iPhone XS Undergoes Durability Test – Scratch, Burn and Bend Tested

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 28 Sep 2018

iPhone XS Max Bend Test

We have already seen the iPhone XS Max being torn down, drop tested, and compared to other flagship Android devices out there. Now, let’s see just how durable the phone is. Apple has come a long way since its #bendgate days of the iPhone 6 Plus, with the iPhone XS Max featuring a stainless steel chassis and the most durable smartphone glass ever.

As a durability test done by YouTuber JerryRigEverything shows, the iPhone XS Max has the same hardness level on the Mohs scale as previous iPhones. This also means that it scratches at around the same hardness as older iPhones. Here’s hoping the durable glass shows its worth when one drops their $1,000 smartphone. As for the stainless chassis, it is extremely durable, though there should be no surprise in this regard.

Despite Apple claiming that it uses a sapphire crystal lens on the iPhone XS rear camera setup, the camera lens scratches at a Mohs hardness level 7 similar to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. This means that Apple is not using a pure sapphire crystal lens on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, something which it has been doing since the iPhone 6 days.

In the burn test, the iPhone XS Max display survived for over a minute which is definitely impressive.

Finally, in the ultimate bend test, the iPhone XS Max despite its sheer size and heft did not bend all thanks to its premium and strong stainless steel chassis.