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World’s First Drag Race Scratch Test Takes Place – Galaxy S3 Vs. iPhone 4S

If you don’t mind some extreme shaky-hands syndrome camera work and a guy being overly dramatic about what is to take place, then watch this video immediately. What takes place is the world’s first official drag race scratch test between the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

The results may shock you. 


And there you have it. History has just been made.

Via: Phandroid

  • Lawrence

    What happened to this video? The account is closed. Late to the party and missed the whole thing. Darn.

    • Michael Johnson


  • ashykat

    He didn’t put the battery in the Samsung, so it wasn’t at it’s full weight. This is still a retarded test.

  • Put the crack pipe away….crazy funny video. I agree he just stole those phones.

  • docmars

    “This is all… really… happening.”

  • shehippie

    Holy ADHD Batman!

  • Lars

    I enjoyed the video, but it’s viral marketing from Samsung.

  • CampyGuy

    I’ve got all three of those toys in the opening shot! But no fscking way am I defacing my smartphones! The guy beat up one phone, likely scratched the case of the other, and didn’t even know he was using the back side of the Leatherman blade. He did have, what?, maybe 14 cups of coffee with sugar, it sounds like from the voiceover.

  • Soofdawg

    Isnt iPhone 5 going to also have gorilla glass 2, too? Better to compare two devices released the same year imo. On a side note, these break tests are so stupid, wasteful, and pointless.

  • guest

    What is up with this guy? It seems like more than coke,. This world never surprises me .

  • robotturkey

    whats a galaxy s “free”

  • joeysnow

    Dropped s3 once and it cracked. Still better than iphone

  • Airek

    Haha, Kind of sounds like Wikus van de Merwe making this video.

  • FAKE! 😉

  • CHRIS42060

    The one thing this video proves is that people with ADHD do not need to be medicated to make it in society!

  • Take a deep breath, buddy

  • Guest

    Android fanboy right there

  • EC8CH



  • Ronald

    LMFAO!!!!!!! That guy just made my day!

  • CIFchamp24

    The results didn’t shock me Timmy….

  • MrEnglish

    Loads of bollocks on giant bollock statues. What’s that on the SIII, is that a plastic overlay? At any rate, fun fanboy fanfare anyway.

  • machete

    he finds Jeff at :51

  • cb2000a

    It will be interesting to see how the Samsung Note 2 does on a drop test.

  • frankandsimple

    It’s amazing .. any moron with a computer is now blogging away and people feed on it like it is some kinda canonical attestation about something.
    A true scratch test is when you take something and try to scratch the screen directly.
    WTF is the relevance when you tie it to the back of a car and drag it around!… fuking ridiculous experiment with no real world knowledge to be derived AT ALL.!.

    and here is a little tip for you geniuses who think this crappy experiment is of any consequence.. A cheaply made product with less resistant glass with scratch LESS depending on the geometry and weight distribution in such type of experiments because of how the weight is distributed when held and tugged at a particular point on the tether.

  • I felt like I was watching this video at 2x the speed because this guy talks fast! This just goes to show that Apple is the stupidest company in the world for making a device with BOTH front and back pure glass (not even gorilla glass)!

  • How about a video that has the phone falling out of a persons lap when they get out of a car. Which unfortunately I have done quite a bit and is my Achilles heel. Some could also test The S3 gorilla glass against sand. I watched a movie on the beach with my girlfriend and I guess I got a few specks of sand on my microfiber cloth and when I wiped off my screen it had a small scratch that is deep enough to feel when I move my finger nail across it.

    • nhizzat

      Stop texting and driving?

    • Raven

      Also, if you are on the beach with your girlfriend and you are watching a movie on your phone, you are doing it wrong.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Made my afternoon. Wasn’t really much of an afternoon, but still. Fun video.

  • Jeff Tycz

    What is this Samsung Galaxy S Free he is speaking of?

