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Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 – drop test

Still not sure whether to plump for an iPhone 5 or a Samsung Galaxy S3? See how they fare when flung onto the pavement

If you’re wrestling over whether to pick up an iPhone 5 or a Galaxy S3 – and you’ve already pored over our exhaustive comparision between the two phones – this may be the clincher.

It’s the one test we didn’t try – dropping the two phones onto a pavement to see which fares best. Well, we didn’t want to smash up our review unit, did we? Fortunately, SquareTrade has no such qualms – so if you want to see which phone is the more durable of the two, check out the video above.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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