Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 4S Drop Test!

How Durable Is the Samsung Galaxy S III? Curious to see how its 4.8-inch screen "a Gorilla Glass 2 screen" performs? Watch these real world drop tests to find out!


From the looks of things, the Galaxy S III might not be the world's most durable smartphone. The phone was dropped from ear level, had a kid chuck one in the air, and also let one slide off the back of the car. The screen cracked in two out of three tests. Then again, the iPhone 4S suffered its share of damage as well in side-by-side testing, so it's possible there aren't many glass-screened phones that would have made it though this brutal gauntlet unscathed.

(Gorilla Glass 2 Screen)

In the video below each phone was dropped in three different orientations and in this order: rear, side, and front. After each drop we filmed a brief evaluation of the damage, and we also tried to asses the amount of damage after all three drops. Once we were done with both phones, we did a side by side comparison. 

The above video, done by AndroidAuthority, shows Samsung’s premier phone, its Galaxy S III, being bested by the iPhone 4S in a drop test. The video shows the Samsung Galaxy S III kicked the bucket while its chief competitor, the 4S, end-up looking rather beaten up, but still kicking!


  • Back drop
    • iPhone 4S: minimal damage
    • Samsung S3: minimal damage
  • Side drop
    • iPhone 4S: minimal damage
    • Samsung S3: screen cracked
  • Front drop
    • iPhone 4S: glass broke but “this touchscreen still works”
    • Samsung S3: “less cracked but touchscreen stopped working"

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