2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:09
Reviewers of the Android Authority portal conducted a series of drop tests on the new Apple smartphones - iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C - to find out how different the shock resistance of aluminum and plastic cases is.
The aluminum case of the iPhone 5 (similar to the current flagship) has been repeatedly checked by the Android Authority, in particular, comparative drop tests were carried out between last year's flagship Apple and the Samsung Galaxy S III. However, the opportunity to compare completely different smartphones of the same manufacturer appeared for the first time.
Recall that the iPhone 5C is wrapped in a high-quality polycarbonate case with a special varnish coating, which should prevent scratches. Both smartphones are available in a variety of color options, but for the test, discreet shades were chosen - graphite iPhone 5S and white iPhone 5C.
The test, as usual, consisted of three stages for each model - falling onto the back panel, butt end and directly onto the screen. We can say that both smartphones coped well with the first two tests and received only minor damage to the case, and on the white polycarbonate vestment of the iPhone 5C, the damage was almost invisible.
However, in the decisive "drop on glass" test, the iPhone 5S still surpassed the budget model - the screen of the flagship device remained unharmed, while the touchscreen of the iPhone 5C crashed, receiving quite serious damage. However, despite this, both gadgets continued to function properly.
Of course, it is difficult to judge the objectivity of such a test - the iPhone 5C in the last test "successfully" landed with the entire surface of the screen and this could be a decisive factor, especially given the greater weight of the smartphone compared to the iPhone 5S.
And here is a video of experiments with new products:
- The drop test of the new Nexus 7 turned out to be fatal for the tablet.
- iPhone 5 vs. HTC One in drop tests.