Putting PhoneSoap to the Test: An Outsider's Perspective

"Does PhoneSoap really work?" 

We get this question ALL THE TIME! With no visible evidence, it's hard to tell. Our short answer is yes, of course! However, you don't have to take our word for it because we aren't the only ones who have tested the PhoneSoap 3 to see exactly what it can do. 

First up...

1) MacSources

You can read their full review here, but I've included the highlights below:


"I had the director of a local laboratory swab the screen of my iPhone XL and the back of my Speck Ultra Presidio case with sterile swabs.  I then placed my iPhone X into the PhoneSoap 3.0 and patiently awaited the 10 minutes.  At that point, the lid was opened, the front of the iPhone X was swabbed, and then the sides were gripped, and the back was swabbed.  The pre-UV cleaned samples were not as spectacular as those seen before the PhoneSoap XL testing.  However, neither of the post-UV cleaned specimens had any bacterial growth.  Similar to the experiment with the PhoneSoap XL, the PhoneSoap 3.0 did not disappoint."
Here are his results:

2) Delmarva Life

This one is cool because you can actually see the process in which a lab technician swabs the phone and incubates the Petri dish: 

3) KHOU*11

This is a news station based in Houston, Texas. News anchor Tiffany Craig visited a lab at Rice University and with some help from Biosciences professor Dr. Matt Bennett, discovered that UVC light does exactly what PhoneSoap promises. Here is a photo of their results: 

To read the entire article, click here. I've also included a video of their process below: 

4) ThioJoe

This YouTuber reviews all things TECH! He ordered a few Petri dishes and conducted the experiment right at home:

5) DadLogic

This thorough review is awesome because the author tests more than just his own phone. He also conducted his own experiment at home and gets awesome results, like the one below:

"In the photo above, you can see the before and after the result. The top petri dish is the “before” and shows a few different types of bacteria (I let it incubate for 72 hours). The bottom dish shows how much of a difference one sanitation cycle can make. The dish has hardly any growth, which is impressive when you consider that the swabs were taken just five minutes apart."


To learn more about the UV-C technology behind PhoneSoap, visit our FAQ. Questions? Leave them down below!