Drop test puts tough against tougher: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs iPhone 5s
posted by Victor H. / Oct 11, 2013, 6:48 AM
We won’t spoil the results, we’ll just say that the two phones were dropped first on their back, then on their side and finally the worst of them all - falling straight on their front where the fragile screen is.
Now, actually both the Samsung and Apple flagships feature the toughest glass available at the moment - Gorilla Glass 3, so they should fare pretty well in those tests. Still, where there’s glass there are shatters and we hope you really keep your devices safe in your pocket and not flying off of it.
So which one is toughest: the Galaxy Note 3 or the iPhone 5s? Take a look at the video right below to find out.
Drop Test: Galaxy Note 3 vs iPhone 5s - GizmoSlip by gizmoslip
- Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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I think we have just found the new Nokia 3310. Note 3 is a TANK!
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 7:00 AM 25
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Those old nokia phones couldnt be killed. A friend of mine use to play heads or tails with his nokia phone
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 8:08 AM 16
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Enough said, in note 3 we trust! Strong, beautiful, durable, functional, feature-packed, fun, more than a companion, affordable and above all, the hope to smart phone evolution especially the note series. All hail the king!!!
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 8:29 AM 16
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I finally received my Galaxy Note 3 + Galaxy Gear combo yesterday and am very, very impressed. The Note 3 improves upon everything when compared to my (former) Note 2, with the new display being truly something to behold, and the Galaxy Gear is simply a brilliantly engineered/built device that only needs a more robust app selection/software tweak or two to be a true game-changer. The only issue that I'm having with my Note 3 is that it appears that it no longer allows user 'Home Screen' replacements (e.g. SPB Shell, 3D) to be set as the default... Anyone else having this issue?
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 3:03 PM 1
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We played soccer with those nokia phones. They are very tough.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 10:05 AM 5
Interesting results because I thought a bigger screen is more susceptible to damage. But there is one thing that is not alright with the test. They obviously tested the phones on two different days (look at the weather and clothes of the testers). Even though I don't deny the test results, I'd like to see them testing the devices together.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 1:49 PM 0
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Premium materials my foot. Americans nug too much. Plastic will be and will always be durable than glass and metal.Mtcheewwwww.....Loving my note 3
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 7:01 AM 22
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I agree with this one. I personally dislike Aluminium. It gets heated pretty easily and is not scratch resistant. I like glass like apple has on 4, 4S and Sony on Z1 (not durable though, but good to hold). HTC blindly followed the trend and most reviewers went crazy about aluminium giving premium feel. And suddenly, experience aspect of the material was ignored in those reviews in favor of "feel". I tried using friend's iPhone 5. But after small duration of heavy usage, I could barely hold the phone. Same is the case with my flat mate's iPhone. Nokia in this regard has done a great job of making a durable phone, without compromising on aesthetics (in terms of material) and comfortable to use. I am glad Samsung, Moto, Nokia, Google (Nexus) and Sony are not accepting Aluminium as a material to build their phone. It just doesn't work.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 8:03 AM 9
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It's funny that you use two different terms, then equate them. Premium does not always mean durable. The 5s is pretty durable, but it uses premium materials. The Note 3 is durable, but it does not use premium materials. The first, second, and third functions of these phones are not to be dropped.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 8:10 AM 4
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You know it's funny because I said the same thing about the 5. Because we all know coming out the box with dents,scratches, and getting bent out of shape is soooo premium and durable. Don't let me bring up the iPhone 4 and the about of money apple made on just repairs alone on that phone. I can't find the article but it was on this site and it featured the amount of repair cost apple made on I phones. The amount is staggering.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 9:27 AM 2
hmm that guy does know nothing about note 3. Back cover isnt leather, it is plastic. And note 3 sides are made from plastic, he cant even say is it metal or plastic….lol
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 7:09 AM 4
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