It’s a bad day to be a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+, everyone wants to perform drop tests on them. Square Trade is in the business of selling extended warranty, so it’s important for it to know just how breakable phones are.
The conclusion is that the Galaxy S9 is more durable than the S8 and the iPhone X. The bad news is that this still doesn’t make it tough enough to survive two falls, one is enough to crack the glass.
SQ also did a bend test and found that the S9 bent at 210 lbs of force while the taller Galaxy S9+ bent at 230 lbs.
The final scores are: S9 is a “medium risk” with a breakability score of 71, the S9+ is “medium-high” with 76.
Here are a few more numbers for comparison’s sake. The S8 duo got 76 and 77 respectively while the Galaxy Note8 is at 80, “high risk”. Late last year, the iPhone X had the dubious distinction of scoring 90 out of 100 on the breakability scale.