iPhone Xs MAX Durability Test – How weak is the big iPhone?

iPhone Xs MAX Durability Test – How weak is the big iPhone?


The brand new iPhone Xs Max. Apple’s latest attempt at selling the same
thing over and over again, is here…this time with a couple new backgrounds, and a
slightly larger screen size. Is it worth your money? I’ve systematically durability tested about
100 different flagship phones over the past few years, and it’s time to see if Apple’s
gold Xs Max is durable. Let’s get started. [Intro] So far, things look pretty much the same,
just a larger iPhone X, which is cool. Screen real-estate is important. Inside the box we get our usual lightning
port headphones, and a short lightning to USB charging cable. But this time around, Apple has decided not
to include any dongles in the box. Why though? It’s pretty simple actually. When comparing 2 dongles side by side, if
I wanted to bulk manufacture a USB-C headphone dongle, it would cost me about $0.39 each
– super cheap. It would be pretty safe to assume that the
Apple dongle costs about the same, since they have the same materials and do basically the
same thing…but, it doesn’t. Apple gets massive royalties from third party
manufacturers because their lightning port is proprietary. So, why would Apple include a $0.30 accessory
in the box when they can bleed a $5 royalty out of you later…even if you don’t buy from
Apple directly? Last year, Apple sold over 2 million iPhones. That’s a lot of potential dongle sales. The reason Apple removed all the ports from
their phones and laptops is because the 23 different dongles they sell on their website
are basically pure profit, and everyone still needs to buy them. Apple claimed that the iPhone Xs has the most
durable glass ever in a smartphone. Let’s see if the scratch resistance has changed
at all. It’s pretty safe to assume that glass is glass,
and glass breaks. My Mohs scale of hardness will let us know
how scratchable it is. We’ve seen plastic phone screens scratch at
a level 3. Glass phones would start scratching at a level
6. And sapphire crystal displays start scratching
at a level 9. No surprises here when the glass starts scratching
at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7. It’s important not to trust Apple’s marketing
jargon. This new iPhone screen will scratch just as
easy as your last iPhone. Grab a screen protector. There is a thin layer of plastic between the
glass and the metal frame of the phone, which is a nice little impact absorption layer. I’ll do a drop test later, but glass is glass,
so I’m pretty sure we all know how that video’s going to end up. There’s no home button or fingerprint scanner
on the phone this time around. The front facing 7 megapixel camera and face
ID are both protected by the same front glass. The earpiece grille is made from metal and
it’s not going anywhere. It’s pretty secure and won’t fall out on it’s
own. One thing I am a huge fan of is Apple’s stainless
steel frame. Gold coloring might not be your thing of course,
but the weight of stainless steel and the durability that comes with it is impressive. Stainless is harder than aluminum and more
difficult to scratch. It can still get scratched of course, but
the sound, and the damage inflicted will be less on a steel iPhone than an aluminum iPhone…which
is a good thing. Apple has included a dual SIM card tray with
a little rubber ring around the top to keep water out for that ip68 rating. Still no expandable memory slot, but Apple’s
never had one, so iOS users don’t know what they’re missing. The buttons are also made from metal and can’t
be removed from the frame. Stainless steel also conducts less heat than
aluminum, so it’ll usually feel cold to the touch every time you grab it. It’s good for that premium external feel,
but bad for the internal processor heat dissipation. I’m still a huge fan of the mute switch. I feel like every phone needs one of these. The volume buttons are also made from metal. Down at the bottom of the phone we still have
no headphone jack. Apple owns both wireless AirPods and Beats,
