A new flagship device from any manufacturer means it is time for drop tests to see how it might hold up against the inevitable slips of the hand that users deal with in the real world. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is hitting the market now, so we are subjected to viewing the results of these tests if you have the intestinal fortitude to see a brand new device hitting hard concrete. Testing the Galaxy S 4 may be of particular interest to those who have followed the debate about Samsung’s choice of materials for their devices and claims that plastic bodies help smartphones survive accidents better.
A new drop test from GizmoSlip pits the Galaxy S 4 against the Apple iPhone 5 and Galaxy S 4’s predecessor, the Galaxy S III. Besides using plastic for smartphone bodies, Samsung also boasts the use of Gorilla Glass to help prevent screens from shattering. You can check out the video below to see whether Samsung has been successful in setting their devices apart from their chief rival in terms of survivability when it comes to drops.