With the competition between Apple and Samsung being extremely fierce, not just in terms of products, but in the courtrooms as well, we expect that many are wondering just how well the Samsung Galaxy S4 holds up against Apple’s flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5. Given that they both run different operating systems and therefore cater to different types of users and different needs, we guess one way to compare the smartphones would in terms of durability. Is the iPhone 5 more durable than the Samsung Galaxy S4? Well that’s what the folks at insurance firm, SquareTrade, decided to find out.

Basically SquareTrade pitted several devices against each other, namely the iPhone 5 versus the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S3. The phones were put through several tests, such as being dropped, skidded across a table, and dunked underwater. The tests were designed to roughly simulate the typical accidents that one might encounter in the real life with their smartphones. Either way if you have a couple of minutes to spare and would like to see all three phones being put through their paces, check it out in the video above. Alternatively if you’d like to see which phone might be better for you in terms of hardware, performance, and software, you can check out our reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 to learn more.

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Key SpecsiPhone 5Galaxy S4Galaxy S3
Display Diagonal4"5"4.8"
Processor/Soc NameA6, 2-core, 1.3 GHzExynos 5 Octa 5410, 8-core, quad-core 1.6 & quad-core 1.2 GHzExynos 4412, 4-core, 1.4 GHz
Street Price (Approx)~ $245
Search low iPhone 5 price (Amazon)
~ $280
Search low Galaxy S4 price (Amazon)
~ $290
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Max. Total Storage Capacity64 GB128 GB128 GB
Megapixels8 MP13 MP8 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)1440 mAh2600 mAh2100 mAh
Complete product dataApple iPhone 5 Full specs and detailsSamsung Galaxy S4 Full specs and detailsSamsung Galaxy S3 Full specs and details
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