As usual, after a new iPhone launched and the initial euphoria about design, speed and performance having “passed”, some internet figures and repair companies capture the suffering of gadgets in the famous drop tests, which compare the resistance of iPhones with each other or with devices from other manufacturers.
Naturally, the protagonist of the time iPhone XR, officially launched last Friday (10/26). As we know, some finishing features of the gadget allowed the “cheapness” of the final price of the device in relation to the iPhones XS and XS Max, such as the LCD display (instead of an OLED), the single rear camera (instead of double) and the aluminum side finish (in the place of stainless steel).
Furthermore, the glass on the front of the device is the same as the models flagships although Apple does not specify it, it is likely to be Gorilla Glass 6. Without further ado, let's see what the results were, or rather, damage?
To know the durability of the iPhone XR, the channel EverythingApplePro was the first to place the device in a series of drop tests, comparing the results with a iPhone 8, which passed the same test. During the test, the device did relatively better than the iPhone 8 the first visible damage was seen on the sides of the XR, as scratches and dents.
Both devices were unharmed by a series of shorter falls, but the iPhone 8 literally died when it fell with the screen facing the floor from a greater height. Surprising (or not), the iPhone XR survived these tests and only had the front and rear glass cracked after falling from the (much) higher height. It is worth noting that, in the last test, the iPhone XR completely crashed (screen and buttons) for a few seconds, but soon came to life.
J a SquareTrade was categorical in its tests and stated that the iPhone XR screen is as breakable as the XS. This time, however, they cannot blame the OLED for breaking in the first test; as well as the rear of the device, which shattered after falling about 1.8m. As with the iPhone XS tests, the screen became unusable after the fall.
Unlike the iPhone XS, the XR put up with more pressure applied to it in the flexion test, in which the device “bent” with the strength of 260 pounds (11.7 kg) and did not break, just like the iPhone XS Max; the XS broke at 250 pounds (11.3 kilos).
THE CNET it also put the iPhone XR to the test and the results were less surprising than the previous ones, as the device remained unharmed until the third fall. For this to happen, however, the video host released the iPhone so that it matched the screen to the floor, which does not happen mostly (since the rear is heavier and ends up turning the device).
Finally, the channel JerryRigEverything scrawled and flexed the iPhone XR to check the durability of the screen and the aluminum finish of the device. During the test, the presenter criticized Apple for charging $ 750 for a device that uses materials from five years ago and showed that, although more efficient, the aluminum anodizing process still leaves the gadget more susceptible to scratches.
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We know that, every year, the devices tend to become more resistant, whether it be dust, water or just everyday weather. Still, the use of protection is recommended because accidents happen and I speak from experience because, after using a broken iPhone, it loses much of its magic.
via 9to5Mac, MacRumors