HTC One M8 Beats Records of Galaxy S5 and Iphone 5S in Drop Test.
The TechSmartt perform a test and dropping all three phones from waist height, head height and even over-the-head height to see who would survive. First to die was the iPhone 5S. Apple’s phones did very well in previous drop tests (probably aided by the relatively small screen), but it landed on its face in this one, cracking the screen from only head height.
Going over the head, the Galaxy S5 was next to go, suffering a fatal screen crack while the HTC One kept on ticking. Only when the HTC fell from an unlikely 10-foot drop did it, too, get smashed.
Does this mean the HTC One M8 gets bragging rights as the hardiest device you can buy? Not necessarily — after all, as the tester notes, there was no way to ensure the phones all fell the same way. But the One, with its solid metal casing may have a slight advantage over its rivals.
The result offers stunning shots of the three devices
In any case, these tests are fun to watch.