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With the launch of the iPhone 5, several companies are performing tests and benchmarks on the new device. One common effort is to put any new iPhone in a series of drop tests to see how well it survives common falls.

Android Authority (via iPhoneinCanada) posts a drop test comparison video between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 and actually finds in favor of the iPhone 5.

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I didn't think this was worthy enough to be posted in the news section but I did find it interesting. Discuss.
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post #2 of 31
I got distracted by his nasty feet and sandals from the 90s.

Seems like the samsung lost with the glass being so close to the edge compared to the iphone.
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post #3 of 31
hardly a fair test. The point of impact was completely random each time. with slightly different forces.
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Poor fractured plastic.
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

hardly a fair test. The point of impact was completely random each time. with slightly different forces.

Yeah I noticed this too.
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post #6 of 31
How about we all just agree not to drop either one
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I agree with everyone else, it was exactly the opposite of what the guy said it was. They need a rig that drops it in exactly the same place each time...
    
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I agree with everyone else, it was exactly the opposite of what the guy said it was. They need a rig that drops it in exactly the same place each time...

That might be a more "fair" test but it's not realistic at all. When you drop your phone, it's going to be completely random. I wish they wouldn't have included the SGS3 in this test at all because all it's doing is clouding the real results. The point is, the latest iPhone is much more resilient to being dropped than any previous generation, especially the last two. Take a look at the second video on the MR page. The guy drops it like 10 times and it doesn't break until he literally throws it at the ground.
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It's going to suck to drop either one. Always the slight cringe as you expect your expensive phone to explode upon impact.wink.gif
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They should have done it with a Nokia 3310, it would have left a crater in the ground. biggrin.gif
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