iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus drop test!

by: Darcy LaCouveeSeptember 19, 2014
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It’s that time of year again, folks. And no – we’re not sorry.

The iPhone is a formidable device. It represents the bulk of Apple’s revenue, and it’s arguably the most iconic and widely recognized smartphone in the world.

With that said, you know that Apple has spent billions of dollars to put its very best effort forward, and has brought us two different sizes this time around.

Josh, Derek and I all went to Hong Kong to get them for the explicit purpose of being able to provide you a closer look at the device itself, to compare it to leading flagships of the day, and to drop it! 

Watch on to see how it fares!

There you have it folks. The new iPhones passed our drop test with flying colors. Nobody can deny that Apple created another sturdy device with the latest generation of the iPhone, even if the rumored sapphire screen didn’t pan out. Regardless, the glass on the front of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is extremely solid, as the two frontal drops have proven.

We love Android, but we’re technology fans first and foremost. So we won’t deny it – we’re impressed with Apple’s new devices. With larger screens, an improved OS, and — apparently — extreme resilience, how will the best of Android compare against iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? That’s exactly what we’ll show you over the next hours and days, as we put all the top devices on the market through our trademark comparisons.

Stay tuned for more!

  • Daniel

    My heart rate increased so much as you dropped that Expensive phone xD

  • applebrainwashespeople

    omg that’s great, that totally makes me want to buy one… NOT.

    • PeterBlood

      Well said as one of the predictable AndroidBrainWashedPeople crowd.

      • android patrol

        guys, remember to not feed this troll !! :D

        • PeterBlood

          Yes as well as anyone on Android Patrol, the very WORST kind of natural born troll! :)

  • Scott_F

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/09/19/iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-drop-test/

    This one makes me feel a bit better about my LG G2…

    • Android Developer

      So in an Android website, they are impressed, and on a mac/IOS/apple/iphone website, they aren’t…
      Guess it’s a matter of luck …
      Or maybe because of the way they’ve dropped the devices?
      One has dropped with the fingers, and one with a block.
      The block might move the device a bit while being dropped, and with fingers he might drop the device in an un-synced manner…

      • frankob

        Maybe the floor in Hong Kong is somewhat softer. :-D

        • Android Developer

          So even the floor there is better than anywhere else in the world?
          So advanced…

          • frankob

            Yeah, everything there, even the floor, is adapted to hi-tech! :-D

          • Android Developer

            There was an article about a sidewalk path (like those for bycicles) that is just for smartphone users.
            Not sure if it’s near it. Somewhere in the far east…

          • frankob

            It was somewhere in China, alright… I guess it is because the sun first rises there, so they are always ahead of us in time. :-)

      • Spg210

        How do you drop a cell phone, or anything, in an unsynced manner?

        • Android Developer

          By “unsynced” I meant that not all fingers have left the device at the same time. This means that the test might be unfair to some devices and fair to others, as the test changes between them.
          However, what he did is more like real-world test this way, as you never really drop your device on purpose, so you never “sync” your fingers when you drop it…
          I think it’s best to give machines to do the drop tests. Seems more fair this way.

  • Diego Kaku

    3:47min!

  • Gee

    There’s the innovation, the first White Girl Proof iPhone!

  • Darwin

    how about a hammer test huh?

  • Guest

    DANGIT! I WANTED TO SEE A SHATTER OF AN IPHONE!

  • crutchcorn

    Okay, to be honest here, that WAS pretty impressive….

    I love the way he looks at the iPhone when he said Android

  • systemupdate

    PhoneBuff did it and it got messed up! The ground here is forgiving!

  • momo

    iPhone 6 is the next giveaway. If I win, I’ll do the hammer and waterproof test. I promise. So let me win now trololol.

  • kaushik ray

    Most boring commentary for Drop test ever that I saw. Joshua I am a fan but this was boring

  • SvitaLampadine

    I appreciate almost every article you guys write, but I’ve got to tell you: those kind of tests are nonsense. Everything depends on the impact angle, velocity and height. My old HTC One S has fallen on almost every type of ground and has a perfect screen even now that I gave it to my girlfriend..

    • runara

      Lol, I feel bad for your girlfriend :D

      • SvitaLampadine

        LOL! I replaced the shell with a brand new one..

  • Daniel

    wait. nobody saw the screen slightly peeled out of the body during the last drop? the screen didn’t cracked but the lcd kinda came out slightly.

    • Trabireiter

      Yes. The screen or glass definitely lifted on the last drop of the 6+.
      Why has this been ignored?

