Cnet iPhone X drop test

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  1. maflynn Moderator

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    Looks like c|net conducted a drop test on the iPhone X and the results are in.

    I'm not making excuses for cnet or the iPhone x. I know there's a lot of angst, arguments and issues in the SquareTrade Says iPhone X is 'Most Breakable iPhone Ever' as Glass Shatters in Series of Drop Tests thread.

    I think the latest article helps confirm what SquareTrade posted

    Article: The iPhone X cracked on the first drop

    Salient point:

    I've seen other drop test videos that showed the X not getting any damage from even higher drops, but I suspect depending on how it lands, and what it lands on has a lot to do with it. I for one ordered a case that will give me increased protection and sadly, I'll be getting AppleCare + for the phone. I think the inflated cost of repairing the X is such that getting the extended warranty is a good use of insurance.
     
  2. barkomatic macrumors 601

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    It's a glass phone, so it stands to reason it will break a little more easily. The Note 8 is also glass and is equally breakable. It's also worthy to note that if you search iPhone X drop test on youtube you'll get varying results with some breaking on the first drop and others not breaking after several drops.
     
  3. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    so why bother using their super duper re-enforced glass etc?
     
  4. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    No question, and I'm not trying to make this out to some sort of glassgate issue, but I think its worthwhile to show that being glass and not metal (in the rear), that you risk of damage is higher.

    As I mentioned, I ordered a beefier case to increase the protection. In a sense I'm not surprised, but on the other hand, I was hoping for a sturdier phone. Apple did say its the strongest glass they've used so I was hoping for better results.
     
  5. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

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    Do we really need yet anther drop test to tell us that if you drop a phone it will be damaged?

    I hate the guys on youtube who made breaking your iPhone on purpose a thing.
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Glad I have a Apple leather case and Apple Care Plus.

    Not surprised by the test.
     
  7. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

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    It is stronger in the sense they did work with Corning. But even Corning
    glassware can break. It is still at end of the day: glass.

    My X is lovingly wrapped in a Spigen Slim Armour case and with a glass screen protector. AND AppleCare+. Anything to increase chance of it seeing at least its third birthday!
     
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    I opted for the tough armor because I like the look of that case over the slim armor.

    Does the slim armor add a lot of heft to the phone?
     
  9. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Because with damage tolerances, it's a scale. You use "super duper reinforced" glass to avoid compression fractures, protect against minor impacts like tossing the phone onto a counter, as _additional_ resistance to a full on drop onto a very hard surface when the phone is in a case (as there's still a decent amount of force transferred to the device).
     
  10. skywalkerr69 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't understand these tests, did you see the test by everythingapplepro? He dropped it from 5 feet straight on its face and back and no breaks.
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    I dropped my iphone 6 with the apple leather case and it still cracked. I always get a more durable one.
     
  11. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

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    I have not compared to a Tough Armor so am not sure how they would compare head to head. It does add some I suppose but I find it comfortable to hold especially one handed (I have small hands, if that matters) because it is smooth and rounded around edges. It is pretty sleek as far as more durable/shock resistant cases go. It seems well made, though time will tell. Assuming it works out well I would rebuy for this/next phone if also needed more protection. Before the X I almost always used Apple leather or silicone cases.
     
  12. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    it was the round edges that had me concerned. I think the square edges of the tough armor may make it more hold-able and give more protection.

    I'll see how it works when it arrives tomorrow, thanks for the info.
     
  13. iCarabma macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone done a drop test in an Apple case? I’d love to see how well a leather case protects against a typical fall. I find it odd that there are hundreds of drop tests and nobody tests the cases that people are most likely to use.
     
  14. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Ignore this guy ^

    He is trying to make a glass gate issue.

    He was the same guy pressing the bendgate issue and other "gates" and pretty much doesn't even like Apple anymore. Not sure why he is a mod on a Apple site but is looking to spite Apple and find/create exaggerated "problems".

    Its the same each release.
     
  15. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    Yeah, I'd like to see that. I suspect the beefier cases (not just from apple) will give you an increased level of protection.

    Like I said, I've seen other videos that shown no damage from a drop test, but now we see cnet and squaretrade both detailing less then encouraging drop tests.
     
  16. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

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    That would actually be useful.
     
  17. ezgoezit macrumors newbie

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    A drop test in a case would be super useful. I just bought a leather case from Apple yesterday and after essentially shattering my last phone, I am a bit worried about this one. If the phones fared poorly in a drop test with the case on, I'd probably go ahead and get AppleCare. I'm not surprised the phones are more break/crack prone with the glass and all.
     
  18. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    The iPhone X design is just a big 0 with minimal lateral or cross support on the frame. When it hits (especially a corner impact) that whole frame is going to flex. I don't care how strong that glass is... it's going to crack.
     
  19. ronincse macrumors 6502

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    So this hasn't seemed to be as much of a big deal with Samsung's recent phones despite having a similar design and being made with (probably) the same type of glass. Are those phones just less prone to breakage for some reason?
     
  20. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    like what the Note 8 or S8?
     
  21. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Are you human?

    Yes?

    Expect to drop your phone.

    Case or impressive insurance or wrecked phone.

    There you go.
     
  22. ronincse macrumors 6502

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    Well obviously since those are Samsung's most recent flag ships with glass backs :p

    Just going through cnet's drop tests of them it looks like yeah they break as easily too. Looks like, unsurprisingly, it depends on how it lands. If they land on a corner they should survive with minor cracks, if it lands on its back like the X did it'll shatter
     
  23. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    Got mine in a case and have comprehensive insurance. I’m careful with my phone but can’t afford it being stolen or knocked out of my hand by a busy commuter.
     
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    Here's a video with a case on it, and the results are very encouraging. Likewise when he drops it without the case.

     
  25. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Every phone drop depends on how it lands. I have dropped a phone one foot and it shattered and from 5 feet, with no damage. All about the luck of how it lands. But yeah. expect damage is the X drops with no case.
     

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