Which smartphone will survive? There’s only one way to find out.
Are the days long gone when phones would shatter the moment you dropped them?
It’s the year 2017, and surely, we’ve come a long way since then. Today, smartphones are bigger, smarter, and (hopefully) stronger than ever. Dropping your phone shouldn’t be such a big deal, right?
Well, that’s just what the people at YouTube channel TechRax wanted to find out. They decided to get hold of the latest devices, iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8, to see which (if any) would survive being dropped from a height of five feet.
Of course, to properly test the resilience of these top-of-the-range smartphones, it was important to look at things from every angle… Or, at the very least, drop them from every angle. Perhaps that’s why the presenter decided to drop each device on its side, and then again on its front…
Now, I don’t know about you, but the thought of destroying more than a thousand pounds’ worth of smartphones is enough to send shivers down my spine. I mean, iPhone X is worth £999. Add that to today’s Samsung Galaxy S8 price at £564.99, and we’re talking big bucks.
So, if you’re at all squeamish about destroying seriously valuable tech, look away now. If you just want to see the world burn, check out the video below.
As you can see from the video, both smartphones faired pretty well, though neither of them came out unscarred. Sadly, we don’t yet live in a world where smartphones can withstand being dropped on a concrete floor.
But let’s take a moment to look at the positives. While both devices sustained tragic injuries in the making of this particular drop test, neither of them broke completely. That’s got to be a win.
So, what’s the takeaway? Well, if you do buy an iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S8, let this video be a warning to you. Be certain to keep your device secure at all times, and try your hardest not to drop it on a concrete floor. Your bank balance will thank you for that later.