“The bigger they are, the harder they fall” has never been truer than with the latest generation of bezel-free, all-glass phablets.
The results, as one would suspect, were not pretty. Both handsets (as well as an unfortunate iPhone 8 thrown in for good measure) suffered shattered screens and missing chunks of glass — the engineering trade-off for wireless charging, which can’t be performed through aluminum hulls.
The contest between the two category leaders came down to degree of damage, with Apple’s “aerospace-grade” metal band sparing the iPhones from complete disaster. The Note8, in contrast, was rendered totally inoperable, and its multiple, fragile inner cables made for a tougher repair, Square Trade said.
Check out the outcome yourself: