It turns out the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's ultra thin glass could just be plastic and does not offer any kind of scratch-resistance. Samsung will be running a $119 screen replacement program for it.
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The iPhone X is made from stainless steel and glass, so it comes as no surprise that is isn't a durability beast. What is a bit surprising is that it isn't as durable as the iPhone 8.
The Pixel 2 has been put through the wringer in a new set of durability tests. While the handset's chassis is metal, its exterior is made of soft plastic which doesn't fare well against abuse.
The LG V30 is now available from major wireless carriers in the United States. If you're curious to know how well it can handle abuse, a new video shows it being tested it to its limits.
HMD Global has released a few handsets under the Nokia brand. The Nokia 8 is the latest, offering the best specifications in its lineup to date. Now, the phone's toughness has been put to the test.
Apple's iPhone 8 offers a slight redesign from last year's model but it looks like the latest handset is quite a bit more resilient when it comes to its resistance to physical damage.
It was only a couple months ago that the BlackBerry KEYone was shown to have a weak screen under pressure. Now, the new and improved version is put to the test and shown to be much better.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will soon arrive on US carriers and the Galaxy S8 has now been put to the test to see whether it can withstand situations that far exceed normal abuse.
While a majority of top-end handsets are produced using metal and glass, it doesn't always mean that they will be durable. The LG G6 has been put through a gamut of tests and comes out victorious.
When it comes to phones that are priced fairly low, you can expect there to be some compromises in certain areas. Luckily, the Moto G5 does fairly well in an extreme durability test.