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Apple gear vs Google Nexus stable drop test (video)

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:20

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...

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posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:32 6

1. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

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 27 Nov 2012, 06:56 4

6. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Aluminum isn't ergonomic, it's heavier and it can reduce all the Radio signal needed for WiFi and GPS.
Kevlar of Moto Razr is FAR a BETTER choice !

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:27 3

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

care to back that up with data?

Good for Apple for FINALLY making something that doesnt crack when you sneeze on it.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:40 1

2. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Definitely Next NEXUS will have aluminum casing as something has to be copied from Apple. Apple just rocks

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 06:17 8

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Oh you mean like HTC phones? GOSH if you plan on trolling at least be more creative!

THINKING you can do it!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 06:25 2

4. wendygarett (unregistered)

Looks like the iPhone 5 is the only survival on this test... The rest just damaged...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 06:40

5. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

That was a terrible drop test. Hell, it looked like that machine threw them on the ground instead of dropping them. Really unrealistic.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:36

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Next time - use polycarbonate and extend the distance from edges to glass

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 08:42 1

9. skywalker4711 (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

Ha. Glad to see Apple has devoting their attention to reducing fall damage. Wondered why they've thrown innovation and user experience out the window.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:43

10. faizanshakyboy (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

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 27 Nov 2012, 19:53

11. I_Slap_Fat_Kids (Posts: 40; Member since: 04 May 2012)

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 03 Dec 2012, 11:37

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

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.

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