Apple released the iPhone 5 on Friday and some people were already dropping them -- on purpose.
And the verdict? It could be the most durable iPhone ever.
As pointed out by MacRumors, Android Authority today posted a drop test video (see above). The site pitted the iPhone 5 against one of its top rivals, the Samsung Galaxy S III. Overall, the Apple device came out on top.
The video, which includes a very enthusiastic tester, features a series of drop tests, including a pocket drop, a chest-height drop, an ear-height drop and, at the end, a drop from higher than the top of the guy's head. The iPhone 5 survives all four drops with just a few scratches; its screen had no major scratches or noticeable cracks.
By comparison, the Galaxy S III's screen does crack after being dropped from about chest height, or about 4 feet. It lands on its top-left rounded corner, which leads to cracks originating from that area. More cracks occur when it gets dropped from ear height.