Gorilla Glass is made by Corning. The latest version, Gorilla Glass 5, survives 1.6 m (shoulder-height) drops onto hard, rough surfaces up to 80% of the time, yet provides great optical clarity and touch sensitivity.
Phones with Gorilla Glass include:
The IP rating tells you how much water and dust your phone or device can withstand. It’s more precise than terms like ‘water-resistant’, but even devices with the same ratings can vary – check the individual specifications if you’re keen to know.
‘IP’ stands for ‘international protection’ or ‘ingress protection’. For devices, the first number tells you about the dust resistance. 5 means ‘dust protected’, so a bit of dust might get in but not enough to stop the device working. 6 means ‘dust tight’ – no dust will get in.
The second number is for liquids. Devices rated at 5 are protected against water spraying on them. Ratings of 7 mean the device is safe at between up to 15cm and up to 1 metre deep. A rating of 8 means the device is protected in more than 1 metre of liquid.
If there’s an X, such as IPX8, it means the device isn’t rated – so IPX8 would be tested for waterproofing but not dustproofing.
Some manufacturers provide more information, such as Sony. We’d recommend exploring manufacturers’ websites for more information.