iPhone 7 survives being thrown out of a helicopter in high-altitude drop test

Can you handle another iPhone drop test. We're thinking yes, unless seeing Apple things get hurt makes your stomach churn – in which case, this video of an iPhone 7 casually being thrown out of a helicopter definitely isn't for you.

Still, you might be surprised at the outcome. While the display shattered upon impact, the iPhone 7 remained intact and fully functional. It even continued recording video, making for some cool (and dizzying) footage from the fall. Apple's flagship smartphone is as flight-proof as it gets. Then again, the handset did fall on a grassy field, which made the drop a bit softer.

Since YouTuber Callux dropped his iPhone from a helicopter so you don't have to, you might want to give him the attention he deserves and see how it all looks like. The video is available for your somewhat sadistic viewing pleasure below.




1. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015


2. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

"Note 7 explodes"

3. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Yes..this time in China.


Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Note 7 exploded the helicopter Michael Bay style.

20. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

storm in a teapot! And only ifanboys are inside the teapot! LMAO!

5. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

even my OP3 survives that drop!!!

4. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K05cTPeFfyM iPhone 7 beats S7 in underwater tests. I know, kinda off topic. The iPhone 7 seems to be pretty damn durable. Of course, if this video is true. Which I doubt.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The iPhone still had water inside, so it was only a minute longer in the water and it would be dead too. At that depth and point, its just random chance which phone ends up dead first and they pulled out the iPhone just in time. Still, in the rare instance I drop my phone in the ocean, I don't think it would matter which phone it would be because chances of getting it back alive are less than 1%. Yet I would rather have the best mobile camera and a headphone jack at all times and not suffer with mediocrity and Apple's supposed "courage" for 100% of my usage of the device.

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The only thing he is saying is that iPhone beat galaxy s7 in underwater. And I think the site is true because I have been lately seeing a lot of water damage tests in which iphone 7 beats galaxy s7. Yes water got inside the iphone to some extent but it was fuylly functional, with the camera being fully dry. Meanwhile the s7 stopped working and could not be started. An example of such a test is one done by everythingapplepro on youtube. He seems to be always making legit videos. There are also several other websites which prove the iphone being more water resistant than apple actually advertised. They think its certification was under rated.

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No need to go that high, the phone will reach terminal velocity early, so there's no difference when dropping it from say a 10 story building. Anyways, the iPhone 7 sure is durable.

21. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yes but screen cracked on phonebuff 3.5 foot drop test, so what's the use?

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Im just here waiting for it to blend. Will it?

22. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

bending iphone 7 also destroys waterproofing. So don't bend it at all!

24. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I said blend not bend.

10. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Will it outperform Lg V20?

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It won't outperform the LG V20.

14. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Its goin to have tons of less features than V20, worse screen, but on the other hand it wont have bootloop issues and a s**tty OS experience.

11. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Omg that's very useful for my everyday helicopter ride to work................

13. Subie

Posts: 2393; Member since: Aug 01, 2015


15. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Nowadays the best investment for a young person is to buy bunch of phones and do weird funny shocking tests with them while gaining views, ad revenue and subscribers.

17. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

It dropped on grass. The grass certaily reduced impact when it hit ground. what happen if it drop on concrete out of helocopter?

23. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Perhaps everythingApplepro will do some tests for your pleasure!

19. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

okay just some paid articles to improve the sale of iphone 7 despite being the same as 6S in many aspects

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