With a nearly identical 5s housing, the iPhone SE it would certainly not bring any surprises in terms of durability. But SquareTrade even so I wanted to put it to the test, this time in front of its bigger brothers the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus.
After tests of the most varied, the conclusion is that the iPhone SE is a very resistant device only as much as the iPhone 6s, which as we know has received several improvements in this regard (including a series 7000 aluminum housing). But the new 4-inch iPhone does even better than the 6s Plus in some ways.
Even with supposed new water seals found in the disassembly of iFixit, the iPhone SE was the first to die in the dive test. In the warping test, he put up with 160 pounds of pressure 10 less than the 6s and 20 less than the 6s Plus. The screen of none of them withstood the test of frontal fall to 1.8m from height.
In the end, SquareTrade gave a score of 5.5 for the iPhone SE, against 4 for the iPhone 6s and 6.5 for the iPhone 6s Plus, all considered “medium risk”. The smaller the better.