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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: 291; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


Galavior Savior 6

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 13:29

158. torr310 (Posts: 892; 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: 1599; 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: 1599; 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: 956; 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: 388; 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: 374; 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: 1599; 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: 1960; 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: 1599; 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: 4564; 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: 431; 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: 1733; 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: 1231; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


What are you trying to say?

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: 388; 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: 42; 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: 676; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


It really doesn't matter....

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 08:07 7

57. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; 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: 2226; 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: 5045; 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: 10737; 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: 44; 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: 748; 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: 192; 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.

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