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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge saves man's life during Paris terrorist attacks

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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge saves man's life during Paris terrorist attacks
The terrorist attacks in Paris that started late Friday in the city, killed as many as 153 people. If it wasn't for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, the number of dead would have been 154. According to a French media site, a man name Sylvester was hanging around outside the Stade de France. Inside, an exhibition soccer match between France and Germany was taking place. The stadium was filled with 80,000 fans, French President Francois Hollande among them, when a series of explosions could be heard by fans, players and media watching the game.

Outside the stadium, a suicide bomber and a gunman created havoc by detonating a bomb, and firing off rounds. Sylvestor was hit by a fragment from the bomb. Under normal circumstances, he would have ended up a statistic in a body bag. But as luck would have it, his Samsung Galaxy S6 edge was there to take the brunt of the attack. While his phone was in pretty bad shape, it can be replaced. His life, not so much.

Smartphones and social media played a major part in getting the story out. One gentleman stuck at the Bataclan theater, where more than 100 were killed during a concert by U.S. band Eagles of Death Metal, tweeted about the carnage he had witnessed. Others captured horrifying images seen throughout the city, by using the camera on their phone.

The video below is not in English, but you can pretty much figure out what Sylvester is saying just by looking at his wounded Galaxy S6 edge, and the wound on his body. If the phone wasn't there to take the hit, there is no doubt about what would have happened to him. 



Thanks for the tip!

source: VGTVmobiltelefon.ru (translated)

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posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:21 14

1. xdza1979 (Posts: 259; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


Galavior Savior 6

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 13:29

158. torr310 (Posts: 770; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Old new story... no matter what phone it is, it is about a phone saved a life. At 99.99%, a phone will not save a life from the bullets.

Discussions regarding this kind of articles do not make good sense to me. People usually make this a big deal not the phone itself but the brands or models.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 17:22

197. cheetah2k (Posts: 1490; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Wow so this guy is the 0.01% then. Lucky for him!

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 16:10

182. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Yeah, it rules! :D

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:22 9

2. DialtoneHumm (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Shrapnel not bullet.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 08:05 13

53. cheetah2k (Posts: 1490; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Either way, ain't no "shrapnel-gate" happening here :) Samsung phones built tough, saved that mans life!

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:24 11

3. hung2900 (Posts: 943; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


It's definitely S6 edge. How can a tech site like PA has that mistake.

Anw, the build quality of 2015's SS phones is so stronk.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:41 4

8. Alan01 (Posts: 349; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Sources say it was a Galaxy S6 and the screen is disfiguered so it has to make a definitive call.

Regards,
Alan F.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:47 13

10. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


you obviously never saw edge itl, look at the corner of display.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 08:02 28

51. cheetah2k (Posts: 1490; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


if it wasn't for the Samsung logo, PA would have been announcing it as an iPhone... blind..

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 09:18 9

91. Unordinary (Posts: 998; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Even in terrible times you still have the mind of a bigot and have to bring the iPhone/Apple into a non-Apple conversation?

WTF is wrong with you and whoever upvoted you?

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 17:25

199. cheetah2k (Posts: 1490; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Whoever upvoted me knows its true lol Samsung FTW!

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 18:15 4

209. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Lol come on son it's a tech site. This petty fanwar stuff will always be here. Learn how the internet works.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 11:45

132. lyndon420 (Posts: 3710; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


You're the one who's blind...apple's phones don't look as sharp as the edge.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 15:01 1

171. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 139; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Sources were not tech sites, Yes, the phone is disfigured but if you look at the top left edge, it is clear that it is a Galaxy S6 Edge. It cannot be disfigured that perfectly. Anways it was a Galaxy S6, Edge or not it doesn't mater.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 04:27 4

15. UglyFrank (Posts: 1545; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Exactly, even with a quick glance at the video I could tell.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:30 10

4. UncleSamWantsYou (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Jun 2015)


terrorist gonna terror, no surprise

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:32 15

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 979; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


What are you trying to say?

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 12:38 4

147. someone12 (Posts: 177; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


that he is an idiot

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:33 3

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Unless the fragment bent the phone very specifically, it looks like an S6 edge, not S6.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:45 2

9. Alan01 (Posts: 349; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


The screen is too damaged to say definitively. In that case, we need to defer to the source, which calls it a Galaxy S6.

