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The fine folks at BlendTec have continued their fine heritage of appliance-based science by seeing whether or not the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the iPhone 5 are able to survive industrial-strength spinning blades. The short answer is no, neither of them can withstand BlendTec's whirling wrath, but as you can see from the video below, the Galaxy S3 manages to stay mostly in one piece longer than the iPhone 5. Some other decidedly more practical (though less scientific) toughness tests have show that the SGS3 doesn't fare quite as well against the iPhone 5 in drop tests

I was actually in a live Q&A with the Blendtec CEO a few weeks ago specifically to ask if they were going to do an episode for the iPhone 5. He had said then that the actor was all booked up, and they wouldn't bother doing one if they couldn't do it shortly after Apple's launch day. It's great to see they went ahead and did a video anyway and included the SGS3 for comparison. While I think it's safe to say that "Will it Blend?" has become a badge of honor for many gadgets, it is a little sad to see all of that hard work by factory employees disappear in a puff of toxic black smoke. 

Source: @Blendtec

There are 48 comments

vulcZ says:


BroRob says:

LMAO @ "They both look the same to me."

Glerp says:

The BlendTec videos crack me up

Love this guy. The GS3 definitely is in less pieces longer...



Hmmm I wonder if that black cloud when he opens up the blenders is good for you.

Sllow motion is awesome though

That's a good question, why not go get a blender, try it out and report back?

runer112 says:

This is a terrible terrible human being ...

I want him to through a Nokia 3310 in that blender and see how many million pieces it smashes into.

ALSO, "Cheap plastic phone" lasted longer than "Glass phone" ... shocking.

Shadowriver says:

3310 and 3210... legendary phones, can survive everything :p

I worked for AT&T in the early years, back before they became cingular. I had sold a gentleman a 3310. He walks in a day later and the phone looked utterly destroyed. He had forgotten it on the back of his motorcycle, it had bounced off onto the freeway, hit the front bumper of 3 cars before it ended up slamming into the front of the semi. I took the case off, put on another OEM case we had and the phone was fine. Unfortunately the damage to the 3 cars and semi was extensive.

All that's true, except for the damage to the 3 cars and semi.

sndplace says:

I don't know about cheap plastic. The Iphone5 is not made of all glass either. I think the real reason why the GS3 was so stubborn to blend was the strong flexible back cover and the removable battery. Try it with a HTC ONE X and i bet it wont last long, Even with its topnotch built quality (as people believe not that you said so) it will blend and the GS3 will survive. I'll take My Sammy phones any day. Just not blended.

OrionAntares says:

The iPhone 5 is supposed to be made of aluminum rather than glass this time.

Gekko says:

i could smell that smoke from here.

what a waste of good technology.

griff7774 says:

Did it smell like Jelly beans?


worth every penny

yacoubean says:

" is a little sad to see all of that hard work by factory employees disappear in a puff of toxic black smoke."

I'd be willing to bet that after a 12 hour shift in the Foxconn factory doing repetitive monotonous manual labor (for very little pay), those workers would LOVE to see this video.

I can't imagine that frappe-ing a battery is a good thing.

Whyzor says:

And this kids, is why you stay away from toxic fumes.

This just made my day.

"Wow, what an interesting video", said 2007.

jean15paul says:

1) That dude is a actor?!?! You just killed the illusion.

2) LOL @ "That smells like Jelly Beans"

3) If you look closely, that was the Sprint version of the Galaxy S3. That probably slowed down the blades. (Sprint's network slows everything down.) ;)

evq.003 says:

3) If you look closely, that was the Sprint version of the Galaxy S3. That probably slowed down the blades. (Sprint's network slows everything down.) ;)


badkitties says:

wait.... the guy said it smelled like jelly beans...

did the smell come from the Galaxy S3? was it already updated to Jelly Bean?

it would be pretty funny if the iPhone smelled like Jelly Beans, no?

by the way, I want a phone case that can protect the phone inside a BlendTec blender.
Where can I find one?

hopefulfarm says:

He said the iphone smelled like Siri and the SGIII smelled like jelly beans.

DavidJ726 says:

What a waste of a perfectly good phone (either one) just for entertainment purposes... :-(

xolanir says:

So the "cheap plastic" on the GSIII lasted longer than the iPhone's revolutionary aluminium?!?! I wonder if Apple is gonna start forming a lawsuit against Blendtec for showing the world that the iPhone 5 new metal processing method just didn't cut it...pun intended!

ReggieTee says:

Idiocracy at its finest.

Bolt473 says:

I'm still waiting for them to do a video of smartphones with OtterBoxes.

JWatson4701 says:

I think some of you are neglecting that the point of these videos is to demonstrate the technology of the blender, and that one of those blenders costs more than either of these phones. This isn't simply entertainment, it's marketing.

eljedo says:

it bothers me so much that someone would blend such gorgeous phones, im crying inside.

bumpandrun says:


bumpandrun says:

ReggieTee, you misspoke. Dax Sheppard is Idiocracy at it's finest...LOL

brainvision says:

I can't believe it.. is that an experiment or something like??

it reminds me another stupid and idiot video I saw months ago: a stone skipping contest with an HTC and an iPhone 4..


stupid crap!! :)

sndplace says:

lol that's was stupid and funny thanks

samagon says:

sadly, this is the most worthless test of a phones real world toughness, but what's even more sadlier, is this is the most controlled real world toughness test I've seen.

What's even more sadlier is I wish "sadlier" was a word.

xolanir says:


soulsurvives says:

im sure chefs across the civilized world are picking up a gs3 after this....will have a few seconds before total destruction in case the phone slips and lands in a blender....

d.moss says:


sndplace says:

Because they can. lol If I had the money to do things like this to use for marketing of my product in a comical way and make millions, I would. Shoot we all would.

BartmanJax says:

I was looking for Chuck Norris to be secretly hiding inside the GSIII. Because you know, Chuck Norris doesn't blend!

rshewmaker says:

News you can use.

facemymusic says:

That's it, I'm SOLD! I need that blender!

tyson.clarke says:

that was HORRIBLE to watch...but I watched it 3 times...

8er says:

Stupid is as stupid does.

The dude looks wholly creepy, ack!

dphorgan2#AC says:

I was stupid and bought an iPhone 5. By the first Monday after launch day' there was 2 very obvious chips in the aluminum bezel. I don't know why people think that a phone made from very fragile aluminum and best of all GLASS, is durable. The iPhone 5 is a beautiful design, but very fragile.

captivedroid says:

That's f'd up... end product becomes toxic and considered hazardous waste... loss of valuable rare earth material.

BK Phil says:

The iPhone didn't win?

Obviously, you're not blending it right.