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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max drop test: Are they more durable than the iPhone X?

YouTuber TechSmartt put the three iPhones to a drop test to see how they fare.

  • Published: September 24, 2018 11:20 AM IST

The Apple iPhone XS and XS Max has only just gone on sale, and it’s already slipping out of people’s hands and hitting the floor. The two new iPhones are said to be more durable than last year’s iPhone X, thanks to stronger glass at the front and back of the phone. But, like all phones, the Apple iPhones aren’t built to take too much damage. A new YouTube video puts the new iPhone XS and XS Max to the test, along with last year’s Apple iPhone X.

YouTuber TechSmartt has carried out the drop test, soon after buying the new phones in Sydney, Australia. The drop test involves dropping the three phones from three different heights: pocket height (about three feet), head height (about six feet) and while standing on a bench (about ten feet). The level of damage varied heavily based on how the phones fell, but it does appear that the iPhone XS and XS Max are more durable than the Apple iPhone X.

In the test, all three phones come out safely after the three-foot drop. The iPhone X takes significant damage to the screen and glass when dropped from the six -foot and ten-foot heights, with much of it being the result of a drop on its corner. The iPhone XS survives all three drops with no significant damage aside from some scuffs, while the iPhone XS Max suffers significant screen damage and screen glitches from the ten-foot drop. However, the YouTuber does mention that it is the result of the phone falling on its corner.

Nonetheless, the key takeaway from this is that the iPhone XS and XS Max are built to be more durable than the iPhone X, but like most smartphones today, aren’t invincible. And while the video is particularly painful to watch for any smartphone lover, it does show some positive results for Apple with regard to its latest (and most expensive ever) devices. And considering you’ve likely paid Rs 1,00,000 or more for one of the new iPhones, we suggest you exercise extreme caution with your new purchase and try very hard not to drop it.

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  • Published Date: September 24, 2018 11:20 AM IST