iPhone 5 triumphs over Galaxy S4 in drop test [video]

Now that the Galaxy S4 is being put in people’s anxious hands, the inevitable “drop tests” have begun. As you can in the above video, the Galaxy S4 cracks when the device is held at a height of around 7 feet. However, the iPhone 5 would go on to withstand the same 7 foot drop, two 10 foot drops, and even being run over by a car. The only thing that showed any major damage was the top glass on the back of the iPhone 5. According to the video, the Galaxy S4 finally stopped working after its first 10 foot drop test, while the iPhone 5 continued on. Watch for yourself above.

What do you think? Is the test inaccurate, or is Apple’s build quality that much better? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


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  • jaxxsun

    Every time I watch a phone drop test, I can’t help but cringe. The Iphone has always been a the Top of the shelf, when it came to physical build quality. But me personally, I keep all of my phones in an Otterbox

  • madwolf27

    And yet i’ve seen a 2 ft drop destroy one.

  • JanisVaivars

    These kinds of drop tests are SO POINTLESS. It very much depends on the angle the particular phone hits the ground as well as the bit of ground surface it hits, particularly on asphalt cause it is really uneven. Every phone has it’s weak spots and it’s just unpredictable when the screen will and won’t crack. That’s why we see some people shatter their screens from 2ft drops and some surviving 10ft. The fact of the matter is, you will probably not bee too happy using a phone which has disgusting dents and scratches all over it. On the flipside, as long as you don’t shatter the S4’s screen, you can always change the cover and it will be as new. Now, I’m not a fan of S4 and I would choose HTC One over it any time of the day, but it’s just a matter of fact that uni-body phones are destined to become ugly, especially the black anodized versions. I mean – look at the iphone from this test, even after the first drop it looks so ugly, all the edges are scratched and it looks like the phone has went through a war. And there’s nothing you can do about it apart from using a marker pen, but how cool is doing that on a 500 something pound phone?

  • Captainchris

    @JanisVaivars I personally think warm iphone 5’s look cool. The edges look neat with the silver bleeding through. Don’t get me wrong, my iphone is in a reflex series otterbox, but that’s for the resale value. Otherwise, I’d let mine be naked.
    I do agree that these tests don’t really speak to the durability, it all depends on the angle or point of impact. Really just a way for rich kids to show off how rich they are. Haha.