Motorola Xoom, Galaxy Tab, iPad 2: Drop Test Comparison [Video]

June 8, 2011
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It is always painfully fun to watch these types of video clips. You know it is exciting, but deep down you wish they would just give you the toys instead. That is the the thought that always runs through my head. What we have here is a drop test of a few of our favorite tablet devices. That odd looking iDevice goes first, then the Galaxy Tab 7", and last the heaviest of them all the Motorola Xoom.

Courtesy of ElectronicsBreak we have this fun little video to show just how bad things go when you drop something like an iPad or a Motorola Xoom just one time. You may get lucky the first time but for most of us it only takes one drop for things to go bad, especially the iPad 2 as it struggled.

Ready... 1, 2, 3, crash!

That is basically how this went for all three devices. It does look like the Galaxy Tab 7" took the least amount of damage but still managed to break, the iPad 2 by far looked to suffer the most damage and the screen was probably completely unable to be viewed, last was the Motorola Xoom. It looked pretty close to the iPad as far as damage goes but it also is the heaviest of the bunch. I think its safe to say you should probably use a case, or be extremely careful with any tablet device, especially one that is 10"

[via YouTube] -- Thanks Jermiah


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  • http://www.facebook.com/yourwrist Robert Norris Hills

    I will say the same thing here as I said at cultofmac. 

    I bet the Galaxytab10.1 would have survived better then the other 10.1 tablets. 

    People totally underestimate what those couple of mm’s flex plastic can give in an “Oh SHIT” situation. 

  • Glory2marik

    idiots, one is heavier:motorola, then mid heavy:ipad, then light weight plastic:tab hence it didn’t get severely damaged

    • Anonymous

      It’s not just weight, a smaller screen means it is stiffer and harder to break.
      And they mentioned the difference in weight, so I wouldn’t be calling them idiots.

      • http://www.facebook.com/yourwrist Robert Norris Hills

        I would call them idiots just because they just destroyed 2grand worth of tablets in 1.5 minutes. 

        Perhaps idiots is 2 strong a word…I should say…/pout /cry. 

  • Glory2marik

    idiots, one is heavier:motorola, then mid heavy:ipad, then light weight plastic:tab hence it didn’t get severely damaged

  • Anonymous

    Does the Galaxy Tab not have Gorilla Glass? Do any tablets have Gorilla Glass?

    • Robert Liu

      According to http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/#featured-products Glaxy Tab and Xoom use Glorilla Glass.

    • Robert Liu

      According to http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/#featured-products Galaxy Tab and Xoom do use Gorilla Glass.

  • Anonymous

    apple products are well known to fall apart as it is made by young kids in china who sits on a little stool and work 12-14 hr days.

    • Dunnowhat

      Most of these companies produce them in similar factories….Or am I missing the subtly and your saying kids make the kiddy products(ipad) and the other companies actually hire adults.. Nice one.

  • http://twitter.com/terminal7 terminal seven

    we all have a good idea what happens when you drop a phone or tablet like this, – a more interesting test would be something more real life like a car door closing onto a tablet or, leave it on the roof of a car and drive away…….

  • Hsdajfhasj

    how often do you drop your phone/tablet directly onto its face??  Why no drop them on an edge as if it were to slip from your hands?

  • Anonymous

    lets hope the warranty is not voided yet.

  • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

    The Galaxy Tab and Xoom both have Gorilla Glass, but they still broke. More realistic would be on a corner or something not right on the face. Fun either way

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheYellowTiger Shawheim Merchant

    all i have to say is send me one of the broken tablets. i prefer the xoom, ill take good care of it!

  • Bigedo

    My Asus Eee Transformer  accidentally  fell off a ordinary table to a tile floor…no damage! 
    Whew…..!!!!!!!! I guess that gorilla glass really works!

  • http://twitter.com/jpigott Jeff Pigott

    Can you guys test the CL900 on the same concrete?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whbYbonmD3M