Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5 face off in ruthless destruction test
posted by Maxwell R. / Jun 12, 2013, 5:41 PM
These two flagship devices are destined to face off in every way. The iPhone and Galaxy S4 are both outstanding smartphones which can meet the needs of just about everyone between the two.
Luke Westaway at CNET UK decided to test the durability of these devices in exponentially more difficult tests of endurance. In some ways, these things could happen in real life, but in actuality, some of us just like to see what it takes to make things break.
There are only three real tests throughout the whole production, but we have to say, the Samsung Galaxy S4 fares very well indeed. In both the dunk test and the high-drop test, the SGS4 outlasts the iPhone by notable margins. Of course, the drop test might also be attributed to the Galaxy’s Gorilla Glass 3 panel, which is a marked improvement over previous versions of the glass.
Even at the end, where both devices are rendered to their “final solution,” they both go out in style with the assistance of a Toyota Hilux (a relative of the Toyota Tacoma in the US).
source: CNET UK
Very impressive, taking into account that the GSIV is not even a waterproof phone.
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 5:53 PM 17
Also the drop test definitely shows the clear advantages of polycarbonate over aluminium.
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 6:02 PM 16
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In fairness, the both drop tests where the phones landed on their screens were catastrophic for both. They could have/should have had some sort of rig to make them land in certain positions, i.e. one on a corner, one flat to an edge, and the last with the screen down.
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 6:04 PM 3
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The drops were face-down. The S4 has a bit of a rim over the top of the glass, which allows it to survive a more face-first fall, whereas the iPhone does not. If it were back-first drops, the iPhone would've won for sure over numerous drops
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 10:03 PM 0
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Excellent performance by the GS4, showing off how a removable battery can come in handy, thanks to it's removable batt, it managed to come away from the water dunk test without a sweat. Must say I did a lot of cringing watching this vid, but what really impressed me was how the GS4 had to be dropped multiple times to get a cracked screen which the iPhone5 got 1st time round, lol. Overall a great test, the great thing here is that if you do want a GS4 that you can treat roughly then there's always the S4 Active variant. :)
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 6:08 PM 10
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Not really fair though because the iphone is usually dropped from around 3 feet. Or whatever is chest high on the average 6yr old.
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 6:23 PM 8
But will it blend?
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 6:32 PM 1
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