Top 10 Scratch Resistant Smartphones With Gorilla Glass: You Don't Need A Scratch Guard!

By: Anagha Chandratrey

Corning Gorilla Glass is revolutionary hardware that makes smartphone displays scratch-proof, so you don't need to spend additional cash on a scratch guard to save you handset's display. This glass is also extremely tough, and is chemically strengthened to be more durable and damage resistant.

The Corning Company owns the technology that improves the glass composition so that it is able to resist deep scratches which breaks glass. They call this ‘Native Damage Resistance' or NDR.

But what a lot of people don't know is that Gorilla glasses can be built extremely thin - as thin as 0.4 mm or as thick as 2 mm. This thickness varies with the smartphone model and its requirement, but the glass at any thickness is almost unbreakable under normal use conditions. And since these glasses are thin, they are ideal for touchscreen phones and phablets, as they can detect pressure that is applied by a single finger's touch.

Finally, the thin glasses have another advantage - and that is that they are lightweight. If a phone with Gorilla Glass is heavy, you can be assured that the cause is definitely not the display glass itself!

The problem faced by a lot of budget smartphone users in India is that the screens break, get scratched, or that the touchscreens are not responsive. Mobile phone manufacturers like Micromax, Karbonn, and iBerry make great smartphones that are easy on the pocket, but the durability is often questioned. If these smartphone makers switch to a Gorilla Glass, the durability of these phones would improve many times over! Hopefully this will happen sooner, rather than later.

If you value durability in a smart phone, make sure you check the display - you will be better off with one that has a Gorilla Glass. No more broken screens, damaged screens, or even dirty, peeling, bubbling scratch guards! Listed below in the slideshow are some of the top smartphone picks that have this fantastic Gorilla Glass.

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Google LG Nexus 4 (16GB)

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Obviously an Android device, this one comes with the latest version (Jelly Bean 4.2) out of the box.

Packed with features like a 4.7-inch WXGA (1280 x 768) True HD IPS Plus display and a Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor, this phone is top of the line. The 8 MP primary camera has a Photo Sphere mode which lets you take panorama shots that span 360 degrees. Imagine the possibilities - it's great for photographing landscapes and actually capturing the environment!
Finally one of the USPs of this phone is that it is completely wireless. Not just in terms of connectivity, but also charging. Place it on the charging mat to charge the phone's battery. No more wires!

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Apple iPhone 5 16 GB - Black

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You are probably familiar with this phone - Apple's market in India jumped 400% this year. So this is definitely one of the most popular phones in the Indian market currently.

Besides the specs, what one pays for while buying the phone is the Apple experience, the Apple OS (iOS), and the Apple store which sells only the best-written apps.

If you can afford it, this is the Rolls Royce of mobile phones!

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Nokia 808 PureView

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The Nokia 808 PureView's humongous 41MP primary camera is its USP. Nokia's famed PureView technology has received great reviews from professional as well as hobby photographers. This technology is great when it comes to low-light photo and video shooting. Moreover, the with crystal-clear HD video coupled with pin-drop sharp sound makes your camcorder redundant!

This phone runs on the Symbian Belle OS and a 1.3 GHz ARM 11 processor.

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LG Chocolate BL40

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This phone looks sleek, and is as yummy as it's name suggests. And by yummy I mean features like an intuitive Crystal touchpad, dedicated music player and camera buttons, and a body that is metal, plastic and glass to create a unique black and red look.

Check out this video review for more details:

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Micromax Canvas 4

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Micromax made a great smartphone that suits smaller budgets. This is not just a phone, it's a phablet. The 5-inch LCD HD capacitive touchscreen makes reading, watching videos, browsing photos, a great experience. The phone also has some fun features like you lock/unlock using a kiss gesture and motion sensors that understand when to put the phone on silent mode, or when to answer a call using speaker phone. Another unique Canvas 4 feature is vertical panorama shots using the camera! And with the latest Android Jelly Bean OS you can be assured that the OS will never let you down.

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HTC One X

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The HTC One X is an Android phone that runs the Jelly Bean (Android v4.1.1) version out of the box. This phone has a has a 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 capacitive, full HD screen that has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (16 M colours).

Powered by ULP GeForce, the graphics on this phone is a treat for gamers. The processor is 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor. This is one of the fastest phones on the market. If you are in any doubt about the speed and performance of this phone, check out this video that reviews the phone and demonstrates the speed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKRJIa0Ltz4

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Samsung I9190 Galaxy S4 mini

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This is a version of the very popular Samsung Galaxy S4 phone.

But don't go by the ‘mini' part of the name. At 4.27 Inches, the screen is almost as big as a phablet and big enough for all your browsing, photography, and YouTube/video needs. The Super AMOLED touchscreen brings to life 16M colors and the 1.7 GHz dual core processor runs with 1.5 GB of RAM.

All this hardware is backed by the latest Android version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), and makes this phone a ‘life companion' as advertised by Samsung.

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Nokia Lumia 720

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The Nokia Lumia 720 is a wonderful phone for people who need to attend to business needs on the go. Being a Windows phone, it syncs seamlessly with your Outlook inbox and contacts and if you move your documents to the Sky drive, it can retrieve those on the go as well.

When you buy this phone, check if a subscription to the Sky drive is offered with the phone. Offers change with time, and depending on where you buy the phone from.

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Nokia Lumia 920

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The Nokia Lumia 920 is an upgrade on the Lumia 720. It is one of the best smartphones in the market if you need a great camera built into your phone. As stated before, this phone has all the advantages of the NOKIA PureView technology. Besides that, it has the Optical Stabilisation technology that reduces blur created while shooting photos and videos without a tripod or such a physical stabilisation device.

Add to that the convenience of a Windows phone and you really couldn't ask for more. The windows interface is smooth and creates a great user experience. New apps are added to the Windows app store everyday - be it Temple Run or the Kindle reading app. Windows phones are slowly, but surely catching up!

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Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4

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This ‘Life Companion' phone from Samsung lives up to its name.

It has the super-fast Octa Core processor which basically comprises of a 1.6 GHz and a 1.2 GHz Quad processors. The RAM is a hefty 2 GBs! This makes the phone fast and extremely powerful.

The capacitive super AMOLED display is 5 inches and comes with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This makes the phablet ideal for viewing videos, working on official documents, as well as gaming. The PowerVR SGX graphics will not disappoint gamers, to say the least!

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Anagha Chandratrey (@AnaghaC) writes for Shoppingwish.in. When she is not writing, she is often found bargain-hunting, researching usability, and reading about the latest trends in technology.

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