While plenty of people are scrambling around today trying to get their hands on a new iPhone 5s, the team at Android Authority already picked up the phone in Hong Kong and put it through a series of drop tests against the iPhone 5c. Both phones fared pretty well, but the iPhone 5c didn’t manage to survive the ultimate test – the face-down phone drop.
Each phone was dropped from chest level onto stone pavement. The iPhone 5s held up remarkably well, surviving drops on its back, side and face. Aside from a couple of light scuffs you can barely tell it was even dropped. The iPhone 5c was also able to handle drops on its back and sides with aplomb, but the screen shattered in a series of spiderweb cracks when dropped face down. It was still operable, which is a plus, but you might want to think about springing for Apple Care or getting some extra screen protection if that’s the phone you’re going for.
To see the drop tests, or if you just hate Apple and want to see one of its phones destroyed, check out the video below.