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drop test. Today we’ll be drop testing the iPhone XR verses the Pixel 3. I noticed something
strange when the Pixel 3 came out. All of the review units were breaking, from people
like iJustine, MKBHD, Danny, even Jonathon Morrison broke Austin Evans’ unit. And I don’t
think it’s their fault. It could just be that the Pixel 3 is weaker than it should be. But
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description. Let’s get started. [Intro] So you might remember from the previous iPhone
XS drop test that XS did really really well. It didn’t break at all. But the side rails
of the XS are made from stainless steel which is much different than aluminum. Aluminum
is softer, which could change the results of the drop test. So right here we’ll be recording in slow motion
with my transparent Pixel 3. And then over here on this side we’ll be using the Razer
Phone 2, which is also transparent. And then I’ll be preforming the drop test from relatively
realistic situations, you know, like getting up from a chair, knee height, dropping it
as it pulls out of your pocket from waist height. And then if it lasts long enough,
we’ll be doing it from a head height drop, all the way onto the concrete. Both of these phones are brand new and ready
to be drop tested. So for the first drop we’ll start from about knee height, because that’s
where if you’re sitting in a chair and your phone’s on your lap and it just slides off…that’s
where it will be. We’ll start with the iPhone first, sitting at knee height. [Music playing] So far, so good. And now we’ll do the Pixel
3 starting from knee height. [Music playing] Both phones so far looking pretty good. No
damage done to do the iPhone XR and no damage done to the Pixel 3. A little bit of scuffing
right there along the aluminum frame. Scuffing up along the top, but no cracks or anything
yet. Both phones are still working perfectly fine. Drop test number 2, this time we’ll be pulling
it out of my pocket and simulating it just slipping out of your hands. Starting with
the iPhone XR. [Music playing] And the Pixel 3. Pulling it out of my pocket.
Letting it drop. [Music playing] Check this out, no damage done to the back
glass yet. Still got those same scuffs along the bottom. No cracks along the screen yet.
Same thing goes for the iPhone XR – no damage whatsoever. A little bit of scuffing right
there along the top. Let’s go for drop number 3. We’ll do the same pocket style drop as
last time. Starting with the iPhone XR, pulling it out of my pocket. [Music playing] And then the Pixel 3. Pulling it out of my
pocket. [Music playing] So far, no damage yet. Pixel 3….oh wait…just
kidding. The Pixel 3 is the first one to get damaged right there along the corner the glass
is shattered just a little bit. Down at the bottom…still no major damage, just a little
bit…just a little bit of scuffing. No damage on the back. And no damage on the front. It
will be interesting to see which phone cracks first. This time we’ll do it from chest height by
pulling it out of my pocket and dropping it from about, you know, 4 and ½ feet or so. [Music playing] Drop number 4. Okay, we’ll go with the Pixel.
Pulling it out of my pocket at 4 and ½ feet. [Music playing] Still no damage. I’m impressed! You would
think the phones from a drop that tall…you would think there would be more damage. We’re
going to keep going until one of these is completely broken. Yeah, the Pixel 3 has a
little bit of damage up at the top, but that’s not a crack yet. Let’s do one more from chest
high. Chest high iPhone drop right here, straight
down. [Music playing] Chest high Pixel 3 drop right here, straight
down. [Music playing] Ooo, I think we might have a crack. Check
that out right there. All along the bottom, but still no damage to the screen. We’ll keep
going until one of these screens is shattered. No damage to the camera lenses. No damage
to the upper glass. One interesting thing to note, with the repair
prices for both of these phones, to repair the screen on the iPhone XR is $199. To repair
the back glass, it’s $399. Now, to repair the back glass on the Pixel 3, it’s just $100.
And to repair the screen, it’s $269 because it’s an OLED. So the screen is more expensive
on the Pixel 3, but the back is much less expensive to replace than the iPhone XR. Let’s do it from head height. Alright, we’ve
got the iPhone XR from head height. Just like if you’re talking on the phone and you accidentally
drop it. That was a bad one! [Music playing] And then we’ve got the Pixel 3, head height,
talking on the phone, accidentally dropping it. [Music playing] Not too bad. Still no damage to either one.
Let’s keep going. We’re going till a screen breaks. Iphone XR, head height. [Music playing] And then Pixel 3, head height. [Music playing] Oh boy. Pixel 3 is not having a good day.
Check this out right there the camera lens is completely shattered out of the Pixel 3.
That’s not good news. But the iPhone XR – still intact. Oh, check it out, there’s a screen
crack right there. All through the screen, all the way down. Would you rather have a
cracked screen, or a shattered camera lens? The reason I don’t do drop tests very often
is because the results are totally unpredictable. You know, it really just depends on what surface
your dropping on, how high it is, how the phone flips in the air. But it’s still interesting
to see what breaks first on which phone. With the Pixel 3, the back glass is cracked, along
with the camera lens. Both relatively inexpensive repairs. But with the iPhone XR, the front
screen cracked, which is the cheapest thing to fix, $199, but the back glass is still
intact, which is good because the repair price on the back glass of the iPhone XR is $399
through Apple directly. Let’s do one more drop for kicks and giggles from above head
height, and we’ll drop it from there. Alright, the screen-cracked iPhone XR from
above head height. We’ll do it right here. [Music playing] Oooo, oh no! The screen! And then we have
above head height – the Pixel 3. [Music playing] Oh man! Above head height – that did not
turn out well for the iPhone at all. The back glass is totally shattered all the way through,
and the screen is now completely worthless. While the Pixel 3…the screen is still totally
functional, which is good because it’s an OLED and relatively expensive to repair. And
the back glass has about the same amount of damage as before – cracks running through
the whole thing. And there we have it. I tried to keep it as
scientific as possible. But the results of this particular drop test are a completely
destroyed iPhone XR. Both the front and the back are unusable. The display is completely
non functional. And we still have a functional Pixel 3 with the cracked glass and a cracked
camera lens. So the main takeaway from this is that a case is always a good idea because
glass is glass, and glass can break. Which phone held up the best in your opinion?
Let me know down in the comments. If you have any questions, leave them down in the comments.
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