Crash test: iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3
US company SquareTrade, which sells warranties on consumer electronics, has conducted one of its trademark head-to-head damage tests on the new iPhone 5 vs the Samsung Galaxy S3.
SquareTrade sells extended warranties for both Apple and Samsung products, among other brands.
Amid dropping, dunking and having household objects fall on them, the iPhone 5 comes out on top.
"Samsung may have been found guilty of patent infringement when it comes to smartphone design, but the Korean electronics company hasn’t copied Apple in terms of durability," quipped the Wall Street Journal's All Things D blog about the tests.
NBR ONLINE can't help noticing that happenstance saw the bottom edge of the beer bottle slam into the S3, while the iPhone 5 had a flat impact. But never mind. An entertaining clip:
See SquareTrade's earlier iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S3 test here: