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I am no fan of Apple but the way this "demonstration" was carried with all the angles of visibility on the iPhone when it was dropped and damaged compared to not showing you the full damage on the GS2 on its first drop ( you can see if you pause the video just right, damage to the side on the GS2 when he says "just some scratches here" ) ... and all the short quick looks for GS2 compared the the long multi-angled views for the 4S makes me think this was staged

DIAF.

Fair test was fair.

There where no long looks at the GS2 because there was no damage to look at.
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I am no fan of Apple but the way this "demonstration" was carried with all the angles of visibility on the iPhone when it was dropped and damaged compared to not showing you the full damage on the GS2 on its first drop ( you can see if you pause the video just right, damage to the side on the GS2 when he says "just some scratches here" ) ... and all the short quick looks for GS2 compared the the long multi-angled views for the 4S makes me think this was staged
They said the same thing about a poorly performing benchmarks of a certain CPU. I think that's a good sign actually. Calling fake is a desperate, final counter to anything.
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This is what scares me about upgrading...even though I really need to lol. I'm currently using a Blackberry 8700c.



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Seriously? Everyone I know who has a iPhone 4 uses a screen protector and a bumper of some kind.
 
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Seriously? Everyone I know who has a iPhone 4 uses a screen protector and a bumper of some kind.
That still doesn't change the fact that for those who don't use a screen protector, and they ever drop their phone, it won't be a pretty outcome.
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I guess to most people the days of taking care of your stuff has ceased to exist.

The Sony Walkman, would you drop that? No, you paid a pretty penny for it, you would take care of it, but I guess everything is so replaceable in modern US society people would just buy a new one. "Oh I only paid $300 for my new laptop, if I drop it off a cliff I'll just get a new one".

People here are too focused on irrelevant things.
 
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I guess to most people the days of taking care of your stuff has ceased to exist.

The Sony Walkman, would you drop that? No, you paid a pretty penny for it, you would take care of it, but I guess everything is so replaceable in modern US society people would just buy a new one. "Oh I only paid $300 for my new laptop, if I drop it off a cliff I'll just get a new one".

People here are too focused on irrelevant things.
Irrelevant things such as shiny form over function looks perhaps? Sturdiness is not irrelevant. Case closed.
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I guess to most people the days of taking care of your stuff has ceased to exist.

The Sony Walkman, would you drop that? No, you paid a pretty penny for it, you would take care of it, but I guess everything is so replaceable in modern US society people would just buy a new one. "Oh I only paid $300 for my new laptop, if I drop it off a cliff I'll just get a new one".

People here are too focused on irrelevant things.
That is why I buy a ThinkPad. I dropped it off a table. Still works fine.

People drop their phones a lot. Alcohol + iPhone = shattered glass
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Their next video should include dropping a glass cup and a plastic cup from 5ft above the ground and see what happens.

Seriously though, it's like people were surprised with the results. You make a phone with a glass front and back, of course it might shatter when you drop it .
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