iPhone 6 plus durability

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by veedubshafer, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

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    I know this subject has been beaten to death but I just wanted to report on my experience. I've had my 6 plus SG since about a month after launch. It's been in an Apple black leather case and has a screen protector (the anti glare $18 ripoff they sell at the Apple Store) since day 1. I also added an extreme guard back protector (1.99 on eBay) a few weeks after just to give an anti chafe protection from the case. I sell my phone every year and try to keep it pristine.

    Anyway...I have dropped this thing pretty hard several times and have had no damage. The leather case is nice because scuffs and scratches kind of heal themselves after a day or so of use. I have 2 boys under the age of 4 and they've stepped on my phone while it is laying on the couch or bed and no problems. The other day I stood on it by accident, no problem. I've had it in tighter dress pants pockets and sat down and no problem. I'm not saying I've totally abused it but it's had its chances to get bent or broken and it's still perfect. I really like this phone and I'm glad I took the chance on it considering all the crazy bending reports leading up to my purchase.
     
  2. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever you do, just don't sell your lucky phone :)
     
  3. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    No issues with my iPhone 6 Plus either.

    Not that I suggest people have not had issues.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  5. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    No issues at all with mine. Really enjoy this phone.
     
  6. rugmankc Contributor

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    I have laid mine on my center console in my SUV. It laid on top of a flexible lid to a storage compartment under the lid.

    I have twice now accidentally placed my palm on it to lift and readjust in the seat for either repositioning my coat or getting my seat belt.

    I did feel it give with the flexible lid underneath. No damage.

    I think for most folks it is very durable--:apple:
     
  7. klo6 macrumors member

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    My husband and I have the 6+'s and I would have to agree these phones really are pretty durable. We try to take excellent care of our phones...but we're human. ;) Mine dropped flat on its face from about 4' off the ground on to concrete and all it did was break the corner of the Zagg glass I had on it (which thanks to their lifetime warranty, the protector has already been replaced!). My husband is a gym teacher and his dropped on its corner on to the basketball court, he panicked and didn't want to see how bad he ruined his phone so he made me take its case off to inspect the damage...but there wasn't any! The phone still looks flawless! By far these are the best phones we've ever had!! :)
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Surely it's the case and screen protector that are worthy of praise in these instances?
    I would hate to drop *any* phone because they're all likely to get scratched at the very least. There is just the added danger with a thin, aluminium phone with a big glass screen...
     
  9. klo6 macrumors member

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    Sure, I would concede that they contributed. But I wouldn't give them ALL the praise as mine is in a really thin casemate with very little "lip" on to the front. And the sound it made when it smacked the ground made my stomach flip! Sounded as if the screen was going to be shattered in to a million pieces! I even let it sit there for a couple mins before I picked it up cause I was too chicken to look. :eek:

    My husband's is in a thin spigen. Without putting it in an otterbox/lifeproof, I wouldn't think many cases are really meant to be dropped about 5' on to the corner on a hard surface without there being ANY damage.
     
  10. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    So far my 6+ has been doing well, I have it in an air mask which is about as small as it can get for a case.
     
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  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I slipped my 6+ into Sedio Surface and have treeated like any other phone and it is still scratched and like new. I am a holster type so no pockets for me. My 6+ is the best iPhone I have ever owned.
     
  13. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Try opening the Air Drop menu from control centre...
     
  14. AppleGuruOne macrumors member

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    Just did it. Worked fine. What was supposed to happen?
     
  15. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    20fps.
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I'm convinced that different individuals have different sensitivities to these frame rate dips. I've taken my phone in and was told it's normal. TWICE. I can reproduce them on all display models.

    I finally gave up. It's just a fact of life. I hand the phone to my wife and she has no idea what I'm going on about.
     
  17. veedubshafer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No problem here either.
     
  18. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Yep. As a gamer since the age of 4, I'm pretty sensitive to FPS discrepancies.
     
  19. Jstuts5797 macrumors 6502a

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    I rock my 6+ completely naked and STILL no scratches, dings, or scuff marks! I couldn't say that about my 5s at this point. Those chamfered edges were just awful. So glad they are gone! This has by far been the most durable iphone I've had. I think the least durable for me was the 4s and it was still a great phone lol
     
  20. Letmeinn macrumors newbie

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    Id cry if people stepped on my phone or if i stepped on my phonr (not literally but you get the point lol id be pretty pissed off and upset)

    Dam i would never step on my phone lol it cant ever touch the floor for me thats just one rule for me and electronics,

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    I agree, these new iPhones not having chamfered edges makes the body look and stay pristine for much longer with no scratches
     
  21. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    No problem here either. It's smooth as everything else. I don't know what you're doing.
     
  22. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah they looked nice and shiny but they were scratch magnets. Just like the back if the iPod classics.
     
  23. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Thabks for quoting me to let me know. :)
     
  24. tills24 macrumors member

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    Does the Extreme Guard Back Protector go under the leather case? I have the 6, not the 6+, and the Apple leather case, but if I can get some extra protection, it'll be worth it.

    Is it this one?

    http://www.xtremeguard.com/product-p/carbon-fiber-ip647-white.htm
     
  25. veedubshafer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes. It fits under the leather case just fine.
     

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