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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge gets thrown on the floor but survives this violent drop test

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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge gets thrown on the floor but survives this violent drop test
Samsung built its new flagship phone from scratch after the Samsung Galaxy S5 was deemed a disappointment by phone buyers. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has a metal frame sandwiched by two pieces of Gorilla Glass 4, one in the front and one in the back. While giving the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge a new cool design, it does mean that the phone could be in pretty bad shape if it is dropped. How much protection can Gorilla Glass 4 provide? Perhaps a new video gives us the answer.

A low-resolution clip has been uploaded to YouTube showing a woman apparently taking out her frustrations on a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Perhaps she is upset with the news that Zayn Malik has left One Direction. Or maybe she's pissed that her local McDonald's stopped serving the McRib. Whatever the reason, she throws the handset to the ground with a speed that makes us recall Bob Gibson in his prime.

Despite the rather hard throw, a quick test shows that the Galaxy S6 edge has survived. It is hard to tell from the video, but it appears that there is no damage to the phone whatsoever. As we get closer to the launch of the device on April 10th, we probably will see more elaborate drop tests and water tests. Remember, because of the new build the Samsung Galaxy S6 lost the IP67 certification that it had last year, meaning that the Galaxy S5 could survive being submerged in up to 3.3 feet of water and emerge unscathed. That is not the case with the new models.

Have butterfingers and worry that if you buy the Galaxy S6 edge it will end up shattered on the floor? Perhaps watching the embedded video below will help you get over this thinking.



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source: YouTube

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posted on 29 Mar 2015, 01:35 46

1. DaftPunk (Posts: 21; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


What the... is this the new 3310 ?

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 01:52 4

9. drunkenjay (Posts: 856; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Work It Make It Do It Makes Us Harder Better Faster Stronger

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 06:30 4

45. Peace (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 May 2014)


Since this is in favor of Samsung you should be a little suspicious. Some times we forget about past stuff so soon. Do you remember when every one was bashing apple because of workers' conditions in FOXCONN? Do you also remember that just briefly after official report came out that workers' conditions are even so much worse in SAMSUNG? Well every one forgot about it because the truth is on these websites there are lots of young miserable people who got paid like 1 dollar a day, just to spread and support samsung's quality. I hope you still remember those reports about paid commenters. Believe me I am not a fan of any of them, but Samsung is ...

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 08:56 1

57. drunkenjay (Posts: 856; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


i mean. i expect it to crack since thats what all phones do. but if that video is real thats pretty solid.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 13:55 5

93. Aploine (Posts: 425; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


The video is only 240p so we can't see the posible cracks on the glass or anything else except that the phone still works

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 21:32 3

109. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7921; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


the video quality isnt relevant. If it was cracked you would see it. You just being foolish.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 10:13 3

71. theflu88 (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Mar 2015)


What does this have to do with the durability of the phone?

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 10:23 1

78. sgodsell (Posts: 3079; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


It is the new gorilla glass 4. Which is better once again then gorilla glass 3.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 16:07 2

97. shahrooz (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


How can we know you are not paid by apple?

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 23:33

120. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol puleezee. If anyone pulls a fast one on their consumers, it's Apple. Samsung is probably the smallest offender since their R&D budget is the biggest. If they were really as bad as the haters say, they can spend one dollar on R & D and the rest on marketing and fake 240p videos....lol sigh the haters

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 07:50 6

55. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I saw another video, it had no damage at all only dents omg

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 23:39

121. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3218; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


the phone rader site did a drop test on s6 outside dude sucked at drop tests

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 16:09 2

98. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Now that's how u do a drop test. Other iDiots on youtube just let it go from waist down. And this is how YOU BUILD A phone a Iphine can't survive a single flop on the ground

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 16:09

99. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I meant a Iphone can't survive a single drop on the ground

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 23:56

128. Arkchylde95 (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Mar 2015)


....Forget everything i said....i have no explanation for this. Apparently this girl is determined to break her phones. She posted another video WHERE SHE BREAKS WALNUTS WITH THE EDGE SCREEN WTFFFF v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTE2MjIyMDky.html

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 01:43 3

2. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 447; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


It looks like the S6 Edge not the regular S6.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 21:34

110. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7921; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


does it matter? They are both made of the same thing.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 01:44 5

3. derivativex (Posts: 176; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Holy s**t

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 01:45 1

4. natelim (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Mar 2014)


Yeah... it looks like s6 edge

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 01:46

5. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Still, plastic on the back is tougher.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 01:48 9

6. Sauce5 (unregistered)


Don't you have debts to pay?

