HTC One M8 beats Samsung Galaxy S5 in drop tests

You might have thought of investing in an expensive smartphone, but do you know what pinches more than an expensive smartphone? Its maintenance. It really sucks when you get an exorbitant bill just because you broke your smartphone screen by dropping it (obviously by accident).

It is hard that such a big investment becomes useless, just because it suffered from one unfortunate circumstance. Well, how about pitting the flagship phones from HTC, Apple and Samsung alongside each other and seeing how they fare when dropped from different heights? Let’s check out.


Keaton Keller of Techsmmart took it upon himself to find out how the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Apple iPhone 5S fare in different drop tests. Although we have already given away the ending, the results will surprise you.


First up, he tested all the phones from a pocket height, i.e. around 3-4 feet. Amazingly, all phones survived, but the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 took a beating on the metallic part of their chasis.


Then he took it to a new level and dropped them from a ‘head height’ i.e around five and a half feet. Not surprisingly, the Apple iPhone 5S too the worst beating. In fact, the screen started shattering as soon as it touched the ground. What happened to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8, you ask? Surprisingly they survived.

Since the iPhone 5S’s screen was now cracked, it was out of the running for the next drop test – How about a totally unimaginable position for this one – holding the phone above your head?

Both phones took solid hits this time. Since the Galaxy S5 is not a unibody phone, its back cover came off. The Samsung Galaxy S5 not only ended up with a broken screen, but its internal digitizer was shot making the phone unusable. Besides the screen and digitizer though, everything on the phone was still intact.

But surprisingly the HTC One M8 survived and its display didn’t crack! (What!)

Next the guy went totally bonkers and dropped the HTC One from a height of 10 feet.


What happened? The obvious. The poor phone cracked like anything.

Final verdict: The HTC One M8 is the sturdiest amongst the three and can be easily used on everyday basis without a case.

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