    • Android Developer

      You are talking about 3:55 ? seems so, but when he took it, it didn’t look like it…
      weird.

      • Brian Roode

        they edited the video

        • Android fans editing a video in Apples favor?? Now that would be strange…

          • nevinconstantin

            Money money money! the only reason they would edit it.

          • They never showed the bottom of the device to see if it was still out…

          • Guest

            Apple fanboy from iDownloadBlog. Trolling here. Nice.

          • Omis

            Why is that strange? If apple paid me to fake a drop test, I’d do it in a heartbeat.

    • ThunderCrackR

      Yeah, I saw it!

      • jmahr1127

        Wrong. Ok, people need to calm down. If you just take a look at the pictures in the slideshow, particularly http://cdn04.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/iphone-6-and-6-plus-drop-test-aa-22-of-27-500×260.jpg you’ll see that they didnt switch phones (screen still raised). Joshua simply didnt notice during the video.

      • It’s Fine

        I don’t normally comment on things like this but you’re wrong. What you’re seeing is an illusion of perspective. If you look at the angle of the paving gaps toward the bottom of this picture it ‘appears’ that these curve off at different angles in the bottom left intersection, but we know from the top down shots that the pavers are a) square, and b) straight.

        In the case of the ‘line’ you’re watching near the phone, it is not possible to clearly see the Z-distance of each of the leading corners of the phone in relation to the paving gap. This gives the impression of a difference in physical position where these isn’t one. Further, the image shown above, and the first still you posted are at different orientations to the phone. You can clearly see that this picture above is of the base of the phone which makes your first still upside down. Simply put, they are taken by different cameras at different perspectives.

    • gokousupasayan

      I’m thinking it just looks like that because of the quality of the video. If you watch it frame-by-frame, you can see that the “gap” is there before it even hits the ground. So, that drop didn’t create the “gap”.

      • thaesino

        I’m thinking, when you see it from the angle right before this one, in the video (around 3:47-48), you can see it did come off.

    • thaesino

      You are completely right. The lcd comes off on the face-down drop, on the bottom, right hand corner of the phone. Worst part is, I can’t even trust whether the phone that absorbed all the impact is the same phone he then showed us. Maybe he had 2 because he had seen in other drop tests how easily the 6 Plus had cracked.

    • Daniel B

      simply could be the aliasing in the camera. It’s hard to tell.

    • Maisonier
    • Maisonier

      this is fake … here a real drop test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nObd2tcmgK0 I don’t understand why the hell do they put this lie in android authority …

  • Jonathan TAM

    AA, I live in Hong Kong!

  • Joao Carlos Barreira

    I also saw the screen broke free but he would not show. Apple may have the commission

  • s2weden2000

    “just say n0, people”

  • SaRPeR

    I am waiting for Galaxy Alpha drop test.

  • Luka Mlinar

    hahaha dat face :D

  • Blowntoaster
  • SvitaLampadine
  • Aqwaman

    Are we still doing these drop tests?

    • Spg210

      Are you still watching them?

      • Aqwaman

        You’re not?

  • sonnia

    Wow….it really solid build up

  • Robert
  • Brian Roode

    You faked the results. You edited the video to hide the damage. SHAME ON YOU!! Not ANDROID AUTHORITY!

    • Brian, I was there and I can assure you that neither phones display shattered.

      • PrimeKang

        From second hand experience, I know the damage seen partially deformation of the aluminum chassis. This absorbed energy would explain why the screen didn’t crack. Just confess that you guys bent it back/popped the display back before showing us?

      • ThunderCrackR

        Sorry, but what is this? Really! I have not expected this from your site! I will not believe in this drop tests anymore!

      • Zino

        You lost all your integrity as a tech review site because of this video. I used to love AA reviews but I just lost all respect for you guys.

        First of all why did you use a very bad resolution camera for the slow motion? At around 3:55 you can clearly see that the screen comes off at the corner. Also the very obvious acting following it, it just ads up to being a fake.

        Very disappointing, but maybe its for the best that you guys finally showed your true face as sellouts

        • FreezeGame

          The bad acting was like rubbing salt into a wound. “Ohhh! Did it break? Did it break? Nooo waaay! Nooooo waaaaayyyy!!!”

          I just sat in disbelief, sickened by what I had just watched. Smh. Just goes to show, everybody has a price.

          FG

      • thaesino

        Darcy, you seem to be telling the truth. If I quote you, you are saying “neither display shattered.”

