The Google Pixel 4 XL and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 have just been voted the most fragile smartphones of the year 2019 by Jerry Rig Everything. As the YouTuber reminds us, they are one of the rare phones on the market not to have survived the traditional bend test. Among the good students in this ranking, the videographer, on the other hand, highlights Google’s Pixel 3a.
Pixel 4 XL and Redmi Note 7 are the most fragile smartphones of 2019
Jerry Rig Everything has unveiled the ranking of the most resistant and easiest to repair smartphones of the past year. This year, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 is the most fragile smartphone.
During his test, Jerry Rig Everything managed to fold the device with his bare hands. Same story on the side of the Pixel 4 XL, which takes second place in this sad record. During the folding test, the glass back of the smartphone completely split.
Unsurprisingly, Jerry Rig Everything also regrets the fragility of the Royole Flexpai. Which is the first foldable smartphone on the market. In addition to the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the OnePlus 7T (which also failed the bend test). These days, there are few smartphones that do not survive this test.
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The Pixel 3a is the most durable smartphone of the year
Google nevertheless manages to top the list of the most resistant phones with Pixel 3a. It’s a mid-range smartphone launched in May 2019. According to JerryRigEverything, the Pixel 3a is distinguished both by its robustness (it passed the torture test) and the ease with which it can be repaired. It only takes a few minutes to disassemble the smartphone and replace certain components, including the screen.
JerryRigEverything, on the other hand, pins the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max among the least durable smartphones. The Youtuber particularly regrets the very high cost of the repair. Last year, he was already pinning the iPhone XS for similar reasons. Finally, he really appreciated the Samsung Galaxy A80 for the very successful look of its internal components. What do you think of this ranking? We await your opinion in the comments.