SquareTrade conducts dunk/drop tests on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy Note 7
Gadget warranty firm SquareTrade recently tested the water-resistance capability as well as the durability of Apple's latest iPhones - iPhone 7 and iPhone 7Plus - and Samsung's battery-issues-plagued Galaxy Note 7 handset.
The dunk and drop tests carried out by SquareTrade on the new iPhones and the Galaxy Note 7 revealed that all the three handsets lived up their respective water-resistance claims, though they can apparently crack up when dropped repeatedly.
The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy Note 7 performed satisfactorily in SquareTrade's dunk tests undertaken to check their water resistance. However, all the three handsets suffered the typical, slight audio muffling, which all water-resistant handsets suffer from after they have been submerged in water.
In terms of durability, the SquareTrade tests revealed that three handsets bend or crack when subjected to some serious pressure. The tests showed that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus bend under 170 pounds and 180 pounds of pressure respectively; while Galaxy Note 7 cracks and bricks under 180 pounds of pressure.
Overall, SquareTrade gave a 'breakability score' of 5 to iPhone 7; while the iPhone 7 Plus earned a 'breakability score' of 6; and the Galaxy Note 7 got a 6.5 score. With a lower 'breakability score' indicating a device's lower risk of breaking due to an accident, the scores of the three tested handsets showed that Galaxy Note 7 has the highest breakability risk.
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