The iPhone X won't bend in your super skinny jeans

Posted November 07, 2017

Shot Test: Meant to simulate a phone falling off the roof of a auto, the shot test showed that the iPhone X is prone to damage from a variety of drops. 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.

Apple's newest phone, the thousand-dollar iPhone X, finally hit store shelves Friday.

The iPhone X is the first iPhone to employ an OLED display, which brings sharper and more vivid images, but also the risk of burn-in or image persistence. Apple is now offering 30-minute online training sessions to iPhone X customers to help them get the most out of their new smartphone. His latest victim: the iPhone X. The higher a device scores on a 100-point scale which is based on factors like physical characteristics, components, and drop, dunk, bend, tumble, and shot tests to simulate everyday use, the more breakable it is.

And here's the quoted test results that SquareTrade sent. A second drop test is done on the front side of the phone extracted much more heavy damage to the handset. Internal brackets, spot welds and foam hold the front-facing cameras firmly in place so they can pull off delicate features like Portrait Mode, and the rear-facing Face ID camera technology comes out of the display when it's separated, making the OLED display replaceable without fiddling with the cameras embedded within it. A smile can be found on the faces of iPhone droppers every time a screen goes uncracked, spurning the hefty fix fee or, worse yet, the looming expense of buying another smartphone. Nevertheless, SquareTrade conducted it and found that there were some cracks, but most harm was done to some of the iPhone X's operability.

Despite its high costs, the iPhone X has a low threshold for pain.

Along with being "the most breakable", it was also ruled as the "highest-priced, most expensive to fix iPhone ever".

Another pricey choice was the stainless steel chassis of the iPhone X, which cost $36 versus $21.50 for the aluminum housing of the iPhone 8. Do you buy accidental damage insurance on your smartphones?