The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 goes head to head with the Apple iPhone 6s in a test of strength. Both tech giants’ flagship models endured a grueling drop test to see who came out on top in terms of durability.
The iPhone 6s was already slated to win after it left the Note 7’s brother the Galaxy S7 in the dust. However the Korean flagship still has an ace up its sleeve, Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5.
The Drop Test Begins
According to Phonearena, the first test was a dropping both phones on their back. The iPhone 6s took the gold in this area due to its metal case. However, the Galaxy Note 7 also took very little damage even with its glass casing.
The next test was a dropping them on their bottom. The S6 also took this round taking minimal damage, while the drop worsened the cracks on the Note 7.
The next test was a drop from the side, which had pretty much had the same effect on both phones. Very minimal damage other than those received from the previous test. The final test was a full-on face drop. It was here that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 trumped the iPhone 6s with the Gorilla Glass 5 sustaining less damage.
Since both phones survived, they were both put though the “bonus” round where both phones were dropped until they become unusable. Apple’s iPhone 6s kicked the bucket after a mere 5 drops.
Samsung’s baby on the other hand wasn’t as easy to crack. After 50 additional drops, the Korean phone was still standing despite its glass casing taking the full concrete treatment.
The verdict was pretty obvious. But aside from proving that the Galaxy Note 7 is a rugged piece of hardware, it demonstrated the durability of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The tests might get a little tougher down the road as Nokia plans to make a comeback. And when it comes to toughness, the Finnish company is second to none.
Watch the full test in the video below.
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