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iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 drop test – Samsung fans, it’s not looking pretty

We have the first iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 drop test online! We dropped the two devices four times each and we have the video to show the results. It ain't pretty!
September 21, 2012
galaxy s3 vs iphone 5 drop test

Folks, to quote our Darcy LaCouvee, the iPhone 5 is “rock solid”. It’s not often that you see such words on Android Authority. What could have pushed Darcy, an Android fanatic, to utter such radical words?

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.

This morning in Hong Kong, Darcy dropped the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 a total of four times, each time from an increasing height. To make our drop test more realistic, we tried to recreate the accidents that happen most often in real life. We ruthlessly let the two devices fall to the hard pavement, just to see what happens. Needless to say, it wasn’t pretty. See for yourselves. Dayum!

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.

Stay tuned for more video comparisons between the new iPhone 5 (not the one we dropped) and the elite Android devices currently on the market!

Meanwhile, sound off your comments below!

And, for your sadistic pleasure, we have close ups:

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