Apple’s newly launched iPhone 15 Pro series has been making waves with its titanium build and USB Type-C port. However, a recent drop test conducted by popular YouTuber PhoneBuff has revealed an unexpected flaw in the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s titanium body.
In the drop test, the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s titanium frame failed to provide the extra strength that was expected. Surprisingly, it was outperformed by Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra, which features an aluminum frame and proved to be more durable in the test.
While the iPhone’s titanium frame managed to remain undamaged in some tests, its glass back shattered upon impact. On the other hand, the Galaxy S23 Ultra only suffered smaller cracks on its corners. Both phones experienced significant screen cracks when dropped face down, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra fared slightly worse due to its curved screen.
Despite Apple’s use of titanium in the iPhone 15 Pro series, it seems that the Galaxy S23 Ultra has emerged as the winner in terms of durability in this particular drop test. This result raises questions about the actual benefits of Apple’s implementation of the titanium build.
Interestingly, rumors are circulating that the upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra will feature a titanium body, which is expected to offer improved strength compared to its predecessor. This will undoubtedly spark interest among consumers, who are eager to see if the rumored titanium frame provides stronger protection compared to the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
It is worth noting that Apple’s decision to use titanium in the iPhone 15 Pro series was primarily to reduce weight rather than to enhance durability. However, the drop test results highlight the importance of considering real-world usage scenarios when implementing new materials in flagship smartphones.
As consumers eagerly await the release of the Galaxy S24 Ultra, they will be keeping a close eye on whether Samsung’s rumored titanium frame will offer superior protection compared to the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Only time will tell if the Galaxy S24 Ultra will set a new standard for durability in the smartphone industry.