iPhone 5 Drop and Durability Test – What’s Your Verdict?

September 23, 2012 by Galvin Tan in Technology with 0 Comments

Perhaps one of the favourite ritual with every new iPhone launched is the drop and durability test. There’s been quite serious tests done on the new iPhone 5 since it’s officially made available a couple of days ago. These tests, done by doing numerous most-realistic drop tests from different heights and positions, are not for the faint-hearted. Your heart will skip a beat every time the phone hits the ground.

The first drop test video was done by the people from Android Authority. Surely, iPhone 5 wasn’t the only victim as the Samsung Galaxy S3 was put to the test too. It was a simple test where each phone will drop from 3 different heights to the ground. Both phones suffered scratches and cracks but did they survived?

The second test video was courtesy of iFixYouri and it was done only on the iPhone 5. Again, the iPhone 5 was put to the test dropping from different heights the most common positions it will fall off. They even did some scratch test on the iPhone 5. So how did it fair? You decide for yourself.

After watching the video, I can concur that the new iPhone 5 is much tougher than the iPhone 4S, thanks to its aluminium body and tough body frame. Sure, it has some battle scars after that but it looks pretty impressive so far and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

So what’s your verdict? Do you think the iPhone 5 is tougher enough? Share your thoughts with us.



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