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 01:51 6

8. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


All are paid, full in gold. No aluminum.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 11:58

88. tdslam720 (Posts: 70; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Lol Tryion.. Plastic would have shattered with these level of throws.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 12:18

89. medtxa (Posts: 1105; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


It will not, but glass is ultimately looks better and actually it doesn't shatter:)

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 01:49

7. HouTexan (Posts: 431; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Damn!

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 02:04 1

10. kent-gaga (Posts: 481; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


all i can say after watching this is "what the f*ck???"

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 02:05 12

11. phljcnth (Posts: 479; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


This is a smash test and so violent indeed! I was so surprised at first then I can't stop laughing after watching this. She must be so angry! Haha good job Sammy!

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 05:03 1

39. hassoups (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


haha same here, i went full on piglet laughing when she smashed it like that

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 02:12 2

12. Derekjeter (Posts: 805; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


What is the purpose of breaking perfectly working devices??

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 02:15 7

13. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Traffic. Look how many views this video already has. By tomorrow, it'll have at least 4x as many views and it'll probably exceed 1 million views if you give it enough days.

If you have youtube partnership, the amount of money from 1 million views is way more than the amount you spend on a new phone.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 02:52 3

20. seanwhat (Posts: 280; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


it didn't break :p

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 10:16 2

73. theflu88 (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Mar 2015)


To test its durability for us, so people like you don't have to...

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 02:17 9

14. AMERICANPATRIOT (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 20 Mar 2015)


Samsung gonna Samsung, so no thanks Korean poop

Still prefer Apple tho

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 02:23 29

16. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Apple products have high quality thanks to Korean tech, you imbecile.

You can see how badly Apple products suffer when they try changing from Korean to Japanese and Taiwanese tech.
The amount of Apple fans switching macbooks until they get a Samsung panel and Samsung harddrive is quite hilarious.

For the most part, Apple products are nothing but rebranded Korean technology. Apple has been struggling to replace Korean technology with Japanese technology for awhile now.
And when they do change a component with a Japanese counterpart, their products have gone down significantly in quality.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 09:36 2

65. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Just a fyi, the S6 Edge screen is made in japan

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 16:01 5

96. HomerS (Posts: 157; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Display is made by Samsung.
Glass is made by Corning.
Only the S6 Edge touch unit is from Japan.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 21:36

111. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7921; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


but its made at Samsung specs.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 02:26 1

17. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 606; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


What does Samsung gonna Samsung mean.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 02:28 10

18. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Who knows...

I also find it strange that a right-winger supports Apple considering how Liberal and anti-American Apple is.
Apple has invested more in the Korean economy than the American economy.
The only thing Apple has done for the US was create an army of low-wage tech support workers. All the important R&D is done by Asian manufacturers (Mostly Samsung) that Apple buys from and rebrands.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 04:01 1

28. mushpika (Posts: 33; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


Apple has invested in Korean economy? I have no idea what you are talking about. Buying components from Samsung, LG, Hynix is not investing.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 04:08 6

32. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Uhh, yes it is... Where do you think that money is going to?

Hmm? Back to the South Korean economy for them to invest in improving tech, which Apple buys again.
This creates high-paying jobs in Korea, not in the US.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 04:32 15

37. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


Most of Apple's manufacturing jobs go to China, not Korea; ie Foxconn, etc.

Reluctantly, it seems, Apple buys a few KEY components from Samsung. However, unlike Apple, Samsung does invest in the US Economy too. The A9 components are built in Arizona, in a 15 billion dollar plant Samsung built for just that purpose. So were it not for Samsung, there would be literally NOTHING on an iPhone built in the USA. Of course, Apple in all its wisdom are building a lot of processors in China anyway, on a 16nm process, because apparently Apple cannot abide providing American workers jobs, apart from manning kiosks and boutiques at minimum wage.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 06:50 1

47. mushpika (Posts: 33; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


That's what I was going to say. Purchasing is not investing. Apple buys Korean components because that makes their profit maximized. I don't think Apple invests for Samsung.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 21:38 2

112. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7921; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Purchasing is an investment you idiot.
Example, when you BUY a house it is an INVESTMENT that has a positive return. In fact you can sell your house and get more than you paid for it.

Unlike cars. But cars are investments too, it just has a lower scale of return.

Obviously you dont know what an investment is.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 06:53

48. mushpika (Posts: 33; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


By the way, tsmc is not chinese but taiwanese. Though China claims that Taiwan is a part of it, tsmc is calling their country Taiwan and I respect them.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 09:21

59. willard12 (Posts: 1516; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I like Taiwan but good with luck finding Taiwan's seat at the UN or naming your country's ambassador to Taiwan.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 11:18

84. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Apple gives China low-pay assembly jobs like how it gives the US low-pay tech support jobs.

The high-paying engineering jobs go to component manufacturers. You think an assembly guy could come up with something like Samsung's ePoP memory that Apple will probably use for the next iPhone?

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 09:32

63. kevin91202 (Posts: 514; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Clearly, you have never attended an economics class.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 23:45

125. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3218; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


dont forget with the millions of gold iwatches they are gonna sell they are destroying the rain forest in south america

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 05:16 1

40. Topcat488 (Posts: 1392; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


My iphone 6 slipped out of my hand at 3 feet, hit my boot before hitting the pavement................... And cracked!

Good thing I have the AppleCare, and they replaced it; it's now in a Otter Box. O.o

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 08:24

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 19478; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeahhhh ;)

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 21:49 2

113. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7921; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yeah because overpriced cheap made phones need cases.
The only iPhone i ever owned what the 4 and 4S. I dropped my 4S when trying to put in pocket and it cracked the back panel. of course the back glass isnt' Gorilla Glass. I replaced the part for $15 vs spending more than that in gas to go to a store.

I don't own an iPhone 5, but we have 3 employees with one so far with more coming. Already one guy had his phone 2 days without a case and he has scratches on it. I asked him how he says, its from sliding it in and out of his pocket. He also says his wife has small scratches on hers just from her nails.

A phone that starts at $749 shouldn't be so easily damage. Here both S6 models are under $700 and they are much harder to damage.

That overpriced cheap china made garbage. In fact its not even the problem. The problem is Apple used the cheapest alloy they could find. They coating they put on it is so thin it comes off with just a few wipes of a microfiber cloth.

A guy in a video wiped his with a cashmere cloth which is softer than microfiber and it scuffed the glass on the display. THAT'S CHEAP.

But the claim the iPhone is better? Yes, its better at getting damaged easier and quicker than any phone ever made.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 23:41

122. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Buying Apple care is like buying two warranties. The phone costs $200 and the other $500 in profit used to be the buffer so they can replace your phone for free and still profit by $300 and pretend that they have amazing customer service.

Now they won't even replace your phone for free anymore without Apple care. Talk about being straigh out crooks. How do people support these crooks with a straight face again?

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 23:54

127. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3218; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


how much is apple care cost and is it monthly or annual

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 06:20 4

44. Peace (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 May 2014)


samsung= good numbers, low quality, paid commenters, cheating.

Perfect for young nerds who think numbers are all there is.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 06:44 5

46. derivativex (Posts: 176; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Thanks for this amazing insight timcook

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 11:25 3

85. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


I think Apple has worse quality.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 11:55 1

86. tedkord (Posts: 9948; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Samsung = Note 4, best large phone on the planet

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 23:59

129. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3218; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


apple=high price low tech and quality for girls and kids that want to fit in and old people that cant use tech.
samsung or google should release a ad like the ibm mac ad dont conform to the standard that would piss off apple pull the same stunt they did with ibm in the 80's

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 07:37 5

53. tech-lover (Posts: 108; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


It seems that your a...s is burning through your stupid comment..put it in cold water and you feel better ijunk boy..!!! And don't show your self as American, your are just a virus in usa..! Don't bring nationality arguments you idiot..i know American people they are so nice people, same for korea, japan and many more nationalities. Get lost of here you racist.

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