Samsung Galaxy Note 3 drop test goes crack (video)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 drop test goes crack (video)
Despite being outdone in screen size by a number of phablets this year, the Note 3 is still a big-screen phone, and a very big screen one at that. With its 5.7" diagonal, it's logical that the phablet is more prone to cracking under a drop test pressure. Is it really then that much of a surprise that the display made a spider web when the phone fell face down from chest height, considering that even the much smaller and plastic iPhone 5c did the same thing

Not at all, plus the phone incurred quite a lot of visible bruises to the rim when it fell on its side as well. The phone was still operational underneath the cracked screen, however those Super AMOLED displays don't come cheap if you need a replacement, as Samsung has a monopoly on the spare panels, so be careful what you do with your Note 3, birthday party bash or not.

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. techaman unregistered

I really dislike this phone I think it's a complete waste I don't understand why people want to take phones this big I can't understand why Galaxy note 3 does not have, sapphire screen to stop it from braking that would put it above all the other phones breaking for the head of everything else

2. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

People have different preferences -- why is that so hard to understand...?

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah as long as that preference is android, on this site. And I'm not bashing your post, I actually respect it, and wish more people thought like you. +1

27. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

This phone did remarkable for its size & weight. Phablets like this one with slim bezels will always break. When you have smaller bezels you definitely sacrifice durability. That is why I bought a tempered glass screen protector from Mime USA for the Samsung Galaxy Note III because it makes the phone pretty much shatter proof. Best investment for the Samsung Galaxy Note III.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Does it add rigidity?

36. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes it's tempered glass. It's hard & it's not flexible at all. It's like adding a layer of "Gorilla" glass on top of your OEM issued glass. Who knows the Samsung Galaxy Note III may have Gorilla glass or something similar already. So for less than $30.00 you can add even more protection. Hence doubling the screens toughness. You can get it for the iPhone also. Check it out.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man that sounds like a plan. Thanx SAE +1

44. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

BEST $30.00 you will ever spend. It's really a good thing. Glad to help a fellow phone/tech junkie. Oh don't forget about the aluminium buttons. They got some sick stuff. +1 back at you

57. Tamara551

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

Best investment I made was the tempered glass for my Note 3. Have one on my phone now and I dropped it yesterday. Broke the tempered glass but not the phone screen glass. Saved me $300 bucks in repairs.

5. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Sapphire screen most likely breaks more easily. Sapphire and diamond is harder than iron, yet you can take an iron hammer and smash diamond into pieces. But a diamond or sapphire hammer won't be able to smash iron into pieces, your diamond or sapphire hammer will most likely crack first. Hard doesn't equal unbreakable, it just means it is more scratch resistant but can be more brittle.

28. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Its stronger then gorilla glass by far and much harder to scratch. Samsung has already come up with the solution to fixing the phone screen cracking and then braking it with flexible screens. Sadly the tech isn't ready yet to mass manufacturer it but it is close.

40. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

LOL.. interesting logic you use there to compare a diamond hammer to an iron one.

18. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 2013


34. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

nothing new, always we know it's gonna crack.........!!!

37. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

because people like things you dont like?

45. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Man you just went super retard lv 50. How many times do we need to go over this? It's called personal PREFERENCE. You say "i don't understand why people want phones this big". You just answered you're own question. Because that's your preference. The fact your comment got likes proves it's others on this site who don't understand the word PREFERENCE.

3. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

the back has fake leather same as the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and I'm not surprised that the screen got cracked , always expected from samsung with their cheap plastic

4. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It's not even fake leather it's a plastic with leather looks!

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hater gonna hate. It's synthetic leather and warm to the touch. Feel better than aluminum.

11. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

but cant survive on fall like this i rather get the aluminum

29. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Neither can aluminum, it might look nice but aluminum is weaker than plastic.

12. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

its not synthetic leather you moron... it is just pure plastic that looks like leather

17. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Except it's not fake leather, it is plastic that looks like leather. I spent half an hour using one last week, and it is cheap plastic masquerading as leather.

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I really do prefer the feel of Note 3 back cover compare to the plain plastic or aluminum. Apple fan just can't accept that there are people that actually do like plastic or fake leather or whatever. I minimalism my contact with my macbook and iPad because of the cool icy surface.

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Just seen the drop test video. It's did quite well actually. From the Apple fan comment I thought it's break into a few pieces. Really don't understand their fuss why spent so much time in a phone that you are not even interested in.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Kinda the same thing.

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its not fake leather its feather-like finish. Nor sammy or any other reviewer proposed that it was a true leather. Besides if you used slightest of your peanut brain before spilling pure non-nonsensical comment you would know that the phone in your profile pic is itself made out of plastic but is sturdy ! Just because your beloved company is sold and the CEO is getting a handsome compensation out of your pocket for his divorce that doesn't mean you bash every other OEM for your buthurt !

16. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

well, that fake leather sustained a shoulder high drop fairly better than any aluminum clad phone (irreplaceable dents anyone?).. and of course the glass is going to shatter. it's a big screen, heavy phone dropped face down from a shoulder height. it be weird if it didn't.

33. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Yes, its Pleather and looks cheap and hideous!

43. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I swear, the intelligence on this site shrinks drastically every day. The vast amount of MORONS here astounds me. First, the back isn't fake leather. It's soft touch plastic.. Yes, Samsung chose to mold it to look like leather (not sure why), but it's better than glossy plastic, and many of us like it better than aluminum. Don't like it? Fine.. just STFU. Not surprised the screen cracked? WOW.. me either! Except, at least I understand why - it has nothing to do with Samsung's choice of "cheap plastic". I can promise you, a 5.9" iPhone would fare no better. Here's a little bit of logic for you - ALL phones easily crack or shatter when dropped face down. I've seen countless phones of all brands sporting nice spider-webbed screens. It's pretty simple really.. Screens are getting thinner and bigger, which isn't going to help on ANY drop test. Considering how thin the panes of glass are on today's phones, I'm not sure having sapphire crystal would survive these impacts either. You'll notice most good watches use THICK sapphire crystal faces. They aren't impervious to damage either - I've manage to scratch and take a nick out of my Rolex face.. ugh.

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