SquareTrade Torture Tests the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III

Shortly after Apple unveiled its iPhone 5, Samsung went ahead and launched an aggressive ad campaign with a bold statement saying, "The next big thing is already here." Since the launch of the iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy S III has widely been considered its biggest rival. Now, the company that brought you the famous Samsung Galaxy S II vs iPhone 4S drop test is back.

iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3

Electronics warranty company Squaretrade has decided to torture test the Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 to determine which is the sturdier of the two. Overall, it appears the iPhone 5 came out on top in terms of durability, but that may have something to do with the fact that the tests were executed without a high degree of precision. The very first test, a simple drop from shoulder height, wasn't exactly a fair fight. The company dropped the Samsung phone on its face, while dropping the iPhone on its edge. Not surprisingly, the Samsung took more damage.

The company did it again with its final test, dropping a beer bottle directly onto the Samsung screen, while only hitting the edges of the iPhone. As you can see in the screenshot, the Samsung obviously suffered a more direct hit.

Regardless of make, given the cost and fragility of phones these days, it's not surprising to see many people toting their devices around in cases these days.

 

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  • ohim
    Seriously ? they they drop the S3 face on the ground and the iphone on it`s side ...
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  • Antimatter79
    Ok, if the tests weren't even done fairly, what was the point of even posting the article?
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  • ELMO_2006
    WTF! Let's try to be consistent with the tests please.
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  • ohim
    Seriously ? they they drop the S3 face on the ground and the iphone on it`s side ...
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  • ELMO_2006
    WTF! Let's try to be consistent with the tests please.
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  • mavroxur
    What a bullsh*it test. The iPhone took a bunch of indirect hits, while the SIII took direct hits. Drop on face versus back? Beer bottle flat across face, versus a corner directly on the screen? Really?
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