Apple''s iPhone 14 Pro Max was not unintentionally beaten in a recent drop test versus Samsung''s Galaxy S22 Ultra, and this may have new owners of Apple''s flagship phones shopping for cases.
A major flaw here is the new iPhone 14 Pro Max CVS Galaxy S22 UYltra drop test from Casetify, a YouTuber, which has been sponsored by - you guessed it. Undoubtedly, the outcome where neither phone survives is in the case maker''s best interest. Despite the fact, previous iPhones that employ the same kinds of drop apparatus, distance to ground, and battery of tests, the findings we found were disappointing but they are also a good reminder that these are metal devices wrapped in glass
PhoneBuff put an iPhone 14 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and another iPhone 14 Pro Max in a Casetifiy case, after a couple of drop tests from a distance of 1.5 meters from the ground.
PhoneBuff pushed the phones onto their backs, then placed them so they landed on one corner, and then dropped them back to the location where they landed.
The results were, to be charitable, mixed.
The back of the iPhone 14 Pro Max was destroyed in the first drop, although all the glass was still attached to the phone. Quite simply, the iPhone 14 Pro Max''s larger camera array also suffered some damage, although the cameras remain functioning properly.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra, which is similar to the iPhone, was splintered, although it didn''t look as good as the iPhone.
Both phones handled the corner drop quite well, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra''s aluminum body seemed to be somewhat more beat up than the iPhone 14 Pro Max''s steel band.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max''s screen was crushed as a result of a drop on the face or the screen of the devices. The Galaxy S22 Ultra''s screen was also significantly damaged.
A final drop from the same distance, but onto steel sent pieces of the iPhone 14 Pro Max''s back glass flying, although it remained functional. The S22 Ultra'''' display ended up with some dead pixels in one corner.
The results aren''t surprising.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra screen appeared to be flawing in that case (it was a smooth break, and I didn''t notice it immediately). The phone still performs well till today.
What''''s going on here?
While we aren''t just in drop science, we know that there are differences in the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Galaxy S22 design that might help explain some of PhoneBuff''s and even our own results.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max''s surface is reinforced with dual-ion glass. It might be similar to the Gorilla Glass Victus used on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Only one glass held up all that well in a five-and-a-half-foot drop onto concrete.
Apple''s iPhone 14 Pro Max (and the rest of the iPhone 14 line) is the ceramic Sheild, a material infused with ceramic crystals. This might be because of the Ceramic Shield during PhoneBuff''s tests. Granted, the glass remains cracked, but only in one section. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Gorilla Glass Victus-covered display caused further damage.
This is a trial of the iPhone 14 Pro Max (and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra) conducted by a case manufacturer. On the other hand, if you just paid $1,099 / 1,199 / AU$1,899 or more for an iPhone 14 Pro Max, it''d not be beneficial to make a case.
Here''s how to start by looking at this list of iPhone 14 Pro cases.