Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6... in a boiling hot water test?

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6... in a boiling hot water test?
What is it about sadistically destroying expensive gadgetry that holds such an inexplicable appeal to us? Tens of millions of us flocked to see the iPhone 6 get manhandled and eventually bend beyond recognition months ago, and, in a matter of just 48 hours, a quarter of a million or so viewers have already shouldered through a cruel, 4 minute-long cruel video that pits the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Apple iPhone 6... in a boiling hot water test!

Courtesy of YouTuber and (serial gadget torturer) TechRax, the new production goes to lengths few others have. The two flagships are put into a frying pan with an inch or so of boiling water in it to test which of the two can handle as extreme conditions better. As it turns out, it's a tie, though Samsung's device does hold its own for a while longer, whilst the iPhone 6 turns off almost instantly. Of course, one could argue that shutting down in such scenarios is preferable to staying online, but the results are identical either way – both phones are eventually ruined.

Can you make it through without flinching?

Related phones

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)
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)

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36 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

If not for the hot temperature in the water the s6 would have survived pretty well. There's a video on YouTube where it's survives a reasonable amount of minutes under water and still worked perfectly. That phone is more durable than the iPhone. Let's just face it.

2. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Boiling water? Both GS6 & iP6 aren't water-resistant devices!

3. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Bending test and drop test seem legitimate. But this test is kind of insane. Luckily both phones didn't explode otherwise that guy wouldn't have this video to brag here. LoL

4. singhkaran9830 unregistered

S6 all the way !!

5. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

What is this? What is this? Are you id*ot to boil the 2 phone. Is this a vegetables that you need to boil or steam? You just showing to people how dumb you are. Even some people may agree with you and you still dumb person. Just my personal opinion.

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

nope, it just shows us how durable the galaxy S6 is.

8. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Durability tests are supposed to reflect real world incidents in order to show how much abuse a device can withstand. In what scenario does someone drop their phone into boiling water and leave it there? This is just blatant destruction of hundreds of dollars of tech. There's nothing valuable to learn here.

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

If the phone can withstand something that's much worst than what regular people would do to break or damage their phone, then what does that mean to you? It doesn't take a genius to figure that out. If the phone can take the damage from extreme situations, then it would surely reassure me and everyone else, that the phone wont break easily.

19. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Except it can't. It's not even water resistant. It's not a real test, it's just for the views. You should defend buzzfeed next.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

No offence, but who are you to judge what's considered a real world incident? What if someone works with hot water and has accidentally dropped his phone inside Now he knows if he accidentally drops his S6 inside it will survive

17. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'd assume that when I say real world problems it's interpreted as common occurences, not every possible situation because that would just get out of hand.... Because it has. People test how it does dropped out of a plan, shot with a rifle, microwaved, etc... These may happen once in a blue moon but it's just not relevant to 99% of broken phone claims. It's just clickbait.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Then don't click? I don't see why not His phones, he can do whatever he wants to them

21. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Sure, you can consider that and are you going to watch your phone in the boiling water and nothing reaction. Where is the real world? Make sense Vincelongman.

32. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Well at the end of that video only the iPhone was showing some signs of life... it shut off almost immediately once in the hot water but came out with a glowing apple on the screen. "Where there is Apple, there is hope!"

20. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

You are dumb also. Is that how you look this both phone durability now? I don't see any sense there. It be better example maybe when his trying to do his dirty underwear and accidentally drop his iPhone 6 & S6 in the washing machine and much better example.

36. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Albert, I'm not sure who you're talking to and calling dumb. Calm down a bit, why do you care what people do with their own devices? I was entertained by this test as it revealed that phones do have quite a bit of water protection these days. If you fall into a pool for example (I've seen people lose phones like that over theyears) because your friends pushed you as a joke, your phone can survive most likely regardless if it's a iphone or a S6. This is good news!

7. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I hope you like this one. :) m.youtube.com/watch?v=ROyq3iRRbHg&itct=CDsQpDAYACI​TCMG6_fWk-sQCFYO2fgodcBkAG1ISWHBlcmlhIHogYm9pbCB0Z​XN0&client=mv-google&gl=ID&hl=en

13. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Someone looking for YouTube hits so they can make money. Drop tests have already been done so people are looking for new ways to attract viewers.

22. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Exactly. That's why I don't Subscribe or Like their video for those people who are crazy doing mess or dumb, stup*d things like him.

15. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

LOL you really think these guys destroying phones are that stupid? They're making thousands of $$$ from all the youtube views from these videos. Everytime a commenter like you waltz into their video and leave a snark comment about how dumb they are, you've just contributed to their paycheck. Really, why waste time making a logical and informative review video about a product when you can make a no-brainer 1 minute video of destruction. The former generates more money and is easier to make.

23. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Yes, he destroyed both iPhone 6 & S6. Well, I'm not fan for YouTube viewer like this dumb or stup*d thing he do. I only watch YouTube if I want to watch The Voice USA, UK and other music video.

11. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

So f**king STUPID....

12. bittle

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

I don't understand mind that even get idea to do that. Why would anyone do this with a phone? I gues you need to be freaking retarded

14. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

These tests are only for giggles. I dont think any of us, will land with our phone on boiling water every day right? Plus, if we wanted a phone with water resistant would have gone with one of those.

16. santoss2013

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

insane guy :| wtf

18. vurobega

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

how you can call it a tie?? iphone shut off immediately... PA(thetic) always defend iphone..

24. A.M..

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

wtf... Any NUCLEAR test next.... please...??

25. Old_Norm

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

"...but the results are identical either way – both phones are eventually ruined." Compare the results of someone who suffered a heart attack and died a few months later and someone who had a heart attack but changed their eating and exercise habits and lived 10 more years. The author would probably dismiss the added longevity and say the results were identical, both people died. I've seen Apple apologists at various web sites but this takes the cake.

27. viper7916

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

I dont have almist 2 grand to buy those 2 phones to just make them into a piece of garbage. I guess his mommy or daddy will replace them for him.

28. DontPMYourNips

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

A tie??? That's like saying a Nissan GTR/R35 is racing a kid on a skateboard in a quarter mile race and calling it a tie because they both "eventually" got there. So much stupidity.

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