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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 12 Pro

6.1" screen, 189 g
Stainless steel frame
Ceramic Shield, Unspecified back

Last test: Oct 25, 2020
Versus: iPhone 12
Result: Win

T1

12 Pro Max

6.7" screen, 228 g
Stainless steel frame
Ceramic Shield, Unspecified back

Last test: Nov 20, 2020
Versus: Note 20 Ultra
Result: Win

T2

Note 20

6.7" screen, 194 g
Unspecified frame
Gorilla Glass 5, polycarbonate back

Last test: Sep, 2020
Versus: Note 20 Ultra
Result: Win

T2

iPhone 12

6.1" screen, 164 g
Aluminum frame
Ceramic Shield, Unspecified back

Last test: Oct 25, 2020
Versus: iPhone 12 Pro
Result: Loss

5

Note 20 Ultra

6.9" screen, 208 g
Unspecified aluminum frame
Glass front/back, Gorilla Glass Victus

Last test: Nov 20, 2020
Versus: iPhone 12 Pro Max
Result: Loss

T6

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

T6

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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

14

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

15

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

16

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

17

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

18

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

19

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

20

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

21

OnePlus 5

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

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

22

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

23

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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