Apple announced its iPhone 13 lineup about two weeks ago with a bunch of internal performance, camera, and battery improvements. Externally, the smartphone is not that different from its predecessor. Both iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups come equipped with Ceramic Shield glass. However, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are heavier than their iPhone 12 counterparts, which has an impact on their durability in the event of a fall.
YouTuber EverythingApplePro recently conducted a drop test with iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max to test their durability. Both phones managed to survive multiple drops with external cracks.
Here’s how iPhone 13 Pro Max fared in a drop test
Apple says iPhone 13’s Ceramic Shield front is “tougher than any smartphone glass.” However, glass is still prone to breaking. In addition to this, this year’s iPhone lineup is heavier than iPhone 12. How does that factor impact its durability? EverythingApplePro put iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max to the test in his most recent YouTube video using different heights and a concrete floor.
Both models survived three drops from table height without a single scratch. From a height of 6 feet, both smartphones managed to survive multiple falls before iPhone 13 Pro’s screen cracked. However, iPhone 13 Pro Max survived the fall without any issues.
During the final test – about 10 feet high – iPhone 13 Pro’s back got completely shattered whereas iPhone 13 Pro Max also had some scratches. However, when the bigger model fell with its screen facing down, it finally broke. Despite the shattered backs, both smartphones were still working normally.
In conclusion, while both models performed impressively in the drop test, it is still important to add an extra layer of protection on your iPhone with a case and screen protector instead of relying solely on the durability of its Ceramic Shield glass front.
Check out the full iPhone 13 Pro drop test video below: