Apple highlighted using Ceramic Defend cowl glass on the iPhone 12 collection which it claimed supply 4x higher drop efficiency. With the iPhone 12 now up on the market, Apple’s claims have now been put to check.
YouTube channel MobileReviewsEh used a drive meter to check the sturdiness of the iPhone 12’s cowl glass and in contrast it to the iPhone 11 from final 12 months as properly. The drive meter measures the strain utilized in Newtons. The iPhone 11’s cowl glass cracked when 352 newtons of strain was utilized to it. As compared, the Ceramic Defend of the iPhone 12 cracked at 443 Newtons. That’s a notable enchancment and positively confirms the iPhone 12’s display is certainly extra sturdy than earlier iPhones.
Within the scratch check, cash, knife, and keys couldn’t scratch the Ceramic Defend glass which is typical of the strengthened glass utilized in smartphones. The iPhone 12’s show scratched at stage 7 on the Mohs hardness check, whereas the iPhone 11 scratched simply at stage 6.
YouTuber AppleEverythingPro has additionally completed a drop check on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional to check the toughness of the glass. Each telephones survived a number of drops from the waist and head heights with none points. It was primarily the stainless-steel and aluminum chassis on each units that confirmed indicators of harm first with deformation and scuffs. It was solely after being dropped face down from a top of over 10ft that the Ceramic Defend glass on the iPhone 12 Professional cracked, whereas the iPhone 12’s survived even that.
Whereas these checks do reveal that the Ceramic Defend glass on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional is extra sturdy than the duvet glass used on earlier iPhones, it’s nonetheless advisable that one takes extraordinarily precaution in dealing with their iPhone and don’t drop it unnecessarily as it may harm different parts inside it.