iPhone 4S Vs Samsung Galaxy S II: Damage test is painful viewing

By Alan Ng - Oct 18, 2011

Considering that there are a great deal of consumers that would love to get their hands on Apple’s new iPhone 4S, imagine our surprise when we found a video online, demonstrating what kind of damage the handset would be able to endure – i.e, when dropped to a concrete pavement.

That is exactly what we have to show you now, as a team of people have conducted a few damage tests with the new iPhone 4S, but that isn’t the only device that has been tested – the equally desirable Samsung Galaxy S II has also been smashed to a pulp, but whether you can take pleasure in witnessing the destruction unfold is another question.

Three stages of tests are conducted on both devices, depending on the height in which the handset is dropped from. As seen in the video below courtesy of the guys at SquareTrade, the iPhone 4S managed to withstand two drops, until the screen is smashed completely when dropped face down.

Meanwhile, the same test was applied to the Galaxy S II, and it actually managed to withstand more damage. After the third drop, the Galaxy S II was still standing with its display screen in tact much to the obvious amazement of the witnesses in attendance.

Obviously there is no real scientific evidence behind the footage, but based on this clip alone, the Galaxy S II came out on top in a damage analysis. We don’t recommend you trying this out at home, as seeing the damage unfold in the video is painful enough to see – maybe you don’t agree if you loathe Apple products.

One thing is for sure though – you’ll probably agree with us in saying what a waste of money that was! We’re not sure if that iPhone 4S screen can be repaired, but they should have just given the device away if they were going to destroy it so soon after buying! Watch the clip below and let us know what you think of it.

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  • Misybagsik_23

    simple.. iphone 4s is more heavier and thicker..

  • Nsnarayan10

    do you think this all matters when u are able to take absolute care of ur product and enjoy all the features present in the phone?apple suffered immense damage after second fall and samsung suffered lesser damage than apple after third fall,this is utter nonsense.

  • Nglezerjones

    Samsung scores a GOAL !! While Iphone not used to coming out of it’s bubble tripped over it’s own feet trying to get into Samsung territory.

  • El Pato

    This is really silly. Unless the variables are controlled where the actual impact is exactly or close to the same exact spot in both phones, this test is unfavorable skewed. Do it 3 times and if the same results always come back, then you have an arguement.

  • got my sgs2 this morning..happy days

  • Tonyjovanna