        But it seems to me that even if “neither display shattered,” at one point in the video (3:48) you can see how the bottom, right-hand corner of the display came off; however, when he picked up the phone, it was completely fine. The fact that this tiny little action was done on his part makes it hard to trust anything else, and you know that’s how it works.

        The phone absorbed all the impact from that last drop. It’s quite obvious. Had you guys merely shown that the display popped off but did not crack, we would still be able to trust the rest of the video. Saying something like, “neither display shattered” may be the truth, but it is not the WHOLE truth, since you are omitting what people are bringing up and ignoring us – your readers/viewers.

      • Mike

        A politician’s response.
        Not lying but still ignoring the main subject of discussion.

        Even though this phone performed poorly in other drop tests, no one here said that the screen shattered. Can we comment about the screen separation instead?

        On a different note, I can (somewhat) excuse a comparison video of the iPhone to other android devices but a drop test video fully dedicated to an iPhone on an Android focused website seems very weird to me.

      • Maisonier

        Why do you lie? … all this people (including me) are following your web, how much money did you win? Without us all, you couldn’t be doing anything of this … and this is how you pay … what a dick … And I used to click on ads purposely…
        I am waiting for a new droptest …

    • Brian is correct. When I started writing for the site, I got to meet the entire Apple top brass. It was awesome.

    • jmahr1127

      k, people need to calm down. If you just take a look at the pictures in the slideshow, particularly http://cdn04.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/iphone-6-and-6-plus-drop-test-aa-22-of-27-500×260.jpg you’ll see that they didnt switch phones (screen still raised). Joshua simply didnt notice during the video.

      • djb_comments

        He “didnt notice” what kind of reliable review is that EVEN if it were to be true. Not noticing damage from a drop test (that analyzes damage LOL) seems like a crappy test to me.

      • rslh

        You told us to calm down 4 times already, at first I thought I was seeing glitches on the webpage. At any rate, your readers just don’t like to be lied to. That is all.

        A single lie to us die hard fans can chip away a lifetime of credibility.

  • Joao Carlos Barreira
  • Mahmood Qadri

    iPhone drop test by Android website?? WHY???

  • PeterBlood

    The only relevant drop test is all Android phones into the nearest flushed toilet. It’s going to be very interesting the toll inflicted on Android by the new iPhone 6’s now that size is no longer a consideration.

  • Jerrie

    strange because Phone Area had a VERY different result.

  • Andrew
  • TyH

    iOS Authority ? Apple Authority ?

    • Atheist

      …or Apple Anonymous?

  • br00tus

    Come on android authority, we all see that edge coming out. shame on you. http://www.macrumors.com/2014/09/19/iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-drop-test/

    • Amiroquai

      I like how he puts the phone on a block with leveling bubbles on it lol. As if he thinks the phone stays completely level when he pulls the block away. This is a borderline retarded attempt in trying to make this an accurate scientific. Well, he is after all an Apple fanboy…

  • Amiroquai

    Can’t trust these tests as they are not scientific. The slightest variation in degree of impact can make or, literally, break a phone.

    Iphone 6 screen cracking on first drop from ear level can be seen here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfeJbKKSRm0

    So yea you could drop it 60 times and get lucky not landing on that kill angle. Or you could drop it once on that kill angel and kiss your screen goodbye.

    • EvenInTheDarkestHour

      Drops are not meant to be scientific. They are (were) said to mimic real world drops. He should probably start stating that again before each video. Still, after having had a couple of phones fall victim to gravity, these results are encouraging. IMHO

  • Vu Dang

    Please see @PhoneBuff to know best way to do drop test. The way you drop it are not same all times

  • people convincing AA for cheating… I am losing trust, I wanna wait until TechRax destroys a few of each, then I will be assured!

  • Kasi Viswanathan

    a great survival especially survival of the fittest

  • G Mohal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eGxlm82hWDM

    screen shattered for both iphones on phonebuff drop test. it all depends on your luck.

  • Gosc

    ?!

  • Gosc

    Any comment DARCY LACOUVEE ???

    • gosc

      Why do you delete this screen? Don’t like it?

  • kogli

    Here you go with a real drop test that hasn’t been faked or anything. The results are totally different..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGxlm82hWDM

  • Will S.

    Meh, its still an iPhone…Why haven’t there been many Android phone drop tests lately??

  • thaesino

    Wow. It’s a damn shame that Android Authority is getting paid by someone to edit their videos. It’s true, if you look at what would be the bottom, right-hand corner of the 6 Plus, the display came off. You gotta be kidding me, man.

    “…but we’re technology fans first and foremost.”

    Yeah… my a**. Thank you for this video. At least now I know the truth and will be unsubbing from Android Authority. It’s a shame other people will keep trusting you.

  • Arick

    wow the tin foil must be in short supply… Its a reflective surface people, with a curve… therefore, due to physics and light and all, you get an illusion of a line right there… scrubbing right before it settles clearly shows it didn’t separate if you grab an off angle grab where the light isn’t directly reflecting.

    • Eric Wafford

      Lets see if this lets me attach now..

  • thaesino

    These images are taken from the drop of the iPhone 6. They are both of the iPhone 6 after having completely stopped to a still. Notice the bottom corner doesn’t match with the line on the floor? Note, also, that he had not touched the phone yet in the second photo.

    (You can now delete my comment, Android Authority. You guys are frauds.)

    • slh163

      HOLLY CRAP!!! you right man :O

    • Maisonier

      This is fake … here a real drop test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nObd2tcmgK0 and there are a lot more that show this result …

      • rslh

        The lens cracked? I thought that and the power button are made of sapphire glass?!

    • Erik

      Thing is. Android authority guys are not stupid at all. If they wanted to do a fake video, it would at least look convincing. This all looks weird to me.

    • jmahr1127

      Youre wrong and people need to calm down. If you just take a look at the pictures in the slideshow, particularly http://cdn04.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/iphone-6-and-6-plus-drop-test-aa-22-of-27-500×260.jpg you’ll see that they didnt switch phones (screen still raised). Joshua simply didnt notice during the video.

      • thaesino

        Look, I don’t think you understand what my images are. They are not in any way related to the iPhone 6 Plus that was dropped towards the end of the video. (the one with the popped off display everyone is talking about?)

        My two images were taken directly from the video at around 00:42 and 00:57, respectively. They are NOT of the iPhone 6 Plus, but of the iPhone 6. If you don’t see how the lower end does not line up with the lines on the floor the same way, then there is nothing I can do. You just don’t like factual evidence.

        Now, don’t get me wrong. maybe they dropped more than just one iPhone 6 and one iPhone 6 Plus. Maybe they screwed up the edit. Was it purposefully? I don’t know. What I do know, is that the phone he picks up (00:57) is not lined up in the same way with the floor as the phone he dropped (00:42). It’s up to you if you want to see it or not. I’m sure others already have.

    • fasdfasdf

      I dunno man it doesnt seem like such a big deal. I bet the glass did start to raise and he just pushed it back and called it good. Really the only claim he made in his vid is that it didnt shatter which is true. He also said it scuffed. He probably should have said the glass started coming off and was pushed back into place. But thats a long way from calling someone dishonest or accuse him of getting paid by apple!

  • rohit

    the drop tests by phone buff show such intense damage that the results here are in stark contrast. and yes the screen did come out at 3.53. obviously android authority was paid off by apple…idk who im more disappointed in, android authority or myself for believing they’ll be honest about apple products (it being a dedicated android site)

  • 828

    Fuck that josh motherfucker fire him his reviews suck–!!!

  • FreezeGame

    All respect has been lost for you Android Authority. It’s clear that you faked the iPhone 6 drop test. Now you have been exposed as frauds!

    FG

  • SaD

    Authority rly? How about that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGxlm82hWDM

  • Maisonier

    Fucking fake! how you dare to put this kind of this in an android blog!! … here a real droptest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGxlm82hWDM

  • Nick

    Yes the screen separates, and it also does in another drop test on youtube. For some reason AA didnt tell us. I was actually thinking of getting this phone, but if theres a risk of the screen coming off each time u drop it, no thanks. Iphone build quality used to be good, but definitely gone down hill. And shame on you AA.

  • Mike

    The excessively jagged resolution video, which appears to have come from a late 90’s cheap digital camera, is not reflected in the drop test Android Authority performed on the Xperia Z2:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BGQtfDZNt4

    i believe that is is the GoPro we’re talking baout here. The footage seems to have been purposely downgraded in post editing to make the separating of screen less obvious.

  • mrjayviper
  • FreezeGame
  • paperpenmelody

    i just don’t get this whole “trying to look for mistake” thing especially when it’s iPhone – you guys are all Android fanboys. haters gonna hate

    • Mike

      I guess some people just don’t like being lied to or deliberately presented with skewed information.
      Rest assure that a good amount of people here would be just as annoyed if they were presented with a fake android device drop test. The “unhappy” readers who have commented here are protesting against AA and not Apple.

      However, going by the more legitimate drop test results online, it doesn’t appear that the new i-phone is doing too well so I’m sorry if that upsets you. Enjoy yours in a case if you plan on getting one.

  • djb_comments

    It’s time for someone who represents this website to come clean on what seems to be a faked video. At first I thought MAYBE, MAYBE its a play on light/angle, but when I saw this vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGxlm82hWDM It was clear that the front was, in fact, a bit separated or “peeled” away. You can see the newly warped shape on it on the last frames of your “test”. Disgusting. You look more guilty the longer you wait, makes everyone here believe your trying to draw up a “save face” plan. Innocent people/parties usually respond quicker than this. DAMN SHAME.

  • Iwan Haniyoto

    How about this screen shot?

    • Pascual

      Androidauthority is sponsored by Apple, all week Androidauthority has published articles in favor of the iPhone

      • Atheist

        I certainly believe you, bro. After the iPhone 5 (or 5S/5C) came out, Jayce did a video where he said that his wife’s 1st Generation iPhone ran ‘Smoother, Faster and was more Responsive’ than his Nexus 5!! I was like “WTF.?!!” I started losing faith in Android Authority just then, because I figure: Even if it seemed true (in my opinion), I wouldn’t DARE admit to it. Why? Think about it: Would Apple admit to ANYTHING being better than THEIR products in ANY WAY?? HELL NO!! Today’s new ‘Revelation’ (thanks to you observative guys) only serves to dismantle the little faith I had left in ‘Android Authority’. Thank you all. I’m now unsubbing also.

  • Влатко Стојанов

    The glass is flying in all directions, also the display is clearly detached.
    Android Authority, wat r u doin!?!!!

  • leftty57

    I’m Not a Apple fan, I do prefer android for its customizable abilities and expansion. But I trully think this drop thing test is really stupid and childish and absolutely unfair and a huge wast of time to produce and for others to watch. It is natural for anyhing to scuff, dent and scratch and even crack if droped regardless of make or model.
    If this test was to downgrade apple in any way…you are only fooling yourself…they both did pretty good on the stupid drops. I do think apple make pretty awesome products and are not shabby at all. So my question is…does this drop test make anyone any smarter than what they were before making the video?
    Or do you feel stupid or $omewhat like a looser after distroing two perfectly clean phones?
    I’m really disapointed to have to see smart people doing such very stupid things. I hope we don’t have to see much more of this childish behavior from android authority…

    • Mike

      While these tests are not performed in an accurate scientific way, they do help shed some light as to weaknesses in the different phones if more significant damage occurs. Metal or plastic, everyone expects scuffing on these phones when dropped. That’s obvious. However, when things start going south, you can pick up on weaknesses in design with these phones.

      Screen cracking aside, 2 of the 3 iPhone drop tests I watched had the screen separate from the metal frame. Not saying that Apple’s product is inferior but I would not dare using it without a case one. A 5.5″ iPhone 6 with a case on is not the most pocket-friendly so that would have been the deal breaker for me if I was in the market for one of the new iphones. So one can gain something from these drop tests. To contrast, from crash tests I’ve seen online, I would probably go case free with the similarly built HTC One M8.

      I don’t like Apple but I can admit their products are generally better built than their Android competition. However, this new iPhone may be an exception. Time will tell.

  • Muhammad Vaid

    Okay ‘Android’ Authority. If you say that this is not faked please upload or provide a link of the video of the last drop taken by the camera of the Oppo Find 7 and put all rumours to bed. BTW how much does dignity sell for these days? (Just curious)

  • shhhhhh

    I knew it was fake! I thought I was just seeing things at first, but the screen was clearly separated. It’s obvious now that it has to be true, 80% of the comments here and on YouTube are all screaming fake. On a side note, It would be ingenious for Apple to have an Android channel post an altered drop test, no one would suspect it. Considering all the other drop test videos (PhoneBuff,etc) resulted in terrible damage, Apple may have pulled something, they are known to leverage reviews in their favor. Apple has been weird with everything they have been doing the last couple of years, so something like paying off a small time android blog wouldn’t surprise me .

  • Maisonier

    this is fake … here is a real drop test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nObd2tcmgK0

  • Tim

    You guys are losing a ton of your Android fanboy viewers. Why not post the video of the uncut footage from the time the phone drops to the time you pick it up without any cuts to show that it’s not fake. Unless you are enjoying all the bad press you’re getting. People claiming you were paid by Apple, etc.

  • Dimitrios Pandioras

    Are you trying to fool us Android Authority?

  • Ricardo A. Fragoso

    IT’S A TRAP… what a fraud.

  • FreezeGame

    The damage is done (no pun intended). Android Authority will forever be associated with fraudulent activity. The comment section of every article/video will be full of replies that read “Fake!”, which will be a well deserved reality check. Your viewers will remember this for a long time, and your website will suffer because of it. From this point on, everything that you say or do will be questionable.

    I hope Apple made it worth your while.

    FG

  • UnsubAndriodAuthority

    You have just lost yet another once loyal subscriber #AndriodAuthority. I hope it was worth whatever $$$ you made for making that video!!! You guys disgust me. Thankfully I have at least one thousand friends on my Facebook and they will be seeing a post about you guys very soon and during high traffic Facebook viewing times.

  • crutchcorn

    Some people here have sharp eyes… AA, I don’t know if you’re pulling some shit or not, but next time you better cut the crap. I’m about an inch away from packing the bags and heading out.

  • FreezeGame

    RatedRR’s face down concrete drop test from about waist height shatters the screen (just like every other iPhone 6 face down drop test thus far), but Android Authority drops it face down on concrete from higher up and claims that nothing happened?

    http://youtu.be/e0SrxkQCJY8

    FG

  • Calisuks

    wow they deleted my comment

  • Pfft

    “Josh, Derek and I all went to Hong Kong” —- So how was the all-expense paid trip sponsored by Tim Cook & Co.? I bet the included Dimsum breakfast was even more super than the iPhones?

  • jmahr1127

    Ok, people need to calm down. If you just take a look at the pictures in the slideshow, particularly http://cdn04.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/iphone-6-and-6-plus-drop-test-aa-22-of-27-500×260.jpg you’ll see that they didnt switch phones (screen still raised). Joshua simply didnt notice during the video.

  • rslh

    Authority my a$$!!

  • Isaac Abraham

    Whoa what? I seen it split! Now looking at the comments with actual proof and going back.. WTF Android Authority. F OFF

  • FreezeGame
  • applebrainwashespeople

    wonder why this blog hasn’t written an article about how the new iphones
    bend in your pocket… its all over the news… maybe because they are
    frauds, probably paid by apple. faking an iphone drop test… frauds……

  • Mike

    For those who are trying to defend the Android Authority staff here,
    The lack of official response to this matter, at least not beat around the bush one (see Darcy’s below), shows that they clearly have something to hide. If this was an honest mistake they would have apologized. That probably wouldn’t have flown by anyway.There no way one could miss the screen detaching in a video, or just snap it back in and call it fine without acknowledging it in the video. After all, that’s what a drop test is all about, to carefully examine the phone after it was dropped and report any visible damage seen, as minor as it may be. Do you guys really think that the reported scuffing on the bottom is more worthy of acknowledgement in the video than the screen popping out, even if it can be popped back in? There was a clear and deliberate attempt to hide this damage.

    Further more, the over the top reactions to the phone being picked up after the drop hint there may be a different type of interest involved here.

    Android Authority is either carefully planning their response, or are simply hoping this quiets down soon and everyone moves on. They may feel they cannot excuse their way out of this one and getting into a dialogue with their readers will prolong this case’s highlight time, so keeping quiet may be their best move.

  • Mike

    For those who are trying to defend the Android Authority staff here,
    The
    lack of official response to this matter, at least not beat around the
    bush one (see Darcy’s below), shows that they clearly have something to
    hide. If this was an honest mistake they would have apologized. That
    probably wouldn’t have flown by anyway.There no way one could miss the
    screen detaching in a video, or just snap it back in and call it fine
    without acknowledging it in the video. After all, that’s what a drop
    test is all about, to carefully examine the phone after it was dropped
    and report any visible damage seen, as minor as it may be. Do you guys
    really think that the reported scuffing on the bottom is more worthy of
    acknowledgement in the video than the screen popping out, even if it can
    be popped back in? There was a clear and deliberate attempt to hide
    this damage.

    Further more, the over the top reactions to the
    phone being picked up after the drop hint there may be a different type
    of interest involved here.

    Android Authority is either carefully
    planning their response, or are simply hoping this quiets down soon and
    everyone moves on. They may feel they cannot excuse their way out of
    this one and getting into a dialogue with their readers will prolong
    this case’s highlight time, so keeping quiet may be their best move.