The iPhone XS Max was tested by CNet for its durability in real-life situations such as being dropped from a pocket onto a tar road
CNet conducted a drop test from the height of a pocket. The point of impact was the top corner of the display, with it landing face down. No dents, cracks or scratches were reported. During the same test, it was dropped from eye level. Once again, the steel frame broke the fall, this time leaving a tiny dent. Everything else remained intact.