iPhone 11 Pro Considering iPhone 11 Pro, BUT...

Robertjan88

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I am considering moving from my current Samsung S7 Edge to the new iPhone 11 Pro.

Even though I love the design of the latter, one things is rather worrisome.

https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/21/iphone-11-pro-max-vs-galaxy-note-10-drop-test/

According to the above video, posted on 9to5mac, the back of the iPhone 11 Pro could easily shatter, when dropped from "just" 3 feet.

This makes me wonder, why Apple makes use of a glass back?

In the past, I owned an iPhone 6 Plus, which didn't have a glass back. The back of this phone was durable, and didn't shatter/break in nearly 2 years, even though it fell on the floor at least once a month (no.... I am not clumsy, these things just happen with normal use).

Same for my current Samsung S7 Edge. It's 3 years old.

Of course, glass might look fancy, however, why not go for stronger materials, like titanium or carbon? At this price point, both materials should be possible.
 

Robertjan88

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Really? I wonder why, cause other brands don't need a glass back for this purpose.
 

internetrando

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At the end of the day, it’s glass. Glass + gravity rarely ends well.

Plenty of manufacturers use glass backs, and if not, then they use plastic; assuming wireless charging.

Use a case if you’re worried about it.
 

Robertjan88

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Multiple drops up to head height with no problems, here:
Hmmm, so it seems to be random luck or bad luck. Better already, but not ideal. I rather would have seen no damage in any test or an other material. :(
 

Robertjan88

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danmart

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Hmmm, so it seems to be random luck or bad luck. Better already, but not ideal. I rather would have seen no damage in any test or an other material. :(
Unfortunately, we live in the real world. Nothing is impervious to damage. Been using a X every day for the last two years with an Apple Leather case and it is spot on. I had no reservations about getting the 11 Pro Max.
 
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