When Apple launched iPhone X at $1000, one expected that the smartphone would at least be less likely to crack on falling down. Unfortunately, that is not the case. This smartphone can easily break when it hits the floor and you need to get it a case.
The iPhone X is Apple’s 10th anniversary smartphone and features some of the sleekest looks a smartphone has ever had. The device contains a bezel-less screen, stainless steel frame and a glass back. Similar to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the glass back is meant to facilitate the iPhone X wireless charging capability. However, that means that you have to worry about its potential to break.
When you damage the iPhone X, you will be in a much tougher position than you have ever been. The phone is not only expensive, but also replacing it demands a deeper dig into your pocket. If you are yet to spend as much as $200 at AppleCare+, replacing the phone’s screen could see you set back $279.
Should you be worried about the iPhone X’s potential to break? To put this theory to test, CNET decided to conduct several durability tests on it.
There is no denying the fact that most iPhones have a high potential of getting scratched but with the iPhone X featuring glass on either side, the surface area for scratch increases. However, theoretically speaking, the stainless steel frame should be tougher to scuff compared to the aluminum in the other iPhone models.
Keys are the most notorious causes of scratches on smartphones. During the durability test, the iPhone X was rubbed with a key across the glass back. No visible damage could be spotted. The same applies to the steel frame. When a medium grain sandpaper was used, the scratches were visible.
Turning the phone on the other side revealed additional tiny dents which were formed as a result of the phone rubbing against the testing ceramic surface. The key test did not cause much harm but the sandpaper left noticeable marks on the back glass.
Different circumstances can make you drop your smartphone. You may not even be expecting it when it happens. When you accidentally drop your iPhone X, you want to be sure that it will give you a run for your money.
If you drop the iPhone X and it hits the back before doing some flip to fall on the screen side, you will immediately see the damage. The glass from any of the four corners will likely crack to degrees of severity.
Even the stainless steel is more likely to show some signs of being chipped from the side that hit the ground.
Even if it is your first drop, be prepared for some serious damages.
The damages worsen when you make more than one drop. If you are the chap who cannot hold his phone without giving it a taste of the ground, you will be better off getting some casing.
The iPhone X may be able to handle your everyday wear and tear but dropping it with no casing will undoubtedly see you require some repair. The glass of the phone will break badly with just a single bad drop. Even the stainless steel can incur some unwanted damages.
According to Apple, the iPhone X is designed in such a manner that it can be durable. That’s not to say that it is not indestructible. During manufacturing, it is taken through vigorous real world testing but still that does not prevent it from cracking and more serious falls.