Alan F.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:51 15

11. turk_az (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 May 2012)


look at frame on the corner, it's obviously s6 edge!

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 07:23 4

44. combatmedic870 (Posts: 547; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


It really doesn't matter....

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 08:07 7

57. cheetah2k (Posts: 1490; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


That's right, for the sake of PA consistency, leave it as an S6. Can't start bucking the trend and have an accurate article for once hahahahahaahahahaha

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 19:40

217. roscuthiii (Posts: 2148; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


If this were BBC News, CNN, Al Jazeera, Fox News, etc. it wouldn't matter. Since this is a site dedicated to mobile phones... it kinda matters.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 12:22 1

145. Scott93274 (Posts: 3706; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I think you're not focusing on what really matters.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 14:11 1

164. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7836; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No it isnt. You're just being to blind and to lazy to actually look at the photo. You can easily see its an S6 Edge in the photo.

Maybe your brain and eyes are to damaged from living in a dark basement smoking week and cooking method all day. J/K

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 16:13 2

184. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


the screen was damaged, but not it's edges. It's a S6edge, the photo reveals it!

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:36 2

7. kane74 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Jan 2014)


Sad how elite is trying to lead us into war by this false flag attacks

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 08:30 1

66. Credo (Posts: 744; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Very sad ... And people are still talking about making a future, there is no future within this government anymore, anywhere ...

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 03:55 13

12. skips (Posts: 140; Member since: 04 Oct 2015)


i heard about the attack just when i woke up. its shocking, i cant believe stuff like this is still happening. and at the same time i feel furious at those people who have caused it, i just want to rip their heart out and let them die in a horrible death. like what was into their minds thst they thought killing people would be a good idea, its beyond me.
gosh, i feel extremely sorry for everyone who have lost their family members/ friends, etc. it must be horrible for them at this moment.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 04:07 33

14. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The ones who attacked are not the worst ones, it's the ones who plan these horrible things and brainwash these guys to do these tasks.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 08:13

61. torr310 (Posts: 770; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


keyword: they are "brainwashed".

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 08:31 7

67. Credo (Posts: 744; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Yes, the world leaders. Not "Muslims" like they want us to believe ..

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 08:36

68. skips (Posts: 140; Member since: 04 Oct 2015)


True words - but for me, they all are equally disgusting to my eyes, and I hope they will rot in the most horrible place imaginable.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 11:49

135. Sidewinder (Posts: 393; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I wonder how these terrorists leaders are still alive planning and killing even with the advent of moder tech and high-tech intelligence. It still surprises me that the only solution to the problem is to fight from the root level but still all we see is the neutralization of pawns

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 05:29

22. farisridzwan (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


i couldn't agree more

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 04:55

16. Phantom1031 (Posts: 66; Member since: 02 Aug 2014)


There is no humanity in these attacks. What they want to prove to the world?

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 05:35 11

23. UncleSamWantsYou (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Jun 2015)


Religion of peace, what else?

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 10:49 7

125. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


Islam is not related to terrorism ... These are not actions of true Muslims ... In fact these murderers don't belong to Islam at all... And one thing here ... Because just a bunch of CIA Brainwashed criminals and Zionists commit crimes .. Does that mean ISLAM teaches people to be terrorists ? Yeah right so I should start up a gang tomorrow and name it for the sake of Jesus Christ and murder a lot of people and then you'll defend Christianity and say that this doesn't represent Christianity , Guess what Sherlock Holmes.. Islam doesn't relate to these criminals in any way
I don't care if they say Allah Akbar they don't know what does it really mean
They say what they did is for Syria , what they did is not for Syria , what they did only proves they're brain washed mercenaries .. Islam doesn't encourage these types of actions and therefore you are absolutely mistaken in relating criminal actions to Islam ...

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 16:13 7

185. Oxygen (Posts: 125; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Another muslim apologist lol.
There's a reason why these people are called religious extremists.
I wonder if Islam is really a religion of peace, why aren't they extremely peaceful then?

Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"

Quran (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority".

