Apple’s new iPhone 5 looks similar to the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, but the back is made of anodized aluminum with inlays along the top and bottom made of ceramic glass (on the white and silver model) or pigmented glass (on the black and slate model), which gives it a cool two-tone effect.
The leaked iPhone 5 parts also revealed that it comes with a metal antenna band like iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, but in case of the 6th generation iPhone, it is moulded into the metal back panel. The unibody backplate makes the design a lot more solid and compact than the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.
So how does Apple’s new iPhone with these design changes handle the drop tests? Folks at AndroidAuthority preformed a series of drop tests from various heights to find out the durability of Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5.
Check out the video below to find out which device performed better.
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.
Folks at iFixYouri also performed the drop and durability test of the iPhone 5 from various heights. Check out the video to see the results:
This phone is by far the most durable iPhone we have seen. The strengthened new gorilla glass, paired with the light design is definitely beneficial to the iPhone being able to survive your average drop.
Let us know what you think of the drop tests. Have you bought or planning to buy a case for your iPhone 5?