Allstate Protection Plans Recently put the two largest iPhone 14 Models (iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Plus) are through break-down test to see how they stack up compared to previous models. After a series of robotic drop tests, the results show that both newer models are still subject to significant damage when dropped on the face and back, although the iPhone 14 Plus survived a fall downstairs on its aluminum side and was almost undamaged.
All four models come with faience front panels and glass back panels. The 14 and 14 Plus feature an aluminum flat side design, while the 14 Pro and Pro Max feature a stainless steel flat side design. The 14 and 14 Plus now also come with removable back plates, making them easier and less expensive to replace when damaged. This is a huge step forward for reform and something the Allstate Protection Plans team was excited to see.
The full fracture drop test video reveals:
- Sidewalk drop tests for face down: When the iPhone 14 Pro Max was dropped face down from six feet, it shattered with bullseye cracks visible on one side and through the corner. The iPhone 14 Plus also suffered from bullseye cracks on one side and across a corner as well as loose glass, making it difficult to handle with bare hands.
- Retrograde pavement drop tests: When it fell from a height of six feet, the iPhone 14 Pro Max suffered catastrophic damage. While the camera was still working, the back glass was completely shattered including pieces of missing glass around the large camera housing. The iPhone 14 Plus again suffered from cracks in the target point on one side and through the corner, as well as raised glass and damage to the camera housing.
- side staircase tests Dropped from six feet on a paved exterior tray, a tough test for any device, the iPhone 14 Pro Max suffered cracks on the back panel, squished corners, scattered buttons, and damaged camera housing. However, it works normally, and the camera still works without a problem. The iPhone 14 Plus’s flat, aerospace-grade aluminum profile design was particularly impressive, weathering down stairs with only slight scuffs in its corners.
“The iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max crashed on the first drop forward and backward, even though they were still fully functional, including the amazing new cameras. The iPhone 14 Plus is a leap forward when it comes to repairability. Both come from iPhone 14 and 14 Plus with removable back panels, making them easier and less expensive to repair. “However, the heavier iPhone 14 Pro Max is still more easily damaged when dropped,” said Jason Siciliano, Vice President and Global Creative Director, Allstate Protection Plans. And expensive to repair. That is why we always recommend owners to add a case, a screen protector and have a protection plan in mind.”
Introduced in 2013, Allstate’s Protection Plans, introduced in 2013, give consumers an independent assessment of the durability of devices and how they live up to the rigors of everyday life. They consider a device’s physical characteristics, such as size, components, and materials, that affect its repairability and performance in standardized robotic tests that simulate the most common causes of device damage.
Regardless of the make or model of a smartphone, Allstate Protection Plans recommends always using screen protectors and phone cases, in addition to having a protection plan. Please let me know if you have any questions about the results or want to speak with anyone from Allstate Protection Plans.