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Galaxy S5 vs One (M8) vs iPhone5s drop test pays a tribute to HTC's build quality (video)

0. phoneArena 04 Apr 2014, 04:16 posted on

The HTC One (M8) and the Galaxy S5 have barely been out, and they are already undergoing visits to the torture chamber - first with tests of their water resistance, and now with an impromptu drop test. The video inside has gathered the current best of Samsung, Apple and HTC, and did some ardent dropping of the handsets to determine who's the most fragile...

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posted on 04 Apr 2014, 04:23 21

1. GMS85 (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


HTC!!!

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:17 3

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3446; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Not any smartphone going to survive like this....and still it's a gorilla glass 1. This is what i call true quality and durability.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E3c8il_Q6SU

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 08:19 1

29. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1275; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I have to agree no one can make tougher phone than Nokia. Ever since the cell phones started to get more available 10-15 years ago, they always made the most durable phones.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 18:48

47. janis (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


i used to have htc x8, all these polycarbonate bodies are strong as hell, now i got htc m8, aluminum leaves some dents, so i would choose any nokia if durability is most omportant.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 04:24 10

2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3222; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Interested to see z2 drop test. Wanna see effect on glass without shatterproof film.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 10:33 3

35. buccob (Posts: 1427; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I would like to see that too... because (unpopular opinion puffin) I actually Love the ASF included in older devices...

I have dropped my Xperia Acro S so many times I lost count... and the last time it fell from ear height and flat on the screen!!! but lucky me it did not crack!

So I am still getting a Sony as next phone thanks to their durability, though I would be one of the few hoping for ASF... Maybe the Z2 Compact will keep that... If not I will settle for a Z1 C when bugs are ironed out

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 04:28

3. Sauce (unregistered)


What did he use to record the floor view?

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 04:30

4. tech2 (Posts: 2050; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


looks like iphone to me. Pause at 1:03

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 08:28

30. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


It's an IPhone 5s with slow Mo, 720p.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 09:00 1

31. Sauce (unregistered)


very nice quality for 720p

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 12:23 2

37. Astoni (Posts: 505; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Fun fact, The apples 720p slowmo is just 480 upscaled :). But it looks really crisp and clear :p

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 12:28

39. Sauce (unregistered)


Could have fooled me. Great quality :)

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 04:42 20

5. FoneAddict (Posts: 203; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


So not only is the S5 Ugly its also fragile, way to go Sammy!

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 05:08 15

6. tech2 (Posts: 2050; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Maybe you were so obsessed with trolling you missed this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFs0TVxzKaw&list=PLPCx-1KKqYKwp3XBvu9aeo_juifiS6NHB

The drop-tests aren't a'ways scientific.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 05:27 2

7. papss (unregistered)


I think his point once you sift thru the fanboyism is that all are susceptible to damage whether plastic or metal

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 06:06 11

9. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Ha ha ha, on the first drop test that appeared on the net all the sammy fanboys got wet and praised the phone of how durable it is.
Now they are all saying these tests are not relevant =)))

Again..it's just shows...

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 06:24 10

10. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Still trolling are we?

Want to keep your phone from getting cracked? Buy a case.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 06:54 2

12. papss (unregistered)


Na I just keep insurance on mine lol no case on my 1520 or M8

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:27

18. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Insurance deductables are over $175 now. A $25 case from Otterbox is better than paying $175. Looking cool < Protrction

Just saying.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:35 5

20. limporgyuk (Posts: 146; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


When it comes to the M7 and M8 you don't want to hide those beauties in a case and deny yourself the feel of the cold smooth aluminium.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:52

24. papss (unregistered)


Not on my art account. I pay 10 a month for insurance and have yet to pay a deductible

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 17:21

43. LionStone (Posts: 447; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Asurion cost me $100. to replace next day brand new on VZW for regular smartphones, iPhone was more, $175. I believe.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 09:39

33. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 636; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


+1 to you my frnd.. right answer to blind fanboyism.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 17:58

45. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4389; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


If it was sapphire it would've not cracked.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:10

42. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6452; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


The ugly IP5s have more scratches than the GSV or ONE M8 combine.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 05:48 2

8. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 488; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


If Samsung change their conservative design on S5 with new distinctive and modern design, then it would be a perfect smartphone for me.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:22 1

17. Jason2k13 (Posts: 642; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


there's nothing wrong with Samsung design, its the material they use that should be changed.

I've been owning galaxy phones since the S1 - S4, and nobody ever said anything negative about the design. It only happens in blogs and websites.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:29 3

19. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Gate on what's popular now. I'll take functionality > design any day.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:53 2

25. papss (unregistered)


Why can't we have both sir?

