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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald