How tough is the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV screen?

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Unlike the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV uses a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen. According to the screen's tech specs it provides even better scratch resistance with a 40% reduction in visible scratches and a 50% enhancement in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed. Rather than just trust all these specs, someone decided to try it out for real using:

  • A Mechanical Pencil
  • Various Knives
  • Keys
  • Coins

Check out the video below to see how it did against what would have normally caused most screens to be scratched if not shattered completely:

Knives, coins, keys and a metal tip against the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV screen