How will the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus perform on this drop test?

How will the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus perform on this drop test?
You might remember the first unofficial drop test last year for the Apple iPhone 6. It was the day of the launch, and in Australia, a young man named Jack was ecstatic to walk out of the Apple Store with his brand new iPhone 6 nestled safely inside the box. A television reporter interviewed the kid, while the cameras closed in on the exciting moment when the box would open and the shiny new iPhone 6 would be revealed.

But something went wrong, and the box was opened at a slight angle, enough to send the iPhone 6 plummeting to the ground with Jack's hopes and dreams in tow. Watching the video all over again brings back all of the pain.

Today, we have something a little different. A drop test was conducted today by Phone Buff on the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. After traveling to Sydney to grab the new iPhones, the drop test was quickly performed on the new units. Both phones had minor scuffs after being dropped back side first. A side drop resulted in damage to the 3.5mm earphone jack on the iPhone 6s. The iPhone 6s Plus also received some damage to the area near the earphone jack after being dropped on its side.

When the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were dropped with the screen facing downward, both displays did crack, but both were still usable. The test makes us very interested in seeing the unannounced Motorola Moto X Force, which is rumored to feature an unbreakable screen. This device could end up as the Motorola DROID Turbo 2, which means that it will be heavily marketed by Verizon and Motorola in the states. Will unbreakable mean unbreakable, or will it mean that Verizon will replace a cracked screen for free? We could see the Moto X Force released in time to capture some Christmas and Chanukah sales, and at that time we will take a hard look at the phone's display.

But we digress. The bottom line here is that dropping a smartphone always brings the possibility of damage. Even if your phone is built like a tank, you should put a case on it. Even if you have insurance on your phone, why shell out the co-pay and waste your valuable time? And don't worry about the case taking away from the looks of your device. Walking around with a damaged smartphone isn't going to impress anyone.





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source: PhoneBuff

Related phones

iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. KushielAOC

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I just came to see people break iPhones.

7. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I think everyone did.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm actually just waiting on the will it blend videos.

27. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The fragility of these phones are PATHETIC. I can't believe idiots line up to spend $700+ on these pieces of $hit. I've been dropping my Samsung S4 for YEARS without a case and have not had ONE problem.

30. Batman_MTHRFCKR

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

I just came here to read stupid trolls comment...

2. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I rock my iPhone 6 case less for work, and it has survived numerous falls. I'm sure the 6s will be pretty damn strong.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

My knees felt weak just seeing them break and all :(

5. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

People still do drop tests? C'mon now, you gotta step up your game and blend it, shoot it, liquid nitrogen it, boil it in soda, and whatever else ridiculous ass nonsense people do for views.

31. Batman_MTHRFCKR

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

I would would want to see someone eatsh his phone and then sheat it all out... and see if it works

11. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

These drop tests are idiotic. I wonder how much money is wasted on these stupid "tests" every year..

12. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I hate them too and think they're useless, but they do it purely for view counts which they most definitely make up the cost of the broken phone.

13. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Idiotic in the sense that they are breaking a new phone, but it provides a great return on your investment. 1. Buy iPhone for 800 bucks 2. Generate 5 million + views 3. Make over $20,000 in ad revenue (and in this video, notice there is a sponsor that most likely purchases the phone)

23. gaming64 unregistered

I dont like them too as it gives bad publicity to these phones as people are like pretty much buttf*cked by media everyday. However they do contribute to test how strong the phone is and they could easily expose whether what they say about how strong the phone is real or marketing.

14. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Omg what a moron....."the front glas did break, but it seems much stronger"...... who gives a freaking s**t about how strong it is, if it breaks......

28. Batman_MTHRFCKR

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

YOu know glas breaks... right? Or are you just a fckin moron? :)

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I want to see the Moto X Force drop tests. See how good this "shatter proof" phone is.

18. kasemapiwat

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

Hello! IPHONEarena. You really need to change the website name.

20. AlikMalix unregistered

...or maybe YOU really need to change the website (and visit android central, if you dont like how this site is ran).

21. gaming64 unregistered

YOu caan join AndroidAuthority if you want to. Besides every website's gotta have a Apple-biased author, I'll give you that.

19. Nathillien unregistered

1 meter height drop is for wussies. LOL

22. gaming64 unregistered

So there must be people over 15 meters tall dropping phones then?

26. nedooo

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

No genius, don't exaggerate...Nathillien point is legit since people hold phones closer to head than to d!ck...

29. Batman_MTHRFCKR

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

Not if you head is shoved up your arse

24. gaming64 unregistered

There are already trolls here with an IQ of 0. Let's see them drop their phones at 100 meters if they think their phone's the best.

25. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Do a International Giveaway instead for all these stupids droptest.

32. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well that is a very small drop range so that they break is kinda surprising, I've seen phones fall from head hight onto screen no problem even without protection? though I suppose there's a lot of things that factor in but it seems more fragile?

33. Batman_MTHRFCKR

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

Yeah, I use to throw my old bleckberry off the wall when I am having a bad day and the freakin thing survived I wish the new phones are as strong as that... Now I have to invest in anger management classes.... god dammmit!!!!

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