These days the comparison of a new gadget with the incumbent are incomplete without the drop tests.
So it was nice to see folks at Android Authority do us a favor and perform a series of drop tests from various heights to find out the durability of the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S4 compared to iPhone 5.
Check out the video below to find out which device performed better.
Android Authority reports:
There you have it. History repeats itself. The Galaxy S4 may be better than the S3 in most ways, but the build quality and resistance to damage appear to have remained unchanged. In fact, we will go out on a limb to say that the smaller bezels have actually diminished the robustness of the Galaxy S4.
The iPhone 5 passed another drop test with flying colors, emerging with only cosmetic damage.
It goes without saying that such drop tests are far from scientific, as the amount of damage depends on a number of factors, especially what orientation the device hits the ground. But there is nothing scientific about dropping your smartphone either.
People who are paranoid about it and/or don’t have a warranty that covers accidental damage, buy a case for their device anyways.
Via: Android Authority