The result: The new iPhone is bulletproof compared to Samsung’s flagship phone.
The excitable tester dropped both phones from different heights, progressively getting higher each time. He started with a drop from pocket height, then shoulder height, then from his ear and finally from about six feet above a cobblestoned road overlooking Hong Kong’s waterfront.
The iPhone 5 survived every time with no cracks in the display. Even from the highest position (which the GSIII abstained from), the iPhone only had cosmetic — although very noticeable — damage to the edges.