Though everyone you know assured you the phone was surprisingly resilient before you made your purchase, the iPhone 4S showed anything but resilience, with the case immediately showing significant damage with the very first drop. The shoulder height drop actually fared better, as the phone landed on one of its corners, which seemed to be able to withstand the impact to some degree. The screen drop, as you can see from the above picture, was devastating.
The Galaxy S II fared well all around, only taking comparatively minimal damage, even when dropped directly on its screen.
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