so of course they would prefer if you went wireless. Apple kind of creates a problem and then charges
you for the solution…incredibly good business plan, but bad news for your wallet. Apple didn’t become the first trillion dollar
company by being generous. Speaking of lack of generosity, if you crack
the back glass on your iPhone Xs Max, it will cost a whopping $599 to replace. That risk, for something as fragile as glass,
makes Apple’s glass phones the most cosmetically fragile and delicate pieces of technology
on the planet. A replacement back glass for a Samsung phone
is around $30 – huge difference. If you’ve already given Apple all of your
money, I’d dbrand the phone with a case. No reason to give them free advertising as
well. Now for my favorite part…Apple says they’re
all about those premium materials, which is great, and for the most part they do a pretty
good job. But Apple is still bragging on their website
about using sapphire crystal on their camera lens to protect the dual 12 megapixel cameras. Sapphire crystal would be extraordinary if
it was pure sapphire Remember, glass scratches at a level 6. Sapphire should resist scratching until a
level 8 or 9, just shy of diamonds at a level 10. Apple’s impure sapphire, as you can see, starts
scratching at a level 6, the same as glass. This Tissot watch though, built with a pure
sapphire face, does not scratch at a level 6. Back to the iPhone Xs Max camera lens, we
see more scratching with a level 7 pick. Also in line with what glass would be doing. The sapphire Tissot though, is still scratch
proof, even at that same level 7. On the Max camera lens using a level 8 pick
where sapphire should start scratching, we see another mark. Taking that same level 8 pick back to the
Tissot, we finally see some face scratching. In my opinion, if Apple’s impure sapphire
isn’t doing what sapphire is expected to do, they shouldn’t be calling it “sapphire”. Let me know what you think in the comments. At least the Tissot watches are always consistent. As long as Apple keeps using their inferior
sapphire, I’ll keep buying more watches to show what premium actually looks like. Now for the burn test. Apple’s a pretty fascinating company to watch. They get away with making beautiful, yet cosmetically
fragile and super expensive to repair smartphones, where you have to buy back basic functionality
like some EA Game Loot Box. You’re like, ‘Whoa, Jerry, tell us how you
really feel.’ Alright. I will. It’s like Tim Cook walked on stage with a
fully functional Galaxy Note 9, snapped his Thanos fingers to remove half of the cool
features, raised the price, and we got left with an iPhone Xs Max. Maybe next year Apple will start leading an
innovation again, but I’m not getting my hopes up. There are better profit margins with dongles. The 6.5 inch super retina display lasted over
a minute on my burn test, which is pretty cool – just like the Galaxy S8 a few years
ago. And now for the bend test. Every phone is not created equally. Some snap in half and end up on my Shelf of
Shame. Apple has done an incredibly good job of making
structurally sound phones the last couple of years. And as much as I would like to see this phone
snap in half…it does not. Apple has once again constructed an incredibly
solid and structurally sound device…unless you end up cracking the back glass of course. That extra $600 charge will test anyone’s
sanity, so be ready. The iPhone Xs Max passes my durability test. But, is it the cure to unhappiness? Probably not. I’d say skip this one and spend your extra
cash on memories and experiences. Your current phone is probably fine, and it’s
not worth the marginal upgrade. I do have an extra Xs Max though, and I definitely
don’t want it for myself. I’ll give it away over on my Twitter, so come
hang out with me over there. You can slap a skin on it and pretend it’s
an Android. Or just sell it to a poor soul who doesn’t
know better things are out there, and keep the money for yourself. Hit that subscribe button. Thanks a ton for watching, and I’ll see you
around.

