The glass backs on Apple’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus remind me of my iPhone 4 that I bought in 2010.
For the record, my iPhone 4’s glass back cracked, despite the fact that it was in a case pretty much the entire time I owned it.
Naturally, I was curious to see how well the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus’ glass backs would handle drops. After all, Apple claims the glass on both the front and backs of the new iPhone 8 phones are the “most durable ever.” Indeed, I certainly hope they’re stronger than the glass on my iPhone 4.
We don’t want to perform drop tests on our own iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus review units, so we let YouTubers do it for us.
Here’s how the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus’ glass backs fared against several drop tests:
EverythingApplePro dropped the iPhone 8 Plus from a fairly typical “pocket height” on the phone’s back, sides, and front.
The iPhone 8 Plus front and back glass survived all the pocket-height drops.