Samsung Galaxy S II beats iPhone 4S in smartphone drop test (video)

Summary:As this video shows, a few drops to the pavement can't save Apple's latest blockbuster.

The launch of Apple's iPhone 4S may have been successful, but how well does the device fare in a drop test?

That's the question that gadget warranty provider SquareTrade aimed to answer in the video posted below. Pitting Apple's latest device against the Galaxy S II, the test nets some fairly surprising results, with the screen on the Galaxy S II standing firm despite being dropped from a few feet above the ground. The iPhone 4S isn't quite so lucky.

For smartphone owners the drop test is likely the most important one of all, considering that, besides water damage, drop-induced trauma is probably the most likely cause of cell phone destruction. So if you are looking for a phone that can take its share of beatings, then the Galaxy S II is probably the right choice for you.

Topics: Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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