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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ProductGalaxy S3Galaxy S4iPhone 5
Display Diagonal (inches)4.8" (12.2cm)5" (12.7cm)4" (10.2cm)
Megapixel Count8 Megapixel13 Megapixel8 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)2100 mAh2600 mAh1440 mAh
Processor/Soc NameExynos 4412Exynos 5 Octa 5410A6
RAM Options1 GB,2 GB,1 GB,
Street Price$155 Galaxy S3 on Amazon$166 Galaxy S4 on Amazon$670 iPhone 5 on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy S3 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S4 Full specs and detailsiPhone 5 Full specs and details
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