It's the Google Nexus 7 versus the Apple iPad in drop test
Considering that in the last few days we have heard about problems with the build quality of the Google Nexus 7, does the Apple iPad have a head start? Click on the video below to see what happenes!
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1. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
You know when you spend $500 on a tablet you would think it would be more durable than the $200 one.
7. Ohrules (Posts: 326; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
you forgot the fact that the $500 tablet was an apple product
16. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Wowww what a comparison. Boring. !
2. DroogV59 (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)
Simple physics really, the smaller panel should always be more durable in a drop test. Also ifans should keep their ipads in a zip lock ibaggy when playing in the ibathtub.
4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Exactly. The N7 is hitting with half the force because it's half the weight. That alone will help it be more durable.
9. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I also think that's the reason the Galaxy S3 seems easier to break, the big screen and the huge battery engineering like the Droid Razr and should have been shaped to either be non removable or be re-engendered in terms of design
15. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the bigger it is, the easier it breaks on the average.
of course, the little i4s breaks when you sneeze on it, so there is always exceptions to the rule.
22. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
not necessarily big, remember size is just one part of the equation, small and heavy can also break
24. thinking (Posts: 130; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
True and false. There is the equal and opposite reaction it takes into its body (so half the weight takes half the force back into itself - so, it's the same really). The device doesn't break because of the hit to the ground. It breaks because of the equal hit it TAKES from the ground. That's where the build grade matters. Besides, it depends on which part of the body gets hit. What is the narrowness (inverse of pressure)? How does the impact flow through the structure? Lots of variables there.
11. snotyak (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)
However, the actual impact of the nexus 7 had less surface area when hitting the ground, meaning the force was distributed to a smaller area. :D
3. valapsp (Posts: 491; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
Nexus 7 orders after July 13 are not affected by that screen problem. The issue was just for the first batch.
5. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
My name is Sniggly, and I approve this test.
8. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
aww reminded me when an Apple fan boy said to me "My apple iphone/ipad is made of classy expensive premium materials"
haha look how cheap the ipad is.. even the metal is bent when it fell on its side... Sad apple.. but the reality is your products are FRAGILE...
I have dropped my Sony Xperia Arc and Samsung Galaxy note so many times from my pocket, there isn't even a scratch on the body let alone crack on screen.
10. benjitek (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
They must've added the iPad to the comparison to get free press -- the models are so dissimilar that a purchaser of one wouldn't even be considering the other. Clever way to get free page-time in the blogosphere though.
Love it or hate it, the iPad is what draws eyeballs-to-ads... ;-)
12. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
Wow. Nexus 7 still completely works after the water! I'm impressed.
Does anyone else thing that guy in the gray shirt looks like Kevin Bacon?
13. wendygarett (unregistered)
What about surface tablet...
14. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
wow the crappad 3.0 is a total piece of china icrap!! i knew they were made of overpriced parts but wow, google has a home run here!! i can't wait to pick one up soon! at $200 mind you!!!! blah hahahahah!!!
17. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)
I'm really impressed and surprised with the results from the bathtub, I was certain both devices would be done for.
18. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)
i work at a phone case shop that does custom jobs in a mall and i started working and i have had 35 people(exactly ask me if we fix iphone screens) not
19. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)
androids or blackberry's those things are as fragile as can be
20. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)
i have been working for 3 weeks there and i always tell them no we do not repair iphone screens we protect phones lol
23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7013; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
getting sick and tired of seeing rich kids breaking electronics. they won't give you anything new just the ones they break on the ground