Galaxy S6 edge drop, water and nutcracker tests show stellar durability

Galaxy S6 edge drop, water and nutcracker tests show stellar durability
Samsung used plastic, instead of glass substrate for the flexible AMOLED display of the Galaxy S6 edge, so it can bend it on both sides, forming the notorious dual edge that makes it so unique. The side-sloping display functions might be more for bragging rights than practical purposes, but there is no denying that the new flagship might turn out to be one of the most drop-durable handsets out there, judging from the tests below. 

The phone survives a fall from shoulder height, but that's not all there is to it. We don't know to what extent this ruggedness is due to the flexible display, and how much can be attributed to the Gorilla Glass 4 cover on top, since, as you can see in the third video below, someone breaks walnuts with one Galaxy S6 edge on top a Galaxy S6, and they both remain unscathed, despite the S6 having a regular glass screen substrate.

The Galaxy S6 edge was also dipped in water, despite being only splash-proof, as per its specifications. Much to everyone's surprise, the flagship kept on ticking even when submerged, and remained so fro about 20 minutes, meaning that in practice you shouldn't worry about using it in the rain, or dropping it in the bathtub, for instance.

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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48 Comments

1. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

The Best Smartphone!

30. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

The BEST smartphone until this september... I'm gonna get the NEXT BEST smartphone in september.... Galaxy Note 5

2. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

All I can say is beautiful. Just beautiful.

37. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I want the Iron Man edition one. But I'd also be happy with the Captain America version. That's what it would take for me to trade in my OnePlus One.

39. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Yeah it looks great! Especially the Iron Man version

40. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They do have a theme for that

41. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Yes they do.

45. Ashoaib

Posts: 3288; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

green Hulk for me, its super sexy

3. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I'm impressed!

4. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Yup beautiful and super tough..! I'm sold.

5. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

The best phone ever.

6. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Not as bad as it was expected, huh?

7. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I would still consider it durable as it made it that far. Other phones might have not made it. Great job sammy on testing out your phone's quality before selling them unlike cough*apple*cough

8. hafini_27

Posts: 950; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I'm speechless. Beautiful and durable!

9. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Umm.....how are those pictures showing a durable phone? It looks pretty rekt to me even though it might still 'work'...

11. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

A fall of any and most smartphones from shoulder height landing directly on its screen? Try it and tell me the color of your motherboard.

24. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

*cough* Droid Razr M *cough*

13. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

and this my friends is what we a called a sub species known as the "troll" it lurks under the bridge until the humans make an opening and bites them from behind. Trolls are known to be sadists narcissists and psychopaths.

14. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Apparently unfortunately.

12. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

15. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Cant stop laughing at the 3rd video lol. Hilarious!!! but Samsung has just informed other OEMs how to make a real worthy smartphone

16. guil.power

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

WOW. let the butthurt ifag comments begin!

17. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

wait wait wait but some people here said that samsung was going to fail the edge screen are not durable none is going to buy it..etc etc...

21. maherk

Posts: 6887; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Don't worry, they ll always have their silly reasons to hate on Samsung phones. They once hated on the S6's box!! We all know that the reason they are hating, simply because Samsung will crush the competition this year.

27. twens

Posts: 1177; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Who cares if they hate? All that matters is I am buying a sexy durable yet technologically advance smartphone. If you think you have a better phone that's your own wahala!!!! S6 edge is just the phone to beat, I'm sure even Apple knows samsung has raised the bar. Only the ships pretend not to see it. Give one area where the iPhone exceeds the s6 edge and they can't name one. iOS is smooth fine, but it's that way because it can't do half what android does.

31. maherk

Posts: 6887; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The Note series was always an improvement over the great Galaxy series. I can't imagine how Samsung will be able to make a perfect phone in the S6 even better with the Note 5. I guess the sky is the limit for Samsung atm, they are proving to the whole world that 2014 was a slip, not a downfall like haters were wishing for.

26. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Beautiful Outside Best Inside Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

28. ciprian_xro

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I am not surprised of this phone. I saw this >Nokia Lumia Screen 900 Hammer Test< on youtube 3 years ago and samsung did nothing like that. perhaps that is why they were makeing crappy phones to make the customer buy new parts and replace! sorry for my english!

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung has shown how they test their phones. They show them spray them with a huge amount of water for a considerable amount of time with very good results. The only holes on the device is he speaker, mini-USB and headphone jack. The phone is sealed. Unless you break the seal by opening it, water should only get in through the holes. Now I didn't expect him to submerge the device in water. The fact it lasted 20 minutes is a surprised. I expected it to last maybe 5. The iPhone would have died in less than 5 I am sure of it. This device is certainly premium. In his drop tests, we have no idea how many times he actually drop the phone before he finally cracked it. Remember they typically edit the video to the point they actual carked the phone. Samsung show these phones dropping 100's of times and not cracking. One thing this does show is, if I get this phone I still won't need a case. Samsung putting Gorilla glass onto the metal is a very smart move. It will be impossible for you to scratch up the phone, except where the metal is exposed.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How Samsung stress test their devices -http://mashable.com/2012/11/26/samsung-stress-test/

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