Now, we have another extreme test. The Samsung Galaxy S5 was dropped two-stories. Would the phone survive? As you would expect, the display was shattered, the casing was bent and there were scratches in a few areas. But surprisingly, the phone still worked.
Even as smartphones become loaded up with more and more features, and the circuitry becomes more complex, the build quality is improving to the point where a two-story drop might not be enough to kill a handset.
Thanks for the tip, Richard!
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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Still they can't catch Nokia in these things.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 4:38 PM 6
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Have you a Nokia fetish? Is it funny to flood every single article connected with Samsung?
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 5:14 PM 37
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If i dig the past, when lumia 920 was announced, you nokia fanboys bloated all android articles with '920 the best', '920 will kill this' comments. Then this increased with 1020 and 1520 announcement. Lol dont pretend to be innocent. You were the guys who started all this sh*t. Before this no one cared, no one gave a damn to wp comic books. With such BS comments do you think droid fans are going to sit like a dumb. Lol.
posted on Apr 13, 2014, 2:22 AM 9
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posted on Apr 12, 2014, 6:38 PM 2
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Not so fast http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 7:32 PM 10
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I think this can be classified as "anecdotal evidence" I could easily say I dropped my Note 3 from a three story balcony it bounced and landed in a pool with zero harm and no one can prove me wrong. To take a forum post with no evidence as fact seems a little crazy to me. If forum posts were accurate news 4chan would have blown up the world a million times over by now.
posted on Apr 13, 2014, 4:28 AM 1
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I wonder what would happen to that cheap soda can tinfoil on that M8 phone if it had to endure that kind of impact.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 4:39 PM 18
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I have the note 3, and I tested both the S5 and One m8 two days ago, and the m8 left the best impression at the end of the day. While the S5 looks much much better than the pictures, and has the better grip out of the 3, the HTC M8 rounded back with the sturdy aluminum built was very pleasant to hold, and I might end up breaking my number 1 rule when it comes to buying a phone, looks aren't one of my priorities. If the gear fit manager ended up being ported to the m8, I am selling my note 3 and getting it without even having a second thought about it (although I HATE the on screen buttons). Neither the S5 is made out of cheap plastic nor the m8 is made of a cheap tinfoil, these trolls are so old.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 5:26 PM 6
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The problem in India is, if the m8 and s5 suffered the same damage, it would take a day for the s5 to be repaired and a month for the htc. HTC service in India is horrible., and outside of big cities, its non existent. Thats the only reason i dont buy htc phones although i love them, the htc desire was the 1st smartphone i loved. But didnt buy it co of the pathetic support.
posted on Apr 13, 2014, 12:42 AM 2
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Not saying the S5 isn't durable, but the results to a drop like this would depend on the orientation of the device.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 4:43 PM 1
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Correctly. A device will easily shatter regardless of build if it lands on one of its corners. Physics anyone?
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 11:44 PM 2
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I don't know about that. I dropped my old HTC HD7 on one of its top corners right onto exposed aggregate concrete. The corner was all bashed out but the screen was just fine. I think the best way to blow out a screen is by dropping it on its face so the screen slaps the pavement.
posted on Apr 13, 2014, 4:32 AM 0
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Drop tests are meaningless. Meaningless.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 4:55 PM 8
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To a certain extent I believe. I feel as if they were done (and recorded) over and over, there would be more accurate information. There could be one unlucky drop fail based on an unlucky position fall, pebble, speed, etc that "showcases" the failed test to the audience. In this case, I believe they are pointless. But if done repeatedly in different scenarios many times each, they would be better than they are now. I feel like drop tests whore out the video for view counts on youtube right now also.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 5:03 PM 1
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