Last week, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra already had to face a drop and durability test by PBKReviews. Unsurprisingly, the glory was over after a short time – the display was gone immediately after the first fall from waist height. At the time, the theory was that the curved display of the S23 Ultra could be to blame. Accordingly, there was a hint of hope that the flat glass display could lead to a better result in the next drop test of the Samsung Galaxy S23+.
Spoiler alert: That wasn’t quite the case. The Samsung Galaxy S23+ is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the front and back, just like the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Despite the flat display and the currently best available protection, the S23+ suffered the same fate and failed the first drop test.
However, the cracks on the flat glass panes were significantly smaller than those on the curved panels of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. The display of the Galaxy S23+ only showed clear signs of the drop test in the lower right corner. In both cases, however, the panels remained fully functional. They kept displaying content and responded quickly and reliably to touch inputs.
Ultimately, however, the result is not unusual, let alone unexpected. As with most modern smartphones with a glass sandwich construction, the probability of the display breaking during such tests is quite high. Therefore, even with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 there is no way around a protective case.