Sony Xperia Z Drop & Water Test

Sunday, January 13, 2013

/ by Aman Banka

Sony has refused to be drawn in over exactly which glass it is using for its latest flagship, the Xperia Z (C660X Yuga). There has been much interest in this particular feature as any phone with a glass back is always going to feel more fragile and susceptible to cracks, than one with a plastic back. Sony says that the Xperia Z “Uses Durable Tempered Glass that has equivalent specs to Gorilla/Dragontrail”.

Xperia Z Drop Test
Xperia Z Water Test
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Well judging from this drop test that we’ve come across, it seems that whatever glass the company is using, it should stand up to some harsh knocks. Two handsets were dropped from around waist height and appeared to survive the impact. We’ll wait for a more definitive drop test, perhaps onto concrete, to really see how strong this glass is. But from this initial test, it seems that it may do just fine. 
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