Yeah right!

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 17:51 1

208. androidwindows (Posts: 184; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


Another idiotic Islamophobic hate monger lol.

Where did you get those quotes? Those are not in the Qur'an. Please don't make things up.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 18:32 5

212. Oxygen (Posts: 125; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


"Those are not in the Qur'an."

REALLY?! LMAO!
It would seem that I actually know your so-called "holy scriptures" better than you do! I've put the freaking references if you weren't so dense to actually verify.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 19:20 4

216. T.Law (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 May 2014)


The dude has actually put the verses numbers. You could've at least check them in your book before making a fool of yourself on here.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 06:04

26. ibend (Posts: 3167; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


they proof that "some man just want to see the world burn" or something like that :-/

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 06:45

32. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


What they want? Stop making charlie hebdo. There's no reason why would isis nor muslim would attack paris if the artist would stop making hebdo comics.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 08:05 6

54. Pattyface (Posts: 1511; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Yes because that constituents killing people. You are part of the problem

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 08:05 7

55. tarek1980 (Posts: 277; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Amazing is the way you think people ??

The New Imperial Countries (US, UK, Russia, France.....ect) sending troops & Army to fight in the Middle East killing people & destroying civilization & in their way they are creating a generations welling to revenge back from those Imperial power's.

you talk about Humanity !!!!!!

Then talk about a country like Syria, where more than 4 Million Human been now they are refugees, because of the oil & Gas war in Syria (yes the real reason for this war is Oil & Gas not terrorism).

hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been killed so it is ok for me of couple of hundreds of French people got killed.

If people of France in a bad need for peace ....let them call troops back to France & stop sending troops to Middle East.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 04:58 8

17. Lenny86 (Posts: 82; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


U disgusting!!!Advertising a phone with a such a terrible loss happened during the night.
Go to hell phone arena!

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 05:21 20

20. hanabi (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Oct 2015)


It saved a man's life. Shouldn't this be praised? why do you have to look at everything in that attitude

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 05:22 2

21. Wiencon (Posts: 1710; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Agreed, this news was kinda disgusting. Maybe it should wait week or two

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 05:49 21

24. Commentator (Posts: 3653; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


You know what's disgusting? Terrorists murdering 150+ people.

Nice to see your priorities are straight.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 09:18 1

89. muji_789 (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


not supporting terrorism or anything but
know what else is disgusting,
FRENCH TROOPS KILLING INNOCENT MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN SYRIA
AND NOT ONLY FOR ONE NIGHT

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 12:19 1

234. RoboticEngi (Posts: 547; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Yeah I wish Europe would a wall all around us and leave the middle east f**king burn. It's war and nothing but war everywhere south of Europe. ......who the f**k was it that was crying to the world when their sadist diktator leader was killing innocent people? Who was it that wanted help to get rid of assad? Then the west helped, and now it is our fault that some psycho pigs called ISIS, which by the way are one big pile of chicken pigs hiding among civilians, women and children are slaughtering people all over the middle east and now in Europe too?people like you makes me wanna build that wall..........

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 06:41 1

30. Verizon7 (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Sep 2015)


at least the phone saved a person life. life is valuable

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 20:19

220. phichart (Posts: 229; Member since: 03 May 2014)


you are stupid... that phone save the man life...

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 05:04 4

18. prashant1707 (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Nov 2015)


i think what happened was against humanity....the killers were shouting names of Sieria and its payback....god give peace to those innocent souls...

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 05:18 1

19. hanabi (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Oct 2015)


I know they had good software protection, KNOX, from virus

But also physical protection ....?

haha this reminds me of angry taiwaneses who tried to break Samsung monitor in front of Camera with hammer, but it did not break until 3rd smash.

Thank you Samsung for saving that man's life

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 05:53

25. pendragon0202 (Posts: 88; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Watch Samsung France will probably replace his damaged hero phone with a new S6 edge. They did so in Thailand for a policeman who also survived from a gun shot thanks to his galaxy phone.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 06:19

27. bubbadoes (Posts: 813; Member since: 03 May 2012)


stay out of fact finding and leave this to news reporters and journalist. Let the French mourn in peace and we as a whole pray for them during this tragic moment!

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