iPhone 12 Mini drop test: Ceramic shield seems indestructible

The iPhone 12 Mini is a tough phone to crack. We’ve already drop tested the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 , but we decided to do it all over again with the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini to see if the smaller phone yielded different results. Mainly, we wanted to see if we could break the screen. Spoiler: We didn’t, but we managed to break other things in the process. Covered in Apple’s new ceramic shield glass, the iPhone 12 Mini’s screen proved to be virtually indestructible in our drop test. It also seems to be even better at handling repeated drops than its larger-screened sibling.  

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