Do you remember the first guy to buy the new iPhone this year? The Australian guy who accidently dropped his iPhone 6. Well, while the whole world is telling you how the man dropped the iPhone, nobody is telling how you that the iPhone actually dropped the fall and survived.
Well, iPhones are anyway known for their toughness and durability, and the new iPhone 6 isn't any different. And to prove that, according to a recent study, Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model, alongside another leading Android phone.
The newly released iPhone 6, whose screen size stands at 4.7-inches, has done quite well across a host of tests that finds out how prone smartphones are to break or be damaged owing to every day accidents, states SquareTrade, a company that provides extended protection plan.
As far as the iPhone 6 is concerned, the handset's screen measures in at 5.5-inches. The bigger variant of the two new iPhones wasn't far behind in terms of scoring as well, although it did slip out a few points since it is prone to slipping out of the hand. And that's expected since a few users did have problems fitting the large yet slim handset onto their hands.
"The phones are getting more and more durable," says Ty Shay, chief marketing officer at SquareTrade. "Manufacturers are paying more attention." SquareTrade examined the new phones based on as many as eight factors. This includes size, weight, grip and the quality of the front and back panels.
The company measured as to how far the phones might slide when pushed across a table on their backs, and also how well they withstand drops from 4 feet and also being subjected to a water test for 10 seconds.
For the sake of comparison, the iPhone 5s, which came out last year, did better than the newly released Samsung Galaxy S5. The Samsung phone scored quite poorly in terms on several different tests, including the slide test. However, all the four phones in the list showed medium risk of breakage and no real difference among each other.
SquareTrade says it makes use of robots to do the testing to ensure consistency in the examination. Alongside, it also rates the phones on a 10-point durability scale. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!