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[ZDnet] iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy SII Drop Test

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Warranties firm SquareTrade carried out drop tests of the two handsets from both waist and shoulder height onto concrete. How do the two handsets compare? Well, I’ll let you watch the video, but let me tell you in advance that the iPhone 4S looks really ugly by the end of the testing.

Siri might want to look away …




Well...it is apparent they didn't improve the durability in the 4S
Edited by trulsrohk - 10/20/11 at 11:50am
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Love my Samsung Galaxy mini. Dropped it countless times still no scratches!
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post #3 of 155
It's basically the same phone with a different chip. I wouldn't expect durability to go up.
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my ipod touch 4 didnt like falling 3 feet off my lap.
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post #5 of 155
I had my iPhone 4 for about a year without a case and dropped it many times, not a single crack, but I know others who dropped theirs once and shattered the entire screen so I guess it's really picky on how it likes to be dropped.

I'm waiting for an actual, comprehensive comparison of these two phones. Just out of curiosity, I already bought a 4s and think it's perfect for me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
Why the hell would they improve the durability? Apple doesn't believe in customer satisfaction. Improving it would mean they are being innovative, and innovation is un-American.
There is so much confliction in this post
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
Why the hell would they improve the durability? Apple doesn't believe in customer satisfaction. Improving it would mean they are being innovative, and innovation is un-American.
Tell that to Intel.
     
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This is why I have a zagg and rubber gel skin on my inspire 4g

Not surprised that the iphone did pretty bad though. Practically glass on all sides.
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The video said "the results may surprise you"

What is surprising about dropping glass on concrete and it shattering?
     
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Dear god...

I could throw my phone across my room, about 3 meters fairly hard and the back probably wouldn't come off...
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