Square Trade: Motorola Moto X more durable than the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c
Testing the durability of the two new iPhones along with the Motorola Moto X and the Samsung Galaxy S4, it is the Moto X that survived the insurer's tests the best. The Samsung Galaxy S4 finished dead last. SquareTrade marketing chief Ty Shay figured that one of the new Apple iPhone models would come out on top and was surprised to see how durable the Moto X turned out to be. But if you ever held the tank-like build of the Motorola DROID in your hand, perhaps you wouldn't be so surprised.
1. BJRCollins (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)
Could not be more correct about those who have experience with previous Moto products. I have had the Droid, D2G,3 and currently the 4. Drop the phone and it leaves a dent in the concrete sidewalk.
3. Sniggly (Posts: 6942; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
While Motorola's phones aren't invincible, the ones I've had have always been pretty tanklike. I deliberately dropped my Droid X multiple times on purpose just to show it wouldn't break when I worked for a Verizon indirect store. My Cliq, V195s and Atrix all took good hits with little visible damage. (I somehow dented the plastic on my Atrix's back, giving it a distinctive scar). About 20 minutes after I got my Droid Mini I dropped it onto linoleum from about four feet up-not a scratch.
So yeah, while I would say I'm a little surprised the drop test didn't break the screen, I'm not totally in shock, and I would credit the Moto X's design with its survival.
4. JMartin22 (Posts: 934; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
These tests are so dumb and subjective; it's truly all about having fortune on your side in these circumstances. You never truly know what's going to happen to a phone when it impacts on concrete or a very rough and hard surface. Your phone might survive one drop, but it's never guaranteed to survive another.
7. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
Maybe, the Moto X and iPhone 5S clearly hit the floor with the back side of the corner. Anyway, I liked the way that they did these tests!.
6. justsayit (Posts: 200; Member since: 09 May 2013)
my optimus one is better than these four! XD
optimus one = ultra durable phone!!!
8. taikucing (unregistered)
iPhone = Chinese quality
Moto X = American quality
11. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
lol, location of assembly has nothing to do with the quality of the product, its all about the materials used and design of the device.
On a side note, the Chinese have very high quality products, we as Americans just buy the cheap crap with abysmal quality and assume that Chinese stuff is bad.
9. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Slide the Nexus 4 off the table and you'll be repairing a hole in the wall.
Good to see a real scientific testing process instead of guys randomly dropping phones. Results aren't surprising, except for the S4, it should have done better. Let's hope Samsung's Design 3 phase is better.
12. wrightwaw (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
How are you gonna show tests that show the moto x as the best phone against the elements and then offer a drawing for an iPhone 5s? Lol