Apple's new iPhone 6 may bend, but it doesn't break. That's the word from the electronic device protection plan company SquareTrade after putting the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through a series of drop tests.
The company dropped both iPhone models four feet onto a concrete floor six times, and the iPhone 6 came away with only minor scratches on its case. The phone's screen didn't crack, chip, or scratch.
The iPhone 6 Plus display survived the drop test, too, although it did start to pull away from the phone body.
The iPhone 6 held up so well it earned SquareTrade's best breakability score ever, beating out the iPhone 5s. Both new iPhone models fared better than Samsung's Galaxy S5, too.
The company said,
The new series of iPhones performed above expectations, scoring higher than both previous iPhone models and popular Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5. The iPhone 6's Breakability Score of 4 sets a new high mark with a slightly better performance than even Google/Motorola's Moto X and the HTC One. The much larger iPhone 6 Plus scored a 5, more than a full point better than the Samsung Galaxy S5, making it the most durable phone with a screen larger than five inches.
Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus a few days ago and sold over 10 million units over the release weekend. The iPhone 6 sports a 4.7-inch display while the iPhone 6 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch display. Both use Apple's own A8 processor, offer improved cameras, faster WiFi and LTE, and have NFC chips for mobile payment support.
SquareTrade's breakability test scores come as good news following reports that the iPhone 6 Plus can be bent. While it looks like you can bend the 6 Plus, it seems it takes a lot to break one — and even with a bent body, the display glass still holds up.