropped at waist height – not great news. Surprisingly, the Galaxy S23 was still usable after this test. Nonetheless, this is not the durability we were expecting.

Final Thoughts

We can safely say the new Galaxy S23 will have Gorilla Glass. Although, it is worth mentioning that the upcoming smartphone will be scratch resistant and not scratch-proof.

If securing this new smartphone quickly is something you are keen to do, why not read our page where we show you how to Reserve the Samsung Galaxy S23?

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