We have already seen the benchmark as well as the camera tests of the newly launched Apple smartphones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. And as expected the new iPhone did get pretty impressive scores on the tests. In fact, the new iPhones surpassed all the other flagships from different brands in terms of performance.
While Apple seems to have done a lot of tweaks and innovation behind the scenes to improve the performance of the new iPhones we just had one question in mind. Is the iPhone's new design good enough to withstand the daily rugged usage of the users?
During the time of the launch, Apple announced that the new iPhone has been developed using "super strong formula" and basically the smartphone was touted to be made of aerospace-grade aluminum, designed with a seven-layer color process featuring a 50-percent deeper strengthening layer. The iPhones further featured a glass design reinforced by steel.
But again everything Apple said would sound good on paper but how good are the new iPhones would totally depend on the everyday use case of the phone. However, that may take a long time to actually review the phone considering you have to first buy the phone and use it extensively and then provide a feedback.
In any case, thanks to Youtuber "JerryRigEverything" he is making things easier for the curious minds. He has come up with a test to find out the iPhones long-term durability for the sake of users. Basically, he has now taken an iPhone 8 through extreme torture test from scratch, burn to bend test to find out its worth.
Quite surprisingly the new Apple iPhone 8 seems to have proved its worth. First, the smartphone is put up for a scratch test and the screen or display resisted up to Level 6 scratches. The scratch test was further carried out on the home button, speaker grilles, front and rear cameras and the back glass surface. All of them suffered almost negligible damages with scratches barely visible.
The Youtuber concludes that Apple had most probably used its own property brand of Sapphire with the new iPhones. Notably, original Sapphire glass can resist damage up to Level 8. The volume rocker and the power button also resisted scratches. However, the sides of the iPhone can be scratched using a blade and paint comes off from the metal frames. But the sides are capable of resisting coins and key scratching.
After the scratch test, the Youtuber takes the iPhone 8 through the burn and bend test as well. But again, the phone passed the burn and bend test quite easily. You can see in the video above. Well, it seems that Apple has really done a good job in terms of designing the iPhone and using high-grade materials. After all, iPhones now don't come cheap and you would expect it to last for a longer time.