The bigger they are, the harder the new iPhones fall in drop test

The bigger they are, the harder the new iPhones fall in drop test
It might be hard to watch, but a drop test has been conducted on both the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Each model was dropped on the back, front and side to see how they would stand up to such punishment. No matter how much you might baby your iPhone, sometimes you just find yourself losing the grip on your pride and joy. And then there is that moment of disbelief that quickly turns to dismay when you see your handset kissing the sidewalk.

Both the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus suffered minimal damage when dropped on their backs. A few scuff marks here and there were the only physical result of the falls. The side test resulted in more drama. While the smaller iPhone 6 survived with some scuffs, the phablet took it on the chin. The side drop shattered the glass. And while the handset appeared to be functioning, the display was coming apart from the body.

When the iPhone 6 was dropped face first, the screen shattered pretty violently. Like the damaged phablet, the screen on the smaller model also appeared to be coming apart from the body. Despite the cracked screen, the phone appeared to be functioning fully. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus, already sporting a cracked screen, went through its front-first drop with very little additional damage to the display. In any event, it was still working although hardly usable.

The bottom line is that both models can take a hit, and still function internally. But when it comes to the screen, you are going to wish that Apple had fixed the production problems that kept it from employing sapphire glass. Be very cautious with your new iPhones, even more so than you were with older models.




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source: PhoneBuff

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
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87 Comments

1. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

oh ppl are crazy

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Humane such insane Doge is love , Doge is life .

18. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Same blog and same person, a year ago, made that drop test (Outch torture test) to the Nokia Lumia 920. Just watch the difference!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3c8il_Q6SU

25. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

It hurts to watch that, but... worth it. xD

33. lukkiristi unregistered

Yeah I've always wondered why the iPhones seem to be breaking a lot easier than other phones, since they both use gorilla glass.

64. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

it even broke much easier than 5/5s

68. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Two reasons: They're cheaply made pieces of junk, and so apple can report more phones "shipped" than actually sold. I wouldn't be surprises if they add refurbished models to those numbers just to pad their rankings.

82. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Nokia is nokia...

72. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It's a iDoggy dog world

21. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

There goes $1000 into dirt.

46. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

You should review your math. I'm sure a screen replacement won't cost you 1000$.

63. jmonteiro829

Posts: 264; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Correct the screen replacement would not but now you are out more than $1000.

50. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

And he earned more than that , by that video!!

66. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You mean more like $500 dollars worth, outdated 2012 phone....

71. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

They are just plan stupid wasting money on a idevice just to prove how strong a screen is. but this phone is just plan FRAGILE.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

IPhone always get a special treatment every year, even the drop test article

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Lol .

5. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Oh $h!t. Please Dont try this at Home.

74. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Oh Sh!t... please dont try at home, even dont buy at all ;)

6. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

The results are obvious, what's the point of these tests then

9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

They basically prove this statement true - "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits".

10. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

well said.

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not really, the Sony phones and M8 proved to be a whole different league. The nokia phones have done very well too.

7. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Only the one(m8) can survive these drop tests based on previous and current videos

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Did we forget the S5 and Nokia Lumina series?

49. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Nokia is a given unless of course MS goes cheap on the materials from here on out (until Nokia proper can resume making their own phones again in 2016).

51. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Yes I remember when battery exploded!

80. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yeah, S5 fought back with S-fart... so much hammering brought the wrath

8. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

The Lumia's are the only phones that ever survive with this guy.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I watched that earlier, ouch. Mine will be cased.

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