The iPhone 5 on display after its introduction during Apple Inc.'s iPhone media event in San Francisco (Photo : Reuters)
One of the new features for the iPhone 5 is the metal casing, which might prove detrimental if it accidentally slips from the owner's hands or pocket.
And with the new case, how does it fare in a drop test?
Drop tests are conducted to test the durability of a device. It can be dropped from certain levels to see how it'll withstand and if the device will have minor damage or be a complete bust.
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Before dropping the latest Apple smartphone, the durability was test by scratching the screen, and it performed very well, "resistant" as they put it.
For the first round of drop tests, when the device fell from one's lap, the iPhone 5 "passed with flying colors."
For three drops at pocket-level, the device still holds and has not shown dents or scratches.
The iPhone 5 finally did "bend a bit" on the side of the screen when dropped a couple time from shoulder height.
After a few more drops, the iPhone 5's screen cracked. The crack occurred when given a slightly force to the drop.
In the description to the video, iFixYouri stated, "This phone is durable to say the least. It out performed all other previous phones."
Cygnett's Industrial Designer Shannon Brown conducted the next drop test.
The first drop from shoulder length cracked the top left corner of the screen as well as scratches on the back of the case.
The second drop included a cover for the iPhone 5 by WorkMate. The result was no damage.
So far, the iPhone 5 is faring well compared to previous drop test reviews.
From The Detroit Mixtape, the iPhone 5 was dropped onto two different types of floors: hardwood and concrete.
When dropped onto the hardwood floor from waist and overhead levels, the iPhone 5 passed with no damages.
The iPhone 5, at waist level, passed the first round when it came to the concrete floor test. However, from the overhead level, the screen was shattered.
Overall, it seems the iPhone 5 can survive the drop, as long as it's not concrete. The minor damages it occurred on the side could easily be avoided with a protective casing as well.
To see how the iPhone 5 fared next to the Galaxy S3, click here.