Galaxy S6 goes through scratch, bend and fire testing: tough as nails (video)

Galaxy S6 goes through scratch, bend and fire testing: tough as nails (video)
The new Galaxy S6 ships with a premium metal-and-glass fusion of a unibody - a first for a Samsung flagship, and has already withstood its fare share of the inevitable torture chamber that each new and popular handset goes through nowadays.

Both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge use a grade 6013 aluminum alloy for their casing, while most other smartphones, including the iPhone 6/6 Plus, make do with a derivative of the inferior 6063 grade. While 6013 is not the highest end 7075, it is in-between, and is still used to make things that need to be light and durable, like plane fuselage, cars, yachts, mountain bikes, and so on. In fact, the 6013 aluminum is 1.5 times stronger and 1.2 times more scratch-resistant than the type of aluminum used in the new iPhones.

This rigidity shows in the video below, where a Galaxy S6 is subjected to being scratched, burned, and bent, all of which it passes with flying colors. Well, at some point the phone bends under the significant pressure, and the glass plate on top of the aluminum alloy frame goes unhinged, but it still works, plus, if you are wondering how to reach the Galaxy S6 internals faster, this is the way to go.

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Galaxy S6
  • 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 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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60 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

did pretty well and is alot stronger than the iphone 6.

10. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

its proven to me absolutely no stronger than the 6. fanboy...

13. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Unless you hit the 6's weak spot

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True the iPhone 6+ only takes 66lb at its weak point Where as the Galaxy S6 takes 110lb, almost double

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Why? The iPhone 6+ was bent permanently by little 10 year olds The S6 took a quite big man a few minutes of trying before bending permanently and that was only after he started twisting it as well

25. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

lol fanboy? i have the iphone 6 and i know the truth from wrong.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Of course you have the iPhone 6... How do we know, because you say you do. I have a pet unicorn named President Nixon too : D

47. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

You also say you have a Note 4. I suppose it's as real as your Unicorn.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is the beauty of it. I don't give a damn if you believe me, I don't claim to have a phone just to bash it, and make people believe me by claiming to own the phone I'm bashing, I never bashed the n4. I don't claim the have a note 4, I bought one, tried it out wasn't satisfied, and returned it a few days later. His ass is lying, and that's that. I'll finish this post in a sec President Nixon, just told me to FaceTime Nessie.

49. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Then you must not remember things you post. On numerous occasions you've claimed to have both the Note 4 and the iPhone 6. Now I'm going to sip some green tea. Tell Nixon I said to stop dressing in women's clothing. Its embarrassing. And tell Nessie I said What's good with the mermaids she promised?

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I challenge you to find copy and post the link of me saying that. The Note I kept for a long time was the note 3, you're a liar, now post the link. If you remember me saying that, you should have no problem providing the evidence. I'll wait... Tick tock.

50. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

lol i proved it to an apple fanboy a week ago. i can send you pics if you want.

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'd never in a million years, provide you with a way to send me pics. To be honest IDGAFF what phone you have, I'm just not gullible, and believe whatever I'm told. Send pics if I'd like, man puuuuuuulease.

56. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

you dont have to. but here is my pics http://i.imgur.com/KLXcb7P.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/cjzrkGt.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/28YtNTt.png just because i bash apple doesnt mean i hate apple. i bashed samsung before and i dont mind doing it again. i also bashed supernova for being too much of a fanboy.

45. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

What are you doing here? so jealous and envy the Galaxy? get the f**k out of here

33. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Really man? You really wanted to take it there, these "fanboy" comments are getting 0ld..... **sigh**

39. Nathillien unregistered

Yeah right You saw this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ3Ds6uf0Yg 1,2,3, gone

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bucky... My thing is, why did he even have to mention the Iphone 6 lol? Clearly he's simply trying to start trouble. I don't care which breaks first, both will bend, shatter, scratch, and dent given the right circumstances. Your money, your decision, your purchase, your tech. Enjoy it. Drunkenjay, way to get those green thumbs bud :D

52. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

why? first of all go to bgr, all bashing samsung and saying it is not durable, second, iphone is galaxy's main competition and clearly iphone bended in a normal hand stress mode compared to samsung. it is a clear comparison.

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bent, "benched" isn't a word. You weren't making a comparison, you were being the pitiful little fanboy hater you always are, and looking for trouble.

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bended isn't a word benched is.

57. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

you need to work on your dictionary skills. verb (used with object), bent or (Archaic) bended; bending. 1. to force (an object, especially a long or thin one) from a straight form into a curved or angular one, or from a curved or angular form into some different form: to bend an iron rod into a hoop. maybe you should get out of the gym and go to school?

58. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol sigh. Delusion is nice isn't it?

31. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I can't watch these kinds of videos. Feels like a hate crime is being committed

32. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I can't watch these kinds of videos. Feels like a hate crime is being committed

44. Sauce5 unregistered

Very impressed with the build quality. Very happy that Samsung listened to its fans. One thing I see on his "bend test" though is that both thumbs are touching each other leaving no gap in between. Basic physics. Not trash talking or anything, just saying that if he has gone about bending the phone by holding it end on end, it would snap instantly. Of course, no one goes and holds their HTCs, iPhones, and now Samsung phones like this trying to intentionally snap them, but yea, Kudos to Samsung for a well designed phone.

2. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

The S6/edge = smartphone for us !

3. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Wow I'm impressed!!! :)

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Beautiful and beastiful. Good job, Samsung !

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Another pointless test just to trash an expensive phone for fun.

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