The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus haven’t been out for quite that long, but they have already been pitted against Samsung’s Galaxy S5 flagship device. A recent study has been conducted and the results suggest that Apple’s handset is more durable than Samsung’s.
Reports came from SquareTrade, who specializes in increased security. They said that at the end of the tests, the regular iPhone 6, measuring 4.7 inches in screen size, recorded the best result out of the three devices. After the standard iPhone 6, it seems as the boosted iPhone 6 Plus came out second. The iPhone 6 Plus comes with a significantly larger display of 5.5 inches. Apparently, the large but very slim body is what kept the iPhone 6 Plus behind the regular iPhone 6, as it presented itself to be quite uncomfortable to hold in your hand, and even harder to ensure you won’t drop it.
The older iPhone 5S was also part of the series of tests, and it managed to outclass the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well. Although and older design, the 5S managed to beat the 5.1 inch Galaxy S5, as the Samsung flagship reportedly did terribly in many of the test categories, including the sliding test that determines how much of a risk the phone presents of falling off the surface it’s placed on.
Overall, however, all phone displayed medium break risks, but SquareTrade officials claim that smartphones are becoming tougher nuts to crack with each generation.
For their tests, SquareTrade uses a system that ranks devices on a 10-point scale. Getting 10 points means that it prevents the maximum level of risk. The results are based on multiple factors involving weight, chassis durability, grip, and other such elements. SquareTrade uses robots to make sure the results are as accurate as possible. As for our handsets, the Galaxy S5 was ranked with a 6.5 on the scale, while the iPhone 5S got a 6. The iPhone 6 Plus got a 5, while the best score, 4, is held by the standard iPhone 6.
All four devices did good in the water resistance test, but only the most recent two iPhone models passed the sliding test. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 Plus failed the drop test, where it was dropped from 4 feet, resulting in a destroyed chassis.
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