Samsung does its own drop tests for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge

JC Torres - Apr 9, 2015, 6:50am CDT
Samsung does its own drop tests for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge

Since users seem to be having a hell of a time taking smartphone endurance tests into their own hands lately, Samsung saw it fit to step in and give it’s own “scientific” spin to the torture. After all, who better to know how to properly test a device for real world disasters than the one who made it, right? Regardless of your opinion or belief in such manufacturer-advertised stress tests, Samsung is coming out with a video of its own drop tests for its two flagships. Unsurprisingly, they survived with nary a scratch.

The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge are of particular interests to stress testers because of their particular build. Both have glass backs that could raise concerns when they’re dropped flat on the ground. And the Galaxy S6 edge in particular has a display that curves into the edge, which will definitely worry those whore are thinking about scenarios when the phone drops to its edge.

Of course, Samsung is saying there is nothing to worry about. Both smartphones’ bodies are sandwiched between Gorilla Glass 4, one of the strongest glass around that isn’t sapphire. This means that at a reasonable height and force, the Galaxy S6 and its edgy sibling will survive a drop on the front or back. At least, if it falls flat on the ground and not on any sharp piece of rock.

As for the edges, Samsung claims that the 6013 aluminum frame absorbs the shock first before it hits the glass, protecting the smartphone’s display from an edge-first drop. And yes, that works wonderfully well with the Galaxy S6 edge, too, as seen in Samsung’s video below.

Samsung does end with a note that, with the right amount of force, anything will break, whether it be your smartwatch or your car’s windshield. So unless you’re dropping the phones off a building, those expensive Samsung flagships will most likely survive an accidental slip. At least, according to Samsung’s tests.

SOURCE: Samsung


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9 Responses to Samsung does its own drop tests for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge

  1. “…Gorilla Glass 4, one of the strongest glass around that isn’t sapphire”

    Pfff. Sapphire isn’t strong, its scratch-resistant. I bet money gorilla glass 4 is “stronger.”

    • I agree. I don’t know where this “sapphire is amazingly strong glass” thing originated. On my watch, I once accidentally banged it pretty hard against a metal door frame and cracked the crystal. After 20 years of wear the crystal had no scratches, but that bang cracked it.

    • I dropped my Samsung Galaxy s6 with the otter box attached from about waist high and it was damaged!A bright light keep scrolling down.

      • That seems very strange…. what did you drop it on to? Concrete? Did it land awkwardly – like on its face?

  2. Haha… my s6 got a crack after it slipped off my pants while sitting. If this is gorilla glass, i’m disappointed. Well, maybe i was unlucky. Still sad. RIP Samsung Galaxy s6, 21/5/15 – 27/5/15 or 5/21/15 – 5/27/15

  3. bull my Samsung Galaxy S6 inner screen broke from my hands to the table less than 6 inches distance with a protective hard case and all
    now I own a leased brick since I can’t pay the 200 deductible from Sprint and the phone was only 27 days of being used

  4. Dropped my beautiful topaz blue S6 for the first time today on Christmas morning (from about 2-3 feet on to laminate). I’m not supposed to make these kinds of mistakes – and usually don’t – that’s why my phone goes ‘naked’.

    Anyway, after it hit the floor it slid underneath my couch because between the floor and the glass phone here things were pretty slick.

    Long story short, no damage. None.

    Years ago, I dropped a S3 (without a case) from about 4 feet on to concrete. Although it nicked the frame it didn’t shatter the glass, and the phone worked fine. I think they make these phones fairly tough. Of course if you push them hard enough and/or you’re just unlucky with a ‘just so’ awkward landing, I suppose they will break.

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