iPhone X: most expensive Apple phone is likewise easiest to break

Apple’s most high-ticket smartphone, the 999 iPhone X, can also be its most fragile, depending on drop and tumble testing.

Despite Apple’s claims in the iPhone X having “the most durable glass ever from a smartphone”, warranty provider and habitual drop-tester SquareTrade concluded after a group of 1.8-metre (6ft) drop and tumble tests that the top-end smartphone may be the “most breakable, highest-priced, most costly to refurbish iPhone ever”.

Dropped to its side through the height through to concrete, the glass of the screen of your iPhone X survived, though the display malfunctioned and the essential home swipe gesture stopped being recognised. When dropped faced down from the same height, the screen’s glass shattered, the display malfunctioned and Face ID eradicated, while a drop to its back saw the rear glass shatter and splinter.

Tumbled for 60 seconds inside a wooden rotating box similarly shattered and splintered your back panel, but in addition broke your house swipe gesture and Face ID. Most importantly SquareTrade also found Samsung’s Galaxy S8 glass to be similarly fragile, but that the screen and features continued to work alongside broken glass.

Technology site Cnet saw similar damage from the three-foot drop test, with glass breaking within the front and rear to the iPhone X, however the screen as well as other bits continued to figure. Others found the iPhone X fared just a little a lot better than the better iPhone 8 Plus in some tests, mainly about the back glass smashing.

Either way, all testers recommended immediately putting the 999 iPhone X in a very protective case, particularly given repairs be more pricey than almost every other iPhone, with screen repair costing 286.44 as well as any other damage costing 556.44 to mend.

At the same time frame display testing outfit DisplayMate considered the iPhone X’s display C the very first OLED screen upon an Apple smartphone, making by Samsung C concluding does not only could it be the best performing display when using iPhone, but it surely beats competition from Samsung’s own smartphones too.

Dr Raymond M Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies Corporation, said: “Based on our extensive lab tests and measurements, the iPhone X becomes the best performing smartphone display we’ve ever tested, earning DisplayMate’s highest ever A+ grade. The iPhone X is undoubtedly an impressive display with near textbook perfect calibration and performance.”

So even though the iPhone X may be very expensive and fragile, no less than it currently offers the best display available on the market.

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