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Which blends better, the Apple iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S III? Let's go to the tape

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Which blends better, the Apple iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S III? Let's go to the tape
For the uninitiated, Blendtec is a blender manufacturer that likes to shove gadgets into their products to see if they will blend. For example, back in 2011 (oh those far away times), the company shoved an Apple iPad 2 into a blender and turned it on. With the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III considered the top two handsets on the planet at the moment, it was decided to make "Will it Blend?" into a competition.

As you might imagine, both phones were a pile of rubbish inside of two minutes. Blendtec's Tom Dickson had a couple of cute lines. Removing the top of the blender containing the chopped up iPhone, a wisp of smoke came out. "Siri smoke," Dickson called it. And opening the blender containing the Samsung Galaxy S III, Dickson said, "It smells like Jelly Beans." It must have been one of those international models that was recently updated to Android 4.1.

After viewing such a painful thing, all we can utter is those five words that separate us from the wild animals. Don't try this at home.

source: Blendtec via AndroidCentral

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:40 21

1. Synack (Posts: 659; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


iOwned

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:22 3

11. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


iphone wins again :D

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 16:49 1

39. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Needs the picture of the cartoon girl... "BLEND ALL THE THINGS!!!"

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:56

41. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Why don't u get brain fixed Blebtec?!?!?!?!!!!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:43 15

2. moskey (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


why would anyone do this?!!!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:53 21

6. Pings (Posts: 297; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


To show off their blender. Blendtec does this all the time. And, yes I own one too.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:25 3

13. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


Vitamix is better

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 21:53 3

52. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


cuz this is America thats what we do.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:45 5

3. cncrim (Posts: 459; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


IsamApp toast

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:46 10

4. ibap (Posts: 681; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


What 8-year-old BOY thought this one up?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:47 4

34. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


one who is smart enough to make his blender viral

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:14

58. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


Ad people...
Honestly it kindof makes me want to buy another blender

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:51 6

5. turk_az (Posts: 24; Member since: 11 May 2012)


why? why? why? why?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:55 8

7. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Nuts!!! What's the point, and who paid for the phones???

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 16:26 6

37. mas11 (Posts: 1026; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Blendtec payed for the phones to market how powerful their blenders are.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:57 5

8. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


If they had insurance they're one out something like 100 bucks a phone.

But still :'(

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:41 5

33. Fallout09 (Posts: 412; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I can just visualize the advance exchange reps face when he opens the box containing the results. Priceless.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:58 10

9. mohamed_noor (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


oh testers! there is no end for your way of testing smartphones*sigh* .
weird ones :/
bullet survival testing . long throw test . car survival test and now the blend test
what next? bite test? missiles test? what ever test u put can't beat Nokia 3310 ;)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:03

54. BattleBrat (Posts: 1038; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I had a computer monitor (in fact it was my last one before the 24" Sony Google TV I'm using now) The Asus LS201, there are videos of people shooting arrows at it (steel tipped ones!) and they bounce off, HELL of a monitor, had a GREAT picture too!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:04 2

10. FoxDavis (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


that is the best!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:24

12. oying24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


fck!!! and still some idiots said sgs3 is better.. look at what happend at the end?? can u still recognize it?? whether whos the winner, this is still bullsht!!!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:26 26

14. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1551; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Aahahaha iPhone was ripped to shreds in seconds. "premium" materials my ass

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 16:37 3

38. Twisted247 (Posts: 197; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Exactly, every i"person"(apparently I cannot make a joke on these boards or face getting banned) says "samsung is just cheap plastic that will never hold up" thanks blendtec.. now I have a great reference video to point them to.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 21:58

53. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


you know what holds up better.. dog turds.

hey Styrofoam plates dont shatter when you drop them either.

the video is just funny, if you use this to reference anything it would render your point as invalid as the "obama free phone youtube video"

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:36 3

16. Deadeye37 (Posts: 75; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


I think the Blendtec won. I love my Blendtec! Part of me is really tempted to throw my wife's phone into our Blendtec once she upgrades. Stupid Sony POS...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:38 4

18. MAS10X (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


I thought Samsung didn't use premium materials, and the iPhone was indestructible, according to the what the people with iphones say.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:39 2

19. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Welcome to America home where smart phones are smarter then the people who own them

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:41 1

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 10112; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Stupidest video ever. Just stick to the drop tests, which is realistic. Who the hell drops their phone n a blender.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:00

26. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1551; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Yes because everything will drop exactly the same way everytime...sooooo realistic and accurate

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:20 3

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


With all honesty, I'd say this is a more definitive test than a drop test. At least you have a controlled space and the same type of damage.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:42 3

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


iPhone will always and will blend cause it's made of glass. and you ifans keep saying that the GSIII is made out of cheap plastic just look at how strong the GSIII n how long it took to blend

