Let’s face it, we’ve all dropped our phones before, especially brand new ones where your heart actually feels like it skipped a beat at the idea of your brand new, and possibly very expensive smartphone goes crashing to the floor. For the most part our phones are relatively durable and can withstand a drop or two, perhaps with some chipping in the paint and some slight scratches as the result of it.

However which phone amongst the flagship phones is the most durable? Now we’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy S5 go up against the Galaxy S4 in a drop test in which it did surprisingly well, but how does it fare against thee HTC One M8, the iPhone 5s, and the Nexus 5? Well the folks at gadget warranty outlet, SquareTrade, decided to find that out in a test of their own.

The results? Once again the Samsung Galaxy S5 has proven that it is more than capable of holding its own. The device managed to fare better than the rest at both the drop test and the dunk test, although to be fair the Galaxy S5 is water-resistant, so that might explain how it was able to hold up under water. Interestingly enough the iPhone 5s was surprisingly durable as well.

iPhones are notorious for not working when it has been immersed in water but surprisingly not only did it survive the dunk test, but its speakers continued to function after, unlike the HTC One M8 and the Nexus 5, where both their speakers failed after being dunked underwater. In any case these are hardly the most scientific ways of testing a device’s durability but it’s still worth taking note of anyway, especially if you’re the sort with butter fingers.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Galaxy S5, HTC, HTC One (M8), Htc One M8, iPhone 5S, Nexus 5 and Samsung.

Key SpecsOne (M8)Google Nexus 5iPhone 5sGalaxy S5
Announced On2014/03/011970/01/012013/09/012014/02/10
Display Diagonal5" (12.70 cm)4.95" (12.57 cm)4" (10.16 cm)5.1" (12.95 cm)
Processor/Soc NameSnapdragon 801Snapdragon 800A7Snapdragon 801
Street Price (Approx)~ $140
Search low One (M8) price (Amazon)
~ $225
Search low Google Nexus 5 price (Amazon)
~ $205
Search low iPhone 5s price (Amazon)
~ $380 (SM-G900H) ~ $380,
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)
Max. Total Storage Capacity160 GB32 GB64 GB160 GB
Megapixels4 Megapixel8 Megapixel8 Megapixel16 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)2600 mAh2300 mAh1560 mAh2800 mAh
Complete product dataHTC One (M8) Full specs and detailsGoogle Nexus 5 Full specs and detailsApple iPhone 5s Full specs and detailsSamsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details
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