Galaxy S6 edge brutally slammed on the ground thrice, survives

JC Torres - Mar 30, 2015, 4:50am CDT
Galaxy S6 edge brutally slammed on the ground thrice, survives

This video is both a testament to Samsung‘s new build quality as well as to human cruelty. We’d love to be able to say no smartphone was harmed in the making of this video, but we’d be lying to your face. A woman, presumably a Korean considering the origin of this YouTube clip, has subjected the new Galaxy S6 edge not to a drop test but to a slam test. Yes, the more expensive Galaxy S6 edge gets slammed on the ground. Hard. To its credit, it survives unscathed.

The Internet has grown fond of, even obsessed with, putting the latest smartphones through rigorous tests bordering on torture. Some do it in order inform the public on the quality build, or lack thereof, of a product. Others, well, they do it for fun and because they have tons of money or devices to spare.

This latest video somewhat falls on the former, because we’re pretty sure that the user in this case wants to prove just how tough the Galaxy S6 edge really is, despite looking like an expensive, premium, and fragile smartphone. Such testers usually resort to drop tests, sometimes with a bit more science and precision involved. Not here. It’s just a slam fest that might make you cringe. This is not for the faint of heart.

Of course, there are more scientific ways to test a phone’s durability, but those usually come from big labs that some might suspect are under an OEM’s payroll or influence. Home-made videos like these, if truly home-made, can better reflect real-world use cases. Then again, in the real world, you usually drop your phone, not slam it. Unless done in a fit of range, in which case it might be more prudent to grab something less expensive to smash.

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9 Responses to Galaxy S6 edge brutally slammed on the ground thrice, survives

  1. All my glass back fears are gone now…there is no way s6 would whitstand this on pure luck. Must be really tough! Want.

    • The latest version is based on Googles “material design” for Android and looks 10 times better than touchwiz on my Wifes old Galaxy S3 imo!
      They also added a theme engine and changed up settings and sounds. The new Galaxy S6 I’ve seen in store looks and performs great.

  2. Amazing, it’s just as slow to respond to swipes after being thrown on the ground as it was before.

  3. Hopefully not a spoof video by Samsung PR. If people try this and the phones shatter like expected and get glass in people’s eye, they could get the opposite effect of what they want.

    • I bet less people try this than people who tried to recharge their iPhone “wirelessly” in a microwave, or drowned their iPhones after a software update :|

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