IPhone 6 And IPhone 6 Plus Undergo SquareTrade's Breakability Test

Posted: Sep 23 2014, 3:55am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 23 2014, 3:59am CDT, in News | Apple

 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Undergo SquareTrade's Breakability Test
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During SquareTrade's Breakability test, both devices performed impressively well and better than the older iPhone 5s and other top-of-the-line Android phones in the market.

The new iPhones are now up for grabs. Apart from the good reviews and promising benchmarks, Apple's next-generation iPhones also have the best-performing smartphone LCDs in the market. But the frenzy is about to get serious as the folks over at SquareTrade have just conducted a series of tests on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

The result? During SquareTrade's Breakability test, both devices performed impressively well and better than the older iPhone 5s and other top-of-the-line Android phones in the market. SquareTrade, a consumer electronics insurer based in San Francisco, has rated a long list of smartphones in the past.

Using what it calls a Breakability test, SquareTrade tests devices accordingly based on danger situations. The test also evaluates important elements including  design, materials, size, weight, friction quotient, water-resistance, and grip capabilities. There are basically three tests: drop tests, dunk tests, and slide tests.

SquareTrade found out that the new iPhones performed better than other popular phones including the Samsung Galaxy S5. Also, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus held up when they were slid across rough panels and submerged into a pond of water.

Then came the drop tests, where both phones got a few cuts and scratches. However, the front and back panels of the iPhone 6 Plus got separated after 6 drops. Overall, SquareTrade gave the iPhone 6 a breakability score of 4, while the iPhone 6 Plus got a 5. Based on the rules, a higher score on a scale of 1 to 10 would mean that a device has a higher risk of damage.

As a matter of reference, the iPhone 5s has a score of 6. The Samsung Galaxy S5, on the other hand, has a 6.5 rating. According to Ty Shay of SquareTrade, Apple has nailed it again this time. "Apple has done it again, with a pair of larger phones that are more durable than their smaller predecessors," he said. 

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