• SquareTrade Benchmarks the "Breakability" of the iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus

    SquareTrade, a massive third-party warranty company that covers all kinds of electronics varying from laptops to desktops to smartphones to tablets to virtually anything else with a circuit board, has recently published a new page about the iPhone 6s detailing just how ‘breakable’ the device is and has given it a ‘breakability score.’

    When Apple marketed the iPhone 6s, one of the things they note is that the ion-strengthened glass in the smartphone is the strongest glass to ever be used in any smartphone on the market. That paired with the incredibly strong 7000 series aluminum, commonly used in aerospace industry, should make for a somewhat tank-like iPhone that can withstand all kinds of abuse, right?

    SquareTrade has put the iPhone 6s against various tests, including a bendgate test, chill test, drop test, and dunk test to see just how strong the new iPhone 6s actually is. Also thrown in the mix is Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 5 smartphone. Compiled in a video below, you can see their actual results:

    In terms of bending, the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus doesn’t bend until an incredible 170-180 pounds of force is applied, which is more than double what Apple has trouble with in the previous generation iPhone.

    In drop tests, the 7000 series aluminum is highly durable, but Apple’s ion-strengthened glass is all hype and still shatters just like any other glass on the market. The aluminum enclosure of the iPhone took some beatings and only showed signs of scuffing, but didn’t dent inwards or bend.

    And finally, in dunk and freeze tests, the iPhone 6s shows the same legendary water resistance that was discovered by the iFixit team, and in terms of temperature, the iPhone 6s was programmed to shut off at 110º Fahrenheit and the devices shut off at 0º Fahrenheit in a freezer after about 30 minutes to an hour.

    SquareTrade says that bendgate is essentially “a thing of the past” and that the drops are still the arch-enemies of iPhones and that users of the device in colder weather conditions will not be as satisfied. Overall, the iPhone 6s Plus scored higher (more risk to break) than the iPhone 6s – iPhone 6s Plus got a score of 5, while the iPhone 6s got a score of 4.5:

    Source: SquareTrade
    This article was originally published in forum thread: SquareTrade Benchmarks the "Breakability" of the iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      You mean, iPhone 6s Plus got a score of 5, while the iPhone 6s got a score of 4.5[emoji3]
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Somethings wrong with the thermo test, I bet the 6s is really a score of 3 :?
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