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 12:25

38. Astoni (Posts: 505; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Function over form is alway The best IMO. But sometimes its nice to have a little touch of form ;)

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:55

26. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 488; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Well... I respect all of your opinions, guys.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 06:24 1

11. clodderes (Posts: 27; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


How about nokia phone?

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:07

13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3222; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


No, no nokia phones they cant afford breaking floors and concrete.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:14 4

14. remtothemax (Posts: 233; Member since: 02 May 2012)


these aren't really that useful, as it seems so random. wasn't there just one on here comparing the s4 to the s5 where the s5 came out of all the tests essentially unscathed? it seems like the big take away is drops are just luck. i'm sure in the next few weeks there will be a test showing how fragile the m8 is or the iPhone 5s is. regardless of what phone i have, the only conclusion that i've ever gotten from these sorts of tests is don't drop your phone.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:15 1

15. iushnt (Posts: 640; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


IPhone having smaller screen is more fragile..not so good build quality..I would like to see HTC M8 being run over by a SUV and see if it survived or not because in the other video s5 had survived Pocket drop, ear height drop, over the head drop and 10 ft drop + SUV runover

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:50

22. marlboro (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


an inaccurate but a reliable test...they are all glass, smaller surface area is harder than a larger surface area, try to break a broken glass, LOL

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:38

21. livyatan (Posts: 691; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


It's somewhat surprising that HTC fared so well, considering the front surface is completely flat with no protrusion around the glass.
That protrusion(faux chrome frame) is probably what made the Note 3 and S5 more resistant to screen cracking than the GS4 and GS3

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:51 1

23. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Way different result from the other drop test, S5. Well, both of the results can't really be taken as a definite result, though. Still, HTC One really did great in this test. If only there is a phone with design like HTC One's and software like Samsung's, I'd buy it without a doubt. Kinda annoyed when the F line rumours stopped. F!@#$. Waiting for Z2 drop test.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:11

48. janis (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


software like samsung- u mean touch wiz? i would say 80% of people will prefer htc sense, its minimalistic, looks cool, samsung UI looks like in kids play phones. heart rate sensor? who will need that?
ok fingerprint scanner, thats maybe a good idea, for all passports n stuff, but to unlock phone double tap is way faster.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:16

50. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Why? TouchWiz and it's so called 'gimmicks' are pretty nice. Granted, it was lagging, but they're trying to optimize it now. TW's features have its uses, for productivity and fun. Having Split Screen for multitasking is a great feature for phones with more than 5 inch screen. Have you tried it?

Btw, Dude, you know what software means right? Heart Rate sensor & Fingerprint scanner are clearly hardwares, in case you didn't notice.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 08:13

27. tokuzumi (Posts: 275; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


I know it's a personal preference, but I always have a case on my phone, to help prevent screen/phone damage in a fall. I have only dropped my phone a few times over the last few years, and usually on soft-ish surfaces, but I don't want to make it easy for my phone to get damaged.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 08:16 1

28. D79_D79_ (Posts: 38; Member since: 19 Feb 2014)


Does anyone have a bad comment about samsung and there love for plastics???

Thought not!!

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 09:16 4

32. newbey123 (Posts: 408; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Good job HTC. That's what happens when you actually buy a quality product like the M8.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 09:51

34. bliggidyblah (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


What about a simulation of getting pissed off and throwing the phone across the room or spiking it on the floor?

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 12:01

36. redmd (Posts: 888; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Next test will be the Blender Test.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 12:41 2

40. scorpeyun (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 May 2012)


The HTC in a beautiful phone, if they would just upgrade the camara a bit it would be a top seller no doubt.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 13:53 1

41. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 163; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


wow the best phone one m8
htc= quality
htc= beauty
htc = best design
htc= best phone
when you have a htc one you enjoy for the feeling the body

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 17:25

44. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


I kind of agree with you, even though I've never owned one. There's just one design flaw in my opinion; that ridiculous positioning of the power button

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 18:04

46. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4389; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


No the M8 is not a beauty, more like ugly curve phone than the M7!

Leaving it on the table and texting or trying to dial a number the phone rocks left to right, how idiotic of that! It should've had a rear flat design so when left on the table it streamlines and blends but no it rocks and swivels. How awarded of this design,,,,

No it's not a beauty!

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:17

49. janis (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


just sit down with friend, he got m7 i got m8, only downside i can find is bazel with htc logo, on screen buttons makes it more minimalistic. that bazel probably does some job, either boom sound extra space or another way to get all network signals n stuff.
and by the way difference between silver one and gray one is that gray one has less grip on back cover, but that color is awesome.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 01:34

51. dragonmorph (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


where is z2?? king of outdoor smartphone?? why not join in that crash competition?? or the result is already known?? lol

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