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  • The iPhone 5 Drop Test Proves the Device Can Take Quite the Fall


    With the iPhone 5 finally available to the public, several companies are performing tests and benchmarks on the new device (as expected). One of the more common tests that is performed every time a new device is launched is the drop test and while many users are dying to get their hands on an iPhone 5, some people are dropping theirs to see how well it survives common falls.



    The folks over at Android Authority posted a drop test comparison video between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5. Out of the two popular smartphones on the market today, the results are in favor of Apple’s iPhone 5. They mentioned the following during their drop test:

    Well, as much as we hate to admit it, the iPhone 5 did amazingly well in our drop test, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 came out in pretty bad shape. It’s the cold hard truth that we can’t hide and we can’t ignore.
    ....
    The hard aluminum shell of the iPhone 5 withstood the impact pretty well, and the glass protecting the display remained intact. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S3 predictably lost its back cover and suffered damage to the casing and the front glass. Sad, sad, sad.


    The folks over at iFixYouri also posted a video showing their version of the drop test. Much like any other drop test, iFixYouri dropped the iPhone 5 from various heights and recorded their results. The results were a bit surprising as the iPhone 5 survived all the falls until they threw the device screen down. According to their results, the iPhone 5 is “the most durable iPhone” they’ve seen.

    Looks like Apple's research and development team at least made some right decisions when it came to choosing the materials for the iPhone 5.

    Source: Android Authority, iFixYouri
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The iPhone 5 Drop Test Proves the Device Can Take Quite the Fall started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      Who comes up with this bs?

    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      That's not good. Maybe you are taller than him
    1. tony-aka-age's Avatar
      tony-aka-age -
      Dang, I hope you get that iPhone fixed or something cause that's unfortunate .
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      on the first test of dropping the iphone 5 was going to have scratches because its a metal phone and glass all over...the galaxy has plastic and glass....so it wont take that much because of the plastic...this guy is a jerk and a hater for his comments lol
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Wow...the science mind in me is going absolutely crazy. This is about as unscientific as it can possibly be. When you're trying to compare two devices you have to be sure the drops are identical. They need to develop a slide or other mechanism to ensure they fall and land the exact same way. When you just toss it out of your hand they will rotate differently and land differently.

      You also need to use three different phones for each model to ensure the damage from the higher drops aren't the result of furthering the damage from the lower drops.

      This drop test is a huge pile of scientific crap.

      I'll now put my inner nerd on the shelf and point out that I was impressed that the iPhone did quite well.
    1. rockyseay's Avatar
      rockyseay -
      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      Who comes up with this bs?

      Same thing in wondering. I just do the test for myself now because this site is biased. I'm skipping out on this test though. Ain't no way I'm dropping my phone purposely.
    1. no1stunna2k's Avatar
      no1stunna2k -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      Wow...the science mind in me is going absolutely crazy. This is about as unscientific as it can possibly be. When you're trying to compare two devices you have to be sure the drops are identical. They need to develop a slide or other mechanism to ensure they fall and land the exact same way. When you just toss it out of your hand they will rotate differently and land differently.

      You also need to use three different phones for each model to ensure the damage from the higher drops aren't the result of furthering the damage from the lower drops.

      This drop test is a huge pile of scientific crap.

      I'll now put my inner nerd on the shelf and point out that I was impressed that the iPhone did quite well.
      I was thinking the same thing when I saw the video yesterday. The test would be irrelevant. I'm pretty sure both devices weigh differently.
    1. BhadKarma's Avatar
      BhadKarma -
      All about what angle and exact height it
      Lands. Lands on face other shud etcetc corner for corner. And I agree shud be 3 phones cuz each drop compromises the phones integrity.
    1. Banks4004's Avatar
      Banks4004 -
      half the people I know with glass screen iphones have broken them
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Saw a guy in the apple store today who just took possession of his phone and dropped it! It broke
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Banks4004 View Post
      half the people I know with glass screen iphones have broken them
      If that's actually true and not an exaggeration, then you need to find new friends. If they're that accident prone it's only a matter of time before they accidentally kill you. I see a lot of cracked iPhone screens, but it's nowhere close to half.
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post
      According to their results, the iPhone 5 is “the most durable iPhone” they’ve seen.
      Will still never compare to this:
    1. tallnatt's Avatar
      tallnatt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Banks4004 View Post
      half the people I know with glass screen iphones have broken them
      Can you tell me exactly which iPhone models don't have glass screens? Hahahaha
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
      Will still never compare to this:
      Lmao
    1. Iblunt420's Avatar
      Iblunt420 -
      check out the real iphone 5 break video on youtube - search "iphone 5 vs hammer"
    1. Moreno53's Avatar
      Moreno53 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      Wow...the science mind in me is going absolutely crazy. This is about as unscientific as it can possibly be. When you're trying to compare two devices you have to be sure the drops are identical. They need to develop a slide or other mechanism to ensure they fall and land the exact same way. When you just toss it out of your hand they will rotate differently and land differently.

      You also need to use three different phones for each model to ensure the damage from the higher drops aren't the result of furthering the damage from the lower drops.

      This drop test is a huge pile of scientific crap.

      I'll now put my inner nerd on the shelf and point out that I was impressed that the iPhone did quite well.
      What a dumb thing to say. No two drops will ever...EVER, EVER....EVER be the same. I dont care what it is, an object will NEVER EVER drop the same way twice. You need a refund on your "science mind"
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Ouch! Dropping and breaking phones on purpose? That's a bit much to say the least. Besides I heard most of the phones come with scuffs already haha! All joke aside I would never in a million years drop my phone on purpose..nope not gonna do it(GWB voice
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Moreno53 View Post
      What a dumb thing to say. No two drops will ever...EVER, EVER....EVER be the same. I dont care what it is, an object will NEVER EVER drop the same way twice. You need a refund on your "science mind"
      Actually your the dumb one. The idea here is to test the durability of the phones. Therefor the phones are the variables not the drops... So to test their durability evenly both phones would need to be dropped the exact same way from the exact same hight so they both experience the same impact.

      Think before u attempt to insult someone.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iblunt420 View Post
      check out the real iphone 5 break video on youtube - search "iphone 5 vs hammer"
      The guy who made the video does not even know the difference between a socket wrench and a hammer....Lmao. SMH....
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Moreno53 View Post
      What a dumb thing to say. No two drops will ever...EVER, EVER....EVER be the same. I dont care what it is, an object will NEVER EVER drop the same way twice. You need a refund on your "science mind"
      I think the point is that there are some extremely simple, albeit more expensive, control measures that can be taken in order to make the tests a more accurate comparison. What we saw here was a bunch of random drops. The conclusion here, that the iPhone 5 takes a beating better than does the SGSIII is, for lack of better words, not an accurate conclusion at all. Both phones got pretty banged up. The Samsung happened to have cracked glass too.