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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Top Rated Comments

koruki Avatar
127 months ago
Thats not the first drop test! This is!

First iPhone 6 sold in Perth is dropped by kid during an interview
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lhXOgJ8ahA
Score: 111 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chr1s60 Avatar
127 months ago
Did anyone expect a bigger piece of glass to be less fragile?
Score: 85 Votes (Like | Disagree)
D28Z98 Avatar
127 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?
Score: 60 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chriscrk Avatar
127 months ago
Glass shatters and aluminium dents when dropped on solid ground.

In other news, the sky is blue.
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
riverfreak Avatar
127 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.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZacNicholson Avatar
127 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:
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)