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Crash-Test Smartphones: Apple’s iPhone 5 vs. Samsung’s Galaxy S III

Samsung may have been found guilty of patent infringement when it comes to smartphone design, but the Korean electronics company hasn’t copied Apple in terms of durability.

That’s if you trust SquareTrade, the electronics warranty company that likes to perform entertaining — but still, er, hard-hitting — crash tests with popular gadgets.

In its latest video, SquareTrade puts Apple’s new iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone to the test, dropping each phone on paved roads, dunking them in a swimming pool and banging TV remotes against the phones.

In June, the company pitted Apple’s iPhone 4S against the Galaxy S III, which you can view here, if your Friday is going really slowly.

But first, check out the new video below:


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”