Here's Exactly What You're in For If You Drop an iPhone X

Randall Craig
November 7, 2017

Shot Test: Meant to simulate a phone falling off the roof of a vehicle, the shot test showed that the iPhone X is prone to damage from a variety of drops.

With the launch of the new Apple iPhone X three days ago, people have lined up as usual to get their hands on one, including all of the groups who can't wait to simply throw it at the ground, hit it with a hammer or let Fido get his chops on it. When he repeatedly hit the iPhone X with the hammer, its display quickly started to shatter further, suggesting that the iPhone X would still be vulnerable to cracking if dropped on a hard surface.

Another drop (of a fresh, undamaged iPhone X) cracked the front and back, but also damaged Face ID and stopped the new home screen gestures from working, making it impossible to leave the app now open. In contrast, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus racked up "just" 67 and 74 points respectively, and even the Galaxy Note 8 stood at a significantly better 80 total. A second drop test is done on the front side of the phone extracted much more heavy damage to the handset. SquareTrade has been putting the latest phones through their paces over the past couple years. On the first face-down drop, the firm saw the glass front shatter, the display become unresponsive, and Face ID stopped working.


Dunk Test: The iPhone X faired similar to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models, surviving 30 minutes under five feet of water with some audio muffling during playback. Nevertheless, SquareTrade conducted it and found that there were some cracks, but most harm was done to some of the iPhone X's operability. Although the screen was able to recognize touch through cracks suffered during the test, the "home" swipe command failed, stranding users in the app that happened to be open. The YouTuber puts each major smartphone release to the same scratch, burn and bend test as a means of controlling the results. Guess you know how long your iPhone X will last if your significant other ever decides to throw your phone in an oven or something.

So, the conclusion over this reveals that buying an iPhone would be easy for you.

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