Your New iPhone X Is One of the Most Fragile Smartphones Ever

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One, he believes, will be the sequel to the iPhone X while the other could be a "Plus" variant of that phone. 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. The response to the iPhone X has been largely positive, but as this is a new fork in the road for Apple in terms of design, there are going to be issues and compromises that will take another generation or two to solve. According to SquareTrade, which sells smartphone protection plans, iPhone X is Apple's most breakable iPhone to date. SquareTrade has been putting the latest phones through their paces over the past couple years. Everything still worked fine, but this iPhone X definitely looked banged up.

A drop on the phone's corner gave it only minor scratches, while a drop on the phone's front display produced a visible, but small glass fracture on the device's top-left side.

The side drop was considered the most damaging internally, while the exterior of the phone remained mostly intact. When the phone was dropped from the same height from the back panel, it caused complete damage to the back glass panel. For the water dunk test, in which the phone was placed somewhat deep under water for 30 minutes, the phone was somewhat unaffected aside from a little audio muffling. Particularly when it lands upside down, the wary anticipation of checking the screen for cracks is enough to make you wish you and your expensive technology had never been born.

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Tumble Test:Sixty seconds in the Tumble Bot was no friend to the iPhone X either.

The extended warranty service provider deems the iPhone X an overall "high risk" in breakability, awarding it 90 points on a scale where 100 is the worst possible score. Jerry's unable to bend the iPhone X, which means it's safe for skinny jeans.

On Friday, Apple published a support document titled "About the Super Retina display on your iPhone X". Do you buy accidental damage insurance on your smartphones?

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