Warning: Take any conclusions with a grain of salt, this is an unscientific test with many uncontrolled variables and the results could have just as easily gone the other way.
Setting aside smartphone allegiances for the moment, durability tests are an inevitable part of high-profile launches these days and our friends at SquareTrade pitted the Galaxy S III against the iPhone 5. Who will win? I’ll give you a hint, if you’re a Galaxy S III owner, I’d have kleenex at the ready for the very last test. We’ll be the first to admit that it feels like this test was all iPhone, and maybe not intentionally, but definitely based on the conditions in which the phones were tested.
Of course, we should add that this test isn’t exactly scientific and if it were performed again, the odds could very well be against the iPhone as the Galaxy S III manages to fall or get hit in the worst possible spots each time. Is this a matter of chance (angle of impact), or a look at which company has the better manufacturing process? It could be both, it could be neither, but it’s still fun to watch.
The latest SquareTrade face-off video is here, and we pitted the Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. the iPhone 5. The theme was Household Trauma. We tested the phones when they were dropped in the driveway, went for a swim in the pool and when various household items were dropped on them. The result? Well, see for yourself!