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The Only True Comparison of the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 – Will They Blend?

Oh, the folks at Blendtec have done it again. If you’re unfamiliar with the channel, then let me sum up what these people do. They take anything and everything, then use their heavy duty blenders to destroy it. Viral video gold. Their latest video pits the iPhone 5 up against Samsung’s Galaxy S3. Incredibly, Samsung’s plastic holds up extremely well in terms of time-to-shred compared to the iPhone 5. 

Either way, it’s sad to keep watching a ton of devices be destroyed for entertainment purposes.


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  • Love google

    Dumb, the droid is so ridiculously large there’s no room for the blades to spin. Anyone with a decent sense of logic would realize this, and notice at 1:14 the droid disintegrates in a second once it’s actually not the size of a boulder.

  • JazzoRenee

    This was funny, some of you guy are way to serious with your affinity to a product.
    With that said, I just love my SG3! hahaha

  • Royal2000H

    You guys think the Android vs iPhone rivalry is bad… wait until you find out about the Vitamix vs Blendtec rivalry.

  • ScottyfromGA

    these videos are a load of crap.

  • Amin Rainmaker

    Now Samsung will get sued because its phone looks too similar to the iPhone5 when blended.


  • Deano

    you know it must be really nice to Just destroy 2 Nice phones!!!!!

  • Dr. Droid

    Love the waste of money here for someone to get a laugh. People probably could have used those phones and put them to good use at that.

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  • David Parrella

    Have you ever read your battery? Pretty sure you’re not supposed to cut it, let alone BLEND it >>

  • CHRIS42060

    Well Apple found out when the iPhone 5 is faster than the Samsung GS3…. in a blender.

  • Verizon

    WTF?!? Do none of you realize that this is company that sells blenders? This is advertisement. Stop b*tching about the phones being destroyed and get over it. They are trying to show how tough the blenders are for commercial use and doing it in a pretty entertaining fashion. Nobody complains when the guy blends a rake, barbie, hockey puck or tv remote. He destroys a brand of cell phone you like and the world is coming to an end. Get over it.

    To those complaining about the money, it is the companies money and how they choose to use it is none of your damn business. As long as it is legal and not hurting anyone why the hell do you care? They use it to sell more blenders and make themselves, their employees, distributors and even their customers more money. So yes, those two phones getting chopped to crap in a blender just helped the economy. Now STFU.

    • Buy This

      Didn’t watch the video and totally missed that. When you assume you make an ass out of u and me. I stand corrected.

    • Paul

      They probably make a ton off of the channel as well.

      • Live2Rootz

        Is it that time of the month?? Wow.

    • Right. And it’s damn cheap advertising at that. Even with both phones at full retail plus two blenders and an hour of production time, they’re probably looking at barely $2k for an advertisement that’s already got 200,000 views. I don’t know how much it costs to produce and publish your average television commercial, but I’m guessing it’s quite a bit more then that.

  • duke69111

    The iphone got crunched faster because its smaller and was able to turn sideways in the blinder. This video kind of make me sick watching two perfectly good phones go to waste. Oh well at least Samsung won.

  • spunker88

    If you watch in slo-motion, the SG III dies right when the battery comes out. Its possible it may have held on just a bit longer if the battery didn’t come out. But it still beat the iPhone.

  • steve30x

    Ok i love my phone tech, but this by far is the dumbest thing i have ever seen.

  • Ibrick

    Just about all forms of entertainment cost money.
    If they wanna destroy phones for a couple minutes of video, go for it. If you wanna complain about the poor workers who built the damn phones, or how the money spent to do this could do so much good, why not buy a dumb phone and give the rest to charity?
    I work hard for my money, and if I feel like destroying something I purchased I will and won’t feel bad about it for one second.

    I just don’t understand why people get so worked up over these videos.

    • JoshGroff

      Especially considering a movie trailer costs significantly more.

  • jaxxmjd

    I was actually more impressed at how long the S3 held up in the blender compared to the i5. For using “cheap plastic”, that plastic sure seemed durable under extreme conditions.

