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Samsung Galaxy S4 (Google Edition) goes through the rings of hell

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Google Edition) goes through the rings of hell
It is a known fact that every smartphone maker tests its smartphones extensively before releasing them to market and stress tests are part of that whole pre-launch torture. When it comes to flagship phones, though, it is not just torture - it is pure hell.

In this latest video Samsung shows what the Galaxy S4 went through before arriving to market. It’s a lot. Most of the tests are automated of course but nonetheless it’s very impressive seeing the S4 survive drops, temperature changes and the elements.

We get to see the phone being smashed on, stepped on and even submerged in water for a few seconds (do not try this at home) and it survives. Interestingly, you could see that Samsung is using a Google Edition Galaxy S4 in these tests as well. Take a look below.

source: SammyHub

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posted on 13 Jun 2013, 03:37 2

1. Sniggly (Posts: 6755; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Except that drop tests haven't been too kind to the S4.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 03:39

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


So dis official and not random?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:38

8. tech2 (Posts: 1837; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I don't think its the Google edition. Look @ 1:20 you can see the custom ROM screen. Also, since GS4 Google edition is launched first in USA it would've been posted on SamsungUSA which this video isn't (but I mayble wrong)

Perhaps Victor H. could confirm if SamsungTomorrow is an official Samsung's youtube account ?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:49

10. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 494; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


possible stock android not google edition.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 05:12 5

12. Victor.H (Posts: 408; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Well of course they are offficial, how else would they get in Samsung's manufacturing facilities? And it's both the Google Edition and the TouchWiz one, pause around 1:10 and you'd see stock Android.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 03:50

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1341; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Nice video presentation but I have friends who own a galaxy and I can see many of them are having the same issue about the shiny thing on the side/corner starting to be peeled off(sort of like rusting but not exactly)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:16 3

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1308; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


i think its the metal plating /paint , even my old note had the issue

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:21

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1341; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Hopefully they will fix that issue with their future products

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:18

15. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 759; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Yeah my sister's S2 also started to lose the chrome paint on the plastic, i really thought it was metal but it isn't, plastic like the rest of the phone.

Have seen some S3s too with that problem. Hope Samsung starts using real metal so this problem dissapears.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 06:36

13. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Because it's cheaply made! Haven't had that with my devices (obviously it's not Samsung)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 19:42

20. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


so a poop can use a mobile phone after all..

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:04

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1308; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


at 1.09 - drops google edition - picks up touchwiz edition later

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:21

7. wando77 (Posts: 267; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Maybe that's how they get it on there seen as touchwiz runs like stock android with a knock to the head

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:45 4

9. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


check this test on S4....for doubters and haters

http://videos.cnet.co.uk/crave-tv/iphone-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-destruction-test-40002978/

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 15:50

19. ebubekir26 (Posts: 310; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


that was impresive !

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:55

11. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 917; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


so Google edition is better then regular s4.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 08:26

14. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Concrete? ????? Is real life

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 10:06

16. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


PhoneArena , what this '(Google Edition)' is doing in the headline?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:47

17. dAnT3 (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


can someone tell what did I just see around the 0:06 mark (a metal body s4)??? :O o.O

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:02

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2116; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That's the S4. It has a faux-metal trim.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 00:08

21. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


Holy sh1t. I can't believe they made MACHINES specially to destroy/test phones!

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 18:45

22. DibelDibil (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


my heart tore apart whilst watching this video... give those phones to me, don't try to destroy them :(

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