Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone 6 Outclasses iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 In Durability Test !

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) claims that the iPhone 6 is the best iPhone company has ever made. As iPhone 6 is already up for grab, reviews, ratings and test reports have started flooding the internet. Few days back we showcased the repairability score and battery performance of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in comparison with other top smartphones available in the market, now its time to highlight some of the test reports, which could be very important from the phone’s handling stand point.

SquareTrade recently conducted a series of test, including breakability and water resistance, on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to the test results both the devices performed impressively well and outclassed its predecessor iPhone 5S any many top-of-the-line Android smartphones in the market.

Overall the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus scored 5 out of 10 while 4.7-inch iPhone 6 settled with 4 points. These breakability scores are measured on the scale of 1 to 10, higher the score, the higher the risk of the device being damaged.


SquareTrade conducted a series of tests before reaching out to these scores; the first test was about patches and both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus help up when they were slid across rough patches. The second round was all about water resistance, both the phones were submerged in a pond of water for 10 seconds and didn’t catch any kind of malfunction or functional glitch. This was followed by the drop test, where both the iPhones were dropped from the height of 6 feet. In this test both the iPhones got scratches though, iPhone 6 Plus came out after six drops.

Just to understand how well iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus performed overall as compared to other top-rated smartphones, iPhone 5S scored 6, while Galaxy S5 got the rating of 6.5.

The durability and breakability has always been a challenge, especially with the big size smartphones. However, Apple has proved that the company is committed to making only the most durable smartphones despite of the large 5.5-inch display. The below infographic compares the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 in terms of size, screen, water resistance, Drop test and scratch proofing along with an overall score.

Apple iPhone 6 Drop Tests

Also, here is the video from SquareTrade showcasing all the tests done on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


  1. Yeah – they will self destruct in 3,2,1. :s LOL
    Even better self desolve after 1 year. Had a goog laugh though.
    iPhone6 & plus are one of the most crackable phones outh there. Apple should have thought about tgat before they went big and not to design such a phone with the display that rolles over the edge.
    Really, dropping this phone from a average height on the SIDE and crack it that way is just dissapointng.

  2. Nathillien  Proven fact is that Samsung will drop & break within 12-18 months of purchase, as compared to AAPL..
    And that was on previous AAPL devices. Which only means that AAPL is more durable now than before.
    Samsung only gets cheaper and weaker.
    It must be difficult to justify your inferior equipment. Kinda like saying it’s raining on a sunny day.
    People will think you are nuts.

  3. JoeBautista  This rumor has already been stated by the Chinese as false weeks ago.
    It’s a matter of paperwork. If AAPL had released the information for approval earlier; every low end roach in Chinese phones would have a field day with the information.
    Alas….worry not. Chinese New Year is in January and it is yet to be seen if they will have any for Christmas; which runs a distant second there to the New Year Holiday.

  4. Apple has told China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom that it won’t be selling iPhone 6s in China just yet.
    The questions arise: Is this clever marketing by Apple to stoke up demand? Or is the China government putting obstacles in Apple’s way.
    China is Apple’s third largest and fastest growing major market.
    Apple’s Q2 China sales were $5.9 billion a 28% increase on Q2 2013 and 16% of Apple’s total worldwide sales.
    The China government has moved against Apple in various ways recently, telling the carriers to reduce their subsidies on high- priced hand-sets, accusing Apple of putting back-doors in phones, restricting government purchases of a Apple products.
    There is talk that China has refused to give permission for the phones to be sold in China –


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