Drop Tests Declare Apple’s iPhone X To Be The ‘Most Breakable iPhone Ever’ (VIDEO)
The iPhone X boasts a remarkable OLED screen, wireless charging, and is near bezel-less. However, all of those incredible new features may cost the phone in the durability department. This is definitely a factor to consider when purchasing a $1,000 smartphone, especially when the costs of repairs on the iPhone X are unprecedented. The iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone of all-time and repairs can cost as much as $549. According to new drop tests, if you purchased an iPhone X you are going to want to purchase a case immediately (Here are 11 great iPhone X cases that may suit your needs).
A drop test performed by CNET found that the iPhone X suffered cosmetic damage when dropped from the height of three feet, which is about the same height as your pockets. On the very first drop, Apple’s latest flagship phone cracked. A second drop landed on the face of the phone and it became even more fractured. The phone was physically damaged but it was still fully functional.
SquareTrade also performed a drop test and declared that the iPhone X is “the most breakable, highest-priced, most expensive to repair iPhone, ever.” SquareTrade dropped the iPhone X from a rather ridiculously high height of six feet, which seems excessive. The drop test onto the handset’s face damaged the iPhone X’s screen and the TrueDepth sensor array became unresponsive. The iPhone X was dropped on its side and it also caused the screen to be inoperable. The new phone was then dropped on its back and shattered the glass back. The new iPhone X features a glass back for wireless charging, which makes the handset more easy to break.