The iPhone 5 is finally here, and what better way to celebrate then by throwing Apple's new smartphone to the floor in a series of durability tests. That's just what a number of reckless tech journalists have done, dropping the iPhone 5 and it's major competitor, Samsung's Galaxy S3 from a number of different heights and angels to see which company designs the more durable smartphone.
In the end Apple's iPhone 5 won the drop test hands down, demonstrating the new iPhone's superior design, while the Galaxy S3 broke and shattered.
Here's Android Authority video drop test, which took place in Hong Kong and featured four rounds of dropping in recreations of real-life situations:
The Google-biased tech-blog begrudgingly admitted that the iPhone 5 faired beter that Samsung's Galaxy S3:
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.
9to5mac also performed a drop test, and came away with similar results. The Apple-obsessed tech blog teamed up with iFixYouri to test the iPhone 5's durability. However, the did not test the Samsung Galaxy S3 (or any competitor smartphone) at the same time.
Afterwards, 9to5mac concluded that "the new iPhone 5 could be one of the most durable we have seen yet."
So there you have it, following the iPhone 4 and 4S, which featured an easily shattered, glass-covered front and back, Apple has finally designed and iPhone that won't crack when dropped on the pavement.