Square Trade, the popular electronics accident protection plan provider, have just crash tested 10 of the most popular tablets against one another to determine their ability to function after drops to the floor and surviving water spills.
The conclusion of Square Trade is to a large extent that the larger and heavier the tablet, the more likely it is to end up with a cracked screen. But not always as we see in the tablet drop test score below.
Square Trade’s insurances covers things like drops to the floor, spills, and malfunctions, so it’s no wonder why they are testing the durability of these tablets.
The two tablets that were considered to fall in the Low Risk category, were Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with a score of 3.3 (the lower the better), and Asus MeMO Pad 7 with a score of 3.5.
In the following Medium Risk category, they placed the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, with a score of 4, iPad mini 3 with a score of 4.4, Google Nexus 9 with a score of 4.5, the large Samsung Note Pro 12.2 with a score of 5.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with a score of 6, and iPad Air 2 with a score of 6.1.
The Surface Pro 3 meanwhile got a score of 7.6 which then placed it in the High Risk category if dropped to the floor or submerged in water. The video of how Square Trade conducted this test, is included below.
– Jim Miller