Samsung Galaxy Note II "breaking of" video ready: drop test to make you cringe

Samsung Galaxy Note II
We've always been curious how the Galaxy Note II with its gargantuan 5.5-inch display will fare in a drop test, but were too flaky to do it with our own unit, so here it is, your Moment of Zen.

The Galaxy S III doesn't fare very well in drop tests, compared to smaller-screen rivals, regardless of the hardened glass on top of the screenm and laws of physics can easily explain it.

The Note II, which is much larger, should fare worst, right? We won't spoil the fun, so watch the "breaking of" video below.

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  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)



1. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Woah.. heart breaking video! But glad the Note 2 survived the tests unlike the S3, since I'm getting one!!

21. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

the video was taken in the Philippines! that place is in fort san pedro. :)

32. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

seems like a nice vacation destination!!! I saw the drop test for the S3 and I wasnt impressed!! The metal casing around the Note II was key to me.............makes me want to get the phone EVEN MORE lol

22. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

No face down drop test like GS3.

24. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Wow that Note 2 held up pretty well and isnt that a piece of art? I really need to get one ASAP!

2. MarqBland

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Yep, I'm ready for this phone to get here. The iPhone 5 vs SGSIII drop test video made me nervous. Watching the Note 2 fall made me cringe, but thank goodness it survived!

3. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Should have dropped it screen down.

6. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Heh heh.. any phone that dropped screen down would have cracked, Gorilla glass or not! Anyway, he's demonstrating how it would have dropped if used normally so it makes sense. :)

28. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

old nokia c6-01 - more than 10 times falling on an edge or rock on the screen survived all of them

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

its trying to do normal accidents

4. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

gosh............i hate this guy....y dont u simply give some1 the phone

31. sbr999

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

For science buddy. These phones are sacrificed in the name of SCIENCE!

44. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

The whole point of these videos are to show potential buyers how durable the phone is. It is helpful to know this when buying a phone. He isn't doing it just to destroy it. He is helping us make a good decision as to which phone we potentially want to buy will hold up the best.

47. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

everyone wont buy a $10 case when spending 600 bugs on a phone


Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Uhm... a 600 "bugs" that you can EAT at Phillippines streets food (on the grill). Tasty! Oh... you mean BUCKS! jjejeje...

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Day-by-day, more and more people are getting crazy about this beast.

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I was sure it will crack..and i cringed. And now i'm definitely loving this phone to the smallest transistor, lol

8. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

never drop your phone face down. except in your sofa

9. wendygarett unregistered

Yeah very convincing drop test from the site called ANDROIDauthority :)

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

they showed the S3 breaks and even tested it againts an iPhone 5 and said to be impresed with the i5 Build qualiity. you just jealous this baby has a bigger screen, more battery and amazing features while still being durable

16. wendygarett unregistered

I know that, I was just sarcastic Lolol Take that Apple Lolol :D

10. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Well I'll be,,, Note 2 is great! Good job Samsung, but even then, everyone should get a case when going out, just to be safe.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I can't watch the video, I simply can't bring myself to watch it, can someone please tell me what happens?

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

note didint break like the S3


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Thanks, I just can't watch. Go G-Note II, GO!!!!

15. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Oh boy,I can't wait anymore. Please launch this beast already

17. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I guess Samsung learned it's lesson from the build quality of the SIII and made the NoteII more durable!

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

great. looks like samsung's normal durability is back in action. Whatever is up with the S3 is just a fluke in the design somewhere. Not a crack at all on the screen.. I'm impressed with the device being that damn big. I wonder what's different in it to make it more durable. Good, it stays on my "plausible next purchase" list. I was scared of the drop test after the S3 fail. lol

23. Gaytor

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

Coming to Bangladesh later part of October. Can't wait.

25. devildlm1

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

I never got the point of drop tests. They all are inconclusive since every drop situation is completely different...

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