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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 drop test goes crack (video)

0. phoneArena 30 Sep 2013, 01:28 posted on

Despite being outdone in screen size by a number of phablets this year, the Note 3 is still a big-screen phone, and a very big screen one at that. With its 5.7" diagonal, it's logical that the phablet is more prone to cracking under a drop test pressure. Is it really then that much of a surprise that the display made a spider web when the phone fell face down from chest height, considering that even the much smaller and plastic iPhone 5c did the same thing..?

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posted on 30 Sep 2013, 01:34 8

1. techaman (unregistered)


I really dislike this phone I think it's a complete waste I don't understand why people want to take phones this big I can't understand why Galaxy note 3 does not have, sapphire screen to stop it from braking that would put it above all the other phones breaking for the head of everything else

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 01:42 37

2. improv (Posts: 96; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


People have different preferences -- why is that so hard to understand...?

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:04

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 22047; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah as long as that preference is android, on this site. And I'm not bashing your post, I actually respect it, and wish more people thought like you. +1

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:43 7

27. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


This phone did remarkable for its size & weight. Phablets like this one with slim bezels will always break. When you have smaller bezels you definitely sacrifice durability.

That is why I bought a tempered glass screen protector from Mime USA for the Samsung Galaxy Note III because it makes the phone pretty much shatter proof.

Best investment for the Samsung Galaxy Note III.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:43

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 22047; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Does it add rigidity?

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:49 1

36. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes it's tempered glass. It's hard & it's not flexible at all. It's like adding a layer of "Gorilla" glass on top of your OEM issued glass. Who knows the Samsung Galaxy Note III may have Gorilla glass or something similar already.

So for less than $30.00 you can add even more protection. Hence doubling the screens toughness.

You can get it for the iPhone also. Check it out.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:15 2

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 22047; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man that sounds like a plan. Thanx SAE +1

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 10:51

44. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


BEST $30.00 you will ever spend. It's really a good thing. Glad to help a fellow phone/tech junkie.

Oh don't forget about the aluminium buttons. They got some sick stuff.

+1 back at you

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 15:36

57. Tamara551 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2013)


Best investment I made was the tempered glass for my Note 3. Have one on my phone now and I dropped it yesterday. Broke the tempered glass but not the phone screen glass. Saved me $300 bucks in repairs.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 01:58 8

5. hmmm... (Posts: 78; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


Sapphire screen most likely breaks more easily. Sapphire and diamond is harder than iron, yet you can take an iron hammer and smash diamond into pieces. But a diamond or sapphire hammer won't be able to smash iron into pieces, your diamond or sapphire hammer will most likely crack first.
Hard doesn't equal unbreakable, it just means it is more scratch resistant but can be more brittle.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:43

28. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Its stronger then gorilla glass by far and much harder to scratch. Samsung has already come up with the solution to fixing the phone screen cracking and then braking it with flexible screens. Sadly the tech isn't ready yet to mass manufacturer it but it is close.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:41

40. McLTE (Posts: 874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


LOL.. interesting logic you use there to compare a diamond hammer to an iron one.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 05:35

18. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


*breaking

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:43 1

34. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


nothing new, always we know it's gonna crack.........!!!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:00 1

37. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


because people like things you dont like?

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 10:51 2

45. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Man you just went super retard lv 50. How many times do we need to go over this? It's called personal PREFERENCE. You say "i don't understand why people want phones this big". You just answered you're own question. Because that's your preference. The fact your comment got likes proves it's others on this site who don't understand the word PREFERENCE.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 01:44 8

3. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


the back has fake leather same as the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and I'm not surprised that the screen got cracked , always expected from samsung with their cheap plastic

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 01:55 10

4. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


It's not even fake leather it's a plastic with leather looks!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 02:05 9

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Hater gonna hate. It's synthetic leather and warm to the touch.
Feel better than aluminum.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 02:33 2

11. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


but cant survive on fall like this
i rather get the aluminum

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:46 7

29. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Neither can aluminum, it might look nice but aluminum is weaker than plastic.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 03:13 2

12. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


its not synthetic leather you moron... it is just pure plastic that looks like leather

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 05:30 1

17. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Except it's not fake leather, it is plastic that looks like leather. I spent half an hour using one last week, and it is cheap plastic masquerading as leather.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 06:06 3

21. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I really do prefer the feel of Note 3 back cover compare to the plain plastic or aluminum.

Apple fan just can't accept that there are people that actually do like plastic or fake leather or whatever.

I minimalism my contact with my macbook and iPad because of the cool icy surface.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 06:52 5

23. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Just seen the drop test video. It's did quite well actually. From the Apple fan comment I thought it's break into a few pieces.

Really don't understand their fuss why spent so much time in a phone that you are not even interested in.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:06

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 22047; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Kinda the same thing.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 02:15 7

9. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Its not fake leather its feather-like finish. Nor sammy or any other reviewer proposed that it was a true leather.

Besides if you used slightest of your peanut brain before spilling pure non-nonsensical comment you would know that the phone in your profile pic is itself made out of plastic but is sturdy !

Just because your beloved company is sold and the CEO is getting a handsome compensation out of your pocket for his divorce that doesn't mean you bash every other OEM for your buthurt !

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 04:17 3

16. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


well, that fake leather sustained a shoulder high drop fairly better than any aluminum clad phone (irreplaceable dents anyone?).. and of course the glass is going to shatter. it's a big screen, heavy phone dropped face down from a shoulder height. it be weird if it didn't.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:25

33. newbey123 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Yes, its Pleather and looks cheap and hideous!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:52 1

43. McLTE (Posts: 874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I swear, the intelligence on this site shrinks drastically every day. The vast amount of MORONS here astounds me.

First, the back isn't fake leather. It's soft touch plastic.. Yes, Samsung chose to mold it to look like leather (not sure why), but it's better than glossy plastic, and many of us like it better than aluminum. Don't like it? Fine.. just STFU.

Not surprised the screen cracked? WOW.. me either! Except, at least I understand why - it has nothing to do with Samsung's choice of "cheap plastic". I can promise you, a 5.9" iPhone would fare no better.

Here's a little bit of logic for you - ALL phones easily crack or shatter when dropped face down. I've seen countless phones of all brands sporting nice spider-webbed screens.

It's pretty simple really.. Screens are getting thinner and bigger, which isn't going to help on ANY drop test. Considering how thin the panes of glass are on today's phones, I'm not sure having sapphire crystal would survive these impacts either. You'll notice most good watches use THICK sapphire crystal faces. They aren't impervious to damage either - I've manage to scratch and take a nick out of my Rolex face.. ugh.

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