Phil & Mel In The Afternoon

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I recently had to take my iPhone in for service. Miraculously, it wasn’t for a cracked screen. I did that last year. This time, my visit to the Apple Store was for a battery replacement. But I also picked up a protective case for my smartphone to help avoid any more repairs.

If you’re going to be hitting the Memorial Day Weekend sales in search of a new smartphone, and you’re as prone to “device droppage” as I am, you might want to check out this list of the toughest smartphones from tech review site Tom’s Guide. Their researchers┬átested twelve of the leading smartphones with multiple drops over both wood and concrete floors from heights of four and six feet. These are the phones (with scores out of 10) that are most likely to survive your fumbling fingers:

  1. Motorola Moto Z2 Force (8.5)
  2. LG X Venture (6.6)
  3. Apple iPhone X (6.2)
  4. LG V30 (6.0)
  5. Samsung Galaxy S9 (6.0)
  6. Motorola Moto G5 Plus (5.1)
  7. Apple iPhone 8 (4.9)
  8. Google Pixel 2 XL (4.3)
  9. Huawei Mate 10 Pro (4.3)
  10. OnePlus 5T (4.3)
  11. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (4.3)
  12. Apple iPhone SE (3.9)