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Motorola Talks “Making of” ShatterShield, Shatteproof Displays, and the Turbo 2

Are we skeptical of Motorola’s claim that the DROID Turbo 2’s display is shatterproof? Yeah, a little. But the good news there is that we get to test the hell out of it. In fact, I just dropped the phone off the table I’m sitting at, just to be sure. And yep, it’s still not shattered. 

Motorola is also putting some weight behind this shatterproof idea, which they are calling ShatterShield. They are giving the Turbo 2 a 4-year guarantee against shatters or cracks and are even letting you replace the top protective layer of their ShatterShield system, should it appear to have cosmetic issues.

The whole system is built on 5 layers, according to Motorola:

  1. It starts with a rigid aluminum core that provides structural integrity and durability.
  2. On top of that, we’ve added in a stunning AMOLED flexible display. Using a flexible display absorbs shock and makes it possible to flex during a drop versus breaking like most screens.
  3. Then, a dual touch layer with redundancy was created to help it survive accidents. Often, after a drop, the touch layer can go bad and your touch doesn’t work as well. So we‘ve added a failsafe mechanism.
  4. The next layer is the interior lens which provides a clear protective shield that won’t crack or shatter.
  5. Lastly, we topped it off with an exterior lens that has a unique hardcoat that helps protect the display against normal wear and tear.

That sounds like a lot of layers and I’m worried that they will take away from a beautiful display, but that’s just another piece to this phone that we get to test.

Either way, Motorola seems to be pretty proud of this whole idea. And rightfully so. Let’s just hope it can stand up to the hype, because phone display problems are real.

 

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