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There’s almost nothing worse than that moment between your phone leaving your hand and it hitting the floor. The suspense! The horror!

But thanks to Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, when it comes to Sony’s Xperia XZ3, these instances need not be accompanied by such a sense of fear (though of course we would never recommend dropping your Xperia on purpose).

Gorilla Glass 5, which is designed into both the front and back of the XZ3 in a seamless, borderless finish, was constructed to be hard-wearing and durable. In fact, after being dropped from 1.6m onto a hard, rough surfaces, Gorilla Glass 5 survived 80% of the time in rigorous testing.

That’s why there was no monkeying around when it came to choosing Gorilla Glass 5 for the XZ3. Xperia owners love watching content and taking pictures and videos, so it was important that Sony’s latest flagship smartphone was built to last. According to our designers, consumers’ high expectations for Xperia smartphones mean there’s no other possible choice other than the glass with market-leading durability.

Not only is the XZ3 beautiful to look at, but it has practicality at its core. It’s water resistant and protected against dust. If you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under the tap – that’s no problem, though of course all ports and attached covers should remain firmly closed.1

Gorilla Glass boasts a host of other amazing properties that despite its elegance, the XZ3 is as robust as a Silverback gorilla. It’s tough to everyday wear and tear, and it has scratch resistance so you don’t have to peer at the XZ3’s gorgeous OLED screen through a host of scrapes and grazes.

The glass is found on both the front and back of the device, giving a sleek borderless finish, and it provided Xperia designers with extended creative room to work with when it came to the distinct colour finish that appears when light hits the glass.

All of this adds up to mean that when you fumble as you take your smartphone out of your pocket – and according to Corning 85% of people drop their phones at least once a year – there isn’t as much need to panic.

And it’s not just the XZ3 that comes with Gorilla Glass 5. The XZ2 Premium, XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XA2 Plus, XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium all boast Corning’s Glass masterpiece too!

Let us know what you think of this amazing bit of technological kit in the comments below!

1XZ3 is water resistant and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap water, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more info, see Note the XZ3 has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging.