HTC One vs iPhone 5 drop test results in broken glass, shattered dreams

HTC One vs iPhone 5 drop test results in broken glass, shattered dreams
Today's high-end smartphones are fragile creatures, regardless of whether they're made of metal or plastic. Usually a drop or two onto a hard surface result in damage that can't be undone, unless repaired by a professional. Yet some handsets fare better when it comes to accidental drops. Is the metal-made HTC One among them? Well, this drop test video should provide the answer to that question.

The HTC One goes head to head against a competitor that should theoretically be equally sturdy, namely the iPhone 5. Both devices have bodies made of metal, which ensures their rigidity, yet have glass-made screens that are prone to cracking on impact. Yet despite that, one of the two held up somewhat better during the challenge. Check out the video below and see which one it was!


Related phones

One
  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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94 Comments

1. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

HTC fans you can now stfu.

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Samsung's unbreakable or flexible display will answer that.

23. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

No thanks I'd rather take my chances with my glass display breaking than walk around with a phone with a plastic screen! And I'm sure glass will still feel better most people don't even like using screen protectors because how it changes the feel

39. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

plastic screen ? wtf are you talking about ?

51. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

The Samsung flexible durable screen will be made of PLASTIC just Google it.. Just like some cheep tv screens are plastic! U must of missed ces.. I will never buy a phone with a plastic display then the entire samsung phone will be plastic lol and if u drop it on its screen it will still scratch.

58. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am sure they won't release flexible touch screens until they can make it feel like glass. In fact, Gorilla Glass shares more characteristics with plastic than it does with plain window glass.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No cell phone glass will be unbreakable dude. Wake up man.

36. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Ever herd of CARBON NANOTUBE

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope... Fill me in bro

71. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That's what she said

89. erico

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Carbon nanotube is not glass!

9. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

better buy the s4 u can change the backcover ;-) and i hope that the droptest with the s4 is better than the s3

77. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

When will companies realize gorrila glass sucks... IDC how thin it is make it not break.

82. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

When will people stop being careless? Nothing is indestructable and the way people use their technology, physical medias, vehicles, and such leaves much to desire. Sure their is normal wear and tear, however their is again stupidty and carelessness. I have seen so many screen with spider web cracks, scratched up optical medias, and such.

17. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Xperia Z shatterpoof all the way

19. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

hahahaha jokeproff :D

76. SleepingOz unregistered

88. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Its shatterproof sheet dumbass! Not scratch-proof sheet!

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Gorrila glass 3 is not well built! Dragontail glass are better then G3 Sapphire glass the king

41. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

hahahaha jelepus idiots dont know, the bigger the screen more chances to break. lets c what sammy got. htc is the best cheers. and btw no IDIOT WILL THROW HIS PHONE ON SCREEN SIDE . SO CHEERSSS

43. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Then why is there a ton of people walking around with shattered screens?

67. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Please define "a ton" also the few shattered screens ive seen...all iPhones

78. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Yup every shatterd screen I've seen is iphone and HTC, I have seen a few s3s with hairline cracks though.

83. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

how about Polycarbonate now?? bla bla plastic phone...that beautiful designed with prime material doesnt seem so beautiful right now...crushed!! and they will say or think "oh, im gonna use a case, so it will never happen"...if they are gonna use it with a case, how they are gonna flash their beautiful phone?

85. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

and after the first drop the speaker's cover just pops out?? thats the build quality?? or the speaker is removable and not the battery maybe?? i guess that unibody is not no "uni".

87. Dynamac

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

What the hell is the point of these drop tests other than to destroy two perfectly fine phones. Some kids just have too much time and too little respect for the awesome things we are blessed with. No two drops are identical and hence unless you reproduce the test 100 times and taken an average, it proofs nothing. Just stupid.....

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Sammy's unbreakable or flexible display will answer that.

12. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Lol? The S3 lost to the iPhone 5? And the S4 isn't much different, I wouldn't expect different results this year.

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

S4 has Gorilla Glass 3 and the sides of S4 have actual metal this time unlike with S3 which had metal finish ! So it will definetly better than S3 and BTW what does 'lol?' mean. You are laughing out loud in interrogative way ? How do you do that ?

16. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Don't be smart, Android fanboys claim everyone is the worst and as soon they have anything negative put against them they dislike, no thought. Android fanboys were cool and fair and fair thinking years ago ... not anymore. I know the more dislikes I have the more they know its true. You guys cant stand when there is anything good with iPhone either, it must be good enough to be the highest selling smartphone flagship. Damn you fanboys are ignorant, won't give anything else a chance or thought, and when i said lost to the iPhone i mean the S3 lost to the iPhone5 in the DROP TEST.

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