Galaxy S5 vs One (M8) vs iPhone5s drop test pays a tribute to HTC's build quality (video)
posted by Daniel P. / Apr 04, 2014, 4:16 AM
The HTC One (M8) and the Galaxy S5 have barely been out, and they are already undergoing visits to the torture chamber - first with tests of their water resistance, and now with an impromptu drop test. The video below has gathered the current best of Samsung, Apple and HTC, and did some ardent dropping of the handsets to determine who's the most fragile.
flamboyant new AMOLED display it boasts won't come cheap to replace, given Samsung's monopolistic position on the panel's production. It's not that the screen of the plastic S5 got cracked more than the unibody metal M8 and 5s - quite the opposite - but its digitizer gave up the ghost very easily with the first higher drop.With the risk to spoil the end results, we'll just say to be careful while carrying your Galaxy S5, as that
HTC's tightly-packaged creation, on the other hand, did remarkably well, going down in flames only when it landed face-down from no less than about ten feet (3m) height. Obviously HTC doen't want to have much claims to their Advantage program, which offers one cracked screen replacement in the first six months of ownership for free. Check out the full monty below.
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posted on Apr 04, 2014, 4:23 AM 21
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Not any smartphone going to survive like this....and still it's a gorilla glass 1. This is what i call true quality and durability. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 7:17 AM 3
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Interested to see z2 drop test. Wanna see effect on glass without shatterproof film.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 4:24 AM 10
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I would like to see that too... because (unpopular opinion puffin) I actually Love the ASF included in older devices... I have dropped my Xperia Acro S so many times I lost count... and the last time it fell from ear height and flat on the screen!!! but lucky me it did not crack! So I am still getting a Sony as next phone thanks to their durability, though I would be one of the few hoping for ASF... Maybe the Z2 Compact will keep that... If not I will settle for a Z1 C when bugs are ironed out
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 10:33 AM 3
What did he use to record the floor view?
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 4:28 AM 0
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It's an IPhone 5s with slow Mo, 720p.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 8:28 AM 0
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So not only is the S5 Ugly its also fragile, way to go Sammy!
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 4:42 AM 20
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Maybe you were so obsessed with trolling you missed this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
The drop-tests aren't a'ways scientific.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 5:08 AM 15
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Ha ha ha, on the first drop test that appeared on the net all the sammy fanboys got wet and praised the phone of how durable it is. Now they are all saying these tests are not relevant =))) Again..it's just shows...
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 6:06 AM 11
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If Samsung change their conservative design on S5 with new distinctive and modern design, then it would be a perfect smartphone for me.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 5:48 AM 2
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there's nothing wrong with Samsung design, its the material they use that should be changed. I've been owning galaxy phones since the S1 - S4, and nobody ever said anything negative about the design. It only happens in blogs and websites.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 7:22 AM 1
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