How will the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus perform on this drop test?
posted by Alan F. / Sep 24, 2015, 10:22 PM
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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I just came to see people break iPhones.
posted on Sep 24, 2015, 10:31 PM 6
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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.
posted on Sep 25, 2015, 8:36 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 24, 2015, 10:51 PM 1
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These drop tests are idiotic. I wonder how much money is wasted on these stupid "tests" every year..
posted on Sep 24, 2015, 10:58 PM 1
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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)
posted on Sep 24, 2015, 11:02 PM 2
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.
posted on Sep 25, 2015, 3:00 AM 0
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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......
posted on Sep 24, 2015, 11:33 PM 1
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Hello! IPHONEarena. You really need to change the website name.
posted on Sep 25, 2015, 1:18 AM 1
1 meter height drop is for wussies. LOL
posted on Sep 25, 2015, 1:51 AM 1
So there must be people over 15 meters tall dropping phones then?
posted on Sep 25, 2015, 2:58 AM 0
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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?
posted on Sep 25, 2015, 11:15 AM 0
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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!!!!
posted on Sep 25, 2015, 11:26 AM 0
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