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...
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144 Comments

54. tedkord

Posts: 17201; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You have the right to prefer lower tier products.

60. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Your iPhone is made in CHINA!!! Another arrogant misinformed American living in a fantasy world.

68. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

No business commenting on Samsung product though.

79. theflu88

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

This video CLEARLY proved that this ain't "Korean poop"... The benchmarks CLEARLY prove that this ain't "Korean poop"... The pre-orders CLEARLY prove that this ain't "Korean poop"... And all the rave reviews from not only this site, but cNET, BGR, Forbes, Globe & Mail, etc CLEARLY prove that this ain't "Korean poop" The only thing that is poop is your ability to read, write, and comprehend basic english, so go back to climbing water towers with a can of paint to defend your sister's honor, or whatever you "American Patriots" do these days. Clearly you have no place on this website or this comments section.

82. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

I wouldn't say that CNET gave it a whole-hearted positive review. They are big Apple fans (even have a video segment dedicated solely for Apple products) and would never say a Samsung product is better than Apple's offerings. Just read the review of the S6 edge. It's quite comical how they play off every single feature, that is lacking in the iPhone, as lukewarm or tepid. Hardware-wise, the S6 is at least two or three generations ahead of the iPhone, yet somehow it's not as good as the iPhone. Paying $600-$680 for an S6 is a bargain compared to the $650 iPhone 6 that contains technology from 2012.

114. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The iPhone starts at $749

140. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Wrong. iPhone 6 starts at $649, which is essentially $650. 6 Plus starts $749. You may have been ripped off.

124. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol did CNET go full on Apple cock sucking again? I can't wait to see the Verge review, they are even worse.

100. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Enjoy your crappy spapphire fragile screen. At least Samsung CAN MAKE A phone that doesn't shattered into lil pieces

101. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Enjoy your crappy shappire screen.

123. engineer-1701d unregistered

you lime chinese products, such an american patriot

130. engineer-1701d unregistered

like i mean sorry laying in bed typing

15. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

There was a video where one Indian reviewer dropped it sideways from waist height on a concrete floor. It made little dent on the round metallic corner, but the screen was perfect.

19. dchamero

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Why no IPg7 Samsung... why.... :( it would have been perfect, with that drop resistance and water protection...

131. engineer-1701d unregistered

s6 active unit i have been telling everyone about for weeks sd card bigger battery

21. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Watching this hearts me physically.

22. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Thanks to Gorilla Glass 4, I can forget screen protectors.

24. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

sand will still ruin gorilla glass sadly

49. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Getting it accidentally on your phone is virtually impossible though.

58. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

it will went you have some in your pockets. had it. tried it. cried it, protector it.

61. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Why would you have sand in your pockets?

87. tedkord

Posts: 17201; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Don't you carry sand around? You never know when you might need some.

141. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Well, his username is drunkenjay, so I guess for drunks, they like to carry sand in case of an emergency...

139. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Sand and dust particles are the same and when you wipe them into the glass with a cloth it can scratch the screen.

142. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Sand is silicon dioxide (quartz). Silicon is what scratches the screen since it's harder than most glass, which also primarily made of silicon dioxide. Dust may contain silicon dioxide, but unless you're near a beach, barren, or desert environment, it's not a big problem.

26. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

They might make gorilla glass 4 thinner on sammy s6 so you will still be needing those protectors in the future.

50. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Thinner doesn't always translate to less protection. I might still get a casing for it though.

132. engineer-1701d unregistered

the spigen active cae is nice and a neo hard case

34. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Wat the........ Is this s**t for real? If it is no other phone can survive what I just watched unless it's a 3310. My God! Do you know what this means if this video is real? Samsung just took a huge dang on the competition.

35. smitpatel

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 30, 2014

i was waiting for this post... finally.. thank you phonearena.

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