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SquareTrade conducts drop tests of Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4s

SquareTrade conducts a drop test comparison of the iPhone 4s and the new Galaxy S 3
By Trace Hagan from Jul 10, 2012 @ 12:23 CDT

As if users of mobile phones didn't have enough to be worried about, the constant nagging feeling about dropping your phone is about to get worse. SquareTrade, a company who sells extended warranties for electronics, conducted three drop tests on the new Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple's equivalent, the iPhone 4s. The results are a bit shocking.



To put it bluntly, neither device likes being dropped. The tests weren't 100% scientific in that they were conducted only once and weren't exactly fairly matched. In the video, it appears that the iPhone gets thrown much higher than the Galaxy S3 does and it also does worse as a result of this discrepancy.


Furthermore, in the car test, the Samsung Galaxy S III doesn't fall off the car until it reaches a greater speed which means it hits the ground harder than the iPhone. It also fairs worse in this test. Overall, however, users of mobile phones should buy cases and be extremely careful with their devices. The major problem lies in the glass screens that are used for capacitive touch screens--they tend to be the most delicate part of the phone.



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