As the Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X are made of glass, it would be hard to come up with an imaginary conclusion which one will survive a hard hit. While the Galaxy S9 features a Series 7000 aluminum for its chassis, the iPhone X uses a stronger steel chassis. The Galaxy S9, however, is more durable than the Galaxy S8 as it features a thicker glass and its edges are slightly thicker as well to better absorb shock.
No matter the thickness, it is still glass, and this is not a material that’s used for durability for sure. We all know how fragile they can be, but the drop test will show us which one is more fragile than the other. Thanks to the YouTube channel of EverythingApplePro, we’ll be able to see that from the first-person point of view.
How did the test go?
despite Samsung using a more durable aluminum on the Galaxy S9, it is simply nowhere near the durability of the stainless steel chassis of the iPhone X. The chassis on the Galaxy S9+ immediately shows scuffs and damage signs after being dropped from a height of around 3ft, while the iPhone X’s steel chassis holds up very well with no visible damage.
The idea of Samsung using a more thicker glass on the Galaxy S9 though did not help as well. The handset’s rear glass panel was the first one to crack after it was dropped from around “head height.” The iPhone X did that soon after as its rear glass panel broke when it fell on its side after a drop from the same height. The front panel of both phones broke immediately after being dropped from around 6ft which is not surprising given the amount of force they were subjected to after being dropped from such a height.
The drop test does not really reveal anything new. These phones were not made to be thrown around and it is really hard to combine durability with the latest tech and to make it look astonishing – it is impossible at this time on the tech market. What’s interesting to see here is that the iPhone X’s stainless steel chassis is more durable than the aluminum chassis used by Samsung on the Galaxy S9, which kind of shocked me. I was expecting that the S9 will outlast the iPhone X, but I was wrong. This does not mean that I’ll switch to iPhone tho. If I wanna throw my phone around like that, I’d get myself a $70 CAT phone and play soccer with it without scratching and breaking it.