Here's Exactly What You're in For If You Drop an iPhone X

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The face-down test rendered the iPhone X useless due to a shattered screen and unresponsive inputs, including the facial recognition feature.

In addition to the iPhone X's more limited availability at launch (20 cities' retail stores even sold out by Sunday), Localytics cautions that historical comparisons may not be the best way to analyze the new device's popularity.

After going through a rigorous nine point test, which included various drops, tumbles, and dunks, to evaluate its durability and repairability, iPhone X had an average score of 90 out of 100, which is decidedly on the higher end of the rankings.

If hearing that the iPhone X's $279 out of warranty screen replacement, or worse, it $550 back glass replacement (yes, $550!) doesn't make you shudder at the thought of leaving your phone bare, then you should take a look at CNET who tested dropping the iPhone from different angles.

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In a statement, Jason Siciliano, vice president and global creative director at SquareTrade said "Despite Apple's claims that their glass is the most durable ever in a smartphone, the iPhoneX is the most breakable iPhone we've ever tested". A second drop test is done on the front side of the phone extracted much more heavy damage to the handset. It emerged with more cracks erupting across both sides of the device. When the phone was dropped from the same height from the back panel, it caused complete damage to the back glass panel. Although the screen was able to recognize touch through cracks suffered during the test, the "home" swipe command failed, stranding users in the app that happened to be open. Compare that with the iPhone 8's rating of 67 earlier this year, and it seems that Apple's mandate to innovate each device comes at the cost of structural integrity. If you're concerned about damaging your $1000 iPhone X and having to be out of pocket for repairs, you may want to check out SquareTrade's smartphone insurance price plans.

SquareTrade's iPhone X Breakability Test results.

TechRax subjected his iPhone X to a solid stabbing with a kitchen knife, which the iPhone X withstood fairly easily.

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