The big thing with new electronics devices these days is that websites must stress test them. Drop them, bang them, heat them, freeze them, submerge them - all in the name of consumer awareness.
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While smartphones have become more elegant, the durability of such devices is to be questioned. A new iPhone 8 durability test puts the handset to the test, being dropped from various heights.
Earlier this week, Lenovo announced its Moto Z2 Force, which has a ShatterShield display. Claiming that the screen won't break, the firm performed demos of dropping the phone on a brick floor.
While the Xiaomi Mi MIX offers a stunning bezel-less design, it isn't without its drawbacks. The handset has been drop tested and doesn't offer great durability due to its most coveted asset.
The iPhone 7 Plus teardown shows how Apple has packed everything in, and how it's used the space freed up by the removal of the headphone jack. But how well do the new iPhones cope with being dropped?
UMi reached out to us to let us know that their Android 6.0 smartphone, the 'Touch' isn't only wallet friendly with decent specs, but it can also take a bit of a beating. You can win one too.
The Chinese Bluboo Xtouch smartphone was dropped from 20 feet -- or about 6 meters -- and managed to not only keep working but the screen hadn't even slightly shattered either.
Google's modular device experiment, Project Ara, is ditching its electropermanent magnet setup amid drop test failure. Luckily, the team already has something new.
It's intrinsic that when a new device hits the market, someone will make a drop test video. Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge is the latest to face some torture in a brutal drop test.