What you need to know
- Third-party warranty provider SquareTrade recently tested the durability of the Samsung Galaxy S20 models.
- In its testing, SquareTrade found that the Samsung Galaxy S20 was the most prone to breaking.
- The Galaxy S20 Ultra fared best in all of its testing earning the breakability score of 70.
It should come as no surprise that phones these days are fragile, what do you expect when you sandwich components in between two slabs of glass? That's why companies such as SquareTrade exist, to provide additional warranty plans for when your phone takes that inevitable tumble onto concrete.
Not only does SquareTrade provide additional warranty coverage, but the company also enjoys putting phones through the wringer, finding out just how durable or delicate they actually are. Recently, the company put Samsung's latest Galaxy S20 series through a series of tests and awarded each one a breakability score between 0 and 100. The higher the number, the more likely it will break.
SquareTrade even uploaded a video of the testing so we can all cringe as we watch thousands of dollars go down the drain.
SquareTrade derives its breakability scores after putting each phone through a series of tests, including dropping, bending, dunking, tumbling, and repairability. The big winner was the largest and most expensive of the trio, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, with a score of 70. Not far behind it was the Galaxy S20+ with a score of 71, while the Galaxy S20 proved to be the most vulnerable to breaking with a score of 81.
SquareTrade's tests only further emphasize how fragile today's phones can be and why it's essential to secure them with proper protection. Make sure to check out our round-ups for the best cases to protect your new Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. The last thing you want to do is find a huge scratch, crack, or worse after accidentally dropping your new $1000 phone.
Yet again the Galaxy S20 Plus is the best value-for-money of the 3 phones.
Yes, if you take the camera out of the equation.
For all the money we spend on these phones, they better be more resilient going forward. If you don't have a case or insurance on your flagship phone, you are just asking for trouble. I still remember the day I saw a woman buy her new iPhone years ago. The retailer asked her if she wanted a case. She refused, then tripped over her bag and dropped her phone 5 mins afterwards, leaving a spidered crack on the back. It's insane how fragile all phones with glass backs have been. They are getting more durable, but they are still not infallible.
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