Samsung Galaxy S4 (Google Edition) goes through the rings of hell

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Google Edition) goes through the rings of hell
It is a known fact that every smartphone maker tests its smartphones extensively before releasing them to market and stress tests are part of that whole pre-launch torture. When it comes to flagship phones, though, it is not just torture - it is pure hell.

In this latest video Samsung shows what the Galaxy S4 went through before arriving to market. It’s a lot. Most of the tests are automated of course but nonetheless it’s very impressive seeing the S4 survive drops, temperature changes and the elements.

We get to see the phone being smashed on, stepped on and even submerged in water for a few seconds (do not try this at home) and it survives. Interestingly, you could see that Samsung is using a Google Edition Galaxy S4 in these tests as well. Take a look below.

source: SammyHub

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Except that drop tests haven't been too kind to the S4.

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

So dis official and not random?

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I don't think its the Google edition. Look @ 1:20 you can see the custom ROM screen. Also, since GS4 Google edition is launched first in USA it would've been posted on SamsungUSA which this video isn't (but I mayble wrong) Perhaps Victor H. could confirm if SamsungTomorrow is an official Samsung's youtube account ?

10. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

possible stock android not google edition.

12. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

Well of course they are offficial, how else would they get in Samsung's manufacturing facilities? And it's both the Google Edition and the TouchWiz one, pause around 1:10 and you'd see stock Android.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Nice video presentation but I have friends who own a galaxy and I can see many of them are having the same issue about the shiny thing on the side/corner starting to be peeled off(sort of like rusting but not exactly)

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i think its the metal plating /paint , even my old note had the issue

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Hopefully they will fix that issue with their future products

15. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Yeah my sister's S2 also started to lose the chrome paint on the plastic, i really thought it was metal but it isn't, plastic like the rest of the phone. Have seen some S3s too with that problem. Hope Samsung starts using real metal so this problem dissapears.

13. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Because it's cheaply made! Haven't had that with my devices (obviously it's not Samsung)

20. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

so a poop can use a mobile phone after all..

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

at 1.09 - drops google edition - picks up touchwiz edition later

7. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Maybe that's how they get it on there seen as touchwiz runs like stock android with a knock to the head

9. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

19. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

that was impresive !

11. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

so Google edition is better then regular s4.

14. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Concrete? ????? Is real life

16. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

PhoneArena , what this '(Google Edition)' is doing in the headline?

17. dAnT3

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

can someone tell what did I just see around the 0:06 mark (a metal body s4)??? :O o.O

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's the S4. It has a faux-metal trim.

21. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Holy sh1t. I can't believe they made MACHINES specially to destroy/test phones!

22. DibelDibil

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

my heart tore apart whilst watching this video... give those phones to me, don't try to destroy them :(

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