Almost every mobile user must have experienced the heart stopping moment when their mobile phone slipped out and fell on the ground. Indians are used to this and everyone knows that Nokia is the toughest brand which has survived many fatal falls.

Today the phones have become smarter, faster and come with touch screen display that is more prone to damages, and the repairing cost, well its way too high. Moreover the smartphones like the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S2 are too costly and no user would actually want to go through this dropping nightmare.

Well thankfully someone did a drop test to find out exactly what happens when an Apple iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S2 is dropped from the same height. When you look at the results you will get an idea what could happen in case you dropped your costly handset.

For the test the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy S2 went through 3 falls.

  1. Dropped from the waist height.
  2. Dropped from the shoulder height.
  3. Dropped Face down.

Apple iPhone 4S Drop Test result

It got some bruising on the back side from the first fall. The iPhone 4S nearly survived the shoulder drop but the face down drop totally shattered the front screen.

Apple iPhone 4S drop test
Apple iPhone 4S drop test

Samsung Galaxy S2 Drop Test result

Amazingly the S2 survived all the 3 falls without any noticeable damage.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Drop Test
Samsung Galaxy S2 Drop Test

However do not go by the smartphone drop test results as it all depends on the situation, the angle, the gravity, ground surface,  the area on the phone that gets the first hit and most importantly the luck factor. Or should I say luck was on Galaxy’s side.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -