How Durable is the Samsung Galaxy S III?

By Adrian Covert on at

The Samsung Galaxy S III could very well be the Android phone. Curious to see how its 4.8-inch screen—a Gorilla Glass 2 screen, no less—performs, gadget insurers SquareTrade conducted a few real world drop tests to find out.

From the looks of things, the Galaxy S III might not be the world's most durable smartphone. SquareTrade dropped the phone from ear level, had a kid chuck one in the air, and also let one slide off the back of the car. The screen cracked in two out of three tests. Then again, the iPhone 4S suffered its share of damage as well in side-by-side testing, so it's possible there aren't many glass-screened phones that would have made it though this brutal gauntlet unscathed. [SquareTrade]