When Apple announced the iPhone X, with its FaceID camera, and fancy glass back, it seemed like a tragic accident waiting to happen for people with butterfingers.
Turns out, that assumption was right on point.
CNET recently ran a drop test on the flagship Apple device, letting it fall from three feet. According to them, the glass on the phone’s corner cracked on the very first drop test, which had the iPhone X landing on its side. A subsequent test dropping the phone on its face caused even more cracks in the glass, with CNET saying risking dropping the device without a case on is “out of the question.”
Meanwhile, a smartphone insurance company SquareTrade performed an even more extreme drop test. (Note that SquareTrade benefits from customers thinking they’re smartphones are fragile, so bear that in mind.) It used a mechanical device to carry out tests with consistent drop circumstances.
When the iPhone X was dropped on its side edge, the glass cracked, OLED malfunctioned, and even the Home swipe gesture was disabled. When the device instead faceplanted, aside from the expected shattered glass and display malfunction, the FaceID also stopped working completely. Thankfully, dropping the phone on its back didn’t seem to damage the rear camera and only shattered the glass, while having your iPhone X taking a tumble down a set of stairs will pretty much result in all of the above. In fact, pretty much the only “accident” the iPhone X survived was 30 minutes submerged underwater. But let’s face it, you’re more likely to accidentally drop it than accidentally leave it in your pants in the washing machine.
Thanks to all of this, SquareTrade has named the iPhone X the “most breakable iPhone ever” based on the scores it received. However, it’s important to note that their tests involved dropping the device from six feet, though that’s not the height that would usually be involved in accidentally dropping your phone.
However, one thing they have right for sure is that, in the event your iPhone X does break, it’s extremely expensive to repair. The new OLED display is pricier than previous models’ LCD screens. Not to mention, accidental damage is covered in the more premium insurance AppleCare +, and not under the standard Apple one-year warranty. Even then, it just covers two incidents of accidents.
Basically what we’re saying is, for the love of God DO NOT drop that thing!
Source of news : Indiatimes