In a recent drop test, the iPhone XS Max proved to be tougher than the Samsung' Galaxy S10+ and won by a considerable margin. Having said that, both phones were not as break-resistant as much we hoped them to do however the iPhone XS Max proved to be tougher.
Apple generally does not reveal what it uses at the exterior of the XS Max whereas Samsung uses Corning's new Gorilla Glass 6 at the front of the S10+.
The test was carried out by YouTube channel PhoneBuff where a machine was used to let the two devices fall from a height of 1 meter. Both devices were dropped onto their corners, front and back. If any of the smartphones are still functional, they are then dropped from a height of 1.5 meters for about 10 more times.Results
The back of both smartphones broke but the Galaxy S10+'s back showed more damage than the iPhone XS Max. It won the first round where the iPhone XS Max could withstand more damage. When it came to corners, both devices did not experience any damage and was called a tie.
When dropped on the front, the iPhone XS Max suffered damage only on one particular quadrant of the screen whereas the Galaxy S10+ didn't perform too well. The in-display fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S10+ also stopped working whereas the FaceID remained unaffected. The iPhone won this round as well.
PhoneBuff gave the overall win to the iPhone, with a score of 36. The S10+ pulled in a 34. If you would like to see the video for yourself, take a look below: