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Galaxy S4 Active gets sliced and diced by a lawnmower, stays active

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Galaxy S4 Active gets sliced and diced by a lawnmower, stays active
Last year, Samsung released its first 'rugged flagship' smartphone, the Galaxy S4 Active. The phone delivered on expectations of water and dust resistance, but surviving a lawnmower wasn't anywhere on the spec sheet - until a few hours ago.

"My friend was mowing his lawn on his riding lawn mower listening to music on his Samsung Galaxy S4 Active when he felt his phone fall out of his pocket. He looked down to see it tumble under the mower..." - begins Reddit user yapinjapin1's story of awe and terror, before the scene cuts to the kill - "The phone was hit by the blade and took a slice out of the top right corner." This is the point at which we shiver in horror, but the (partially) happy ending follows none too late. "The phone still is operational, the music did not stop playing and the screen functions properly. The screen has hairline cracks down the whole screen but they are not very visible when the phone is on." - the story concludes.

As its always the case with stories of heroic smartphone survival, the plot is best told by the accompanying graphic photos. Check them out and be amazed by the Galaxy S4 Active's will to stay active.


source: Reddit

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posted on 11 Jul 2014, 02:16 2

1. galanoth (Posts: 283; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Dam that's lucky.
The randomness of phone survivability always astounds me.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 02:50 13

2. tech2 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


But......but........several self-proclaimed tech experts on internet said plastic in Samsung phones are cheap.

Did they lie to me ?! ;(

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 03:12 5

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7370; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Haters on PA*

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 04:33 4

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2337; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


They are Noobs, they don't know QC / QA practices followed by OEMs.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 10:24 1

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3254; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


This is active.......no doubt about it.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 03:51 8

4. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 779; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


The experts of nothing are forever spewing the rubbish that Samsung uses "cheap" plastic, lol, well if "cheap" plastic helped the phone survive the above then I don't mind this so-called "cheap" plastic :)

Experts of nothing 0 - 1 Samsung.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 06:35 3

6. bayhuy (Posts: 285; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Samsung marketing 1 - 0 You.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 14:14

9. wax33 (Posts: 32; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)


Definitely. The guys are marketing are usually not good at cutting a phone at that perfect spot that it still works.
Wait... that didn't make sense?

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 11:53

8. frustyak (Posts: 141; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


Would insurance reimburse or replace in a case like this? Or would they be real a$$holes and say 'It still works, can't replace it!'

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 12:08

12. 14545 (Posts: 1059; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Worst case, all you have to do is say you lost it. Then just throw it in the trash.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 00:36

10. 14545 (Posts: 1059; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Lmao, so I went to hang out with my buddy today and this is his phone. I don't mean one like it, I mean a mutual friend of ours posted this on reddit.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 00:37

11. 14545 (Posts: 1059; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


And fwiw, he is still using it.

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