Both iPhone 12 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra are made using super tough glass from the Corning company. PhoneBuff’s YouTube channel compared the resistance of the two phones in an extreme drop test. One of the two phones seems to be doing much better than the other.
If we recently tried to analyze which of the iPhone 12 Pro Max or the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the best in photos, others are testing the strength of the two high-end smartphones. And in this little game, each has its own strengths.
The phone Apple uses Ceramic Shield, while that of Samsung uses the latest Gorilla Glass Victus, which can survive drops from 2 meters. What to give ideas to the YouTube channel which wanted to test the resistance of the two smartphones.
IPhone 12 Pro Max survives drop test
PhoneBuff breaks down his test into three different drops. First of all, smartphones are dropped from a height of about one meter on a concrete block so that they fall on the back side. Then both are dropped from the same height on the corners. IPhone 12 Pro Max and Galaxy S21 Ultra pass the first two steps successfully, the YouTuber only noticed a few scratches on the edges.
However, it is during the third fall that the test decides between the two smartphones. Galaxy S21 Ultra screen does not survive front drop, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max remains intact. It therefore seems that the Ceramic Shield of the iPhone 12 Pro Max is more resistant than the Gorilla Glass Victus of the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
PhoneBuff does not stop there since it concludes its video with a “hardcore round”, during which smartphones are dropped ten times in a row on the front from a higher height. Galaxy S21 Ultra screen cracks only get worse, but the screen remains functional. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is much more impressive, since it survives a total of 14 consecutive drops, the last of which is on a concrete block. Unchallenged victory for the Apple smartphone.
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