Apple's newest phone, the thousand-dollar iPhone X, finally hit store shelves Friday. Here, the iPhone X's bendability test passed with flying colors thanks to its stainless steel frame. The display reached near textbook flawless calibration and performance.
It may cost a fortune, but there's no denying that the iPhone X is jaw-droppingly pretty. You can read the full report at the link below! "This is also expected behavior and can include "image persistence" or "burn-in", where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen", Apple explains in the support page of iPhone X.
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. While the outside of the phone only suffered cosmetic damage, the screen was rendered inoperable. 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. While the screen and back panel did experience cracks, the biggest damage came from both Face ID and the new "home" swipe command failing.
Repairability: SquareTrade's Master Technician noted that the iPhone X has a thinner, more costly OLED screen that's more expensive to replace, a smaller logic board, multiple cables, and a split battery that's more hard to remove. All of which may be why Apple is charging a whopping $279 for front screen replacement and $549 for other repairs.
The folks over at protection plan company SquareTrade put the smartphone's durability to the test, and well - the results do not warrant the $1,000 price tag. Still, you absolutely shouldn't count on this fragile beaut surviving a single drop onto a hard surface, so once again, do not forget to get a case. A smile can be found on the faces of iPhone droppers every time a screen goes uncracked, spurning the hefty fix fee or, worse yet, the looming expense of buying another smartphone.