Drop Test: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy Note 5

22 August, 2016 Samsung

After the infamous scratch test video of the Note 7 that we saw earlier, we now have a video on YouTube that tests the smartphone's durability in a drop test and compares the results with that of the Note 5 and the iPhone 6s. We found the video on the YouTube channel of Zach Straley and this one actually checks out if Corning's claim of the Gorilla Glass 5 protected phone being able to survive falls from as high as shoulder height is true or not.

The results seen in the test is encouraging to be honest, although not perfect at all. As it turns out, the Super AMOLED display of the Note 7 managed to remain functional even after it was dropped from the highest point in the series of drop tests. However, in the very first drop, the back of the Note 7 cracked, while both the iPhone 6S and the Galaxy Note 5 remained in much better shape. This led us to believe that the Note 7 isn't protected by Gorilla Glass 5 at its back, although we are not fully sure about that. After the disastrous results of the scratch test, it was good to see that Corning Gorilla Glass 5 did actually manage to provide the Note 7's display with good shatter-resistance.

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


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