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The bigger they are, the harder the new iPhones fall in drop test

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The bigger they are, the harder the new iPhones fall in drop test
It might be hard to watch, but a drop test has been conducted on both the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Each model was dropped on the back, front and side to see how they would stand up to such punishment. No matter how much you might baby your iPhone, sometimes you just find yourself losing the grip on your pride and joy. And then there is that moment of disbelief that quickly turns to dismay when you see your handset kissing the sidewalk.

Both the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus suffered minimal damage when dropped on their backs. A few scuff marks here and there were the only physical result of the falls. The side test resulted in more drama. While the smaller iPhone 6 survived with some scuffs, the phablet took it on the chin. The side drop shattered the glass. And while the handset appeared to be functioning, the display was coming apart from the body.

When the iPhone 6 was dropped face first, the screen shattered pretty violently. Like the damaged phablet, the screen on the smaller model also appeared to be coming apart from the body. Despite the cracked screen, the phone appeared to be functioning fully. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus, already sporting a cracked screen, went through its front-first drop with very little additional damage to the display. In any event, it was still working although hardly usable.

The bottom line is that both models can take a hit, and still function internally. But when it comes to the screen, you are going to wish that Apple had fixed the production problems that kept it from employing sapphire glass. Be very cautious with your new iPhones, even more so than you were with older models.




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posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:41 3

1. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


oh ppl are crazy

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:42 2

4. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Humane such insane
Doge is love , Doge is life .

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 01:04 11

18. Johnnokia (Posts: 1054; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Same blog and same person, a year ago, made that drop test (Outch torture test) to the Nokia Lumia 920.
Just watch the difference!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3c8il_Q6SU

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 01:49 1

25. hurrycanger (Posts: 1553; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


It hurts to watch that, but... worth it. xD

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:35 4

33. lukkiristi (Posts: 68; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yeah I've always wondered why the iPhones seem to be breaking a lot easier than other phones, since they both use gorilla glass.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 06:53 1

64. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


it even broke much easier than 5/5s

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:57 5

68. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Two reasons: They're cheaply made pieces of junk, and so apple can report more phones "shipped" than actually sold. I wouldn't be surprises if they add refurbished models to those numbers just to pad their rankings.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 18:37

82. mildorzalost (Posts: 140; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


Nokia is nokia...

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:22 1

72. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


It's a iDoggy dog world

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 01:31 7

21. dushyant (Posts: 94; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


There goes $1000 into dirt.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 04:19 2

46. duartix (Posts: 275; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


You should review your math. I'm sure a screen replacement won't cost you 1000$.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 06:38 1

63. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 179; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Correct the screen replacement would not but now you are out more than $1000.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 04:59 1

50. irbaaz (Posts: 162; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


And he earned more than that , by that video!!

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 07:39 4

66. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


You mean more like $500 dollars worth, outdated 2012 phone....

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:21 1

71. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


They are just plan stupid wasting money on a idevice just to prove how strong a screen is. but this phone is just plan FRAGILE.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:41 8

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 976; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


IPhone always get a special treatment every year, even the drop test article

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:41

3. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Lol .

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:43 1

5. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Oh $h!t. Please Dont try this at Home.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 12:27 1

74. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Oh Sh!t... please dont try at home, even dont buy at all ;)

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:44 2

6. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


The results are obvious, what's the point of these tests then

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:48 2

9. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


They basically prove this statement true -
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits".

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:49

10. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


well said.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 01:42 3

23. Finalflash (Posts: 2713; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Not really, the Sony phones and M8 proved to be a whole different league. The nokia phones have done very well too.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:46

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Only the one(m8) can survive these drop tests based on previous and current videos

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 01:04 11

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Did we forget the S5 and Nokia Lumina series?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 04:54 1

49. JC557 (Posts: 1316; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Nokia is a given unless of course MS goes cheap on the materials from here on out (until Nokia proper can resume making their own phones again in 2016).

