Samsung Galaxy S6 edge gets thrown on the floor but survives this violent drop test

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge gets thrown on the floor but survives this violent drop test
Samsung built its new flagship phone from scratch after the Samsung Galaxy S5 was deemed a disappointment by phone buyers. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has a metal frame sandwiched by two pieces of Gorilla Glass 4, one in the front and one in the back. While giving the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge a new cool design, it does mean that the phone could be in pretty bad shape if it is dropped. How much protection can Gorilla Glass 4 provide? Perhaps a new video gives us the answer.

A low-resolution clip has been uploaded to YouTube showing a woman apparently taking out her frustrations on a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Perhaps she is upset with the news that Zayn Malik has left One Direction. Or maybe she's pissed that her local McDonald's stopped serving the McRib. Whatever the reason, she throws the handset to the ground with a speed that makes us recall Bob Gibson in his prime.

Despite the rather hard throw, a quick test shows that the Galaxy S6 edge has survived. It is hard to tell from the video, but it appears that there is no damage to the phone whatsoever. As we get closer to the launch of the device on April 10th, we probably will see more elaborate drop tests and water tests. Remember, because of the new build the Samsung Galaxy S6 lost the IP67 certification that it had last year, meaning that the Galaxy S5 could survive being submerged in up to 3.3 feet of water and emerge unscathed. That is not the case with the new models.

Have butterfingers and worry that if you buy the Galaxy S6 edge it will end up shattered on the floor? Perhaps watching the embedded video below will help you get over this thinking.



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source: YouTube

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh

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144 Comments

1. DaftPunk

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

What the... is this the new 3310 ?

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1625; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Work It Make It Do It Makes Us Harder Better Faster Stronger

45. Peace

Posts: 23; Member since: May 22, 2014

Since this is in favor of Samsung you should be a little suspicious. Some times we forget about past stuff so soon. Do you remember when every one was bashing apple because of workers' conditions in FOXCONN? Do you also remember that just briefly after official report came out that workers' conditions are even so much worse in SAMSUNG? Well every one forgot about it because the truth is on these websites there are lots of young miserable people who got paid like 1 dollar a day, just to spread and support samsung's quality. I hope you still remember those reports about paid commenters. Believe me I am not a fan of any of them, but Samsung is ...

57. drunkenjay

Posts: 1625; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i mean. i expect it to crack since thats what all phones do. but if that video is real thats pretty solid.

93. Aploine

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

The video is only 240p so we can't see the posible cracks on the glass or anything else except that the phone still works

109. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

the video quality isnt relevant. If it was cracked you would see it. You just being foolish.

71. theflu88

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

What does this have to do with the durability of the phone?

78. sgodsell

Posts: 6654; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It is the new gorilla glass 4. Which is better once again then gorilla glass 3.

97. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

How can we know you are not paid by apple?

120. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol puleezee. If anyone pulls a fast one on their consumers, it's Apple. Samsung is probably the smallest offender since their R&D budget is the biggest. If they were really as bad as the haters say, they can spend one dollar on R & D and the rest on marketing and fake 240p videos....lol sigh the haters

55. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I saw another video, it had no damage at all only dents omg

121. engineer-1701d unregistered

the phone rader site did a drop test on s6 outside dude sucked at drop tests

98. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now that's how u do a drop test. Other iDiots on youtube just let it go from waist down. And this is how YOU BUILD A phone a Iphine can't survive a single flop on the ground

99. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I meant a Iphone can't survive a single drop on the ground

128. Arkchylde95

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

....Forget everything i said....i have no explanation for this. Apparently this girl is determined to break her phones. She posted another video WHERE SHE BREAKS WALNUTS WITH THE EDGE SCREEN WTFFFF v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTE2MjIyMDky.html´╗┐

2. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

It looks like the S6 Edge not the regular S6.

110. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

does it matter? They are both made of the same thing.

3. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Holy s**t

4. natelim

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 09, 2014

Yeah... it looks like s6 edge

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

Still, plastic on the back is tougher.

6. Sauce5 unregistered

Don't you have debts to pay?

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

All are paid, full in gold. No aluminum.

88. tdslam720

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Lol Tryion.. Plastic would have shattered with these level of throws.

89. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

It will not, but glass is ultimately looks better and actually it doesn't shatter:)

7. HouTexan

Posts: 460; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Damn!

10. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

all i can say after watching this is "what the f*ck???"

11. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is a smash test and so violent indeed! I was so surprised at first then I can't stop laughing after watching this. She must be so angry! Haha good job Sammy!

39. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

haha same here, i went full on piglet laughing when she smashed it like that

12. Derekjeter

Posts: 1439; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

What is the purpose of breaking perfectly working devices??

13. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Traffic. Look how many views this video already has. By tomorrow, it'll have at least 4x as many views and it'll probably exceed 1 million views if you give it enough days. If you have youtube partnership, the amount of money from 1 million views is way more than the amount you spend on a new phone.

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