Recently, SquareTrade tested the smartphone to check out where each one of them ranks on durability. The smartphones were evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: size, weight, grip and the quality of the front and back panels.
During the process of checking, SquareTrade also measured how far the phones slide when pushed across a table on their backs. They also checked how efficiently these smartphones could withstand drops from 4 feet. The smartphone were even dipped in water for 10 seconds. To ensure consistency, the company had used Robots to carry out these tests.
Every smartphone was given a rating out of 10, with 10 being the one that has the highest risk. Samsung has recently launched Galaxy S5, which comes with IP67 certification. This smartphone has been given a rating of 6. It's predecessor Samsung Galaxy S4 had scored a rating of 7.
The new HTC One (M8) smartphone managed a score of 6.5, while Google's Nexus 5 had a 7. The Apple iPhone 5S was the best amongst these with a score of 5.5 and is also the smartphone that had topped the list this year.
However, even iPhone 5S does not match the score of the last year's winners Moto X and HTC One. Both these smartphones had scored a whooping 4.5 in these rating. [Times of India]