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iPhone X “Most Breakable” and Expensive iPhone to Repair Ever: SquareTrade

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SquareTrade has put Apple’s iPhone X through its various drop tests, and has concluded the latest device to be “the most breakable, highest-priced, most expensive to repair iPhone, ever.”

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The first test, a side drop test from 6 feet (1.82m), saw the iPhone X OLED display malfunction. For the face down drop test from the same height, the glass screen shattered, rendering Face ID to fail.

The back down drop test from 6 feet saw the rear glass shatter and splinter, while the 60 second tumble test resulted in broken glass, rendering Face ID to fail and home swiping to fail, too.

SquareTrade says the iPhone X is hard to repair, given its densely packed internals, concluding the device has a Breakability Score of 90 and deemed “high risk”.

“Technology comes at a price. Drop it, and you’ll pay,” exclaims the video.

Back in September, SquareTrade put Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through its drop tests, concluding breakabilityx scores of 67 for iPhone 8 (medium risk), 74 for iPhone 8 Plus (medium-high risk) and 80 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (high risk).

While it’s hard to judge how well an iPhone X fares in drop tests from one video, previous tests shared last week saw similar results, although one test by EverythingApplePro saw the device come out unscathed.

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  • TheShay

    Why on earth would someone drop a phone from 6 feet in real life. Other tests have shown that it’s pretty durable st 3-5 feet which it is a lot more likely to fall from.

  • KBlazer07

    It’s for the paparazzi outside of Gary’s house. There’s so many of them that they have to hold the cameras above their heads to get a clear shot (unless you’re lucky enough to be in the front row). 😉

  • SOB

    Gary. If u haven’t already done so you should set up a poll to find out what cases people are buying for their iPhone X’s. I am open to any suggestions.

  • Raul Companioni

    Typo… ‘most expensive to “prepare” iPhone’

  • thanks, fixed

  • Lol

  • Truth

  • Raul Companioni

    If you are 6+ feet tall, which is not that rare any more thanks to abundance of food/nutrition available now a days, and if you happen to be making a phone call the “old fashion way” where you actually hold the phone next to your ear then voila.

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    C-Net showed a video where it was dropped from 3-feet – their first test. And it cracked.

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