The Samsung Galaxy S4 is tested pitifully against the Apple iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 had also gone through the drop test against the Galaxy S3 and the Apple phone had come out on top. However, with the addition of the metal band around the main body of the Galaxy S4 was expected that it will pass out the test.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5 had to go through the standard drop techniques like pocket height drop and chest height drop. After the tests, both the smart phones survived with just minor damage. That means both the smart phones had got just the scuffs.
Another test was the head drop. In this test, the iPhone 5 suffered further little damage while the Galaxy S4 suffered a cracked display. However, it was still functioning fully.
Yet another test was the 10 foot drop. It normally does not include in the drop tests. However, the result was that the Galaxy S4 had stopped working completely and also suffered a major screen shattering as well as a broken camera.
The iPhone 5 was subjected to 10 foot drop test first and had to go through the same yet another time. This Apple phone survived yet another time with very little further damage.
Hence, we can conclude that the Galaxy S4 survives much better than the Galaxy S3. However, the iPhone 5 won the drop test both the times.
But it is worth to be noted that both the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 survived the pocket and chest height drop test, which is most common drops and which the people will experience most commonly.
Samsung recently announced that the company will introduce Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, which is a new tough version, in the UK in July. After introducing this feature, it would be interesting to repeat the above drop tests all over again against the iPhone 5.
By the time, let’s look at the features of the most anticipated smart phone of the year: Samsung Galaxy S4.
The Galaxy S4 is larger and has got superior 4.99-inch Full HD display. It has got the dimensions of 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm and it is lighter than its predecessor weighing just 130g. It has got 1920×1080 pixel resolution having the pixel density of 440 ppi. The Galaxy S4 has got an attractive mesh-like finish. However, the Galaxy S4 is made of plastic and hence, lacks in offering premium touch.
This smart phone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor alongside 2GB of RAM. It has even got the 1.9GH clock speed. It has been proved that this is the fastest chip than any other handsets have in the market.
Also, this smart phone has got the visuals having extreme clarity and detailed one. The Galaxy S4 has even got the display brightness, colour depth and contrast. Its TouchWiz has got number of features like Smart Switch, Air Gesture Control, IR blaster, a pedometer, and still lots of more.
It features Android Jelly Bean 4.2 having powerful processing power.