Drop Test: Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III [Video]

Posted September 21, 2012 at 4:00pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 40639 views

The first drop test video comparing the Apple iPhone 5 to the Samsung Galaxy S III has been posted by Android Authority.

This morning in Hong Kong, Darcy dropped the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 a total of four times, each time from an increasing height. To make our drop test more realistic, we tried to recreate the accidents that happen most often in real life. We ruthlessly let the two devices fall to the hard pavement, just to see what happens. Needless to say, it wasn't pretty. See for yourselves. Dayum!

The hard aluminum shell of the iPhone 5 withstood the impact pretty well, and the glass protecting the display remained intact. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S3 predictably lost its back cover and suffered damage to the casing and the front glass. Sad, sad, sad.


Take a look at the video below!

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russelll - October 2, 2012 at 3:46am
The Galaxy was dropped at least 5" higher than the iPhone was.

At 2:11 he releases the iPhone when his hand is just below the word Authority.

At 2:54 he releases the Galaxy when his hand is about 4" above Authority.
Martino - September 23, 2012 at 9:46pm
http://www.iclarified.com/24666/the-next-crappy-thing-is-already-here-video
COCONUT - September 23, 2012 at 9:27pm
IF ANY OF YOU GUYS GOT DEFECTIVE IPHONE 5 WITH KNICKS AND SCRATCHES OF ANY SORT. CALL APPLECARE! THEY WILL SEND YOU A BRAND NEW IPHONE PLASTIC SEALED WITH BOX AND EVERYTHING TO YOUR HOUSE AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SEND THE OLD PHONE BACK WITH BOX AND EVERYTHING IT CAME WITH USED OR NOT. THEY WILL ASK YOU FOR PHOTOS SO TAKE PHOTOS AND THEY WILL HAVE YOU SEND IT TO THEIR EMAIL TO SHOW TO THE ENGINEERING TEAM. DON'T FORGET TO SEND A THANKYOU NOTE TO APPLE FOR THE GREAT SUPPORT THEY PROVIDE. IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE IT WILL GO FIRST.
Dash - September 23, 2012 at 8:38pm
Jag... Your calling us isheep.. But have you heard yourself .. Your totally a paranoid android... At least our apps work on all phones... Can yours after a few yrs.. No they can't... We get iOS updates now and again ... What are your updates... A new phone... Plz think before you post...
Jag-Off - September 23, 2012 at 8:53pm
I only call people that defend apple with their every breath iSheep. Those that use apple devices, but could care less about the cult part or the company I respect. I don't own any android decide yet. Once it's time for my 4 to get upgraded (march 2013), I'll decide then. Right now I'm not impressed at all with the 5 release. I've had a chance to play with a few SG3's an I must say that I think that it a very slick machine as well as a decent OS. I've seen te evolution of the iOS and I'm a little dissapointed they aren't further along. Apple must love the JB community as ALL of their best ideas came from the JB guys. Funny that the best app I've used on iOS is Photosynth and that was made by MS! Lmao. I expect to get little support on iClarified as 99% of ppl that use this site are apple users. My point is - just look at things objectively an put your ego in a drawer while doing so
Martino - September 23, 2012 at 6:36pm
Maybe if Samsung pay's more attention trying to make a better phone then making there stupid commercial's, they can come up with something !!
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