Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S3 go head-to-head in smash tests

Macworld Australia Staff
7 June, 2012
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To describe the relationship between Apple and Samsung as ‘troublesome’ would be an ineffective euphemism, at best. The two companies are fierce rivals in business, whether it’s about patents, tablets and, of course, smartphones. Lobbyists in each camp swear their brand is better, but don’t take their word for it. Let’s put the products to the test.

SquareTrade did just that, grabbing Apple’s iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S3 and plunging both units into a series of drop tests to see which model would fare better.

The tests included dropping both handsets onto a cement ground; placing the phones in the hands of rowdy kids; and putting both models on the roof of a car before driving off. Each challenge replicated common causes for smartphone damage.

So, which branded phone came out on top? Check out the full video below and assess the conducive carnage.


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  1. Yuri says:

    You think this is bad? A work mate bought an Asus note pad with detachable keyboard. Opened it up on the day the iPad 3 was launched so we could compare the two and the screen was shattered as if someone had taken a small hammer to it. He is still waiting to get it back and had to pay more than $500 for a new screen because they refused to cover it under warranty.

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