Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 battle it out in drop test
posted by Alan F. / Apr 02, 2014, 5:15 PM
The next drop was from head height, screen side down. Did you cringe just reading those words? That test still could not damage the screen on either model, as both displays remained in perfect condition. The back glass of the Samsung Galaxy S4 did crack. And while the Galaxy S5 landed squarely on the glass, the only thing that happened to that phone was that the back popped off, which is no big deal.
Next drop was from 10 feet. Even though it landed on a corner, the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S4 finally gave in with this test. The Galaxy S5? The screen was still undamaged.
Considering that the Samsung Galaxy S5 screen could not be damaged by a fall as high as 10 feet, what test could actually crack the screen? How about running the phone over with a car. After getting run over, the front glass was amazingly intact, although the glass on the back was shattered.
Overall, we'd say that considering the chances of you dropping your phone from 10 feet are rather small, and the chance of your phone getting run over are even smaller, you're in pretty good shape if you own either phone.
source: techsmartt via BGR
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
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What do they mean by the "back glass"? The Galaxies don't have glass on the back of them...
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 5:19 PM 3
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My guess was that they meant the plastic backcover.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 8:46 PM 0
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just PA doing more marketing for sammy's new flagship. same thing every year, all year.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 8:58 PM 0
So sick and tired of people wasting their money and showing off. what a waste.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 5:21 PM 2
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that's not showing off. that's helping people see what everybody else don't want to see in their devices. it's a warning on how far a device can go when dropped. why can't you see the point of drop tests? it's a test. it's not about bragging. if you want a braggy stupid person, go to youtube and find that adr*n*s*hit*** whatever guy there who keeps destroying phones for no good reason. his drop tests are so stupid and unrealistic. vent your anger on that fa*ggggooot who can't even speak proper english.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 8:05 PM 8
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Well there you have it! Can bet you anything a metal, aluminum phone everyone is so in love with would have bitten the dust with a quickness had it been dropped from 10 feet. And lets not even talk about the front and rear tire of an SUV. That sealed it for me. S5 it is.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 5:24 PM 19
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How many of the millions of people that buy phones, base their purchase off of a drop test? "A certain metal and aluminum phone" c'mon man get real. All these phones are gonna sell good, including a certain metal and aluminum phone regardless man.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 7:06 PM 3
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The M8 also went through the same punishment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=_M3lIKiMV5Q&list=PLPCx-1KKqYKwp3XBvu9aeo_juifiS6NHB&s rc_vid=py6zXJoS-cE&feature=iv&annotation_id=an notation_2232494027
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 8:39 PM 0
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aluminum or plastic i couldcare less about that, while aluminum might have fancy look and premium feelings if it's not durable then it meaningless. I've seen some xperia drop test, the phone looks fine even unscratched but the screen won't wake up after 2-3 times drop.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 9:56 PM 0
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I need a new phone because my S3 doesn't charge anymore.....i have been switching batteries....
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 5:31 PM 0
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But wait! The M8 survived a run over by 1 tire so actually stand corrected. So it really comes down to being water/dust resistant. I still take the S5
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 5:42 PM 4
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