As it is the trend these days, two of the latest flagship smartphones or rather the titans – Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 came together in drop test face off. A video uploaded by YouTuber PhoneBuff performed a number of drop tests on the two smartphones using a drop machine to see which one of them survives. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggests
When Apple announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus earlier this month, it made tall claims of using the “strongest glass ever” on a smartphone. Going by PhoneBuff‘s video, which is over seven minutes long, it seems like Apple’s claims do not withstand when it comes to the glass back on the rival – Samsung Galaxy Note 8. For the uninitiated, both the iPhone 8 series smartphones and the Galaxy Note 8 features a glass back to facilitate wireless charging. Thus, damage to the glass means it can cause problems with wireless charging. Also Read - Samsung now lets you make an appointment to shop at its stores, book demo via WhatsApp
It is to be noted that these drop or torture tests are performed by individuals or groups for experimental reasons and to give us a fair idea of how our personal devices will act if caught in a similar situation. As seen in the video, the glass on Apple iPhone 8 got more shattered than the Galaxy Note 8 in the backdrop and corner drop tests. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Hands-On and First Impressions: Incremental upgrades over the iPhone 7 duo
The flagship iPhone also had the front panel dramatically shattered from the corners when putting against the Note 8 in a face drop test. Apparently, the curved edges of the Galaxy Note 8 did lend an edge to the smartphone in surviving the face drop. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: The beast unleashed!
Overall, the glass on Apple iPhone 8 back and front panel doesn’t impress much in the drop test, while the Galaxy Note 8 got another feather in its hat. Watch the video below to see how the two conclude in the drop test video.