iOS vs. Android: Skipping Stone Edition [video]

iOS vs. Android: Skipping Stone Edition [video]
In the endless debate of phone operating systems, there is at least one comparison we haven’t seen performed – which one makes a better skipping stone? While speed, reliability, form factor, and apps are all very important attributes; we often overlook the importance of a phones ability to bounce off of the surface when careened across a body of water.

In the video below, a Chinese man attempts to settle this argument once and for all by skipping an iPhone and a HTC Desire HD across a lake. Without further ado, ‘iOS vs. Android: Skipping Stone Edition’, or ‘How to ruin expensive things for absolutely no reason whatsoever.’

Some are saying that the devices may have been swapped out with non-functional demos right before the toss, but even if they weren’t, could you honestly say it’s the stupidest thing you ever saw someone do on YouTube?

source: Gizmodo

Related phones

iPhone 4s
  • 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
Desire CDMA
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.50h talk time)



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

This fool needs a new damn camera. Now I have a s**tty migraine. Ugh...!!!! Not to mention that is a waist of two perfectly good phones. I would kill or die for a Desire HD!!!... I'm also pissed because the iPhone won. ROFL

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

its a feature on IOS 5 apple water skipping technology, Android is way behind the curve on this one

7. Sammy4ever unregistered

LOOOOOOOOOL NO it's just android, it even lags on water! :p

14. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

another guy that compares Android for 100 bucks with iOS phone for 500 bucks? :) try to compare eg. SGS2 with iPhone 4S....there is SGS2 the first and iPhone with his capabilities on the 20th place even with comparison just with these two phones :)

16. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

and yet the iphone 4s still scores a higher benchmark come off it the SGS2 isnt perfect and neither is any phone for that matter

20. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Waist? WAIST!? You mean waste........-_-

22. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

LOl, yeah, my bad. Thanks for corecting me.

23. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

"Some are saying that the devices may have been swapped out with non-functional demos right before the toss, but even if they weren’t, could you honestly say it’s the stupidest thing you ever saw someone do on YouTube?" How is this stupid? Both phones suck, they both deserve to be at the bottom of a lake. Maybe if it were a Nexus or SGS2 it would be stupid.

24. pimix2009

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

I think he put a little more strength tossing the Android. This idiot obviously hates both phones but hates android the most.

25. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

as any one in the science community could tell you no test's results can be trusted from just one test, so safe to say apple has not won yet. also I think there are some vitally urgent issues we NEED to know here, someone should contact all the major phone manufacturers and get hundreds of samples and preform a PROPER phone skipping test maybe throw in tablets and hell why not netbooks, e-readers and laptops too. the world NEEDS to know

2. SleepingOz unregistered

This made my day! xD

3. jbitounis

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

He doesn't care, he has a Nokia N9 (sorry about the trolling, I just want that phone badly)!

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Lol, I don't mind your trolling. In fact I welcome you into the National Troll Honor Society!!!!! ROF JK.

6. handicrapguy

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Whatever phone they took that video with should be tossed into the lake too lol

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol thats funny. i figured the HTC would have won with the curved back. On the same note, they should try a 3gs and see if they can get that to bounce around. retry! lol

9. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

from the look of that lousy quality camera... That guy should be using a dummy version of both phones.... -_-

10. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

okay I understand Chinese and from the video, the person who took the video is someone that he doesn't know and the female is using her phone to take this video.... Man this Chinese guy is mad

11. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This guy is a f**king idiot

12. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

LOL.. I only caught the words "what the fu**" and " F***-a F***-a F***-a " the second time!

13. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

shoot! that was a waste of money. T.T

15. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011


18. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

OMG Phonearena Why have you not done this in your phone reviews. This is such an important feature for when I am next to a lake and my phone gets me angry. Geez Phonearena step up ur game :P

19. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

This guy must be loaded with money to just trow to smartphones...50 years later- hey these dumb phones are perfect for throwing in the river

21. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

If you close your eyes and listen I't Will sound like a bad Asian porno

26. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Littering. $500 fine.

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