Samsung Galaxy S23+ drop tested
Last week we saw the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra take a beating PBKReviews drop and durability tests. To no one’s surprise, the S23 Ultra broke on the first drop from waist height. It was thought that the curved screen of the S23 Ultra could be to blame for it shattering so easily, and there was a hint of hope that the S23+, which has a flat glass screen, may fare better.
Samsung Galaxy S23+
It didn’t quite turn out that way. Although the S23 Ultra uses Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the front and back of the device, the S23+ is equipped with the same type of glass. Despite the flat display and the latest iteration of Gorilla Glass, the S23+ suffered the same fate of failing the drop test in the first round.
The cracks on the flat glass panels of the S23+ were significantly smaller than those on the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s curved panels. In both cases, the touchscreen continued to display content and accept touch input without issue — well, except for the broken glass.
As is the case with most modern smartphone glass sandwiches, they are likely to break if dropped from waist height. In case you missed it, our Samsung Galaxy S23+ ( review ) and S23 Ultra ( review ) reviews are already live.