Samsung Galaxy S III vs Apple iPhone 4S drop test is for real (video)
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 04, 2012, 2:29 AM
In a non-scientific (these are the best) drop test, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Apple iPhone 4S, both in white, were pitted against each other, but with one common enemy - the ground, covered in concrete pavement.
The phones were dropped from roughly the same height on their backs, sides and fronts with various degrees of external and internal damage, but we are not going to spoil the end result for you, so watch a redhead smash your favorite handset in the name of science for some great start-of-the-week entertainment.
- Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
- Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)
Posts: 5; Member since: May 10, 2012
You know what...we in the "first world" sure do have some silly habits as in destroying almost 1500 dollars of value for what exactly?
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 2:38 AM 11
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they got s**t loads of money and time!!!
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 3:11 AM 6
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it all depends on the angle that its dropped on. the more vibration that goes through the phone, the more likely it is to smash the screen. Check Samsung Galaxy S III current value according to this survey report http://www.movaluate.com/samsu
posted on Oct 05, 2012, 12:54 AM 0
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So much for that Gorilla Glass 2 protection. I watched Corning's demo video of GG2 and they do worse things to it than this drop test and it was fine. But dropping it from 4 ft kills the screen? Someone should make sure Corning sees this.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 2:39 AM 9
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my new s3 suffered the same fate
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 3:26 AM 7
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well, it took a phone nearly double the size of the iphone to become just as fragile. lol ok kids, do not throw your phones around. k? lol
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 7:01 AM 4
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You are defending it by saying the size made a different so down playing. you keeptrolling. You also keep saying how plastics make the phone less fragile, and the metal make the phone more fragile, but here is a contradiction.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 7:59 AM 3
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no you troll. the SGS1 and SGS2 both pounce through the bounce test. the SGS3 does not. Heck, the Note bounced through it as well. The ONLY difference besides screen sizes is the fact that the SGS3 uses gorilla glass 2, while the other 3 use GG1. Im actually saying that i dont thing GG2 might not be as strong as they thought it was. GG2 uses a thinner screen than GG1 because its supposed to be "stronger". However, these tests are showing that the thinner GG2 screen + large screen = cracks all over the place. there is no contradiction. only idiot trolls that try to pick apart my every statement obsessively looking for contradictions even think that.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 8:18 AM 2
Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009
stop being a troll remixfa. The galaxy sIII is fragile, and that should be the end. We don't know 100% exactly what makes it more fragile, all we know is that it is. So stop always trying to give Android/Samsung the leg up in everything. I'm sure you're still going to buy the phone regardless, which is totally fine. But it would have been nice if you and other Android users had done the same and not be a troll when people were buying their oober fragile iPhones.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 6:08 PM 1
This just goes to show that it's *how* a device is dropped that effects whether you'll break it or not, not that it's simply dropped. I've dropped my 4S loads of times and the glass remains completely intact and shatter free (I do however have a little ding on the border around the glass from one fall).
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 3:00 AM 1
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All GG test is performed with force perpendicular to the GG surface. GG doesn't as strange against parallel force as perpendicular. The SGS3's glass is an edge to edge glass so it can be broken with a side drop. Lumia phones' screen is more protected against this force since it has a border around the screen.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 3:27 AM 0
Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012
this gorilla glas arguement is stupid Whether its breakable is depend on how thickness it pack The reason that lumia 900 survive is because it pack the thickest glas (11mm thick phone prove that) whereas iphone pack the least thick (9mm thick phone prove that)
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 3:02 AM 1
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