IPhone X is most breakable iPhone ever

Monday, 06 Nov, 2017

The "Shot" test which aims to simulate the device falling from a auto roof caused both the face ID and home swipe features to fail with SquareTrade recommending the purchase of screen protectors and cases for "the most breakable highest-priced, most expensive to fix iPhone, ever".

Apple touts that the iPhone X has "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone", but glass is glass after all and it's bound to break, shatter, or crack at some point.

Dropping the phone on its side...

The new iPhone X is easily damages and the most expensive to fix, accord to a report.

SquareTrade says the iPhone X is hard to fix, given its densely packed internals, concluding the device has a Breakability Score of 90 and deemed "high risk". "Drop it, and you'll pay", exclaims the video.

On a face down drop test, the iPhone X shattered on its first drop, with its screen becoming unresponsive and Face ID sensor failing completely. An "other damage" fix to an iPhone X costs $549 - about the cost of a new iPhone 7. iPhone X users can reduce the risk of costly fix bills by purchasing Apple Care+, a $199 two-year warranty plan which cuts the cost of repairs to $29 for screens and $99 for other damage, including accidents. That said, it could be that the iPhone X is one expensive accident waiting to happen.

Fellow experienced phone wrecker Zack Nelson at the JerryRigEverything channel, also put the iPhone X through its paces, this time carrying out a scratch test will all manner of tools, notably a Stanley-style knife.

Dunk Test: The iPhone X faired similar to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models, surviving 30 minutes under five feet of water with some audio muffling during playback.

The company concludes that the iPhone X may also be Apple's priciest phone too fix, due to its thinner, more expensive Super Retina OLED display, smaller logic board, multiple cables, and a split battery that's more hard to remove. All of which may be why Apple is charging a whopping $279 for front screen replacement and $549 for other repairs.

SquareTrade has slapped the new iPhone X with a "high risk" breakability rating after testing the durability of the device. 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. Do you buy accidental damage insurance on your smartphones?