Yesterday we did a terrible thing. We took a brand new Samsung Galaxy S3 and purposefully dropped it multiple times for you. It was awful to watch, but we know that our viewers get a strange enjoyment from cell phone obliteration. We also dropped a brand new iPhone 4S and filmed that too!
This video is mostly for your amusement but it does have a slight undertone of consumer advice. Some people – no matter how much they love their smartphones – can be very clumsy. We have all had the horrific experience of watching our device slip out of our grasp, only to see it descend towards the unforgiving floor. It’s these sorts of accidents that show which device comes out on top.
Each phone was dropped in three different orientations and in this order: rear, side, and front. After each drop we filmed a brief evaluation of the damage, and we also tried to asses the amount of damage after all three drops. Once we were done with both phones, we did a side by side comparison. You may be a little surprised by the results!
We hope you enjoy!
And, now that you’ve seen the results, maybe it’s safe to say that Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 didn’t stand up to the true test of durability after all. What do you think? Is the Galaxy S3 still more durable? Let us know!