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Samsung Galaxy Note II "breaking of" video ready: drop test to make you cringe

0. phoneArena 01 Oct 2012, 09:29 posted on

We've always been curious how the Galaxy Note II with its gargantuan 5.5-inch display will fare in a drop test, but were too flaky to do it with our own unit, so here it is, your Moment of Zen...

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posted on 01 Oct 2012, 12:08

26. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it doesnt need to be "conclusive". Who has the money to spend to buy enough phones to do that?

The point is to give you a pretty general idea of its drop protection quality.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 13:49

33. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


just because it survived for one person, that doesn't mean it'll survive for you. that's all i'm trying to say. there have been drop tests where an iphone 4s didnt shatter, yet there are cracked screens and backs left and right

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 15:30

36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


like anything, you compare and contrast it with other tests and you can decide if its a decent built device or not. Again, in order to be "conclusive" many phones would have to be dropped. This one test is not conclusive.
Check youtube in a few weeks for dozens of drop tests and figure the rest out yourself.

It is however a great start. The i4/4s shattered almost every time. The SGS3 shattered almost every time. Most samsung phones however are very shatter resistant and it looks like the N2 might be going back to that. It barely had a scratch on it.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 13:06 1

29. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


It survived. That is just one more reason why I will get this device.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 13:07

30. wando77 (Posts: 970; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


I think the note 2 does so well because the battery is so heavy and at the back of the phone (making it land back first all the time). The phone also flies apart which I imagine reduces any shock on the screen. My original galaxy s always did the the several times I dropped that and the screen never cracked

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 14:56

34. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Not particularly surprised. I've dropped my Note several times and its held up very well, no cracks and barely any scuffs.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 15:18

35. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Counting down the days.. We are rocking on Tmobile

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 15:31

37. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Tmobile rocking with the quad Exynos, HSPA+ and LTE 100... on by far the cheapest plans.

Yea, we call that the superior version. :)

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 15:43

38. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Well, it did not hit the ground face down, though. I'm not surprised that it survived the test, it is all cheap plastic, after all. But I do not think that this can be called a phone. Even the SG3 is pathetic for a phone and this is even larger. It is like a small tablet. But it is Samsung and with Android...no thanks.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 16:12 1

39. SleepingOz (unregistered)


You never miss the opportunity to troll, do you?
Cheap plastic again, get you facts right, buddy! It's Polycarbonate!
But then even cheap plastic does absorb shocks better than your metallic/glass iToy.
I agree that the GSIII's build quality ain't that good but Samsung sucessfully managed to not reproduce the same mistake with the GNOTE II.
Btw check this out, it's called TRUE MULTITASKING! =D
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-shows-off-the-multiwindow-feature-and-more-on-Samsung-GALAXY-Note-II-video_id35033
Don't get jealous though, you will get it on iOS12.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:08

40. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Troll? Multitasking? Aaaand this is good for? Grow up, kids. By the way I do not have an iphone.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:15 1

41. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you dont have an iphone yet you troll android articles all the time .............

wow then the only explanation is your a sad pathetic idiot.

ohh and you telling others to grow up is priceless, especially when you cry and rant about cheap plastic when it isnt the case

grow up yourself

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:16

42. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I am curious about what you use.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:24 2

43. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


he uses a cup and piece of string because he cant be trusted with a real phone

he might hurt himself

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:30

49. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


red solo cup... i fill you up.. lets have a paaaartaaaaaay!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 21:48

46. bkb01 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


the fact that he doesnt know what multitasking means gave it away;)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:20

48. x88yunkw (Posts: 123; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


The drop test is not standardise. S3 is face down that y screen scrack. However thr is no really face down drop in this video.
No standard, no quality video.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 08:17

51. eyesonred (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Dec 2012)


I have had note 2 for 2 weeks dropped from one foot! Screen shattered with Samsung flip cover on ! Out lot of money!

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