Anyone have a good checklist to follow when inspecting an iPhone for internal damage from hard falls?
Okay, so, I had a little accident where my iPhone XR was dropped about perhaps 5 feet at most onto a concrete street, and naturally I’ve become concerned about it being damaged. Now, I do keep this phone protected with a UAG Monarch Case and tempered glass screen protector, and I can happily say that there is no external damage that I can see so far. However, I am still paranoid about the possibility of internal damage, and it occurred to me while searching on Google that there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of advice for what to do when checking for damage from hard falls. Plenty of advice for accidental drops in water, but I’ve yet to really see much advice for hard falls onto concrete.
Now, I know I’m probably being paranoid and my case likely did its job well, but I do think it would be prudent to have some kind of guide or checklist to follow so I can make sure that device is fine and doesn’t need to be repaired. So, here I am asking if any of you kind readers have any suggestions on what I or others can do to test fir potential internal damage? For example, what should I look for regarding possible damage to the cameras or microphones? The Taptic Engine perhaps? How about the stereo speakers?
Incidentally, is it normal for the earpiece speaker to sound just a tiny bit quieter than the chin speaker? Again, I’m probably being paranoid since I can clearly hear sound from the earpiece speaker, and it’s probably normal for it to be just tiny bit less loud since the earpiece speaker is likely physically smaller, but it would really bring me piece of mind to know for sure if I’m just imagining potential problems that aren’t actually there.