It’s been a while since we did our last drop test here at Android Authority, but we got your message – there’s one phone in particular that you want to see put to the test, the Sony Xperia Z2.
You’ve heard about automotive crash testing and crash tests for motorcycle helmets. Samsung, too goes through great lengths to ensure its flagship Galaxy S5 can stand up to its claims of water- and dust-resistance, as well as mandated radiation-related safety standards. Throw in radiation meters, static electricity, five-foot drops and repetitive button pressing into the mix and you have some extreme durability testing! Here are some of the devices and methodologies that Samsung uses at its testing facility in Korea to ensure its design is up to spec. Don’t forget to check out the crash-test dummy. Radiation testing. No matter how…
With a new generation of curved designs upon us, there’s hope that smartphone screens could become more resilient to accidents. In theory, the curvature of the phone should shrink the area that is exposed to impacts, making face drops a little less dangerous. But that’s the theory. How about the practice?
Going for just $350, the Nexus 5 is definitely worth its price tag, and then some, but some have wondered if its build quality is up to snuff. For sure, the Nexus 5 is more durable than its glass-backed predecessor, but just how durable?
It’s drop test time! How did LG’s latest flagship – the LG G2 – stand up against our brutal test? Join us as we take a look.
We are drop testing the Sony Xperia Z1 to see if the phone’s glass surfaces can withstand shocks that are inevitable in every day life. Will the Xperia Z1 survive?
We drop tested the Galaxy Note 3 from three different positions. Of course, we saved the dreaded front facing drop for last. Here’s what happened.
We pit the iPhone 5s versus the iPhone 5c in our trademark drop test. Will metal prevail again? Will the 5c’s steel-reinforced polycarbonate unibody help it survive the drops?
In order to see how durable the device is, we put the new Nexus 7 (2013 model) through our drop test ritual. Check out the video here!
One of the most definitive Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 drop tests ever conducted has concluded with the S4 losing to the iPhone — as well as its own predecessor — and we think we know why.