The iPhone 5 is rock solid, and this is not something that the folks over at AndroidAuthority would say lightly. The words were said following a drop test between the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3, with the iPhone 5 coming out of the test very well.
iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: drop test
Now before we move on, you have to remember that previous iPhones (4 & 4S) didn’t fair so well in drop tests. You would usually find their glass rears shattered just from waist height falls on to roads and hard surfaces like concrete. So this is certainly surprising.
The drop test took place in Hong Kong and involved the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the new iPhone 5 being dropped four times. Each of the times it was dropped the height from which it was dropped was increased. The drop test even included accidents that happened most frequently in real life.
Apple may have been telling the truth about the iPhone 5s hard aluminum shell, as it took the impact very well, with the glass remaining intact. The Samsung Galaxy S3 on the other hand lost its cover from the back, and the front glass along with the casing was damaged.
Check out the iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 drop test below.