    • Paul

      People bitch about plastic, but there’s different types and there’s a reason why it’s used so much. Even most car bumper covers are made with plastic these days, and they have to withstand rocks on the highway.

      • jaxxmjd

        So, you’d argue that materials engineering could actually be useful when designing a product? Someone, quick, alert Apple!

      • Stephen D

        In most new cars, everything on the outside is plastic, not just the bumper. And there’s the Boeing 787, 747-8, and 737 MAX that are all made of plastics. Plastic is lighter than metal, doesn’t rust, and certain types are just as strong as metal. The key is what type it is. My car has been hit with a lot of rocks on the highway, and(crosses fingers) there still isn’t a dent or scratch.

    • James Trammell

      That’s just it.. it isn’t “cheap plastic” it’s polycarbonate – the same material they use for scratch resistant eye glasses. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Confirmed-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-is-polycarbonate-not-plastic_id30304

      • Ryan Mulhall

        Most polycarbonateseye glasse remarkably NON-scratch-resistant because they are very soft materials unless you have a blend with glass, carbon fiber, kevlar, or other filler added in. Acrylic (aka: plexiglas) is substantially more scratch-resistant, is also used for eyeglasses and other protective gear such as riot shields, bullet proof windows, and aircraft windows and light lenses.

        • michael arazan

          My new scratch resistant glasses from pearle vision took 3 weeks to start getting scratch, iused only the eyeglass wipes they sold and 2 years later they are so scratched up, that i need new lenses. And they charged me out the arse for the coating for scratch resistant.

  • elliot323

    iPhone has superior build quality? My ass!!! The Galaxy S III’s structural integrity is far greater.

    • George264

      You just contradicted yourself. iPhone does have superior build quality and materials, while GSIII has way better structure integrity. Depends on what you like, I’ve mostly always gone HTC, because I honestly can’t stand Samsung’s plastic shells. Well, except the GSII and GNex, those had the texture back which were okay.

      • JazzoRenee

        Now, scroll back up and watch the video again.

  • Buy This

    I hate these f*cking videos. There is no point. Nothing is gained. HAHAHA that’s so funny I’m glad those exploited foxconn workers spent hours upon hours in overtime while getting underpaid so you could blend a f*cking phone. So dumb. And to the normally flawless Droid Life, you’re better than that. I don’t care if it’s a slow news day. Take a look in the mirror Kellex

    • JoshGroff

      Those videos are freaking hilarious. Totally rigged though, the blender always wins.

    • Damn son you angry!

    • EvanTheGamer

      Agreed. There is really no point, no gain, no knowledge, no nothing, it’s just like watching that idiotic show Jersey something.

      However, I do actually agree with that one video where they were testing the different height drops(Nexus 7 vs. New iPad), since that video was actually valuable to the consumer. But this so-called “blending” video…that’s just crazy.

    • Scott Souder

      Lighten up

    • bose301s

      If you really care about teh workers at Foxconn how about instead of whining about it on the internet you go over there and do something about it, until then, STFU

    • Verizon

      I’ll speak up so that this might sink in. THEY ARE SELLING BLENDERS!!!!! The whole point of the video is to show how well one of their blenders work. If it will eat up a rake, iPhone, GS3, iPad, hockey puck, barbie, etc. how well will it work with strawberries, bananas and ice to make a smoothie? The only reason they use random items is to make it interesting. It is advertising plain and simple. The workers that make the phones don’t care what people do with them and neither do the companies that sell them. Do you think any of the people involved in making those phones actually get anything extra if the phone is used as opposed to be destroyed?

      • Buy This

        Full disclosure: I didn’t watch the video and if it really was an ad for blenders then I was wrong and you are correct. I automatically assumed that this was just another one of those “stress” test things. So, I eat my original words if you are correct.

        • He is correct. It is an advertisement for Blendtec Blenders.

        • Verizon

          I respect someone who can admit when they are wrong.

          They do make a damn good blender, btw.

