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Another Samsung Galaxy S III vs Apple iPhone 4S drop test confirms the fragile nature of glass

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Jun 2012, 09:25

Looks like trashing a Samsung Galaxy S III and an iPhone 4S together is a favorite pastime these days, as after the redhead dropping them both on a concrete pavement earlier, we now have them dropped from a car and thrown around by kids as well, courtesy of the insurers from SquareTrade...

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posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:12 1

59. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Dang Gallito, that was a pretty reasonable post, you hurt yourself?

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:26

63. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I gave you a +1, that red thumb isn't me

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 15:57 1

74. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

is cool.. it didnt hurt but it did gave me a headache.. lol

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 11:56 5

46. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

This is funny now fandroids say durability doesn't matter and you should take care of your device. Total 180.

Anyway I've felt the same that I can put a case on to protect my phone.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:21

61. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

well, it would be a first for me to buy a fragile phone as the droid razr and captivate do not have this 'fragile' issue - which has been akin to iphones from day one.
But, I agree, get a case for the damn phone...
+1 for the taco troll....

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:16 1

76. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

who said durability doesnt matter?

find me a single post where I ever didnt tell people to get a case and screen protector with their phones. Find me one where I told someone the phone was so well built that he would never need such protection

your such a moron... ugh.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:25

92. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Kshell1 just said it, in this very same article and he is one of samsung fanboy just like you. So if the you have the case and screen cover then why you always point out how fragile the iphone 4 is? I don't even like apple but your fanboy is showing way too much.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:13

96. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

so, pointing out that phone is fragile makes you a fanboy? you really are a taco style moron.
The only fanboy in this conversation is you. You dont miss an opportunity to try to pimp the oneX or other HTC devices.. Guess what.. the OneX might survive a fall a little better, but other than that and the LCD2 screen, its a piece of crap phone plagued with stupid issues that i wouldnt buy for a homeless man.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 12:14 3

48. cyborg009 (Posts: 115; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)

I guess the Gorilla on the gs3 was sleeping !!!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 12:45 2

54. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Please do a DROID RAZR drop test. I wanna see that Kevlar and Gorilla Glass put to good use.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:12

60. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

NO! Our RAZRs are sacred!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:22

62. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

drop mine twice and no problems with it....

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:28

64. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Blasphemy! BURN THE HERETIC!!!
I keep my RAZR in an otterbox commuter, same with my iPod Touch 4th, I've dropped the iPod Touch 6ft on to bare concrete, it took it like a pro, no damage whatsoever to the 'pod.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:31 2

65. oakparkplastics (Posts: 12; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

Gorilla Glass means nothing. My wife dropped her RAZR MAXX on the sidewalk on Day 1 after her purchase. It fell from her purse at waist height and boom: the glass was cracked all the way across the front of the screen. The touch screen still worked but it was hard to read the text. We promptly took it for repair and it cost us a painful $299 UBreakitIFixit. They did a great job and it appears restored back to normal, but the hit to the wallet really hurt. Lesson learned: the MAXX is now in a protective case. Scratch resistance seems to be the point of Gorilla glass. It certainly shatters like "regular" glass.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:37

66. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Hmmm, I got a SquareTrade warranty (Yes the guys who made the video) for $100, two years accidential damage, all the fun stuff, $80 deductable, Have a warranty on my iTouch and my Tablet too!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 15:37 1

70. oakparkplastics (Posts: 12; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

Yes, we bought this MAXX off of Craigslist (at a great price) and since this was a private sale, we did not get a warranty. Over the course of 6 smartphones (3 for each us), we have never had to use the warranties that we had paid for. Of course, now that we were without one, boom! Shattered glass. My OG Droid hit the ground so many times with no real cracks/damage that I mistakenly thought that this too would be the same. Sadly, I was mistaken.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 13:46 1

57. android1234 (Posts: 173; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

gorilla glass is just highly durable and strong but still sustainable to breaking

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:04 4

58. MEeee (Posts: 365; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

The best comparison for drop test is to drop a billiard ball on top of the phones.
When you drop a phone, the comparison is not valid because it depends on where the screen hit the pavement.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:40 1

67. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

The drop tests are informative, as it is quite simple and very painful (emotionally and financially) to drop a phone out of your hand, pocket, etc. so the first thing you would need to get with this phone, or any phone for that matter, is a case. Some people don't get one because it doesn't make the phone look as good, or they don't like the feel of it, or whatever...but I'd rather have an ugly-looking phone that works than to have a nice-looking pile of broken technology.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 15:48 2

72. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

I'm no Apple junkie by any means but it's sure saying something when your phone is MORE susceptible to cracking than a glass jaw iPhone 4

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:02

77. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

OK either I'm very luck, theirs a lot of dumb F@#ks who don't know how to hold and take care of their device. In the 20 years with a mobile device have never droped it. I an aware of what and how I am hold my belonging. So for those who drop phone, maybe consider a fisher price iPhone, if it breaks who cares, it was crap to begin with.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 19:50

86. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


if your design is not good then you should make your durability better...
Samsung should learn from this...

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:49

89. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I hate RICH people and the way show off wasting 600$ just to break a phone to see whats better. Plus i hate the girl in background saying ohh

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:42

90. eli_waeterling (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)

Put a fcking silicon case on your phone. common sense always wins

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:53 2

93. DanMarino13 (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

dang, those Apple fanboys are really hittin the S3 hard with their nonsense and bs, little afraid out there boys? i refer to you as boys because you just accuse Android of copying, which is elementary school material, while in all reality you are truly and utterly clueless about anything. The US version is still dual core because the 4G LTE frequencies aren't supported by current quad core chips. Your beloved iphone 5/ "The New iphone" will also have a dual core. the day after the 4S released i downloaded an app in the app market to do the exact same thing. Nothing "revolutionary" about Siri. how's your tiny screen treatin ya? Probably well because of your tiny hands because you are boys. btw, my 4G LTE Droid Charge is over 10X faster than your iphone's data speed, and yes, it is a big difference. You can tell Apple is gettin frightened by Android because they are doing everything in their power to sabotage new Androids. Hence the suing of HTC because they made their phone a rectangle, the best design to any phone. Come at me bro, i'll put your iphone "facts" to rest in an instant.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:59

94. _PHug_ (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

I hate kids

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 09:12

97. TMach (Posts: 466; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Best advice is make sure you don't drop your phone, whatever make it is! I can't stand hiding my phones but always use a pouch as protection. Not sure why people do this to real expensive handsets. Anyone seen the hammer test done on the One X (Youtube)? Like people go out and start bashing their phone with a hammer everyday. BTW, the screen of the One X held up to the assault.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 10:26

98. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

jesus christ....that's the nature of glass people. Just like saphire glass. I can't scratch my watch with saphire glass (but I know it is possible, I did it to my previous watch) but it is fragile when it comes to dropping it. You want droopingproof? Put a plastic in it, not glass.

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