SquareTrade’s report (via The Wall Street Journal) suggests the iPhone 6 can survive after being dunked under water and dropped on the floor (although we wouldn’t suggest doing either of those things with your new iPhone). The results found that since the standard iPhone 6 is slightly smaller than the test model, it was able to sustain less damage after enduring such tortures.
According to SquareTrade, the iPhone 6 performed better than the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5, Moto X, and HTC One.
During the first test, SquareTrade slid both iPhones across both plastic and wood surfaces. The iPhone 6 Plus took longer to stop since it’s heavier.
Next, both iPhones were submerged in shallow water for 10 seconds while playing a music video. After the 10 seconds was up, the audio was temporarily disabled on both models. The audio quickly returned and both iPhones functioned completely normally.
That’s not to say your iPhone is totally indestructible. Another more brutal drop test that appeared on YouTube (via TechRax) over the weekend shows what happens when you drop the iPhone 6 directly on its face in the real world.
Check out both videos from SquareTrade and TechRax below.
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