Samsung Galaxy S5 versus .50-caliber sniper rifle
In what is almost becoming a rite of passage, Rick Ryan, the “tech assassin,” has the Galaxy S5 in his sights and he has brought the big gun to bear. The .50-caliber Barrett is a heavy hitting, yet precise tool, and one shot provides extraordinary results.
Of course, it really isn’t about the act of shooting the phone itself. In real-time, it all happens in the blink of an eye, and you can’t really tell what happened. One second it's there, the next, it's not. However, when things are put through the slow-motion treatment, the action Ryan puts together lets us see what happens to our favorite gadgets as they disintegrate.
The Galaxy S5 is one awesome device though, it also scored top marks in our battery endurance testing. It is also packing the latest in bio-metric goodness with a fingerprint sensor as well as heartbeat monitor. As you should already know, there is no heartbeat in the S5 after the shot is taken (that's actually the case with just about anything shot with a Barrett come to think of it).
source: RatedRR (YouTube)
2. wilsong17 (Posts: 1094; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
I do know why but why not make the water test first... that was some hot shot I tell you
3. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
I want to see 120mm tank bullet vs nokia 3310
4. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
1. That was expected. More so since its a Samsung phone.
2. I imagined that bullet going through a human and that made me wince.
3. How the H does he have access to high calibre, military grade sniper rifle??
5. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
You can just buy it like going to the Walmart in the good ol' usa
6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1385; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
nope , .50 cal rifles are not off the shelf , the semi automatic M82A1 requires a licence , you can only buy .22 and AR type rifles
9. Amw86 (Posts: 21; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)
lol no, you literally can just go buy this off the shelf in the USA.
As well as 5.56 and 7.62 rifles.
No idea where you got your info.
only if its locally restrained like say in California would it be a problem.
10. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
I thought you were kidding, untill i saw others' comments.
8. Maxwell.R (Posts: 175; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
There are special dealer licenses you can get after an extremely thorough background check and a mile-high stack of paperwork, which then allow you to own and work on equipment that is not available to the public. Also, the Barrett rifle could be grandfathered as variants of it are still legal to own in California. He also has a demolition license which is why some of his stuff has explosives in it.
12. Milli74 (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Any phone now days will end up in similar condition after that sweet shot
13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
What a useless test. Dunno why people waste money.
14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
What a useless test. Dunno why people waste money.
16. aksa123 (Posts: 232; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Drop test : pass
Water test : pass
.50 cal test : fail
Retard test : PASS !!!
It's not a useless test bro. It shows that they're just retards.
The next galaxy S6 will be IP9999-certified : .50 cal proof LOL.
17. RandomUsername (Posts: 559; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
It actually failed the water test... So much for IP certification.
20. tedkord (Posts: 5273; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
He said fail, but never showed if the phone functioned. Getting some in the back cover doesn't affect the device due to the deal around the battery. If the phone still worked, it passed.
23. aksa123 (Posts: 232; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
LOL, there's no way it'd function after getting shot like dat. It's just a phone, after all, not a kevlar.
15. anas214812 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
I think may be after years mobile device has to do IQ test..
19. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Waiting on more 20mm vs electronic videos lol
21. vedraj (Posts: 35; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)
Thank you for introducing me to this awesome channel
22. linaresx (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
Well there goes my idea of makeing a bullet proof vest out of S5s. Maybe dropping it on the cinder block first weakened it. It WAS only a .50 cal.
25. alcheng (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)
what a non-sense test, took a brand new phone and destroy it by a bullet.
a smartphone is for communicating with others, not to be wasted by taking a bullet.
27. Milli74 (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I recently in June the 3rd got early Father's Day gift Nexus 5 Brand New with 4.4.3 on board and being this my first Android phone after having iPhones of all generations including my iPhone 5S 32GB I can only say good things about android I knew that this phone Nexus has all specs of high end phone I'll be using this phone for a while it has 491 ppi display which I believe is higher then iPhones and the way everything works on it so damn quick and after Rooting it last night now I'm in total control of this GREAT and I believe average priced device, not like pure Android-Google experience wasn't enough for me but now customization of it is just awesome, I always knew Android was good OS but never thought that it could be this good, for other Android devices like my daughters 2 year old Samsung S3 that is now priced very decent still at around $350 new she loves it and wants the new S5 or note 4 which I will buy for her as soon as note 4 will be released. Having said that I now a android believer as I always thought they were just phone good enough for teens.
What I was going to say is that there is a good Android devices especially new ones or something good like S3 and probably S4 it just on S4 things like air gesture and some other never usable things including a bloatware from Samsung and that Wiz crap unlike Nexus 5 is all great
Android is a great platform that is reliable for any ages.
Way to Go Android! And please allow root the devices like thru a person name George Hotz and all you have to do is go to a website towelroot.com and with in 5 minutes your devices will be rooted and it's not only for Samsung S5 it also goes for S4, Note 2 and 3 and few other phones including Nexus 5 and tablet Nexus 7 just go to the towelroot.com and all the information is there it took me about under 5 minutes to complete with a single download but before you doit make sure in your settings your device will allow you to install third party's apps so just put a check mark there it's very easy!
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