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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 12 Pro Max durability tests (video)


Flagship smartphones from leading manufacturersApple and Samsung have been repeatedly tested by enthusiasts and experts for the durability and resistance of cases to mechanical shock and scratches. Now the authors of the YouTube channel EverythingApplePro have decided to bring together the top devices of competitors in a face-to-face fight. The flagship Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra was opposed by the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Recall that the iPhone 12 Pro Max screen is protectedCeramic Shield glass from Corning, which is interspersed with ceramic monocrystals. According to Apple, the ceramic coating provides four times the screen life of a standard protective coating. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has Gorilla Glass Victus, which is considered the most durable coating created by the same Corning company.

During the first stages of testing, the flagshipsmartphones with today's top-end protection survived without problems a fall onto a concrete floor from a height of a belt and human growth. The exception was the Galaxy S21 Ultra's camera lens that flew off when dropped. However, the screens were not damaged.


Expert of the EverythingApplePro channel Philip Coydecided to test smartphones for durability when dropped from a height much higher than human height - about 3 meters. To do this, the blogger had to use a stepladder. Falling Galaxy S21 Ultra on an edge did not cause any damage. Its competitor in the first test landed unsuccessfully on the back cover, which was covered with a web of cracks. However, the displays of both models did not lose their functionality and did not receive any visible damage.

The final test when smartphones fall onThe display caused a mesh of cracks to appear on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, crippling the sub-screen fingerprint sensor. iPhone 12 Pro Max was not damaged when dropped on the display. As a result, the blogger noted the high strength characteristics of both smartphone models and did not award victory to either device.