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iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7 faced off in a drop test and it was brutal

iPhone 6s Vs Galaxy S7

Smartphone companies spend so much time and money making their phones thinner, faster and more powerful. But how much work actually goes into making them stronger? Building more durable phones clearly falls somewhere on vendors’ lists of priorities, but some seem to place it higher than others. Millions of people continue to drop and break their phones each year, and protective cases don’t always offer as much protection as users would have hoped.

With all that in mind, the two leading flagship smartphones in the world were recently put to the test in a fight to the death — literally — to see which one is better at withstanding drops. And while both phones seem sturdy enough, one came away the clear winner.

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YouTube user “PhoneBuff” recently got his hands on a professional-grade drop test machine and he has been having way too much fun ever since. We saw the Galaxy S7 and HTC 10 face off in his last drop test video, and now he’s back with the two best-selling flagship smartphones in the world, Apple’s iPhone 6s and Samsung’s Galaxy S7.

Both the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s are constructed of metal and sturdy Gorilla Glass, though the S7 uses much more glass than Apple’s iPhone. Will that be its downfall? We don’t want to spoil the video for you, but suffice it to say that one of these two phones fared much better than the other. The moral of the story is the same on both sides of the fence though: Use a good protective case, and try not to drop your phone.

The full video is embedded below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.