Drop Test: Samsung Galaxy S II vs Apple iPhone 4s

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Got yourself an iPhone 4s? Or maybe a Galaxy S II? Ever wonder what would happen if you dropped it on concrete? Actually, it’s not hard to predict the outcome. Samsung has outfitted the Galaxy S II line of devices with Dow Corning’s Gorilla Glass to help resist against any scratches or cracks. For the record, Gorilla Glass doesn’t prevent damage, it just reduces the chance of damage. It’s still possible to break the glass. Apple did have a scratch resistant screen prior to the 4 series, and maybe it’s still present on todays devices. However, with the glass going right to the edge of the phone, it introduces an increased chance of damage when dropped. And there’s no end to the tweets and posts about broken screens on the iPhone 4.

The above images are the before shots. You’ll have to watch the video to see the results. Take a view and share your thoughts. :)

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.

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    It’s almost as if Apple wanted it to break when dropped. It’s a new source of revenue. I’m guessing that’s going to be at least $150 to have a new screen installed at the Apple store.

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