It's the Google Nexus 7 versus the Apple iPad in drop test
posted by Alan F. / Jul 19, 2012, 3:29 PM
Considering that in the last few days we have heard about problems with the build quality of the Google Nexus 7, does the Apple iPad have a head start? Click on the video below to see what happenes!
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Google Nexus 7 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1 View Full specs
- Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera / 1.2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 8 GB
- Battery 4325 mAh
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You know when you spend $500 on a tablet you would think it would be more durable than the $200 one.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 3:36 PM 25
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Simple physics really, the smaller panel should always be more durable in a drop test. Also ifans should keep their ipads in a zip lock ibaggy when playing in the ibathtub.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 3:47 PM 7
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Exactly. The N7 is hitting with half the force because it's half the weight. That alone will help it be more durable.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 3:49 PM 17
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I also think that's the reason the Galaxy S3 seems easier to break, the big screen and the huge battery engineering like the Droid Razr and should have been shaped to either be non removable or be re-engendered in terms of design
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 4:15 PM 7
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True and false. There is the equal and opposite reaction it takes into its body (so half the weight takes half the force back into itself - so, it's the same really). The device doesn't break because of the hit to the ground. It breaks because of the equal hit it TAKES from the ground. That's where the build grade matters. Besides, it depends on which part of the body gets hit. What is the narrowness (inverse of pressure)? How does the impact flow through the structure? Lots of variables there.
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 1:05 AM 2
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aww reminded me when an Apple fan boy said to me "My apple iphone/ipad is made of classy expensive premium materials" haha look how cheap the ipad is.. even the metal is bent when it fell on its side... Sad apple.. but the reality is your products are FRAGILE... I have dropped my Sony Xperia Arc and Samsung Galaxy note so many times from my pocket, there isn't even a scratch on the body let alone crack on screen.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 3:55 PM 9
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They must've added the iPad to the comparison to get free press -- the models are so dissimilar that a purchaser of one wouldn't even be considering the other. Clever way to get free page-time in the blogosphere though. Love it or hate it, the iPad is what draws eyeballs-to-ads... ;-)
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 4:19 PM 1
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Wow. Nexus 7 still completely works after the water! I'm impressed. Does anyone else thing that guy in the gray shirt looks like Kevin Bacon?
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 4:44 PM 7
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wow the crappad 3.0 is a total piece of china icrap!! i knew they were made of overpriced parts but wow, google has a home run here!! i can't wait to pick one up soon! at $200 mind you!!!! blah hahahahah!!!
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 5:23 PM 9
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