The iPhone 8's Glass Back

Apple announced their new flagship devices over two weeks ago now, to much acclaim. The new and improved devices, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, are now readily available to purchase and seem to be a popular choice amongst Apple fans. The handsets have seen multiple internal upgrades from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but the talking points so far have mostly been around the new glass back, modified to enable the wireless charging feature.

Another major talking point has been the camera, which we took a closer look at after it was awarded "best smartphone camera", by camera and image quality experts, DXO Mark.

Anyway, back to the glass back. As mentioned this change was to enable wireless charging, which is impossible with a metal back.

Apple explained at the launch event that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have stronger glass than any models. The company tries to reassure users on the iPhone 8 pages as well:

"The most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back. A color‑matched, aerospace‑grade aluminum band."

The metal reinforcement of the glass back panel represents part of Apple’s durability efforts.

So, what happens when you drop your new iPhone 8?

Phonebuff puts the iPhone 8 Plus to the test, up head-to-head vs the Samsung Galaxy Note8, which also has a glass back. Here's what happened...

Got yourself the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Make sure you give that "glass sandwich" the best in protection! Protect the back from that inevitable crack- Shop cases for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus here.