Samsung Galaxy S6 edge saves man's life during Paris terrorist attacks

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge saves man's life during Paris terrorist attacks
The terrorist attacks in Paris that started late Friday in the city, killed as many as 153 people. If it wasn't for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, the number of dead would have been 154. According to a French media site, a man name Sylvester was hanging around outside the Stade de France. Inside, an exhibition soccer match between France and Germany was taking place. The stadium was filled with 80,000 fans, French President Francois Hollande among them, when a series of explosions could be heard by fans, players and media watching the game.

Outside the stadium, a suicide bomber and a gunman created havoc by detonating a bomb, and firing off rounds. Sylvestor was hit by a fragment from the bomb. Under normal circumstances, he would have ended up a statistic in a body bag. But as luck would have it, his Samsung Galaxy S6 edge was there to take the brunt of the attack. While his phone was in pretty bad shape, it can be replaced. His life, not so much.

Smartphones and social media played a major part in getting the story out. One gentleman stuck at the Bataclan theater, where more than 100 were killed during a concert by U.S. band Eagles of Death Metal, tweeted about the carnage he had witnessed. Others captured horrifying images seen throughout the city, by using the camera on their phone.

The video below is not in English, but you can pretty much figure out what Sylvester is saying just by looking at his wounded Galaxy S6 edge, and the wound on his body. If the phone wasn't there to take the hit, there is no doubt about what would have happened to him. 

Thanks for the tip!

source: (translated)

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



233. Jwalker75

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

If it would have had enough force to kill him it would have went right through the phone. Sorry.

229. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Samsung must've funded ISIS

230. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Haha this is what you get from saving a man's life

203. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

What a SHAMELESS plug!!! I won't be surprised if the story is FAKE

194. muji_789

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

i cant believe the media expects up to believe that the terrorists carried their passport with them to the place of bombing what did he think he needed his passport for the afterlife

206. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Many believed them when they found one of the hijacker's magic passport few blocks away from TWC in 9/11, so why wouldn't they pull the same plug again?

207. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

People see what they want, it helps to justify their hatred of another group of people bro.

211. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Things are getting better because people are getting smarter. Reading some of the top responses on Facebook today really made me excited for tomorrow, there is still hope. It was a totally different story in the past, I would receive personal threats on Facebook for even sending my condolences.

191. MarkRich89

Posts: 17; Member since: May 09, 2015

A typical Apple story being reenacted by a Samsung fan boy. ...poor you looking for recognition

187. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

The fact that PA have posted new topics and not removed the racist posts or banned the to55ers angers the f***k outta me. GET ON YOUR JOB MODS!

166. GeekMovement unregistered

My condolences go out to those affected by this tragedy.

162. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

These types of articles are just stupid. Trying to assume he would have died from a bucket fragments the is just dumb. He was just lucky. There have been people shot in the head and survived.

160. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

I hope Samsung sends him a new replacement fast.

155. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Great. A man is saved. If there would b an iPhone then worse could have happened.

126. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

People please learn the difference between religion and culture. Islam mean to submit to the will of God. That's not culture, it's nature. The natural existence of creation is a harmonical existence. Culture breeds and trains us to act a certain way. A dog can be loving, or be the very definition of a werewolf, based on its training /culture. If ISIS is islam, then the Ku Klux Klan is Christianity. Learn the difference before you run your mouth. I come to this site not only to talk tech, but to socialize with people from all over the world that gather here. Stop being bigoted ass holes.

183. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

No offense but didn't you just say Americans are fat uneducated happy people? I'm pretty sure that too was you segregating Americans under one title. I'm humanity first and American second.. You know the county that affords you the right to your opinion without penalty?

215. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I said so many Americans. Fat dumb and happy, is another way of saying "ignorance is bliss", which I also said. Don't use part of my post, instead look into, and analyze why I said it bro.

232. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'm going to have to disagree with you here for the first time. I still feel you like others are lumping a huge group into one area.

235. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok bro, then we'll agree to disagree. We stay respectful, and keep being cool here. +1 bro.

224. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Exactly. You gave the post of the day award to Maherk, so I'm nominating you for co-post of the day.

225. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Well said, i think a lot of people need to open their eyes. +1

118. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Such a tragedy and you pulbish this bulls**t...

112. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

shiny window bloody crap just shut up...who the hell are you to decide about muslim community.. i don't know who done this barbaric act in France but for ur kind information true muslim nvr hurt, kill or embarrassed anyone

94. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

One lucky man you are sir. Glad to see a happy tale come from this tragedy.

83. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Freaking brainwashed Muslim fanboys.

74. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

If it was a iPhone, the ball will return and kills the terrorist.

76. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Only if it was an old Nokia phone.

84. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

A Nokia 3310 to be precise...!!!

130. jacoby

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 02, 2015

It will bend and kill the guy instantly

72. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

This is actually becoming ridiculous now, are France even TRYING to stop this?

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