Drop down tests of iPhone 4S VS HTC One X VS Galaxy S 3 depict the resilience portrayed these smartphone devices, when accidentally dropped or in event of certain unfortunate circumstances. As such, the contents of this blog extends from mere functionality rendered by an smartphone, to the significance of it being able to stand harsh circumstances, whenever the need arises. For determining the durability attributes inherent in the aforementioned devices, drop tests from pocket as well as shoulder height were carried out. likewise, the drop tests included both – front as well as back facing drops.
The aluminosilicate glass in iPhone 4S’ helped it to be resistant to scratches. When the iPhone 4S’ was dropped, it did a great job in sustaining its functionality with very few or no scratches at all. Thanks to the glass cover which covers up most of the iPhone 4S except for a small area which comprises of stainless steel band. However, when Samsung Galaxy S III was exposed to shoulder height drop test, the device showed a huge scratch, which was rather disappointing. The waist height drop test was successfully passed by the Samsung Galaxy S III, depicting no scratches at all.
The most disappointing show in the drop tests was seen in the performance of HTC One X. The mobile device showed few scratches even when dropped from a waist height. In fact, the device also depicted few scuffs on the sides when exposed to harsher drop tests. However, its shoulder height drop test made it look better than Samsung Galaxy S III, which had received a huge scratch on the display.
The iPhone 4S stood out as the winner hands down sustaining the harsh drop-tests, and a much better performer than the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X, in terms of portraying resistance. However, the good news is that, apart from the scratches, all the three devices were functional and passed the drop tests in the functionality context of the tests.
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