Independent extended warranty provider SquareTrade conducted a drop test comparing the two best tablets on the market, iPad 3 and Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. While the glass on iPad 3 makes it look pretty, the plastic on the Nexus 7 makes it more resistant to damage when dropped. The Nexus 7 outperformed the iPad 3, even in the water test.
After dropping both tablets in the water, Google’s Nexus 7 still displayed video and sound. The iPad 3 only shows the video, but the speaker gets damaged.