Samsung's Galaxy S5 scores surprisingly well in drop tests

While Samsung might be boasting about the Galaxy S5’s IP67 rating which makes it both water resistant and dustproof, they did not mention anything about durability, but then again the Galaxy S5 was not designed to be a rugged phone so we can only assume that if it were to be dropped or run over by a car, you’d probably have to go get yourself a new one. That being said, the folks over at TechSmartt have decided to put the Galaxy S5 through a drop test and compare it again the Samsung Galaxy S4, its predecessor.

Many people knock Samsung for making its phones out of plastic, but there’s something to be said for their durability. A new drop test from TechSmartt pits the Galaxy S5 against the Galaxy S 4 and shows both phones holding up surprisingly well. However, the Galaxy S5 really takes the cake, surviving four drops and being run over by an SUV. After being dropped from waist height and head height, both phones held up well, suffering only some scuffs and scratches on their sides. On a drop from around 8 feet up, the Galaxy S 4′s camera glass cracked but was otherwise fine. After a drop of about 10 feet, the S 4 suffered some screen cracking, but the S 5 continued to hold up. 

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