Imagine spending over N200,000+ ($600+) on a phone and this happens:
Well, here is a similar reaction when this happened to one of my devices this year:
Now, imagine the same scenario, but with no effect on the screen.
The guys at TomsGuide put 12 phones to test to determine which phone was the strongest and the weakest.
To achieve this, they dropped it from both 4 and 6 feet onto wood and concrete.
Each drop was worth a maximum of 5 points and the more severe the damage per drop was, the more points were deducted. They also dropped them from 4 feet into a water-filled toilet.
At the end of the tests, they got these results:
- Motorola Moto Z2 Force – Toughness score: 8.5/10 — It survived drops from 6 feet onto concrete, with barely a scratch.
- LG X Venture – Toughness score: 6.6/10 — Made it through all of the 4-foot drops, but gave up after the 6-foot drop.
- Apple iPhone X – Toughness score: 6.2/10 — Survived both 4- and 6-foot drops on its face onto a wood surface, but cracked face-first from 4 feet onto concrete.
- LG V30 – Toughness score: 6/10 —A face drop from 4 feet onto concrete caused the screen to crack.
- Samsung Galaxy S9 – Toughness score: 6/10 — A 4-foot face drop onto concrete caused the S9’s screen to crack and a 6-foot drop onto its edge caused a bit more damage.
- Motorola Moto G5 Plus – Toughness score: 5.1/10
- Apple iPhone 8 – Toughness score: 4.9/10 —This lasted all the way up to a 5-foot face drop onto concrete, after which its screen completely gave up.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Toughness score: 4.3/10 —a 4-foot drop on its face cracked the screen in a number of places.
- OnePlus 5T – Toughness score: 4.3/10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Toughness score: 4.3/10
- Google Pixel 2 XL – Toughness score: 4.3/10
- iPhone SE – Toughness score: 3.9/10— it was rendered unusable before all of the others.
I think the iPhone X and the Pixel 2 XL scores kinda surprised me — I was expecting the Pixel 2 XL to outperform the X in this regard.
Anyway, over to you, which phone surprised you a bit?