The launch of the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have brought with them a great controversy about whether it is really worth changing your current device for any of these models. And it is something logical, since it goes without saying the points on which it is similar to the smartphones presented by Apple in 2020.
For this reason, we’ll be sharing the all new iPhone 13 Pro Max durability test to see how it competes with the iPhone 12 Pro Max. These tests were conducted by top YouTuber JerryRigEverything.
How tough is the iPhone 13 Pro Max?
The scratch test started with the screen and we see the YouTuber mark the device screen with numbers 2-10 to show the different levels of scratch resistance. Remember on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple decided to use a super retina XDR screen with ProMotion and a ceramic shield that does not show major scratches after sliding the tool on level 6 and 7. Here, however, it is evident that this material is an interesting improvement compared to the normal tempered glass of other devices.
Unlike the 2020 model, those from Cupertino giant have brought the iPhone 13 Pro Max with a smaller notch and the speaker slot with microphone a little more upwards, the latter being next to the frame of the terminal; thanks to this, disassembling it will be easier. After this, he refers to the protection of the sides, which is made of stainless steel, which is a more resistant material than aluminium.
He then does the same when testing the buttons located on the sides of the smartphone, concluding that the scratching sound is different and reflects greater protection. It has also not passed up the level of water resistance, revealing that the mobile had been tested for 30 minutes at a depth of 6 meters, 4 times more than the depth used to test other phones.
For its part, the Class A finish that has the textured rear glass not only looks elegant, as it also enjoys good protection next to the camera lenses. As stated by Apple on its official website, the cameras have a sapphire glass lens cover, but the YouTuber himself has proven that it can hardly be called sapphire, plus it is not pure because it does not have the protective properties… another drawback that adds to the criticism regarding the lack of innovation.
Finally, and perhaps one of the most important parts of the video, is that when performing the fire test for several seconds (more than it usually does), the iPhone 13 Pro Max did not suffer screen damage by not placing any black pixels.
Lastly, the YouTuber did a bend test and even after applying quite a bit of force, the iPhone 13 Pro Max didn’t suffer any damage, which further elevates the device protection. The iPhone 13 Pro Max does live up the expectations, however, is all this enough to swap the iPhone 12 Pro Max or another handset for the 13 Pro Max?