Professional drop test machine used in new Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Apple iPhone 6 battle

Professional drop test machine used in new Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Apple iPhone 6 battle
Just the other day, we showed you a drop test on video featuring the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Apple iPhone 6. In that battle, the phones were dropped by a person who let them go from various heights. Today, a new video surfaced of another drop test featuring the two flagship models. The big difference is that the test employed a professional drop machine used by manufacturers to test the sturdiness of their devices. Thanks to the use of this machine, the drops would be the same for both models.

Right off the bat, the back glass on the Samsung Galaxy S6 cracked after a back drop test that sent the device falling 3.3 feet onto tile. Not having back glass, the Apple iPhone 6 held up well during its back test, save for some minor scratches on the back. The front drop test for both phones did major damage. The glass on top of the Galaxy S6 display shattered, leaving it a threat to cut your finger if used. Part of the display was blacked out by the fall. The iPhone 6 suffered some major damage to the glass on the screen with the same fall, even though the display was still working.

After switching the surface below the phones from tile to concrete, the back drop on the Samsung Galaxy S6 knocked the phone out completely and it could not be revived. When the iPhone 6 hit the concrete, it looked like glass had popped out of the display for a quick second. Instead, it was the SIM card tray that was knocked out by the impact, but easily replaced. The side test did knock some glass out of the iPhone 6, and the phone suffered more damage after the front drop onto concrete. Yet, after all of the drops and falls, the iPhone 6 was still working.

If we had to name a winner of this battle, it would be the Apple iPhone 6 considering that the phone was still usable after the beating it took. If anything though, it was a pyrrhic victory for Apple's pride and joy.

Thanks for the tip!

source: PhoneBuff

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

SuperNova! Do not watch this video unless you've taken your BP meds. DrunkenJay....never mind.

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll explain why I'm literally lmao. That proves nothing, other than you have/had access to an iPhone lol. You cannot prove you actually own, and use one on a day to day basis lol. That can be anyone's IPhone lol, and if it is yours ISDGAFFA. that means I still don't give a (watch National Lampoons Vacation death of Aunt Edna scene for the FFA). :D

15. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

lol access LOL? i dont steep that low to get an iphone from somewhere in my home. calling up a friend to get their iphones when it is only been 5-10 minutes since i took a picture. stop being in denial that an iphone 6 user is not satisfied with its product therefore going back to android. i could have easily gotten another android but the s6/edge is clearly the best phone in the market. and i also never bought the s5 and instead went for the sony xperia z2(excellent battery life btw) and the lg g3(nice screen) i think it is safe to say i am a consumer who looks for the best products. if i bought an iphone 5 and skipped the 5s and went to the iphone 6, what makes you think i wont go to the iphone 7? might be abit hard for you to notice but check the phones in my profile, i dont list bs phones in my profile for show.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So we can end this, I'll say this and I'm done, cuz it's pointless. I do not care what you own or use, use it, enjoy it, STFU, and enjoy your tech. Now I won't respond to your next post, and hopefully that will give the go ahead to get lost.

25. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

nah im back. dont worry. it isn't pointless. you accusing someone to be a fanboy when he isnt. i have listed why i liked the iphone 6 and why i hated it. there are reasons to why i buy a certain product and why i dont. s5 looked ugly imo (but it was pretty durable) and it did lag like my g3. xperia was good until i saw the dot matrix on my phone as well as it being abit too sharp. iphone 6 was itunes and codecs (only reason im going back to android) and going to the s6/edge since its the current top of android atm. clearly in the other test, the iphone bent like crazy yes? clearly in another post i defended apples blind test because i said, dont say anything unless we know the winner is. and i will make it clear. the iphone survived well in the test

62. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

@ drunkenjay, don't let barkjedii bully you dude.... He's all bark and no bite. You're wasting your time replying to any of his posts. If you don't agree with him, he'll curse at you and tell you to STFU... For a product that cost $800.00 neither of these phones passed the drop test, imo! I CARRY the iph6 & the Note4 both in cases with screen protection... And I DON'T have to prove that to ANYBODY! O.o

34. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i dont really care about bend tests but if my phone bends from normal use, id be pretty pissed.

57. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Don't mind him, he once kept questioning me and how i own a Note 4. I change my profile picture to my Note 4 with a Lebanese flag on it signed by me and with a little "nice" message to fakejeddi, and i challenged him to do the same with his Gray 128GB iPhone 6+(which he later on forgot his initial lie, and said it is a Gold one), but he vanished like a litte b****. There is a reason he is labeled as fakejeddi on this site, no one but extreme Apple boys believes his lies, especially about his imaginary wife, life, 17 years old kid(who was 1 year old last year bit grown up by another 16 in a mere of couple months)

75. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry but we have no way to tell how many phones that had to damage to get this to happen now do we, I like to see 3 phones with no cuts do the same damage then I be ok with it, on top of this the Samsung s6 did not turn off on the 1st drop you not going to keep dropping it in the same way on the tests in real life,

46. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I fear the son of Sammy's chief janitor won't show up here.

85. samsboy unregistered

This was an advert from apple. can't believe it. This drop test have become something else. Same drop machines have been used and the resuslts were different, why is this one so different? THis can never cancel the fact that the s6 is stronger in all aspect than the iphone 6. Do millions of drop test against the s6 we will still buy it. I am just waiting for it to launch in my country. Nonsense.

2. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Not all iPhone 6s and Galaxy S6s are made equal, some will break more easily, some will not.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Worlds tiniest violin playing in 3...2...1

11. Exempt1 unregistered

Naw look, Dennis the peace keeper freaking out for Apple again cuz they won one out of hundreds of drop tests.... But wait, is that another Android device doing another awesome thing over the horizon? Oh look, Dennis wants everyone to know "You can choose which ever you want guys"

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That didn't actually make sense.

19. Exempt1 unregistered

Oh that's okay Mr Walker, it was only for Android owners to read. :)

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That didn't make sense either, try harder to troll.

35. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Nobody trolls harder than darkkjedii

36. Exempt1 unregistered

Sometimes, Dennis, I like to think that when one gets his point across, the recipient simply replies "Troll" in fear of letting the truth inside. Like the great Patrick Star once said. "I am not a thief". Of course, he was telling the truth. But was Apple? And will Android ever truly make a dessert which I can eat every Sunday? We will find out tomorrow, on PhoneArena comment battles. Good night, & Praise Gaben.

61. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL...You're awesome :D Funny, intelligent and dripping with sarcasm. That's how us Brits like our humour. Good stuff !

5. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

glass should be more vulnerable when it comes to drops.

3. Exempt1 unregistered

Mmmmm that S6 is so good looking though :3 I can't wait

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Apple iPhone 6 passed the drop test, Samsung Galaxy S6 failed so much earlier. After all the test, the iPhone still is usable. Most of the time the iPhone6 will likely to drop on its back instead of face down, excluding the test where it us dropped face down.

48. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Sammy will keep telling "you are dropping it wrong" after "you are bending it wrong" The reality: Sammy copied it wrong.

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

They are right about a lot drop test are basicly random vs this is more controlled. BUT in my opinion, those other test videos are more "real" to real life as the phone will hardly EVER land directly flat on it's back/front especially the s6 as it's top heavy unlike this controlled test that is forcing it to land directly on it's face and not letting the phone take the abuse on the metal sides Thats just my opinion and at the end of the day in real life you can't control how it falls and if you choose not to use a case you have a higher chance of kissing that screen goodbye

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think this one was more designed to test durability in direct hits.

63. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Ok now you're distorting reality. The phone wasn't 'forced' to land on it's back/front. The machine may have initially oriented the phone horizontally, but if it was as top heavy as you say it is, I would have spun on its way down. Please keep your stupid opinions to yourself

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've seen two other vids, where the s6 stopped working after being dropped a few times, as well as some where it kept on working. Wonder what's going on with it? May be a recall issue, where some soldering is required. Anyway, to the people that buy it, hope it's cool for ya. Fanboy crap aside, these devices cost us quite a bit of coin.

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