Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, is now available to everyone, and it’s one of the best phones of the year. It comes equipped with the powerful new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip for Galaxy, a 200MP main camera, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the front and back of the device (meaning great durability).
But there’s another question: how does Gorilla Glass Victus 2 hold up against Apple’s Ceramic Shield on the iPhone 14 Pro Max? YouTuber PhoneBuff did a drop test to find that very answer.
In the video, PhoneBuff points out that the iPhone 14 Pro Max has some advantages in terms of durability due to its stainless steel frame and flat edges. The S23 Ultra, on the other hand, has rounded edges with an aluminum frame.
But again, the S23 Ultra has the latest and greatest from Corning in the form of Gorilla Glass Victus 2, both on the front and rear of the device. The ceramic shield on the iPhone 14 Pro Max is on the front glass only, while the back glass uses dual ion exchange glass, which isn’t as durable.
In the video, the Galaxy S23 Ultra wins the first round. However, the iPhone fared better in the second and third tests. But the S23 Ultra finished in better shape in the fourth and final round. By the end of the video, both phones were mostly fully functional, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra came out on top as the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 suffered less overall damage than the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Honestly, I’m the type of person who would never use a simple phone because I’m clumsy, and I know I’ll drop it because I have butter fingers. The only way to ensure that your S23 Ultra or iPhone 14 Pro Max doesn’t get cracked or damaged is to put it in a good case. Lucky for you, there are plenty of cases for the Galaxy S23 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max.