Drop dead, gorgeous: watch as every iPhone generation gets the drop test treatment in one video

Drop dead, gorgeous: watch as every iPhone generation gets the drop test treatment in one video
The new iPhones come with the largest screens that have ever graced a member of Apple's renowned handset line, but "the bigger they are, the harder they fall," they say. Putting this claim to the test, someone decided to do some dropping of every iPhone model ever made, and determine if there is a shift in durability as the screens get larger and larger, as would be expected.

The phones got dropped from two angles, including the all-important side and front tests, which take the hardest toll on today's big-screen mobile devices. Long story short, the phones mostly landed on their feet during the side drop test, but failed miserably when they splashed face-down on hard surface, as most of today's big-screen smartphones do. 

Well, not all of them, as the plasticky iPhone 3GS was the only one whose screen survived the face-down drop, but its first impact with the ground was actually with the side, and then it plopped with the screen down, so that wouldn't count as survival. All in all, eat your vegetables, and make sure you don't drop your iPhone face-down on the concrete pavement, even from waist height.

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11 Comments

1. TGreg104

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 14, 2011

iPhone genocide >:)

2. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Hope it's last forever

3. AlikMalix unregistered

Why?..

4. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Implying the Iphone is gorgeous looking...

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S are gorgeous IMO The original, 3G and 3GS were also good looking at the time

5. nomancool unregistered

Drop test of every nokia phone .. #EARTHQUAKE

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Hahah you owned it!

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Do not try this at home.......please. I'm serious.

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

How do people have money to keep doing this............

10. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

Die iphone, die

11. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This is why you always have protection :)

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