Researchers Give iPhone X The Worst-Ever Score For Durability

Researchers Give iPhone X The Worst-Ever Score For Durability

Hit the jump for the CNET's drop test on the iPhone X, and remember, It's not your phone being dropped.

Apple Inc's (O:) new flagship iPhone X makes the company more money per phone than its iPhone 8 model, according to an analysis, which found the iPhone X's flashier parts cost Apple 25 percent more than the iPhone 8, but that it retailed 43 percent higher. In its drop tests, SquareTrade found the iPhone X to be "the most breakable, highest-priced, most expensive to fix iPhone ever", with screen malfunctions, swipe failures, display separation and edge scratches after 1 drop from 6 feet onto the device's side. It's now safe to say you can take on any challenge if you manage not to break your new iPhone X, Apple's newest iteration featuring FaceID and a glass OLED screen void of the home button we've all come to know and love.

The Apple X is the most crackable iPhone yet.

In a statement, Jason Siciliano, vice president and global creative director at SquareTrade said "Despite Apple's claims that their glass is the most durable ever in a smartphone, the iPhoneX is the most breakable iPhone we've ever tested". Everything still worked fine, but this iPhone X definitely looked banged up. A second drop test is done on the front side of the phone extracted much more heavy damage to the handset.




However, many other YouTubers have been putting the new phone through its paces with varying results.

In the document, Apple is admitting that the the iPhone X display is not immune to color shift or screen burn-in, two issues the Google Pixel 2 XL is being roasted for.

Repairability: SquareTrade's Master Technician noted that the iPhone X has a thinner, more costly OLED screen that's more expensive to replace, a smaller logic board, multiple cables, and a split battery that's more hard to remove. If you're concerned about damaging your $1000 iPhone X and having to be out of pocket for repairs, you may want to check out SquareTrade's smartphone insurance price plans.

Apple has had ongoing difficulty with keeping glass intact (we're looking at you, iPhone 4), so the scratch test proved they're making progress, but your mileage may vary.

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