The YouTuber also put the iPhone X's screen through his usual lighter test and it survived for about 25 seconds before it stopped working altogether.
Basically, if you drop the iPhone X once, be it on its side, back or face down, you're looking at massive damage, according to SquareTrade, and absurdly costly repairs. "The iPhone X's fragility, along with Apple's $549 fee for most repairs, make it the definition of a high-risk phone".
That design leaves more room for the two battery cells that give the iPhone X a small edge on the iPhone 8 Plus despite coming in a much smaller footprint. While it should be noted that SquareTrade is in the business of selling extended phone warranties and most users will have their device snugly inside a case, the drop tests do somewhat undermine Apple's claim that the iPhone X features "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone".
Side and Back Drop Tests: Remarkably, the side drop did the most internal damage to the phone. When the phone was dropped from the same height from the back panel, it caused complete damage to the back glass panel. SquareTrade has been putting the latest phones through their paces over the past couple years. Although sells seem to be pretty good on both the X and the 8 that came out in September, you will soon see a lot of complaints rolling in about everyone breaking their glass-because let's face it, we all suck at taking care of our phones.
Despite its high costs, the iPhone X has a low threshold for pain.
YouTubers specialising in gadget abuse have subjected Apple's £1000 iPhone to a range of durability tests and found it to be on par with other well-made high-end smartphones.
EverythingApplePro placed the iPhone X in a 20-foot tube of water for 35 minutes without any signs of liquid damage, while JerryRigEverything scratched the iPhone X with a knife, including the cameras, stainless steel frame, and Apple logo. Jerry's unable to bend the iPhone X, which means it's safe for skinny jeans. This is aimed at potential iPhone buyers and in it, Apple lays out the known issues with OLED technology, along with best practices to avoid problems.