The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra arrives with layers of Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and the rear. The layer is the successor to the Gorilla Glass 6 and offers better scratch and shatter resistance. This holds true with a recent drop test that showcased impressive results.
In a video shared on YouTube by PhoneBuff, the flagship from the South Korean tech giant was subjected to its drop test, along with Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro Max as a comparison. It is generally known that dropping a smartphone on the back can be worse than the front of the device has a camera bump, which changes the point of impact. However, the drop test found that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra faired way better than the flagship from the Cupertino based giant.
Looking at the video, the iPhone 11 Pro Max with the Gorilla Glass 6 protection cracked completely, while the Victus protection on the Note 20 Ultra saw it survive with a lot less visible damage.
Only the corner of the Galaxy device was cracked due to the point of impact, while only a few minor scratches on the camera module was observed. When both smartphones were dropped on their face, the Samsung flagship outperformed the iPhone 11 Pro Max again, with the former surviving 10 drops and having just a few scratches, which is quite impressive.