SquareTrade: iPhone X is the most breakable iPhone ever

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The latest device from the Californian giant suffered significant damage in four tests carried out by the insurance company

SquareTrade has slapped the new iPhone X with a “high risk” breakability rating after testing the durability of the device.

The latest iPhone, which hit stores Friday (November 3), scored 90 out of a possible 100 over the course of the testing, only doing well in the ‘dunk test’ where it is submerged underwater.

In all of the drop tests the X suffered a cosmetic damage in the form of shattered glass at the front or back of the device and the facial recognition and home swipe features failed after the face down drop and tumble tests respectively.

The ‘Shot’ test which aims to simulate the device falling from a car roof caused both the face ID and home swipe features to fail with SquareTrade recommending the purchase of screen protectors and cases for “the most breakable highest-priced, most expensive to repair iPhone, ever.”

SquareTrade vice president global creative director Jason Sicilliano said: “The iPhone X’s fragility, along with Apple’s $549 (£418) fee for most repairs, make it the definition of a high-risk phone.

“You’d expect there to be a high price to pay for a beautiful phone like the iPhone X but unfortunately for customers, in the end it’s likely to be more than the £1,000 they’ve already invested.

“Despite Apples’s claims that their glass is the most durable ever in a smartphone, the iPhone X is the most breakable iPhone we’ve ever tested.”

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