SquareTrade gives Samsung Galaxy S5 high marks for durability

SquareTrade gives Samsung Galaxy S5 high marks for durability
Smartphone insurer SquareTrade has given the Samsung Galaxy S5 a 6 for its Breakability Score. A lower score is considered more desirable. This means that the insurer sees Samsung's latest flagship model as being more likely to survive an accident than its predecessor. The Samsung Galaxy S4 was rated a 7 when it launched last year. This dovetails with a recent video of a drop test we passed along that showed the Galaxy S5 screen surviving a drop that the Galaxy S4 display could not.

SquareTrade computes its score by looking at things like water resistance, the front and back panels, the grip of the device, the edge, construction and materials, and more. It also tests devices for the dangers lurking around with every day use. The Samsung Galaxy S5 scored high in the dunk and drop test.

The Breakability Score ranges from 1-10 with a higher score meaning that a phone is more likely to break in an accident. Scores of other high profile devices include the HTC One (M8), which scored a 6.5 due to problems with the dunk test and slide test. That is much higher than the 4.5 received by the first HTC One. The Apple iPhone 5s tallied a 5.5. The LG Nexus 5 failed the dunk and drop test, giving it a 7.

source: SquareTest

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Galaxy S5

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User Score:

  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI


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