HTC One found to be just as durable as the all-plastic Moto X
Following the announcement by HTC that it will start offering free broken screen replacements, the folks at SquareTrade decided to take a complete look at durability on HTC's most recent devices. Going through a testing system that looks at the physical aspects of a phone, how easy it is to hold and how well it survives a drop test (as much as we dislike those), SquareTrade ranked the HTC One, One Max, Moto X and Galaxy S4 against each other.
Despite its large size, ample glass and aluminum construction, the HTC One came out on top — tied with the plastic-bodied Moto X — with a "breakability score" of just 4.5 on a scale of 10. The One Max, because of its larger size, came out with a 5.5. The HTC One received high marks for its front panel construction, grip-ability, water resistance and slide and drop tests. The screen is well-protected by the ample metal bezels, and actually performed surprisingly well when being dunked in water.
You can see the full results of the testing for all four phones, including a video showing the test methods for the HTC One, after the break.