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ABOUT THE TEST

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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.

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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

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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

14

OnePlus 5

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

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

15

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

16

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