  • LeDerp


  • Liderc

    The only thing worse than this guy’s video is this guy’s pointy-ass shoes.

  • streetlightman

    i always wondered what would happen if i attached my phone to my car..

  • DanWazz

    That made me nauseous.

  • Did he put the battery in the galaxy s3?

  • derek533

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug!

    • Butters619

      iPhone: $700
      SGS3: $700
      Cocaine: $50

      Making an overly excited awesome youtube video and almost cutting your finger off in the process: Priceless

      • Lucky Armpit

        Lol yeah, I wonder if he ever realized the knife was backwards when he cut open the package. He wouldn’t have felt the pain for HOURS due to the coke. 😛

        • guy

          When he was opening the iPhone box he initially had it backwards but then flipped it to the correct side. He opened the S3 box with the same side of the knife. You can see the sharp side of the knife is reflecting the light differently at the 14 second mark before he flips it.

          • michael arazan

            He must of just stole these phones to be that full of adrenalin, starting the video without being set up, and shaky as all hell. Cause no way he’s going to damage a thousand dollars worth of his own phones. Must of just grabbed and dashed straight out of the store.Also everything in Britain is like 30% more due to the very high tax rates.
            Better hurry before we get knicked by the bobbies

  • Christopher Hsu

    Looks like shaky head cam syndome.

  • lmao I can’t decide if this video is epic fail or win.

  • Steve

    Would’ve been much better if he just put a case on the S III and ran over the iphone.

  • “Samsung Galaxy Sfree”

  • enob

    This is my favorite video now

  • duke69111

    Wast the camera attached to this guys head…

    • It appears so lol

      • Billzilla2005

        i think he sould be selling the sham-wow

    • enob

      With gorilla tape

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      They should hire this guy to shoot the sequel to ‘Cloverfield’.

  • Steve

    can i get my 2 minutes and 15 seconds back?

  • OMJ

    My S3 has a small scratch on the screen from having my keys in the same pocket by accident. Im sure if you got a good look at the S3’s screen after that test it would have a number of surface scratches

  • nightscout13

    Even though the results are pleasing, this was not a fair test. A true test needs to be done in a controlled environment, with precision machinery, that give actual data such as pounds per square inch of pressure needed to crack screen.

    • Glen

      This was really more entertainment than serious testing. Remember he knew the result before he started. He also referred to other unscientific videos as being some of his favorites. Is this more of a counter spoof video?

  • John Burke

    There’s 1,200$ of YouTube ad-revenue well spent …

  • Artistan

    Dumb. Waste of time and money.

  • That was painful to watch.

  • JoeInMO

    Both use Gorilla Glass and both were cracked. Just a waste of 2 good phones.

    • Jack

      the iphone isnt gorilla glass

  • ticker47

    To be fair, the iPhone is of course going to be more prone to damage in a test like this. With no bezel to protect the edges of the glass on the front and back of the phone any impact on the glass in those areas are likely to damage it. I’m not defending it, since this shows a clear flaw in the design from a durability perspective, I just don’t think it proves a whole lot.

    • InvaderDJ

      Another flaw in the current iPhone design is that the whole thing is made of glass. Looks cool, but is just absolutely dumb. I can’t believe Apple signed off on it.

      • Seth McDonald

        Almost all apple products look cool but lack functionality

      • capecodcarl

        If only there was some kind of cheap, lightweight, durable, transparent material we could use on phone screens that would protect them from cracking like glass does.

  • Savan Ghetiya

    man..this guy is REALLY out of shape.. getting out of breath by just climbing in and out of a car ! smh

    • Malcolm James II

      LOL right!

  • Mick.

    Yup gorillas eat apples.

  • My gf has the gs3 and she had it in her lap… when she got out the car, it fell on its back and the screen still shattered….. so don’t drop them on the back

    • nhizzat

      Moral of the story: Don’t leave your phone on your lap when exiting the car

  • Crazydog

    Why does this guy seem so nervous, or on some kind of drug?

