iPhone is among the most prized possessions for most of us, however, it seems that you will need to take care of the latest and the most glamorous iPhone till date. Yes, I am talking about the new iPhone X, which needs to be treated as delicately as a newborn baby.
Gadget warranty company Square Trade has recently ran a high-end handheld robotic torture tests on iPhone X, and found that not only is it the most expensive phone yet available, it is also the most delicate.
Jason Siciliano, a SquareTrade marketing executive, in a release, states,
“Despite Apple’s claims that their glass is the most durable ever in a smartphone, the iPhone X is the most breakable iPhone we’ve ever tested. The iPhone X’s fragility, along with Apple’s $549 fee for most repairs, make it the definition of a high-risk phone.”
Apple, however, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The SquareTrade video which has been recently released shows the iPhone X screen shattering after a six-foot (1.8 meters) face down drop. Three different iPhone X was used for conducting this test.The test on the first device showed that it has rendered both the screen and the facial recognition feature became unresponsive. It was also seen that when the device was side dropped, it left the device’s screen numb to touch on the second device and the drop on its back glass panel left loose shards of broken glass on the third.
Adding more insult to the injury, SquareTrade’ s technician found out that the most expensive iPhone X is more difficult and expensive to repair in comparison to any of its predecessors.
It is, however, worthwhile to mention that in the SquareTrade’s interest as a device warranty company to show the highlights of the fragility of the $1000 iPhone X.
A durability test was also conducted by CNET where a similar test was done, and the result was also similar, with the iPhone X glass cracking on the first drop, mere from 3 feet (which is a little less than a meter), half the distance in comparison to the distance of the SquareTrade’s drop test.