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Another Samsung Galaxy S III vs Apple iPhone 4S drop test confirms the fragile nature of glass

0. phoneArena 04 Jun 2012, 09:25 posted on

Looks like trashing a Samsung Galaxy S III and an iPhone 4S together is a favorite pastime these days, as after the redhead dropping them both on a concrete pavement earlier, we now have them dropped from a car and thrown around by kids as well, courtesy of the insurers from SquareTrade...

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posted on 04 Jun 2012, 09:28 10

1. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Well that is disappointing. Guess the GS3 will likely have as high a deductible as the iPhone then.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 09:58 5

10. xenonn1 (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I cant understand how gorila glass 1 its better than 2.I mean,they do it intentionally or what? -1 for Sammy on this one.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:52 1

81. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


because gg2 is thinner than gg1

Samsung should should just go back to using their own glass built with their joint company with corning.

Oddly enough, some of the current corning products such as lotus glass and gorilla glasses are removed from the products page at scp.samsung.com

These glasses aren't shatter proof. I said this in the S2 vs iP4S video too. It also looks like samsung removed the slight plastic ring around the display that would prevent the glass from touching when laid on a flat surface face down

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:05 6

78. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


OK either I'm very luck, theirs a lot of dumb F@#ks who don't know how to hold and take care of their device. In the 20 years with a mobile device have never droped it. I an aware of what and how I am hold my belonging. So for those who drop phone, maybe consider a fisher price iPhone, if it breaks who cares, it was crap to begin with.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 09:30 3

2. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Confirmed nothing to me. I want to see some scientifically backed tests for BOTH phones.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 09:33 19

4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it all depends on the angle that its dropped on. the more vibration that goes through the phone, the more likely it is to smash the screen.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 09:35 11

5. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Exactly. Which is why I'm not letting videos like this and the last drop test sway my opinions on quality. If it turns out to become a real issue, I have no doubt Samsung will do something about it.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 12:36 6

52. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


I like the tests that are 1. Face down from waist height and 2. Face down from shoulder height.

All this other stuff is useless.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 12:52 6

56. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I don't know about that man... it's been seven hours since I woke up and my kids have already thrown my phone up in the air about five times.

And I don't even have kids.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:38 1

79. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


lol, at least now we can throw that "fragile iPhone" argument right out of the window.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:28 4

87. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no its still fragile. it just has company.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 15:49

99. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly. I have dropped my Droid X1 numerous times on hard surfaces before I let my kids mother use it. Only a few scratches, nicks.

She had it for a few months...and now it has a huuge crack in the corner of the screen.

And folks need to understand....glass breaks. It isnt indestructible just because it has the name Gorilla in it...lol.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 09:33 32

3. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ha. first time an iphone won a drop test. wow. really need to be careful with the SGS3. Thats not something galaxy owners are used to. .lol

hey trolls, does that make the SGS3 "premium" now since it breaks like a premium phone?? lol

as always, get a case and be careful.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 10:09 2

14. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


16 and treat my phone like i do my xbox, as in with care and not be like other 16 yr olds and toss it around like it didnt cost me $600

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 11:23

39. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Same. And I'm 12. My dumbass friend throws his AT&T S2 on the ground with no case. His screen is almost to the point of being unusable and mine is flawless. XD

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 11:54 5

45. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It's still made out of cheap plastic AND it's not durable. It's a lose lose.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 12:31 8

50. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


cheap plastic?
I hate that word. just because somthing is more expensive, it doesnt mean it has a better quality.
palstic is the best material for phones. it is light weight, its durable, and you have less issue with radios.
now if I sell you somthing for a million dollar a pound, would you use it for your phone? just to get the primiume feel?
and btw, this time, its not cheap.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 15:08 4

68. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Actually the S3 is made from premium plastic and the iPhone has cheap glass.

So your choices are:

S3 front = premium glass / rear = premium plastic
iPhone front = cheap glass / rear = cheap glass

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 15:55 3

73. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


The iPhone's glass is relatively cheap to replace though. I'm guessing that the screen for the SGS3 is going to be upwards of 150 bucks to replace.
Not defending Apple... Just saying.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:14 2

75. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


nothing is cheap when you take it to apple to replace.

it depends. if the digitizer can be separated from the LCD, then it will be cheap. If it is all one piece, then it will be expensive. My guess though is that its all one piece.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 18:58 1

84. catt4u (Posts: 144; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


I think you can almost double that $150.00
iFixIt just took a SIII apart and wrote the glass, digitizer + magnesium? frame are 1piece and can't be separated ;)

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-Teardown/9391/1#.T81Lk7D85LM

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 19:05 2

85. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I'm not an Apple guy, but in all honesty, some of you look really stupid making excuses for the Galaxy.

It's an overpriced piece of garbage.

Get over your one-sidedness, admit it to yourself, by an LG or an HTC and get on with your lives.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:48 3

80. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


wow remixfa, I love how you completely turned this around! For almost two years now, you and other android users have been talking smack about the iPhone and how easily it breaks. And now that it seems like the SG3 may be more fragile, its no biggie, all you need to do is be more careful. Really?!?! Isn't that what iPhone users have been saying all these years? lol, I (once again) smell a hypo. And you still somehow manage to find a way to make fun of iPhone users. Wow, I've never seen a hater so talented as you. One of a kind you are.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:32 1

88. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


eeehh.. no

ill tell you just like i told the other trolls. I've ALWAYS advocated for cases and screen protectors. The iphone breaks very easily. the SGS1 and SGS2 did not, but I still advocated screen protectors and cases. For whatever reason this SGS3 breaks easily. Like I said, which you probably didnt know how to read, is that my GUESS is that the gorilla glass v2 is not as strong as advertised.. or it may be the way the glass is seated in the frame somehow.

Either way, I straight up said this phone is fragile.

Should I stomp my feet... or pretend it didnt happen like Taco does whenever he loses an argument (nearly every hour)??

No. I give simple advice. Be smart, protect your phone, and be careful. The same advice Ive given countless times to iphone owners.

Dont be an idiot. Your not generally as trollerific as taco, dont go that low.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:19 3

91. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


No it is stronger, but the SGS has design problem because both the one X and Evo 4g lte can survive the drop test on it side. Keep trolling or back pedaling

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:10

95. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


u obviously dont know the meaning of either of those words.

define trolling

define backpedalling

find out that your a fool that is trolling. realize that im not backpedaling because i havent CHANGED A SINGLE OPINION on previous devices. In order to backpedal I must have already stated something else about THIS device that is obviously false and am trying to cover it up. Just because one moron says I am, and another joins in a troll chorus, doesnt make it any more true.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 09:38 11

6. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Test the nokia 3310 too!
Love to see it break the floor...

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 09:39 2

7. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


ugh!! Stop that PA!!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 09:40 8

8. rogervn (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


I will have nightmares because of that video ... nokia 1100 can survive a nuclear explosion

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 10:06

13. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Yeah haha

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