  • “I’m just opening these phones so you can see they are brand new *drops iphone*”

    • New_Guy

      Hahah! Sure did =D!

      • Sean Yesmunt

        I’m surprised it didn’t break when it was dropped!

  • Rickerbilly

    I love watching iphones being destroyed.

  • trixnkix637

    I’m surprised the guy didn’t accidentally cut or stab himself. The proper technique is to cut away from yourself lol

    • Butters619

      His hand are trembling like he just racked some fat lines. Maybe somebody should take the knife away.

  • wow that was cool…

  • gokusimpson

    I swore he was going to hop in the trunk and drive away with the phones at the end

  • +1 Android

  • Mick

    Yup Gorilla eats apples.

  • zulu208

    these fools just need to give me the phone. I will take the S3 and declare it the winner without any drag test while I trash the iphone and automatically declare it the loser.

  • zala

    wtf i never knew gorilla glass was so beast

    • Juvencio

      I downvoted you for saying “beast”.

      • Dfigs23

        I downvoted you for being a little girl.

        • Lol.

          What’s wrong with little girls? 🙁

      • feztheforeigner

        I downvoted you for saying something stupid and useless.

  • Raven

    After all of that set up, I really wish he would have showed the screens for a bit longer. You barely got a chance to see how much (or how little) damage there was.

    • QQpayne

      He stated that the S3 was basically fine, but you could see definitive damage around the edges. Yes it looked like the iphone took more damage, but neither phone came out unscathed.

  • I commute via bicycle. I was hit by a car a few weeks back and my GS3 popped off the mount and hit the ground hard. Not a scratch

    • Adam

      You or the phone??

      • Sprained my knee shoulder and had a mild concussion phone was okay

        • Droidzilla

          Well that’s what’s important. Wait, what?

        • wat iz a knee shoulder

  • brkshr

    Full of Awesome!!!

  • But wait tho … The GS3 was cracked on the corners also … I mean it wasn’t like the GS3 was completely undamaged … this proves nothing other that you need to take care of your device …

  • I love the guy filming this! I laughed the whole time. I think him and I would make great friends haha

  • MikeCiggy

    Very good way to show the durability. This guy is out of his mind tho haha. To many red bulls or something.

    • Allen Byrd

      Red Bull? More like 9 gram uncut cocaine. Lol.

      • Droidzilla

        I work for an energy drink company, and we actually have people call up and tell us how much they love our products since they’re in rehab for cocaine, speed, meth, etc. Pretty funny stuff.

        • Allen Byrd

          Lololol! That’s awesome!

  • paladaxar

    Hahaha…I couldn’t stop laughing through the whole video…this guy needs make more vids like this with the same enthusiasm haha

    “WHOA! Jeff, you’re a crazy guy and even crazier driver” haha

  • John Merg


    • InAndAroundJohnsMouth

      John Merg = Fail …. now come back with something worth posting.

      • Steve Wojciechowski

        iphone=epic fail?

  • But isnt the S3 significantly lighter than the i*hone4s?

    • Trevor

      still being dragged behind a car…

      • what Im getting at is that the phone itself isnt pushing down on the pavement as much. Since it is lighter, it’s also more prone to air lift.

        • Trevor

          again still being dragged the law of gravity still makes it hit the ground. I understand what you mean. the iphones are already prone to being shattered just by dropping them so i wasn’t shocked here at all. Stupid test i agree. Just proved the s3 can survive being dragged by a car better than an iphone but when does that ever happen?

          • Nick

            Connect your phone to the car charger…check..
            Manage to drop you phone outa the car..check
            Drive back with the phone being dragged all the way…wah la..there you have it.. (Hope this never happens to anyone)

          • quiklives

            I think the expression you’re searching for is “voila.”

          • Of course it does, didn’t you watch the video LOL!