Wondering how durable your new iPhone 5 is and whether its screen is easy to crack from accidental drops? Repair site iFixYouri has put the just released iPhone 5 to the test by scratching its 4″ screen with a razon blade and keys, as well as dropping it from varying heights. Judging from the video, it appears that the front glass is even more scratch resistant than before, and the screen didn’t break from multiple falls (until it was basically thrown on the ground).
This phone is by far the most durable iPhone we have seen. The strengthened new gorilla glass, paired with the light design is definitely beneficial to the iPhone being able to survive your average drop.
Mind you, reviews online like Pocket Lint’s have already pointed that the edges of the iPhone 5 (particularly the Black/Slate one) is susceptible to scuffing. Even new owners have noticed this issue from the get go. Needless to say, if you’re worried about scratches and scuffs on your iPhone 5, either handle with extreme care or slap on a protective case ASAP.