The Apple X is the most crackable iPhone yet.
Shot Test: Meant to simulate a phone falling off the roof of a vehicle, the shot test showed that the iPhone X is prone to damage from a variety of drops. The display reached near textbook ideal calibration and performance.
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. You can read the full report at the link below!
It's obviously always wise to do everything in your power to protect an expensive, high-end mobile device from all types of damage, but unfortunately the iPhone X is special in a number of anxiety-enhancing ways. Although sells seem to be pretty good on both the X and the 8 that came out in September, you will soon see a lot of complaints rolling in about everyone breaking their glass-because let's face it, we all suck at taking care of our phones.
Still, Samsung's Galaxy S8 is one of many Samsung products using the same type of screen and so far, there is no evidence of similar problems in that device.
The side drop was considered the most damaging internally, while the exterior of the phone remained mostly intact. 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. While the outside of the phone only suffered cosmetic damage, the screen was rendered inoperable.
Another drop (of a fresh, undamaged iPhone X) cracked the front and back, but also damaged Face ID and stopped the new home screen gestures from working, making it impossible to leave the app now open.
Repairing a cracked screen on the iPhone 7 and 8 costs $149, while the larger Plus versions cost $20 more. All of which may be why Apple is charging a whopping $279 for front screen replacement and $549 for other repairs.
After all was said and done, SquareTrade gave it a "Breakability Score" of 90 (presumably out of 100), meaning it's a "High Risk" of shattering or breaking. Do you buy accidental damage insurance on your smartphones?