MikroPC media trial conducted in Finland, one of the countries in Europe that are experiencing extreme cold weather nan. A total of 15 best selling phones that Nokia is included in the enclosure. There are also three more models for a comparison, so a total of 18 phones.
Endurance test conducted in a laboratory that can be regulated temperature. Initial temperature of 0 degrees Celsius 9 degrees gradually lowered to a temperature at which all the phones stopped working. How did it go?
Apple iPhone 4S turned out to be the first one fails. At a temperature of -5 degrees, 4S iPhone and Nokia N9 are equally disturbed. At a temperature of -10 degrees, iPhone 4S totally dead. While N9 can withstand temperatures up to -19 degrees.
Quoted from PCWorld, Tuesday (07/02/2012), the majority of smartphone can not survive in temperatures of -15 to -20 degrees Celsius. While the phone is more durable feature where there are surviving in temperatures -25 degrees.
Samsung Galaxy S II turned out to be quite strong and the most enduring smartphone. The new Android handset is off when the temperature was lowered to -35 degrees Celsius. Galaxy S II commensurate with Samsung Xcover and Nokia C2-02.
Then the phones which are a champion? Apparently champion is cheap handset Nokia C1-01 and Nokia E65. Both are still able to function until the temperature showed a -40 degrees Celsius, the coldest temperature in Finland.
Several factors cause why the handset so that one can better survive in cold temperatures than others. For example, a handset with an AMOLED display is said to be cold resistant than LCD.
Here's a list of tested phones and how they survive until the temperature. The left side shows when the phone began to show symptoms of damage at a given temperature and the right display when the phone is turned off: