A few days back, Samsung unveiled the anticipated Galaxy Note 20 series at the Unpacked 2020 event.
Samsung’s latest flagship series carries forward the legacy of Note devices and packs some crazy high-end specifications. Especially the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which is a beast in itself. The device has a 6.9″ edge Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display with 3088×1440 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 865+, a triple camera setup with a 64MP primary lens, a 45000 mAh battery, and an improved S-pen not to mention.
But what separates the Ultra variant from the Galaxy Note 20 and all other flagships is the Gorilla Glass Victus. Announced last month, the Corning glass can withstand a fall of up to 2m in height.
There is now a drop test video from PhoneBuff, which proves the claims made by Corning about the Victus glass. In the video, the YouTuber stacks the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra against iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the results are extraordinary.
Note 20 Ultra’s Gorilla Glass Victus is insanely strong
In the video, we see that the iPhone 11 Pro Max glass completely shatters in the first back drop and face drop test when dropped from a height of 1m.
While the Galaxy device glass does get cracks in the backdrop test, they don’t spread throughout the device, as seen on the iPhone. But the real takeaway from the Note 20 Ultra drop test video is the survival of the device in the bonus rounds.
The Samsung device is dropped ten times from a height of 1.45m with the screen facing the surface, and surprisingly, it comes out fine with no glass cracks on the front. Moreover, there is no additional damage to the back glass from the bonus rounds, which speaks volumes about the new Victus glass.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max survived all ten bonus rounds in a previous video. However, the YouTuber notes that “it was pretty ugly, with chunks of glass falling out and the device losing its camera.”
Of course, this is just one device, and different Note 20 devices may have different results from drop tests. That being said, the video does prove the insane durability of Corning Victus glass. It will be interesting to see which phone next on the market will carry the Victus glass.