New Moto X Out-Performs New iPhones in Durability Tests

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    When it comes to testing smartphones for durability, Apple's iPhones typically score a bit better than most of their Android competition (with some notable exceptions). Motorola just showed them up though. According to a battery of durability tests performed on video by gadget insurer SquareTrade, the Moto X outshines both of the new iPhone models. Here's a quote from SquareTrade with their take on the testing, and above we have a video of the process,

    It's interesting that the new iPhones don't fair as well as their predecessors, but what is more interesting is that the Moto X trumps them both in toughness. The Moto X shows that "Made in the USA" is still a badge of honor worth heralding.

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    I love at the end of his intro speech, "Stay tuned to see how you can win an iPhone 5s" ... after we show you that it isn't nearly as durable as this other phone.
     
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    Moto phones have always been tough. I dropped my OG Droid down a flight of stairs at a baseball field (about 14 concrete stairs) and it was completely fine. A little scratch at the top but that was it. I also dropped my Bionic frequently on a vast amount of surfaces and the only thing that broke was the plastic bezel running around the outside of the phone.
     
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    Yeah this makes no sense. IPhones have always been the least durable phones since the droid came out (and probably before that). You can basically punt any Motorola across a parking lot and it will be completely fine afterwards. If you breath on an iPhone too hard, the screen cracks.

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    Yea, my iphone 5 was push my a towel and fell of my toilet a total of 1.2 feet on to ceramic tile......Lets just say its not pretty any longer with the 3 huge dings in its aluminum siding....Resell value=1/2
     
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    They even said this is the first time testing a Motorola.

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    To be ultra critical:
    1) this comparison, by all accounts, appears to only be based on one run per test... rendering any conclusions completely null. You need a bare minimum of two tests to make an accurate comparison and draw any conclusions. Three tests is generally regarded as an acceptable minimum though.
    2) Who decided that a phone turning off means the phone failed the test? Turn it back on and see if it still works. If I'm not mistaken, the GS4 is the only device with removable battery. I've had phones where you can wiggle the battery a bit so that the leads won't make contact anymore. That would not happen with a battery that's soldered in place.
    3) What on earth does the sliding test have to do with durability? Lol. That's more like a probability of dropping test.

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