I’ve been using the iPhone 4S for a whole weekend now, and I have to say, this device is a magnificent beast. That dual-core A5 processor makes everything super speedy and incredibly seamless, while the 8-megapixel camera takes terrific photos, and the Siri assistant — although in the U.K. — is just plain awesome.
Externally, however, the iPhone 4S is just as fragile as its predecessor, and nowhere near as robust as its biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S II.
As the best Android device on the market right now, the Samsung Galaxy S II is the iPhone 4S’ biggest competition. Both devices have their advantages: the iPhone has the largest and best choice of apps, Apple’s awesome Retina display, and Siri. While the Galaxy S II has a bigger AMOLED display, more RAM, and… seems unbreakable.
In this video from SquareTrade, the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II go up against each other in a drop test. There are three drops that each phone must endure: one from waist height, one from shoulder height, and one directly onto their face.
As you’ll see, the iPhone 4S comes out completely battered, whereas the Galaxy S II copes surprisingly well with the impact.