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

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Mar 2013, 05:13

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?...

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posted on 28 Mar 2013, 08:47 1

44. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Why shouldn't I be smart ? I am guessing you mean 'over smart' not smart.

Anyhow, I was only making my point how S3 is better than S4, coz u said 'the S4 isn't much different', which has absolutely nothing to do with fanboyism. Infact I didnt mention or compare with android, ios or even windows in my comment ! How am i fanboy all of a sudden ?

If you have a point then tell it to me,I like having meaningful conversation. Instead of reading all that bullsh*t in your comment.

You are blinded by the fact whoever says anything against you is a fanboy !

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 21:48 1

84. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

"and BTW what does 'lol?' mean. You are laughing out loud in interrogative way ? How do you do that ?"

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 07:53 5

38. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)

No matter wht they put on S4 it cant match Lumia 920.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 00:22

86. Adithya7184 (Posts: 319; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

here comes the real troll

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 11:10 1

57. sniper1087 (Posts: 532; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)

Wow you are wrong I don't know if you heard all the reviews but the S4 sides are actually plastic the same as the S3 just painted plastic.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 11:39

66. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

It could be different. The GS2 is pretty invincible, they done it with the same design before. I am guessing the GS3 curved glass was the culprit so the more typical shape might help. Although the almost non existent bezels might be bad news for drops. Regardless though, you can't say for sure how it will turn out.

The GS2 was invincible but the GS3 did well in some tests but not so well in others. There was one test where they were dragging the GS3 along the road in a truck moving at a pretty decent speed and it did extremely well there.

I wouldn't go around saying Android fans are bad when you are worse. At least they know they are being unreasonable. You actually think that you objective, which you are obviously not. LOL

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 05:41 5

13. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

unbreakable or flexible display ? Did they announce that ?

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 09:54 5

52. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

Nokia 3310 will answer that

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 11:32 3

62. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

here comes L920 SGS3,4,5,6,7.... better put ur head down before it cracks you on impact

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 13:10 1

73. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

want to see drop test vs nokia lumia 920........!!! only nokia can answer.....!!!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 05:27 13

4. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Trust me, it will be a while before phones are actually shatter proof :P

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 05:47 3

15. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

I trust you ! ;)

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 05:28 18

5. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)

aluminium becomes ugly after each drop

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 06:09 3

21. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Yes but warranty replaces aluminum parts in mere weeks!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 06:44 12

25. JaM1977 (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

you can replace plastic cover in seconds...

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 07:01 18

32. KParks23 (Posts: 679; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)

And the Samsung is ugly before you drop it!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 08:41 1

42. amats69 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


posted on 28 Mar 2013, 05:28 3

6. doejon (Posts: 406; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

galaxy s2 still the best but im waiting 2 for sammys new displays :-)

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 05:35 1

10. doejon (Posts: 406; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

im mean when it comes to drop tests xD not as a smartphone^^

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 06:50 4

28. bucky (Posts: 3133; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Gs2 was the best phone! Still my favorite

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 05:29 11

7. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

So this is basically the reason why samsung never extensively uses glass on their devices. I can still remember how Android authority drop the Note2 and said that the removable back and battery was its saving grace as it absorbs the impact.

I know HTC and Apple fans are very meticulous when it comes to build quality and feel but the truth is..... EVERYBODY KNOWS THE TRUTH. [+]

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 05:31 7

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

MY EYES!!!! xP

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 05:37 4

11. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

When you think about it the new iPhone 5 is pretty durable, don't know why people still put crap on it.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 11:32

63. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

It's durable in the it will still work when dropped sense but horrible in the staying in pristine condition sense with nicks out of the box and nicks on the shiny edges after normal use. And nicks and scratches on the soft aluminum. It is pretty bad and if the HTC One is like that then that is bad too.

In fact, companies shouldn't use aluminum in general. It nicks too easily. The Xperia P was nothing special, I thought the plastic Xperia S was nicer. The aluminum Galaxy Tab 7.7 wasn't anything special compared to the plastic Tab 8.9 either. It is overrated by Apple and HTC fans.

These two phones will probably look horrible in a few months. Any phone where the outside is more precious than the inside automatically fails any drop test in my eyes. I am so OCD that I would never be able to live with a dented or chipped aluminum phone. It is kind of like dropping an expensive watch. It is done even if it still works because you are certainly not going to wear it to a business meeting or a Wedding after.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 06:03 8

18. ddeath (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

Imagine if you put a dent in the aluminum unibody of HTC One. You can't change it without costing a bomb.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 11:54

68. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

If you dent that you shouldn't be allowed to use a smart phone without a case and need to wear a helmet...

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 17:59 1

79. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

HTC should be the ones wearing helmets for using such low grade metal that it dents.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 06:09 3

20. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

im being more convnced to get s4 than htc One,
when XZ was announced i said ill get it aftr 3months (im really impressed with their video ads, super believable and cool),, but after all, it is just a big mess hype

waiting for more camera comparisons bet htc one and s4, :)

and waiting for 3rd/4th qrter of the year, Sammobile mentioned 8.0FullHD Amoled panel yeah, thats wat im waiting for, hope Wacom can improve their technology so their stylus can run on FullHD :)

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 06:23 6

22. skinny95black (Posts: 113; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)

Sony Xperia Z VS Nokia Lumia 920
Let the battle begin.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 06:45 5

27. dil2abu (Posts: 315; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

XZ wins :)

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