Wow 0.0 (iPhone 5's ridiculously solid build quality)

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  1. Random 995K macrumors 6502

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  2. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

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    i dont know, watched a lot iphone 5 drop test videos, thought that it is awesome resistance but when i dropped iphone on the floor by accident from about 15cm height, baam shattered screen. Ofc build quality is way better than galaxy s3+s4.
    At the moment having iphone 5 and galaxy s4. Still my beloved iphone5 pwns galaxy s4 in all categories maybe instead gimmick features :)
     
  3. Random 995K thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ye it doesn't usually perform this well in drop tests. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it being drove over by a SUV
     
  4. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    I saw that video a few days ago haha, pretty interesting glad the phone can take a beating.
     
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  6. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Dropping the phone ten times without a break is no more evidence of superb build quality than is dropping the phone once from a low height and it breaking is evidence of poor build quality.
     
  7. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

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    It really depends what angle the phone hits the ground
     
  8. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    Face first seems pretty damning...
     
  9. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    FACT!!! Its all about the angle that the iphone hits the ground. While the build is good dropping it the wrong way will crack the screen.
     
  10. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    One thing I want to point out is the ground is asphalt, not cement, asphalt is softer than cement.
     

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