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iPhone 7 Survival Test: Drop, Bend, Scratch Results

By Jiran , Sep 19, 2016 03:45 AM EDT

The iPhone 7 has been subjected to a series of durability test. Before you purchase it, you might want to consider these results. Is it worth your money? Does it deserve all the hype? Is it the ultimate phone for you?

iPhone 7 Survival Test 1: Drop Result

People worry when they drop their phones. Other phones won't survive after a hard fall. It doesn't help if the owner is either temperamental or clumsy. However, the iPhone 7's drop result re-affirms Apple's innovation.

According to 9to5Mac, YouTuber Callux dropped an iPhone 7 from a helicopter. That's a pretty high distance from the ground. He has discovered that the phone was still recording. It continues to function despite literally falling from the sky. The impact only caused a cracked screen, scrapes and scratches.

It's no surprise that it also survived a mere seven feet fall. According to The Verge, TabTimes tested iPhone 7's durability. The only visible damage on the phone were a few scuffs and scratches.

iPhone 7 Survival Test 2: Bend Result

The team behind the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything further tested the iPhone 7's durability. This time, to know if it has bend resistance. They discovered that it doesn't bend under pressure.

There was a lot of force put on the phone. However, it only affects the iPhone 7's water-resistant agent. The said material was evidently taken off.

iPhone 7 Survival Test 3: Scratch Result

People can be careless about their phones. The user will either drop or scratch it accidentally. Phones are actually more prone to scratch. However, the iPhone 7 might have an answer to this problem.

The phone is able to survive the scratch test on its back screen, home button and camera lens. This is only when coin and keys are used. The real damage was from a razor blade. Apparently, the sapphire crystal lens cover was not able to resist it.

Based on the Mohs Scale, the said cover should manage up to level 9. The result revealed that it was scratched at level 6. Thus, prompting people to speculate about the lens cover. Apple have yet to confirm if they had used glass instead of sapphire crystal.

iPhone 7 Survival Test: The Verdict

The results exposed a few flaws on the iPhone 7. However, the pros outweigh the cons. Compared to its competitions in the market, the iPhone 7 is your ultimate phone. People should buy it before it runs out of stock.

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