The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max come with Apple’s custom-made ceramic screen from Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning. And the back is made up of what the company calls double ion glass. YouTuber PhoneBuff ran a detailed drop test to see how the iPhone 14 Pro Max compares to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
It was in the iPhone 12 line that Apple first introduced the ceramic screen protector, which continues on the 14 Pro Max. It also has a stainless steel frame. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 Ultra uses Gorilla Glass Victus+ for the front and back, as well as an Armor aluminum alloy frame.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is slightly heavier (240g) than the S22 Ultra (228g).
A new test from PhoneBuff allows both phones to fall from behind, into a corner, and face down cinder blocks. And then a bonus round with phones falling on steel.
In the first round, the S22 Ultra was ahead of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the latter having a badly broken glass on the back. For the round one, two fixtures tied to the angular drop.
In the third round, Apple came out on top. While the face drop shattered the screens of both devices, the damage to the iPhone 14 Pro Max was more limited and Face ID continued to work while Samsung’s fingerprint reader was broken.
After the bonus round, PhoneBuff called this drop test battle a tie. Watch full video:
iPhone 14 Pro Max drop test
What do you think? Did the iPhone 14 Pro Max handle drops as well as you expected? Was it ineffective? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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