"Not only did the iPhone X's glass shatter when dropped on its front and back from a height of six feet", said SquareTrade, "but the display also malfunctioned". You just need to spend $999 for an iPhone X but a small drop will cause you a heavy financial loss. In our drop test, the $1,000 phone cracked after one drop, even as Apple argued the iPhone X was "designed to be durable".
The iPhone X is the first iPhone to employ an OLED display, which brings sharper and more vivid images, but also the risk of burn-in or image persistence.
In its full teardown of the iPhone X, iFixit found the device to be drastically reconfigured inside to maximize performance in the smallest space possible.More news: Sen. Paul recovering with 5 broken ribs after assault
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Side and Back Drop Tests: Remarkably, the side drop did the most internal damage to the phone. SquareTrade has been putting the latest phones through their paces over the past couple years.
Meanwhile, SquareTrade, a company that provides extended warranties for electronic devices, has crowned the new Apple handset the "most breakable yet", after putting it through a series of tests created to measure its durability. Although sells seem to be pretty good on both the X and the 8 that came out in September, you will soon see a lot of complaints rolling in about everyone breaking their glass-because let's face it, we all suck at taking care of our phones. For the water dunk test, in which the phone was placed somewhat deep under water for 30 minutes, the phone was somewhat unaffected aside from a little audio muffling. 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.
That coincides with Apple's own forecast that its its holiday 2017 quarter will be one of its best ever thanks to iPhone X sales. Or in other words, if you crack the back of your iPhone X it will cost $549 for Apple to fix it. The YouTuber puts each major smartphone release to the same scratch, burn and bend test as a means of controlling the results. Do you buy accidental damage insurance on your smartphones?