You can’t have a new iPhone release without some fools dropping it down on the ground to see how durable it is. To that end, check out this drop test comparison between the recently released iPhone 5 and the popular Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
The iPhone does, in the words of Larry David, pretty pretty good.
Android Authority notes:
Well, as much as we hate to admit it, the iPhone 5 did amazingly well in our drop test, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 came out in pretty bad shape. It’s the cold hard truth that we can’t hide and we can’t ignore.
The hard aluminum shell of the iPhone 5 withstood the impact pretty well, and the glass protecting the display remained intact. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S3 predictably lost its back cover and suffered damage to the casing and the front glass. Sad, sad, sad.