Apple gear vs Google Nexus stable drop test (video)
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 27, 2012, 5:20 AM
Apple's gear mostly passed the drop test from various heights, whereas the only Nexus device that survived largely unscathed was the 10" Google tablet made by Samsung, while the iPad 4 bruised on the corners and the screen cracked a hairline.
As far as phones go, we'd have to bear in mind that the iPhone 5 has a 4" display, whereas the Nexus 4 is 4.7-incher, whose larger surface is more susceptible to fragility. The Nexus 10, however, held very good, so you can have this drop test in mind if you are on the market for one.
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Compare the prices.Will u get an aluminum casing at the price of Nexus 7,10 & 4 ? aluminum casing is good for resisting shocks & therefore apple won.
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 5:32 AM 6
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Definitely Next NEXUS will have aluminum casing as something has to be copied from Apple. Apple just rocks
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 5:40 AM 1
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Everybody skips the important next step. How much does it cost to repair each device after those drops? Obviously, Square Trade doesn't want you to have that info because that would give you a better idea of whether or not their service is cost effective, but it would be nice to see it from somebody.
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 11:43 AM 0
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I really don't see how naked drop tests are so important to people. Not to say it isn't a way to compare the durability of a device's design, but if someone is concerned about their phone breaking as a result of a fall, they should invest in a protective case. At which point the case's design is what comes into question. Don't get me wrong, though. It is pretty interesting to get a close look such expensive devices getting broken at someone else's expense.
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 7:53 PM 0
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This is the first drop test to date I've seen that can be called fair. They had a device set up that dropped them at the same speed and height, and at the same angle. A bit disappointed in how the Nexus 4 and 7 fared (Though the 4 has a much bigger screen than the iP5). No matter what the tests say however, I will definitely stick with my Android devices.
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 11:37 AM 0
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