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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Get Cracked in First Drop Test

With the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus already underway in several countries, many companies have begun performing tests and benchmarks on the device. PhoneBuff has taken the two devices and put them through a drop test, dropping each on its back, side and front.


The iPhone 6 did well when dropped on the side and back, but unsurprisingly suffered when dropped on its face. The 6 Plus, on the other hand, cracked when it landed on the side. However, it sustained little further damage when falling on its face.

Based on this one test, both phones may have performed worse than the iPhone 5 design which was described as "very durable" and survived similar drops in a previous drop tests. Without standardized testing, it's hard to draw definitive conclusions.


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26 months ago
Thats not the first drop test! This is!

First iPhone 6 sold in Perth is dropped by kid during an interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lhXOgJ8ahA
Rating: 111 Votes
26 months ago
Did anyone expect a bigger piece of glass to be less fragile?
Rating: 85 Votes
26 months ago
Did I really just read a story on the main page about a man dropping a piece of glass on the cement to see if it breaks?
Rating: 60 Votes
26 months ago
Glass shatters and aluminium dents when dropped on solid ground.

In other news, the sky is blue.
Rating: 54 Votes
26 months ago
It's no big deal.

Under Settings > Gyroscope make sure "Feline Reorientation" is set to "off". That will ensure that the iPhone always drops into its back and not its face.
Rating: 48 Votes
26 months ago
well time to not get the iPhone 6 or 6+ now. i had every intention dropping my phone when i first get it :rolleyes:
Rating: 42 Votes
26 months ago
I never understand why these people spend all this money on an iPhone just to drop it on the ground on YouTube for a few views. Give me that damn Phone if you're gonna Eff it up. Sheesh.
Rating: 40 Votes
26 months ago
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Get Cracked in First Drop Test

Yeah. I think this will be a problem. The moment I read WSJ's review and he dropped it and it cracked I figured the durability of the screens probably fell. Breaking on the first fall is very unusual.
Rating: 24 Votes
26 months ago
If they dropped one of each phone multiple times, you're bound to get weird results. Once the glass is compromised, that's it. Dropping a flawed phone again on a different face won't give the same results as dropping a brand new phone without cracks.
Rating: 24 Votes
26 months ago
Drop test is the most stupid test for phones.
Rating: 19 Votes

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