iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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MacRumors reports that according to new tests carried out by SquareTrade, the iPhone SE does not perform as well as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in the various tests of durability.
SquareTrade posts a video showing it putting the three iPhone models through excessive bend, drop, tumble, and water tests, and, somewhat surprisingly, the results show that the iPhone SE is less durable than the other phones involved in the tests.
For example, the iPhone SE was found to bend at 160 pounds of pressure, but the thinner iPhone 6s was able to take another 10 pounds of pressure before bending. And by 178 pounds the iPhone SE had a “catastrophic failure,” while the iPhone 6s Plus was nowhere near that state.
The iPhone SE was also found to be much less durable under water, permanently shutting off after less than a minute. The iPhone 6s lasted 30 minutes, and even then only its audio was affected. The iPhone 6s Plus only lasted 10 minutes.
However, when it came to the drop test, where the phones were all dropped face down from 6 feet up, all three phones had shattered screens. Although when the iPhone SE was dropped on its corner, it split along the side after being dropped 10 times, while the other two phones were barely damaged at all.
Source: iPhone SE Found Less Durable Than 6 Series in Bend, Drop, and Water Tests