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The iPhone hasn't really ever been known for being ultra durable, then again, most phones aren't designed to be ultra durable. Pretty much any phone can break from even a small drop if it lands wrong or hits something small and pointy.

Not my Nokia C2-02. Believe me, I've tried.. And I only paid 60€ for it.. I'd imagine a more expensive phone would be more durable.
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Back when I had my 4, I had one of those Speck cases on it. It had a habit of falling quite a few times, while the case suffered some cosmetic wear, the phone did not. My dad is currently using it as his primary phone, and it's been working just as it has since day one. A few polishing swirls on the back from cleaning it, but the screen is virtually scratch free (now it's in an otterbox, ewwy, but his preference).

When I had to get my 4S replaced because the WiFi card died, they were incredibly surprised at how clean and maintained the phone was (not a single scratch, I made damn sure of it) and I had it in a cheap Speck case once again.

Anything can break, but my old Nokia 3310 was a trooper, I got so pissed at it, I threw it a good 30-40 yards and it still worked after that, minus being a little muddy. Then again, I got the phone free, so I really wouldn't care.

Something that's more expensive, you better believe I'll take care of it to keep it from dropping or getting damaged. It's all about the person who owns the device that determines how it's maintained.
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Not my Nokia C2-02. Believe me, I've tried.. And I only paid 60€ for it.. I'd imagine a more expensive phone would be more durable.

my nokia 3210 is more durable than that, what's your point?
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Not my Nokia C2-02. Believe me, I've tried.. And I only paid 60€ for it.. I'd imagine a more expensive phone would be more durable.

my nokia 3210 is more durable than that, what's your point?

Point is that Nokia is extremely durable. I used to have a 3210. thumb.gif
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Point is that Nokia is extremely durable. I used to have a 3210. thumb.gif

the point is, the more parts, the easier it breaks. so usually the cheapo phone is more durable than iphone 5 and galaxy s3
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That is funny, because my Desire is scratched and chipped all to hell. The screen is flawless, the rest of the phone looks like it has been ran over.
To the people that are using the plastic vs aluminium comparison: The aluminum will hold up longer than the plastic, it might not be as pretty, but it will still hold up just fine.

That's true wear and tear.

The iPhone 5 however, would disintegrate in your hand.

It survived drop tests better than a Samsung S3 in some cases. There's a slight possibility you're over exaggerating.
You missed the biased drop tests. Did you see how all of them dropped the iphone on its back/side but the Samsung on its screen?

The tests were done by an Android fan site, they even said "as much as we hate to admit it" when saying the iPhone 5 won the test. They even dropped it from 6 foot facing screen down, it hit and slid on its screen. The S3 failed because it landed on its side and the screen cover shattered, the S3 still worked fine though.
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I never saw that one...
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AndroidCentral I believe.
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These comments make me miss my 3000 series Nokia. A lot. frown.gif

At any rate, aluminum was a poor material choice for a phone chassis for aesthetics. Anyone who's worked with aluminum, anodized or not, knows that it is prone to chipping, scratching, surface wear, etc. What is often forgotten is how non-reactive / corrosion resistant aluminum is and that it's actually harder and less flexible than magnesium. Still, in light of how damn durable the predominately plastic Nokia 3000 series was/is, it's hard to argue that aluminum is necessary for phone durability. I would bet quite a lot that it was chosen more because Apple wanted a metal chassis for touch-and-feel purposes than because metal is an inherently better choice for a phone chassis. Aluminum was simply the best/better choice in what was arguably a compromise decision.

Glad they got rid of glass panels though. That was just dumb.
    
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You're just holding the phone right, duh. Here's a free 1$ case
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