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 05:00

51. irbaaz (Posts: 162; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Yes I remember when battery exploded!

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 16:12

80. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


yeah, S5 fought back with S-fart... so much hammering brought the wrath

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:48 1

8. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)


The Lumia's are the only phones that ever survive with this guy.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:55 3

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 19359; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I watched that earlier, ouch. Mine will be cased.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:57

12. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


You are not confident enough.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:59 6

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 19359; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No dude, the phone is glass and metal. Glass cracks, metal scuffs...case it dude. Plain and simple.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 01:02 2

17. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


I bet that at some point in future we will remember this as "Remember the days we used to put cases on our phones?".

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:15

29. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


A friend for whom I put an Otterbox Defender case on their iP5 has inadvertently tried to close their car door on the phone on several occasions, and the Otterbox has saved the day.

The phone is pristine. The Otterbox has a few nicks, but is otherwise no worse for the wear.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:28

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 19359; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Best cases bro.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 05:00

52. vincelongman (Posts: 3956; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Get a ~$10 glass screen protecter from online
And a ~$10 vinyl skin

If you drop it the glass screen protecter might shatter, but not your phone
And the vinyl skin should protect protect your phone from scuffs/scratches

I've dropped mine multiple times, but its still fine

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 06:10

60. darkkjedii (Posts: 19359; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I will Vince. Good looking out bro

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 16:02

78. datguyglad (Posts: 98; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


I agree, c'mon people just put a case on your damn phones..!!

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:24 3

30. Cicero (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Yeah the metal precious body. LOL

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:29

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 19359; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What's the lol for?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 03:07 1

38. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


/sarcasm

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 03:21 6

40. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


he knows..... he's just iDefending as always LOL

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 11:52

73. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


just elevate yourself from this troll plain and enjoy your life . Let people fight over phone, you enjoy your device.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 15:47 1

77. darkkjedii (Posts: 19359; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Excellent advice, and thats just what I do.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:57 2

13. cireyaj15 (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


next article NEXT YEAR: iPhone ** cert. IP57, survives for 30min when submerge in water.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 01:01 4

16. tiara6918 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Next year is way too early, wait for iphone 7s/8 to have a water resistant/proof body

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 01:47 3

24. Planterz (Posts: 1996; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I'd be surprised if there's ever a water/shock resistant iPhone. I mean, if your iPhone survives a tiny fall or a short dunk in the toilet, how will they force you to buy another or pay exorbitant repair costs?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 16:15

81. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


short dunk in the toilet? I hope they will make a pee resistant phone

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 14:52 1

87. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


yep iPatent first then copy from SONY even though IP57 is already patented.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 00:59

15. kentas (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Here is the best drop test youtube.com/watch?v=7lhXOgJ8ahA

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 01:17 3

20. zig8100 (Posts: 227; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


That screen looks dim

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 01:42

22. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Welp. iPhones use to be durable but that title is now gone. In a flash.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:02 4

27. Planterz (Posts: 1996; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


5 years ago maybe.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:00 2

26. Gothbeard (Posts: 54; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


The screen breaks easily because there is no raised bezel around it for protection. I've dropped my Galaxy S2 on a hard floor 20 or more times, the paint has come off the bezel, but the screen is completely unmarked.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:37

34. lukkiristi (Posts: 68; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Then again, the Nokia Lumia 920 doesn't have one either and it survives pretty much everything.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:12

28. SpencerD (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


ouch. so that's 1000 bucks gone

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:41 1

35. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2625; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I saw a droptest on Android Authority and I was actually amazed it didn't break at all. Both phones just a few scuffs.
http://www.androidauthority.com/iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-drop-test-527540/

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:50 5

36. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


Well you just saw both of em being shattered so are you still amazed?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 02:56 3

37. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2625; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Nope lol

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 03:33

41. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Not all drop test are similar but this drop test is solid one.

I prefer the iPhone 6

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