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Offering the most accurate and consistent drops possible via a professional drop testing machine, our unique "PhoneBuffStyle" drop test has quickly become a go-to source for smartphone and tablet durability tests.

The test consists of dropping a device on its back, corner, and front from 1 meter. If a device survives the first three drops, it enters the "bonus" round where it's dropped up to 10 additional times from 1.5 meters.  The device with the highest score after all four "rounds" is declared the winner.

CURRENT RANKINGS

RANK

BRAND

SMARTPHONE

SPECIFICATIONS

RECENT

T1

iPhone 8

4.7" screen, 148 g
7000 series aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Unspecified glass

Last test: Sep 23, 2017
Versus: Galaxy S8
Result: Win

T1

iPhone SE

4.7" screen, 148 g
7000 series aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Unspecified glass

Last test: May 1, 2020
Versus: iPhone 11 Pro Max
Result: Win

3

Galaxy S9+

6.2" screen, 189 g
7000 series aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Gorilla Glass 5

Last test: Mar 16, 2018
Versus: iPhone X
Result: Win

4

iPhone X

5.8" screen, 174 g
Stainless steel frame
Glass front/back, Unspecified glass

Last test: Aug 30, 2018
Versus: Note 9
Result: Win

5

S20 Ultra

6.9" screen, 222 g
Aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Gorilla Glass 6

Last test: March 6, 2020
Versus: iPhone 11 Pro Max
Result: Win

6

Note 10+

6.8" screen, 196 g
Aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Gorilla Glass 6

Last test: Aug 25, 2019
Versus: iPhone XS Max
Result: Win

7

Galaxy S8

5.8" screen, 155 g
Aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Gorilla Glass 5

Last test: Sep 23, 2017
Versus: iPhone 8
Result: Loss

8

11 Pro Max

6.5" screen, 226 g
Stainless steel frame
Glass front/back, Unspecified glass

Last test: Sep 20, 2019
Versus: Note 10+
Result: Loss

9

Note 9

6.4" screen, 201 g
Aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Gorilla Glass 5

Last test: Sep 27, 2018
Versus: iPhone XS Max
Result: Win

10

LG V30

6.0" screen, 158 g
Aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Gorilla Glass 5

Last test: Oct 26, 2017
Versus: Galaxy Note 8
Result: Win

11

Note 8

6.3" screen, 195 g
Aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Gorilla Glass 5

Last test: Oct 26, 2017
Versus: LG V30
Result: Loss

12

iPhone XS Max

6.5" screen, 208 g
Stainless steel frame
Glass front/back, Unspecified glass

Last test: Mar 29, 2019
Versus: Galaxy S10+
Result: Win

13

iPhone 8 Plus

5.5" screen, 202 g
7000 series aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Unspecified glass

Last test: Nov 3, 2017
Versus: iPhone X
Result: Loss

14

Galaxy S10+

6.4" screen, 175 g
7000 series aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Gorilla Glass 6/5

Last test: Mar 29, 2019
Versus: iPhone XS Max
Result: Loss

15

Pixel 2 XL

6.0" screen, 175 g
Painted aluminum frame
Glass front, metal/glass back

Last test: Oct 21, 2017
Versus: iPhone 8 Plus
Result: Win

16

OnePlus 5

5.5" screen, 153 g
Aluminum frame
Glass front, metal back

Last test: Aug 17, 2017
Versus: iPhone 7
Result: Win

17

iPhone 7

4.7" screen, 138 g
7000 series aluminum frame
Glass front, metal back

Last test: Aug 17, 2017
Versus: OnePlus 5
Result: Loss

18

iPhone 7 Plus

5.5" screen, 188 g
7000 series aluminum frame
Glass front, metal back

Last test: Sep 20, 2016
Versus: Galaxy Note 7
Result: Win

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