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

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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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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