iPhone 5c Drop Tested In The Name Of Science

How durable is Apple's iPhone 5c anyway? One way of finding out is by conducting the ultimate test, a realistic drop test. And what better way of capturing the potential destructive damage of such a test than to use the assistance of the brand new iPhone 5s, and its impressive 120fps slow-motion HD video recording capabilities. Unbox Therapy did just that, and after two drop tests from various heights, only one part of the iPhone 5c survived the impact and it's that shiny polycarbonate shell.

Not surprisingly though, the iPhone 5c survived the carnage with only considerable damage to its 4-inch Gorilla Glass touchscreen after being intentionally dropped screen-side down from a height of roughly six feet straight onto concrete - which only validates our hands-on impressions of the iPhone 5c's polycarbonate build quality. The device kept on working even after every bit of its touchscreen had a crack in it. As for its polycarbonate shell, apart from little cosmetic damage the iPhone 5c held it together quite well and could be repaired with a replacement touchscreen. Leason learned? Use a case or an anti-shatter tempered glass screen protector such as Spigen's Glas.t Nano Slim if you want to protect your otherwise fragile glass touchscreen from impacts.

Nir Schneider