ShatterShield Technology

ShatterShield Technology

On 29th October 2015 Motorola released its new phone the Moto X Force. Motorola boldly claims that this top end Android phone has a screen that is not only shatter resistant but shatter proof, no matter how many times the fall.

If the screen does break in normal use, which includes drops, impacts and falls, but excludes deliberate abuse, Motorola will replace it under a four-year guarantee.

Sources claim that the screen technology was under development for 3 complete years, which means it spans both Google’s and Lenovo’s ownership of Motorola.  Marcus Frost, senior marketing director for the company in Emea, insists that it is a wholly Motorola endeavour.

The screen

It is a 5 layer screen. The top layer is user-replacable and scratch resistant . otherwise known as screen protector . followed by two touch screen layers – where one is as a standby just incase one breaks and two rigid layers to hold it together a 5.4 inch HD amoled display is sandwhiched into these 5 layers of screen, giving it one of the highest pixel density resulting in a sharper screen.This is known as the Shatter Shield.This technology employs an interior lens to stop cracking and an exterior lens with a hard coat to protect against normal wear and tear.

moto screen


Motorola has explained their technology in a very simple way.

With our new Moto ShatterShield technology, you’ll never have to fear the dreaded drop or have to deal with the expensive hassle of having to replace a busted screen again, thanks to an integrated system of five layers specifically designed to absorb shock and never shatter.


  1. It starts with a rigid aluminum corethat 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 layerwith 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 lenswhich provides a clear protective shield that won’t crack or shatter.
  5. Lastly, we topped it off with an exterior lensthat has a unique hardcoat that helps protect the display against normal wear and tear.

Check out this cool video

Say bye to your shattered phones !

Courtesy : Motorola