iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 – Let The Smashing Begin Again

They are at it again. Yes, the phone smashers. In July this year, precisely on the 4th of July, we published an article on the drop tests involving the then three flagship phones viz the HTC One X, the Samsung Galaxy S 3, and the iPhone 4S [Performed by advicemedia.com in india – See Here]. Barely three months after our publication and few days after the commencement of the iPhone 5 sales worldwide, not less than 5 different videos came up on YouTube showing various degrees of torture this new overhyped phone has been subjected to. The popular one being the so called drop test. Yes many of the videos show, and understandably so, the comparison between iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. These being the current contenders for the number one spot in smartphone popularity and sales. The list of those who uploaded to YouTube is long and includes the following:

Android Authority

GizmoSlip

ElectronicsBreak

PhoneBuff

iPodUplink

Phonedoctors

 

One of the videos is by AndroidAuthority and is brought to you below so that you can see for yourself.

 

What baffles me is that some guys would go on line at an Apple Store just because they wanted to buy an iPhone 5 for smashing on concrete floor.

 

By now, you will probably be thinking that these guys are either nuts or extreme Apple fans that would rather smash their phones to prove it is better than the plastic looking Samsung. We wouldn’t blame you for so thinking. Not with the current almost insane rivalry between the two giants.

 

But as all can see and we have come to expect this, the iPhone 5 came out almost unscratched. We can’t say that for its plastic rival. All the same, we here would rather pick a Galaxy S3 over an iPhone 5 any day. That’s a personal opinion though.

 

After watching these videos we keep asking ourselves: “If Samsung is known for its ability to copy to perfection, why haven’t they copied iPhone’s strong and rugged chassis?”

 

Here is another video. This one by iPodUplink showing iPhone 5’s strength and durability:

 

Have you anything to say about this?

Let’s have your opinion in the comment box below

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4 comments for “iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 – Let The Smashing Begin Again

  1. September 24, 2012 at 9:37 am

    “But as all can see and we have come to expect this, the iPhone 5 came out almost unscratched. We can’t say that for its plastic rival. All the same, we here would rather pick a Galaxy S3 over an iPhone 5 any day. That’s a personal opinion though.”

    Chief, that statement obviously shows your great bias. If you were to choose a smartphone based on just how rugged and sturdy it is, would you then choose a SAMSUNG GSIII over the iPhone 5?

  2. September 24, 2012 at 9:45 am

    For me, the likelihood of a device being dropped on the floor is inversely proportional to its cost (“COSTLY” depends on the depth of your pocket, though).

    But, EXTREME shock_resistance is the last thing I would be looking out for on a device, at least at the high_end level of phones. I would not be using the phone to hammer nails into hardwood!

    Physical sturdiness would be a bonus, but is not a DEAL MAKER.

  3. September 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Besides, I would be more concerned with issues like http://www.themobileindian.com/news/8519_Apple-iPhone-5-facing-design-flaws than structural rigidity..

  4. deoladoctor
    September 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

    @afewgoodmen, good observation there. Yes, bias because no man is without his preferences. And as Eye.Bee.Kay mentioned, the costlier a phone is, the more careful you will be handling it.

    All the same, Apple have done a really good job here. This is acclaimed to be the toughest iPhone ever. It’s worthy of commendation. Unfortunately, while their phones could last a lifetime, they don’t make you use it for long since they deliberately withhold new features on older phones during their OS updates.

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