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Royal Rumble: Nexus 7 vs. the Newest iPad in Ultimate Drop Test

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jul 20, 2012

Drop tests. They're certainly not for the squeemish. Seeing such beautiful technology crashing into the pavement makes my heart weep a bit. Nonetheless, it is important (for scientific reasons, of course) to see which device holds up best, lest you suddenly lose control of yourself and let go of your expensive new toy. So which tablet is most durable: the Nexus 7 or the newest iPad? Let's take a look, shall we?

As you can see in the video below, the Nexus 7 holds up surprisingly well, whether it's been dropped on its face, side or back. It even continues to function after being dropped into a bathtub!

Obviously, we don't recommend you try any of these stunts on your own.Does durability factor into your decision to buy a new device? Would you pay extra for more protection against damages? Let us know below!

Source: Gizmodo

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • bits Jul 21, 2012 Link to comment

    wouldn't mind having those 'test subjects' when u guys are done :-)

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