The launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ushered in a bevy of checks inevitably pitting it towards the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s flagship phone.
A new video by YouTube channel PhoneBuff sees the 2 smartphones head-to-head in a collection of drop exams, displaying how the 2 telephones would fare in actual world conditions, the place even costly items of tech aren’t resistant to human clumsiness.
PhoneBuff beforehand tested the identical telephones on the velocity division, and the iPhone 7 simply breezed by means of it because the Note 7 lagged far behind. Now, it is time to see the 2 telephones once more, this time being clobbered by gravity towards a block of concrete.
If you will get previous your consternation towards a skeleton crew destroying completely useful and aesthetically pristine telephones, the outcomes show to be very fascinating.
Within the first spherical, the telephones have been dropped with the screen facing up. Whereas the Note 7 is way from good given its predisposition to explode inexplicably, the phone did stay strong after the primary drop, which is a pleasant shock given its fragile glass-coated type issue. The phone nonetheless was absolutely practical, save for the rear glass, which suffered cracks on the underside — a beauty eyesore. It is clear that the iPhone 7 Plus took the primary spherical.
Then again, the iPhone 7 Plus, whereas additionally removed from good with the current hissing noises snafu, suffered noticeably much less injury given its aluminum again housing, making it a notch extra sturdy than the Note 7. A number of scuffs right here and there and that is it. No main injury in any way.
Within the second spherical, the telephones have been dropped in a portrait place, the underside half beelining for the concrete. The telephones bounced after the impression, sustaining extra injury. The iPhone 7 Plus garnered a couple of scuffs alongside its backside, whereas the Note 7 suffered extra cracks. The again of the iPhone 7 remained unchanged, however a couple of hairline cracks now run the size of Note 7’s again. For sure, the iPhone 7 Plus gained the second spherical.
The third spherical aspect-dropped the telephones, and each of the telephones’ 7000 collection aluminum bands solely suffered a number of scuffs. No appreciable injury on the iPhone 7 Plus and the Note 7.
Spherical 4, the face drop. Probably the most deadly and damaging blow to a phone is touchdown on its screen, and on this spherical each telephones had their screens shattered after the primary drop. Regardless of this, each of the screens have been nonetheless absolutely practical, making it a draw.
At this level, the iPhone 7 Plus is the clear winner, however PhoneBuff takes it even additional with the bonus spherical. In a earlier video, the Note 7 survived 50 extra face drops. The iPhone 7 went via the identical remedy, and after the ninth drop it had already fractured the housing that coated the front-facing camera, and on the tenth drop the iPhone 7 ceased to perform altogether. If it is any comfort, the house button nonetheless labored.
In fact, the conditions the telephones went by way of within the check are excessive and forcefully abusive, and principally don’t mimic actual world incidents. No less than not repeatedly. In case you’re cautious, your iPhone 7 Plus or Note 7 ought to be positive.
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