Drop tests usually “involve someone dropping a phone by hand, and the distance is often as imprecisely measured as ‘waist height’ or ‘head height,’ making it hard to be sure both phones experienced exactly the same force,” ben Lovejoy writes for 9to5Mac.
“Dropping a phone from a hand can result in differences in initial angles, and releasing one side of the phone a fraction of a second before the other can impart a rotation to the device,” Lovejoy writes. “In short, most drop-tests are more entertainment than science.”
“But the latest drop-test competition between the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7 is done properly,” Lovejoy writes, “using professional equipment designed to ensure that both phones are released in exactly the same way from exactly the same height.”
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