Thursday, June 21, 2012

Android phone beats iPhone 4S in 'beer bottle-opening' stress test

Earlier this month, the latest Samsung superphone, the Galaxy S III, was "stress-tested" against the iPhone 4S - and lost. That stress test, though, was dropping both devices. In a somewhat more "realistic" stress test, an Android phone went up against the iPhone 4S, and won.

In this case, the "competition" was between a Meizu MX Android 4.0 phone and an iPhone 4S. While not known in this country, the Meizu MX is a high-powered Android device, with Ice Cream Sandwich, a quad-core Samsung Exynos chip, a 4-inch 960 x 640 ASV display and an eight-megapixel BSI camera.

It also comes in multiple colors (which doesn't necessarily reflect on its horsepower). It doesn't support an external microSD card, but the base model does START at 32GB of internal storage.

Meanwhile, little needs to be said about the iPhone 4S.

This stress test, much like the drop test, wasn't about stressing the device in terms of memory or CPU usage, but rather in a physical stress test. In this case, Android won; the Meizu MX survived being used as a beer bottle opener, but the iPhone 4S did not.

Seriously, there is a combination bottle opener / iPhone 4S case that could have saved this Apple product. That case is sold by Opena, which also sells a case which has a hidden compartment for condoms.

You can watch the video stress test, below.

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