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Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5 face off in ruthless destruction test

0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2013, 17:41 posted on

For many, watching these cool gadgets get tortured is enough to make you wince. For others, it is good...

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posted on 12 Jun 2013, 17:53 17

1. SleepingOz (Posts: 2467; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Very impressive, taking into account that the GSIV is not even a waterproof phone.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:02 16

5. SleepingOz (Posts: 2467; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Also the drop test definitely shows the clear advantages of polycarbonate over aluminium.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:04 3

8. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


In fairness, the both drop tests where the phones landed on their screens were catastrophic for both. They could have/should have had some sort of rig to make them land in certain positions, i.e. one on a corner, one flat to an edge, and the last with the screen down.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:14 5

11. tedkord (Posts: 3908; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Drop tests are worthless, because you can never have both phones drop exactly the same. To have any validity, you'd need to drop hundreds of each and get average results.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 19:21 1

18. Shatter (Posts: 1763; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Actually in china most drop test are done by a robot/machine thing that can drop the phone exactly the same way every time.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 22:03

27. BAUERPOWER (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


The drops were face-down. The S4 has a bit of a rim over the top of the glass, which allows it to survive a more face-first fall, whereas the iPhone does not. If it were back-first drops, the iPhone would've won for sure over numerous drops

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 17:53 2

2. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 723; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


the apple iphone wins the test.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 17:59 14

3. SleepingOz (Posts: 2467; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Definitely! LOL

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:02 13

4. almostdone (Posts: 93; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Plastic is fantastic!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:02

6. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Nicely done, Samsung.

That said, seems like a phone falling on its face is most prone to screen damage, other axes seem decently resistant.

Now I want to see them do this with a Lumia 920/928 and a 925.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:03

7. Daftama (Posts: 546; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Htc one ?????

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 19:22 4

19. Shatter (Posts: 1763; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Its aluminum is the same quality as the iphone 5 so it would be similar results.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:08 10

9. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Excellent performance by the GS4, showing off how a removable battery can come in handy, thanks to it's removable batt, it managed to come away from the water dunk test without a sweat.

Must say I did a lot of cringing watching this vid, but what really impressed me was how the GS4 had to be dropped multiple times to get a cracked screen which the iPhone5 got 1st time round, lol.

Overall a great test, the great thing here is that if you do want a GS4 that you can treat roughly then there's always the S4 Active variant. :)

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:12 5

10. tedkord (Posts: 3908; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But, aluminum is premium and plastic is cheap.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:15 6

12. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Ouch for the S4. Dont care on ip5

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:23 8

13. GoBears (Posts: 302; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Not really fair though because the iphone is usually dropped from around 3 feet. Or whatever is chest high on the average 6yr old.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 19:24 1

21. HouTexan (Posts: 282; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Lol!!!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 20:37

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 9262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Way to get around the obvious

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:25 2

14. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 723; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


i wanna see s4 active and xperia z underwater for over 30 min. hahah()_()

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:32 1

15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5634; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


But will it blend?

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 19:09 2

17. mas11 (Posts: 1014; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


That is the question.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 19:23

20. Shatter (Posts: 1763; Member since: 29 May 2013)


The Galaxy S Blend, made of 100% plastic even the blade is plastcic!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 19:09 5

16. mas11 (Posts: 1014; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


That was a pretty epic torture test and for being made out of "cheap plastic" the S4 fared much better than the "premium" iPhone 5

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 19:29

22. pyradark (Posts: 710; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


I dont why but ill never see xperia Z drop test, is that means it survive on any drop??
well it survive on water, being on chocolate even in a boiling cooking

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 20:04 1

23. Edmund (Posts: 645; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


How about donating the money to charity instead of these stupid tests

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 21:21 6

25. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Please don't hurt the new icons in iOS7??

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 00:35

29. ama3654 (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


LOL! they are so adorable!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 22:02

26. dynamo.one (Posts: 62; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


This guy is nuts

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 23:07

28. renart (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Jun 2013)


=> where both devices are rendered to their “final solution,”

can anybody tell me the meaning of the “final solution,”??

kindly tell to me about that, plz

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 01:50

30. giri555 (Posts: 95; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


For Xperia Z this would have been a cakewalk..

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:58 1

32. MEeee (Posts: 189; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Not with the S4 Active.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 02:54

31. Leo_MC (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Bottom line: insure your phone.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 19:09

33. DibelDibil (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


but .. will they blend?

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