The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c went on sale today, and as you’d expect people have already conducted the customary drop, scratch and other durability tests on the two devices to see how they hold up.
The first durability test comes from the folks at iFixYouri, who compared the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and last year’s iPhone 5 in a series of durability test that included aggressively scratching the devices with a key, shaking them in a bag with a lot of coins and of course a drop test.
The iPhone 5s is just as prone to scuffs as the iPhone 5, but since the 5s is not available in black, the scuffs would be hard to see. The iPhone 5c, too, got a few scratches on its plastic rear shell, but was otherwise pretty durable. Notably, the iPhone 5c proved to be more resistant in the drop test thanks to its plastic casing.
The folks at AndroidAuthority too did a drop test from chest height on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, where they found that despite multiple falls on the edge as well as the front, the iPhone 5s’ screen didn’t crack, where as the iPhone 5c’s display did. Of course both of them did get scratched as a consequence of being dropped from a significant height.
With the drop test results out, tell us in the comments below if you plan to buy a case for your iPhone to protect it from being damaged.