Drop Test Pits The iPhone 7 Against The Galaxy S7 From 1,000 Feet : Have you ever wanted to see if your iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7 could live up to handsets from back in the day? Seriously, mobile phones from the early 2000s such as the Nokia 3310 have an iconic stature among the curb kickable. That handset could survive a drop from a jacket pocket, hit the ground and still work. And what’s most surprising was the fact that it hardly had a scratch on it. So imagine being able to test the robustness of modern handsets in a drop test. How would you do it?
iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S7 drop test
If you Google the phrase “drop test,” you will find plenty of results, many of which were created by crazy people looking for ways to go viral. However, what if you had a crazy idea and two modern smartphones to trash? Would you do a drop test?
That’s exactly what the people/person at UnlockRiver did; they had been frustrated for years, wanting to see how a modern smartphone would compare to the legendary Nokia 3310 in a drop test. But if you watch their video on YouTube, it’s clear that this is no ordinary test.
Now you didn’t read the above headline incorrectly, this is what happened. The gentlemen in the video tied the iPhone, S7 and 3310 to a drone and then dropped them… from 1,000 feet!
A few years ago, Wired did some work and came up with terminal velocity numbers for the iPhone. After crunching the numbers, the figure they came up with was 60 miles per hour. So when dropping one of the latest iPhones from 1,000 feet, it shouldn’t take long to come crashing down.
The Wired calculations were done on the iPhone 5s, ahandset with a significantly smaller size than the handsets in the UnlockRiver drop test. The iPhone 7 measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm, and the Galaxy S7 measures 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm. Will their different sizes make any difference to this test, and will the iPhone 7 fall at 60 MPH?