JerryRigEverything does not take gloves when it comes to testing the resistance of a product. He performed a battery of tests on the iPhone XR: bending, scratching, burning, falling… The conclusion is favorable to the cheapest of the 2018 Apple models.
Let’s start with the weak point of the device. According to YouTuber, Apple insisted on the presence of a layer of sapphire protecting the camera. During the tests, Jerry noticed ” severe marks ” when the lens was badly scratched. Fortunately, the video highlighted the strength of the metal frame. Unlike the XS and their stainless steel chassis, that of the XR is made of aluminum. The trials have highlighted its resistance.
The tester also noted good folding resistance. The screen straightened smoothly after the burns and it did not bend, no creases in the frame, or in the chassis. In addition, the iPhone XR obtained a good score during the combustion test. The pixels quickly recovered after 10 seconds under the flames.
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IPhone Xr durability test