Your Galaxy S9 will break on the first drop, even if it’s ‘marginally stronger’ than the S8

Deemed “slightly more durable” than the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X, Samsung’s brand-new Galaxy S9 and S9+ are still extremely fragile, according to SquareTrade.

iPhone X breakability and durability tests stress the need for a protective case

Just as expected, the new glass back and all-screen design make the iPhone X a very high risk for massive damage after a single hard drop.

Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus handle drops better than the Galaxy Note 8, but still need cases

As always, it’s simply not a good idea to drop a mobile device made of glass on any side. That said, the iPhone 8 is not as fragile as the Note 8.

You probably shouldn’t count on the Galaxy S8 or S8+ resisting a single sidewalk drop

While far from surprising, the poor breakability scores of the hot new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are worrying for folks who tend to drop their phones.