Apple iPhone 7 takes on the Apple iPhone 6s in a drop test
The Apple iPhone 7 recently scored a record setting 178,000+ on the AnTuTu benchmark test. In theory, that means that the Apple iPhone 7 is more powerful than the Apple iPhone 6s. While the AnTuTu test helps us make comparisons like that, we can even measure the build quality of the iPhone 7 against the iPhone 6s by conducting a drop test. To make it a fair test, both phones were dropped from exactly 3.2 feet up using a professional machine employed by manufacturers and companies that do that sort of testing.
Both handsets would be dropped three times. The first test was the back drop. After the impact, the finish on the back of both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s showed signs of minor scuffing. Both phones also held up well during the bottom drop, with only some minor marks visible in direct light. The story was the same with the side drop as neither phone was seriously damaged after that test.
The face drop did some serious damage to the screens of both phones, although both could still make a phone call. That meant that the iPhone 7 would be dropped on its face until it could no longer work. If it held on for longer than the five bonus drops that the iPhone 6s survived when it took on the Samsung Galaxy S7 in a previous drop test, it would be declared the winner.
Sure enough, the iPhone 7 survived eight drops, giving it the win over last year's iPhone 6s. You can catch the entire test by clicking on the video at the beginning of the story. Besides holding up to drops better than the iPhone 6s, the Apple iPhone 7 (and the iPhone 7 Plus) both have an IP67 certification rating against dust and water. Again in theory, the 2016 iPhone models can be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. Despite being marketed as being IP67 certified, neither the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus are covered in the warranty for water damage.