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:47 5

24. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Why interesting..
"Cheap plastic" device held on much longer than "rock solid, premium" device

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:05 3

27. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


waw, cheap alumunium and glass, blend faster

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:08 4

28. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


I think the reason the sg3 took longer was its size. I stayed above the blades longer.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:25 2

47. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


1. why are you here again?
2. No galaxy hits the blades as many times, also is heavier than the iphone

slowmo video proves you wrong, the thin and light aluminium just blends easy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iX50dkXXKlY

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:41

50. exo2u (Posts: 24; Member since: 10 May 2012)


@protozeloz It would take me too long to explain to you but you are really over simplifying something that could technically be very hard to understand let alone explain.
No need to hate

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 21:15

51. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


so are you saying you don't not agree with the video at all? I think you are overcomplicating certain things

1. The plastic has more elastic capability than the other material, every time the phone goes to the air the S3 elastic rest a bit before the Next hit while metal possesses less elastic properties

2. the Galaxy S3 might me longer but it's also heavier than the iphone, witch could simply compensate

3. the way and form of the galaxy S3 was created so the device slides, a curvature will have a different angle when it hit's than a line

rather than the size the most obvious factor are the shape, the way they were built, why the note 2 does not break by being dropped at the same altitude the Galaxy S3 breaks? I mean is also bigger, but the way the weight and everything was distributed was slightly different....

in the end all I want to say is "cheap plastic" could simply be more durable and impact resistant than some premium materials in the same proportions

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:52 1

57. exo2u (Posts: 24; Member since: 10 May 2012)


No I'm not saying that I don't agree with the video at all. I'm saying beyond those factors mentioned above the test is damn unfair for both the iPhone and sIII. Even if the iPhone had the exact same conditions it could very likely get blown away again. There are just too many variables going on to even speculate, most drop test and the such should be regarded as highly as benchmarks are, not very high.
If you step back a moment I'm sure you'll agree but then again I'm probably coming from a less biased perception with my general love for all things tech.
Don't get me wrong, I'll take my impact/dust resistant plastic on my nexus over any iPhone to date.

Could simply be though...

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 07:36

62. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


yeah even on a controlled environment there would be no telling what may have occurred, I sometimes get sick of people deciding what materials are more durable than the other just by how they feel in their hands (not your case) if it's highly resistant and affordable to build its not "cheap" especially when built in a certain way to improve its resistant.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:36

48. exo2u (Posts: 24; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Exactly not the least controlled experiment I've seen but not even close to even. It would have to have a completely different blender with all the pieces being bigger in order for this to be even close to fair witch unfortunately would still be misleading in ore ways than one. Will still show this to everyone in doubt of sammys build though.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:21 2

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


Galaxy S 3 was by far more resistant to the damage. The flexible and durable polycarbonate withstood the blades significantly longer.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:49 1

35. Loubielou (Posts: 196; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


{People were saying that the Samsung Galaxy S3 was to like Plastic but it at least lasted alot better than the iPhone5,so well done Apple,you Grumble again in this Test

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 16:02 4

36. nwright94 (unregistered)


Is it really coming to people trying to show superiority of their favorite phone by how long it lasts in a blender?? They both were dust at the end, I can't call that a win for either phone O_O

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:01

42. chemhaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 04 May 2012)


That's the way buddy, breath in the toxic dust as you open the lid and pour it out onto the bench (without a mask).

When your in hospital dying from some lung related disease caused by exposure to harmful dust elements, don't ask "Why me?".

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:09

55. BattleBrat (Posts: 1038; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


At least the phones will have their revenge !!!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:23 3

43. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


The GS3 only lasted longer because it bounces more, seeing as it's plastic.

This guy just destroyed $1500 of phone with $1500 of blender.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:10

56. BattleBrat (Posts: 1038; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I don't know why but your comment made me ROFL...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:50

44. RandomlyPsychotic (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Ouch...that kinda hurt me thinking about my phone in that blender.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:53

45. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


blend nokia 3310 and your blender will break

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:20

46. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Guys Guys is is that the iPhone remains smooth even when blending, look at that Galaxy S3!!!! took it nearly 10 times more time than the time it took the iPhone to blend!

oh and here is the vid in slow mo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iX50dkXXKlY

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:41

49. jshan (Posts: 155; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


It's a fake I guess

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 03:03

59. hengnarath (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Samsung almost survived. Everyone say iPhone is premium. why it couldn't stay a second??

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:09

60. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


THe Sammy's polycarbonate backing owns! it doesn't break at all! the iPhone 5 dies shortly!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:51

61. modyt (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Anyone noticed how long the Polycarbonate beauty stayed in one piece??? SGS3 FTW!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:23

63. aahmed215 (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


I'm a bit surprised by how long the S3 manged to stay fairly intact compared to the iPhone 5.

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