      • Nathan K

        I don’t think you need to speak up again; I’m pretty sure everyone here _gets it_. I’m pretty sure the joke didn’t go over anybody’s head, just having some fun on the internet….

    • Lucky Armpit

      I don’t see the problem here… if Blendtec paid full retail price for the phones, then it’s nobody’s business what they do with the phones. They couldn’t smear them with peanut butter and have a 15-hooker gang-bang if they wanted. It’s their phones, they paid for them, and they can do with them as they wish. I mean, seriously… the iPhone 5 and SGIII have sold tens of millions of units combined – do you really think destroying two out of 10 million makes a difference? It’s not like the Foxconn workers were told, “hurry up and make those phones! We have to put them in a blender! Do it now!!” Do you really think the Foxconn workers give one rat’s patootie what happens to the devices when they leave the factories?
      It’s entertainment… just like Honey Boo-Boo. And Just like Honey Boo-Boo, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it (don’t worry, I don’t) 🙂

    • Nathan K

      I’m wondering if you get upset seeing left over in the garbage in a fast food joint? Per your argument, the ‘workers’ are paid the same weather I use the phone to browse droid-life or light it on fire. If your arguing over ethical use of products as intended, well I’m sure blendtec purchased it full pop to use it as intended in advertising. There’s a lot of starving kids in the worlds, I think you could get a better ‘return on investment’ putting energy into those ethical battles than this….

  • enigmaco

    That made me cringed grr could have used that S3

  • JulianZHuang

    comparing two different phone which has their own target market segment…….

  • Geronimo

    EWWWWWWW smells like Jellybeans!! NOT YET GOOD SIR!

  • EvanTheGamer

    I honestly don’t get people anymore. WTF is the point of that? To destroy something that cost money? There’s people losing jobs and houses every day, and those idiots think it’s awesome to destroy something(a $600 something) that would feed an entire family for a month. Pretty damn distasteful if you ask me.

    That guy should be punched in the freakin’ face for his stupidity.

    • KB26

      You can’t eat i*hones and S3s you know..

      • EvanTheGamer


      • DrewNusser

        Maybe YOU can’t!

        • KB26

          But you can…not.

    • MikeCiggy

      Why? This YouTube channel it self creates jobs. It’s called entertainment. The channel has 500k subscribers and over 200 million views on there videos.

      • EvanTheGamer

        How in the f does that channel create jobs? Sure, it puts money in those idiots pockets, but not in the pockets of everyone else. So your definition of entertainment is to destroy something for the hell of it? Just for sh*ts and giggles? Instead of destroying phones, why not donate that money spent on those phones to someone that needs money? A charity even.

        Sorry, I just don’t get that. Destroying things like that is not entertainment. It’s craziness is what that is.

        • moelsen8

          it’s pretty F*n wasteful. there’s people out there with no clean water or food, and we’re over here blending smartphones for sh*ts and giggles, to see which one turns into a pile of dust the quickest. no wonder people hate us.

          • EvanTheGamer

            For some reason, I almost sensed a hint of sarcasm when reading your comment. Not sure why. lol

          • moelsen8

            no, no sarcasm, was really just defending your point. i really hate how wasteful most people are.

          • krees

            Its pretty easy to point fingers and tell others what they should be doing. It’s not your money so why do you care so much? Does it affect your life negatively? Until you talk your walk, you have no business telling people how to spend their money. Don’t like it? Don’t watch it. And yes, I go to Africa every year to help poor people have a better life.

          • krees

            Ahh crap….replied to the wrong post… was meant for evanthegamer but I guess it works for your post too

        • Verizon

          “How in the f does that channel create jobs?”

          It is a company channel for BlendTec. They are advertising their blenders. If people choose to buy them then there are jobs at BlenTec, for the distributors that sell them, the bars and restaurants that use them, the produce companies that sell the fruits and vegetables that go in them, the ice companies and ice machine companies that provide the ice used in them, the alcohol distributors that sell drink mixes, the farmers that grow the fruits and vegetables, the truck drivers that deliver all of the above, the warehouses that store the products above, the gas and oil companies that provide the fuel for the trucks, the part companies that supply the components to make the blenders, the gas company, the power company, the water company, etc. etc.

          Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

    • JoshGroff

      Insurance companies do it all the time for marketing. Only they destroy more $600 somethings.

      • EvanTheGamer

        This is true, like the companies that make cars…that’s all fine and dandy, but what’s the point of destroying phones? There’s no value in that at all.

        Sorry, I must have awoken on the wrong side of bed this morning.

        • JoshGroff

          Besides marketing, no real point.

    • It’s called marketing. What they spend on the phones is a lot cheaper than what they’d usually have to pay for impressions because it drives its own views.

    • To be fair, they’re phones, not babies. Although personally, I still like my phone better 😉

    • evcon

      Consider the phones a marketing expense, because that’s what they are. You watched the video, or are at least here talking about it, right? Mission accomplished.

      • EvanTheGamer

        I didn’t watch the video, but already know the outcome. But it’s not like…”OH, I’m going to go out and buy an SGSIII right this second, ’cause I watched this video! Oh boy!”

        It’s not marketing, it’s tragic.

        • WAldenIV

          He’s marketing the BlendTec Total Blender, not the phones.

        • noshit

          It’s marketing for the blender, last time I checked, Blendtec doesnt make phonrs

    • bose301s

      Go punch yourself in teh face you whiny little baby, seriouisly, STFU.

    • brkshr

      The point is to promote the blender, duh!

      BlendTec just got a million+ hits by making that video. I would say that’s good marketing right there.

    • You totally missed the point (again) – stick to reviewing pokemans, dude.

    • Paul

      A company is not only using a great advertising method for their blenders, they are helping support other companies by buying their products. Yeah, they must be evil.

    • Jason

      They bought the phones helping that industry and advertised for their company bringing revenue for their workers. What’s the problem? Seems stupid sure, but they aren’t going to drop 1200 bucks for a simple laugh.

  • I’d love to see a RAZR in one of these lol

    • It would blend the blender!

  • bigfire

    As I show this video to my co-worker (he owns a iPhone 5), the first thing that he can think of is how to get one of this blender.

    • JMac726

      That’s the point.

  • FAL_Fan

    Wow…I had all but forgotten about this guy! Good find!

  • Alexander H

    GSIII by a mile

  • Yazz

    LOL yes they blend

  • ryanallaire

    pure stupidity…

    • It’s brilliant.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Yeah, it’s brilliantly stupid.

        • It’s stupid but I find it funny. Adds some lightheartedness into my day.

  • mustbepbs

    I’m surprised that guy isn’t dead from breathing in so much battery smoke. I wonder what his lungs look like at this point.

    • smells like Jellybeans!! NOT YET GOOD SIR!..Goo.gl/RYvck

    • michael arazan

      The reason the US government won’t use or buy any apple products is because part of their requirements is that products must be recyclable, and apple’s batteries are non recyclable and use extremely hazardous materials, which is probably why they don’t want people to open up their phones and mac books..

  • Dane Carpenter

    The S3 did surprisingly well

    • MikeCiggy

      I bet they fast forwarded a lot of time to get that s3 to break up… the iPhone was in millions of pieces and the s3 was in pretty good shape for a while there..

      • JoshGroff

        That alone makes it better.

    • Seriously, my brother cracked his in 3 weeks without dropping it. How did it last that long in a blender?

      • bigfire

        Shape and the width of the phone. iPhone 5 being slimmer was able to be catch with the blender blade faster. Where as S3 only had the side tickled by the blender blade until much later.

    • br_hermon

      Yeah I was greatly impressed with the durability the GS3 showed. Samsung should get a hold of this and use it for build quality comparisons to the i*hone. Screw you Apple and your “highest quality components” LIES!!!!

    • Royal2000H

      The S3 plastic is so light, it kept jumping up. If something would have kept it down, then it would have gotten destroyed a lot faster.