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  1. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Looking at the product comparison page on Microsoft's site, under the "design" section, it appears that the Lumia 950 will have Gorilla Glass 3, whereas the larger 950XL will have Gorilla Glass 4.

    Here's a snip from the comparison page with the 950XL on the left, and the 950 on the right:
    950-950xlcompare.jpg
    Search results for Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 950 - Microsoft - USA

    I'm not sure if this is a mistake or typo on their site, or if there's a reason why they decided to use the two different glass types. Is there really a big difference between 3 and 4? Maybe they felt the larger screen size of the 950XL called for added strength? Was it a cost cutting measure by only using the newer GG4 on the larger phones? Are the smaller 950 phones going to be less durable?

    CORNING GORILLA GLASS |
    10-08-2015 09:50 AM
  2. troylytle's Avatar
    The larger screen size can benefit from the only difference of the two, which is thinner and just as strong.
    10-08-2015 09:53 AM
  3. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Soo I was checking out the Microsoft Online store to see maybe there were stocking dual sims for us in the UK. Nothing yet, however I noticed this little zinger...

    The tech specs on the phones page shows Gorilla Glass 3
    950-gorilla-glass-3-p1.png

    The tech specs on the store listing shows Gorilla Glass 4
    gorilla-glass-3-p2.png

    What's even more eye brow raising is that the mention of Band 41 (albeit partial) support on the store listing yet on the tech specs for the phone page. There is no mention of that .

    Store Listing:
    tdd-lte-partial-band-41.png

    Specification page:
    950-bands.png

    NB: You might have to click on the images to zoom in.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    10-11-2015 03:31 AM
  4. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Well the Lumia 950 is Gorilla Glass 3 and the 950 XL is Glass 4.
    10-11-2015 07:44 AM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I noticed the difference in glass as well. I thought it was an interesting difference between the two phones that had not yet been discussed, and started a thread on it here
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...pectively.html

    Our posts on this topic will likely get merged.


    Edit: not sure about band 41 :/
    10-11-2015 07:50 AM
  6. It Wasnt Me's Avatar
    Zachary is correct: 950=3, XL=4.
    10-11-2015 08:35 AM
  7. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Well it's interesting to say the least, also both the 950 single sim and dual sim along with the XL dual sim list band 17 support. Whereas the single sim XL does not.

    The plot thickens!
    10-11-2015 11:13 AM
  8. crise's Avatar
    Wow now im definitely getting the xl.
    10-11-2015 11:17 AM
  9. CeLL4one's Avatar
    hummm...

    If you go to the Canadian Microsoft Store they have the Gorilla Glass 4 on the 950.
    www microsoftstore com/store/msca/en_CA/pdp/Microsoft-Lumia-950--Unlocked/productID.326606300

    and if you go to Microsoft/mobile/phone site they listed it with GG 3.
    www microsoft com/en/mobile/phone/lumia950/specifications/
    10-12-2015 06:15 AM
  10. Racing Snake's Avatar
    whats the difference between 3 & 4?

    edit to add - seems to just be the thickness? in which case, who cares? lol
    10-13-2015 09:28 AM
  11. Checkoff's Avatar
    Wow now im definitely getting the xl.
    rofl. why?
    Either version 3 or 4, both will break eventually!
    Maybe 4 is better for larger screens than 3, thats all.
    10-13-2015 03:22 PM
  12. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    whats the difference between 3 & 4?

    edit to add - seems to just be the thickness? in which case, who cares? lol
    They're very similar in feel and scratch-resistance but Glass 4 has far great shock-resistance (it's better at being dropped).
    10-13-2015 05:04 PM
  13. troylytle's Avatar
    It's only better at shock resistance if it's the same thickness, which I doubt.
    10-13-2015 08:30 PM
  14. oufc_gav's Avatar
    The thickness has little to do with shock resistance, with Gorilla Glass it is the chemical composition that changes the properties of the glass.
    The datasheet for GG4 is here > http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/u...t_090315_E.pdf
    10-14-2015 11:21 AM
  15. troylytle's Avatar
    It all still translates to the thickness. Same strength. Smaller size.
    920Walker likes this.
    10-14-2015 10:54 PM
  16. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I noticed the difference in glass as well. I thought it was an interesting difference between the two phones that had not yet been discussed, and started a thread on it here
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...pectively.html

    Our posts on this topic will likely get merged.


    Edit: not sure about band 41 :/
    Looks like they did indeed get merged lol, I went scouting for these phones at the Westfield Shopping Centre (Stratford) one the largest around these parts and nothing yet sadly...

    Not to mention to my dismay as currys, carphone warehouse, EE, Three and O2 {did not check John Lewis as was pressed for time} actually have less phones on display with the bulk of the space being taken up by desks and are actually using dummy plastic phones ... (not just isolated to Windows Phones now). I was only get an answer out a EE store rep in regards to availability - who said around the end of the month. The other reps were as usual clueless.
    10-15-2015 08:39 AM
  17. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    It all still translates to the thickness. Same strength. Smaller size.
    I have to disagree sir, I looked into Gorilla Glass 4 when it was released and did all the research. It offers approximately 25% better resistance to drops (face down from a 1m height) then Gorilla Glass 3 while being thinner. They're mostly the same, yet Glass 4 is lighter, thinner, and has more shock resistance.
    10-15-2015 07:06 PM
  18. David Lohrentz's Avatar
    Theoretically, couldn't a manufacturer reduce the thickness of a GG4 screen such that the strength was the same as GG3? In other words, couldn't the improved strength be used 100% for improved strength (if the thickness was the same as GG3), 100% for weight reduction, and anything in between?
    920Walker likes this.
    10-15-2015 09:04 PM
  19. imnotevenhererightnow's Avatar
    10-15-2015 11:36 PM
  20. Racing Snake's Avatar
    I'm still not sure why this especially matters - unless you carry the phone with your keys and are prone to dropping it?

    I make a point of getting a case on day 1 (or near as damnit) for any new phone... and as such my 930 still looks like new.
    I can't see the logic in getting a bigger phone purely because it has "better" glass, from all I've read so far, I think the XL is going to be too big for me, so I'll stick with the 950 no matter what thickness the glass is.
    10-16-2015 04:54 AM
  21. Pete's Avatar
    Regardless of mistaken listings, the 950 has GG3, the 950XL has GG4. I've had that confirmation from Microsoft.
    10-16-2015 05:19 AM
  22. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I'm still not sure why this especially matters - unless you carry the phone with your keys and are prone to dropping it?

    I make a point of getting a case on day 1 (or near as damnit) for any new phone... and as such my 930 still looks like new.
    I can't see the logic in getting a bigger phone purely because it has "better" glass, from all I've read so far, I think the XL is going to be too big for me, so I'll stick with the 950 no matter what thickness the glass is.
    The reason is security. IF you drop your phone or IF your keys come into contact with your phone, it has a better chance of surviving. I take such meticulous care of my phones but within a week of having my Lumia 830 we went over a hill and it fell in between the seats, screen against the center console. It got several tiny scratches in the corners. It happens sometimes, and it's no one's fault.
    10-16-2015 07:30 AM
  23. Gary Berns's Avatar
    MS store says gg4 on both. So does AT&T
    10-24-2015 04:50 PM
  24. Gorki247's Avatar
    This. It seems the listings on the store have been updated. The UK site did say GG3 when it was first listed, but now it is showing GG4. The same appears to true in other countries as well. You'd think the store is the one place they'd make sure it is correct.
    Last edited by Gorki247; 10-26-2015 at 10:45 AM.
    10-26-2015 10:35 AM
  25. Richard Feinburg's Avatar
    Could be away for Microsoft to save money on the cost of the phone if they put GG3 on 950 which they think it will sell less than the XL version.
    10-26-2015 07:14 PM
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