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    Essential Phone's ceramic back gets drop tested
    Zack of the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel has given the Essential Phone's premium construction a run for the money with a drop test, demonstrating the strength of the ceramic but the fragility of the screen.
     
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    Leo Laporte has manage to crack his already.. sounds like they have problems with the manufacturing process :(
     
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    Kind of surprised to see the screen crack before the ceramic back did. It's unfortunate that a phone build so solidly doesn't really seem to matter in the end.
     
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    Glass breaks. Regardless of what Corning's marketing says, land wrong and Gorilla Glass 5 (which they are all using) will crack or shatter. Your design may increase the chance of a bad landing (e.g. the S8 series), but with any device it's a matter of luck how many drops it survives. And because it depends so much on exactly how the device lands I regard drop tests as anecdotes rather than data.

    As for the ceramic, there are different types of ceramic, and I'd not be surprised if being stuck to the underframe gives a bit of extra resilience as well. It's not the same design (and possibly not the same ceramic) as last year's ceramic-framed Mi Mix used.

    Though this isn't the only test to find the ceramic back tougher than the screen. I gather that CNET did manage to crack the ceramic on theirs - by using it as a hammer. ;)
     
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    Rather worryingly though... The crack in Leo Laporte's device was the ceramic, not the screen ...
     

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