Researchers Give iPhone X The Worst-Ever Score For Durability

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Researchers Give iPhone X The Worst-Ever Score For Durability

We believe Apple will need more metal frame and casing assembly capacity and new suppliers because of more complex metal frame design and casing assembly, while models equipped with AMOLED and stainless steel metal frame will increase to two (vs. only one - iPhone X - in 2H17).

Hit the jump for the CNET's drop test on the iPhone X, and remember, It's not your phone being dropped. The display reached near textbook flawless calibration and performance.

Nelson found that the iPhone X was just as scratch resistant as many flagship phones. You can read the full report at the link below! That said, it could be that the iPhone X is one expensive accident waiting to happen.

He then proceeds to drop a 3-pound hammer onto the device's front glass screen multiple times, which results in a spiderweb of cracks pretty quickly. Everything still worked fine, but this iPhone X definitely looked banged up. The higher a device scores on a 100-point scale which is based on factors like physical characteristics, components, and drop, dunk, bend, tumble, and shot tests to simulate everyday use, the more breakable it is.

Side and Back Drop Tests: Remarkably, the side drop did the most internal damage to the phone.

Face Down Drop Test: On its first drop, SquareTrade saw the iPhone X shatter, its screen become unresponsive and its widely touted facial recognition feature fail completely. While the outside of the phone only suffered cosmetic damage, the screen was rendered inoperable. Whether it's the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 5s, there is history in this company with cracked screens and higher fix costs. And where Apple charges a fee of between $319 and $399 for any other damage to the iPhone 7 and 8 range, the X costs $549.

Of course, SquareTrade offers up insurance plans which are often cheaper than plans you may be able to get through your carrier. Still, you absolutely shouldn't count on this fragile beaut surviving a single drop onto a hard surface, so once again, keep in mind to get a case.

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