The Galaxy S4 was far from the most durable Samsung smartphone the world has seen, with many instances of the phone getting heavily damaged from incidents that would otherwise just put a scratch or two on other phones. Naturally, that has led us to wonder how the Galaxy S5 would hold up – sure, it has a new dimpled design on the back that makes it feel incredible to hold and it’s IP67 certified for water- and dust-resistance, but do those factors mean the handset is more durable than its predecessor was?
Well, it turns out the answer is yes, from what can be seen in another of those cringe-inducing drop tests that people like to carry out whenever a new flagship phone comes out. The folks over at TechSmarrt took the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S5 and subjected both devices to a series of bumps and falls to see which would be more durable, dropping them from varying height levels. Both phones handled the torture quite well, but while the Galaxy S4’s screen was cracked from the third fall, the Galaxy S5 managed to make it out with only visual dents and a crack on the camera glass on the back.
In fact, the Galaxy S5 managed to hold its ground even after being run over by an SUV, which goes to show the work Samsung has apparently put in to make sure its latest flagship does not succumb to the same durability issues its predecessor did.
Well, don’t take our word for it, go ahead and check out the drop test in the video below.