100 thoughts on “iPhone Xs MAX Durability Test – How weak is the big iPhone?

  1. I would appreciate if Apple included a case for free because of their glass being so fragile like real glass.

  2. Pls try on vivo s1

  3. This makes me angry just use the damn phone or give it away

  4. Damn I’ve been keeping my iPhone XS Max with no case or screen protector in a drawer with exacto knives, tweezers, box cutters, and lit lighters..I’m glad I watched this video before it was to late…

  5. I feel like I need to make a channel pointing out how insanely ignorant people are in the way they act on social media..

  6. It pains me every time a look at it

  7. It pains me every time a look at it

  8. Give away pls thanks <3

  9. Glad I'm not the only one who think Apple aren't worth the money.

  10. This is how many times he said dongle
    I
    I
    I
    I

  11. esse cara tem problema kkkk. eu querendo comprar um celular e nao posso por falta de grana. já esse aí tem e quebra. se nao quer, doa pra mim pow 😥

  12. So unsatisfying I’m withering within

  13. 21k dislike from apple fans iguess

  14. Just sayin, the note 10.

  15. Apple 1000$
    The Phone 10$

  16. The only reason why I want the iPhone XS is because the camera shape but I have a xr 😩

  17. Do u fucking know THAT ITS NOT PRONOUNCED XS BUT 10S??!!?!!!!

  18. Hmhm…. Do u fucking think that somebody will scratch his phone with a knife!!???? And fuck you iOS is better!!

  19. It is fucking sapphire camera!!!! It’s just a cheaper sapphire if IT WOULD BE FUCKING EXPENSIVE LIKE ON THAT WATCH THEN THE IPHONE WOULD COST 2000!!! DO U WANT THAT??

  20. You’re the worst the most hateful youtober….. I will never come back to this channel can u just stop, criticizing Apple?! Anyway fuck you.

  21. Super

  22. So many android users, or maybe just hacked phones since android basically lets anything into the play store.

  23. The likes are team Android (mostly samsung)
    The dislikes are no headphone Jack team (apple)

  24. The only phone I didn't feel sad for being destroyed

  25. god man, you hate on iphones so much. I'd rather not use a buggy and slow OS where the manufacturers throttle the phone down to an unusable speed after 2 years.

  26. I have always tried educate iphone users about how shitty their products are… they all think since they buy a 1000+ phone then it is worth 1000+

  27. I have still no idea why anyone buys Apple.

  28. Well somebody needs to defend Apple so here i go.
    The iPhone XS Max is really big and the screen is extremely sharp the processor as always is just top notch.
    And most durable glass means not it doesn’t scratch glass always scratches.
    Saphire Crystal i get your point but it’s just a lot stronger than other camera lenses I managed to break the lenses of my S 8 by putting a glass on it…
    Well the conclusion if you wear a case it is extremely hard to break your iPhone still always put a screen protector on it you pay
    around 75€ for case and screen protector from apple.

    So it is not better than an Android but it is faster more luxurious and cleaner i mean
    you don’t buy Gucci for usability right ?

    But yeah they are needles to say extremely expensive but that is what apple is.
    I mean Lamborghini doesn’t give fair prices on their luxury cars so why should apple and all the other premium company’s.

  29. 2019 anyone?

  30. Give some money to poor people

  31. Please give me this phone in this condition please

  32. Mogor

  33. I wonder if someone could find out if the even use sapphire in the glass or if its just plain glass

  34. My phone see his little brother

  35. This guy obviously displays clear bias and Apple dislike in this video, but I will say one thing. I was the exact same way until I got this phone. I'm a custom PC builder, and had a Galaxy S8. The Galaxy was great, but it's time had come. It was a little beat up and I wanted a larger screen. I could have went with the s10, but I wanted to change it up. As much as I didn't approve of Apple's cheap tactics of not including convienant hardware, I liked certain features of the Xs max – the screen, style, A12 cpu and gpu, artsy fartsy modes, etc. So, I found one brand new for an unheard of price of $800. For that price it was a no brainer.,All I can say is I can't vouch for Apple's other products, and probably wouldn't buy them. I'd take a custom gaming PC over a 5k Mac Pro any day. But for the Xs max? The thing is beautiful, the benchmarks speak for themselves, and CPU and GPU crank. If you can find a deal on it, I would say go for it.

  36. Your crazy

  37. Gitu lah bang… Menggunakan bahasa = Indonesia

  38. I had an android and theyre not that bad but the fact that he has all these reasons to call out how iphones really r i respect that👌

  39. Don't give me that, I need a new phone and you breaking an iPhone

  40. Systematically test.
    yoU mEaN sySteMaticAllY dEsTroy riGhT

  41. Why am I not seeing any deeper grooves comments?

  42. Every time new iPhones release, tissot also gets a lot of profit.

  43. iPhones are overrated , overpriced

  44. "That's what premium product looks like"

    OOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  45. He really hates Apple. Trust me. Watch his other iPhone videos 🤣🤣🤣

  46. Noooo 🙁 you can give it to me 😂😂😂

  47. I wont do that to my buddy redmi note7

  48. 2:28 crack at the left side???

  49. I can't see you destroy my dream phone. If you have so much money why don't you give me one…..

  50. my prediction iphones xr 349 up this year

  51. Can u give any phone gift for me

  52. Please give me I phone X please please please

  53. Mamun Fokir
    Facebook I'd

  54. I cried when you scratch the tissot

  55. If they say they're using sapphire, that's true, actually. But if you look very closely, it says made in China.

  56. 0:46 why though why no good memes???

  57. 21 k apple fan noobs

  58. Comment if you ever see a comment and say….how did I not think of that

  59. Apple is so cheap

  60. The truth is that I want to give my opinion about your channel and for me, like all the channels that are dedicated to the same shit as yours, I don't see any objective because no cell phones are going to resist blows or impacts, they are only made to fulfill their functions is that what I'm going to tell you not to be like a fool looking for subscribers or like people who are as ignorant as you as if the cell phones were made of steel excuse me but don't be a fool

  61. Brutal honesty on these videos.

  62. Ha!! I will keep my headphone jack and bank the test of my cash lol. Very happy with my Samsung Galaxy S9!! Good durability test. Keep up the good work Zak!!

  63. 안쓸거면 나줘!!

  64. Android : releases phone with some innovative features

    Apple : hold my IPad

  65. Friend : uses an IPhone

    Me : has a laptop, phone, and tablet that is in total the same price as an IPhone

  66. I can buy 7 same models of my phone, instead of buying just one Iphone for the sake of flexing it

  67. This is just embarrassing….no bend no burn problem…. it was unbreakable on your drop test and the phone performs flawlessly….yet you continue to rate lesser phones higher because of the company behind the phone,
    Jerry it’s ok to not like apple but for fuck sake give the phones a fair review….

  68. not how strong, how weak 😂😂😂
    you can tell this guy is an android user just by the title

  69. Jerry: Praising or Dissing IPhones while trying to destroy the phone as fast as possible

  70. I seriously disappointed with this cause some people want this phone and y’all Rich people be testing their durability

  71. Uggh when he scratched that watch

  72. gives me anxiety u and that razor be careful

  73. Im a big fan of samsung and i will always be and love my samsung f*** iphone

  74. have you had to replace the blade on that razor

  75. apple is sooo cheat

  76. After seeing a lot of .. "nice" comments i can say only one thing ….

    Apple Community = Porsche Community

  77. Give me the iphone x

  78. Jerry: "Can I borrow your phone?"
    Me: "Sure."
    Jerry: "…scratches at a level 6, with deeper grooves at a level 7."

  79. this phone deserve the test.

  80. Oddly satisfying

  81. I really need that phone

  82. My mom when she wants to test how durable your phone is.

  83. If u don't need than give me

  84. NOT THE WATCH!!!!!!!

  85. This kills me insides

  86. Zack: And as much as I would like to see this phone snapped in half…
    Me: YEEEAA…
    Zack: … It does not.
    Me: Oooohhhhhh

  87. 😂😂😂 You can slap a screen on it & think it's an Android, or sell it to someone who doesn't know better things are out there 🤣🤣🤣

  88. Plsssss do durability test for samsung note 10

  89. por q lo hace

  90. Samsung trash

  91. WTF i hope to have this phone in the same time this man destroy it 🤦‍♂️💔

  92. No entiendo un carajo 😂

  93. Wathefuck mean????? :0

  94. Pelao

  95. >Maybe next year Apple will start leading an innovation again
    It started, if you consider packing computers in a grater, as an innovation

  96. I have no money for such a iPhone

  97. Nope but they did become the first trillion dollar company cause of Microsoft

  98. Well give you the cigarette to charge you for the match.

  99. fuck u fam

  100. BOY,
    YOU HATE APPLE

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