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" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)



1. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Galavior Savior 6

158. torr310

Posts: 1661; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Old new story... no matter what phone it is, it is about a phone saved a life. At 99.99%, a phone will not save a life from the bullets. Discussions regarding this kind of articles do not make good sense to me. People usually make this a big deal not the phone itself but the brands or models.

197. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Wow so this guy is the 0.01% then. Lucky for him!

182. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Yeah, it rules! :D

2. DialtoneHumm

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Shrapnel not bullet.

53. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Either way, ain't no "shrapnel-gate" happening here :) Samsung phones built tough, saved that mans life!

3. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

It's definitely S6 edge. How can a tech site like PA has that mistake. Anw, the build quality of 2015's SS phones is so stronk.

8. Alan01

Posts: 619; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Sources say it was a Galaxy S6 and the screen is disfiguered so it has to make a definitive call. Regards, Alan F.

10. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

you obviously never saw edge itl, look at the corner of display.

51. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

if it wasn't for the Samsung logo, PA would have been announcing it as an iPhone... blind..

91. Unordinary unregistered

Even in terrible times you still have the mind of a bigot and have to bring the iPhone/Apple into a non-Apple conversation? WTF is wrong with you and whoever upvoted you?

199. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Whoever upvoted me knows its true lol Samsung FTW!

209. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol come on son it's a tech site. This petty fanwar stuff will always be here. Learn how the internet works.

171. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 919; Member since: May 07, 2014

Sources were not tech sites, Yes, the phone is disfigured but if you look at the top left edge, it is clear that it is a Galaxy S6 Edge. It cannot be disfigured that perfectly. Anways it was a Galaxy S6, Edge or not it doesn't mater.

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Exactly, even with a quick glance at the video I could tell.

4. UncleSamWantsYou

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

terrorist gonna terror, no surprise

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

What are you trying to say?

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Unless the fragment bent the phone very specifically, it looks like an S6 edge, not S6.

9. Alan01

Posts: 619; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

The screen is too damaged to say definitively. In that case, we need to defer to the source, which calls it a Galaxy S6. Alan F.

11. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

look at frame on the corner, it's obviously s6 edge!

44. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

It really doesn't matter....

57. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

That's right, for the sake of PA consistency, leave it as an S6. Can't start bucking the trend and have an accurate article for once hahahahahaahahahaha

217. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

If this were BBC News, CNN, Al Jazeera, Fox News, etc. it wouldn't matter. Since this is a site dedicated to mobile phones... it kinda matters.

145. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think you're not focusing on what really matters.

164. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it isnt. You're just being to blind and to lazy to actually look at the photo. You can easily see its an S6 Edge in the photo. Maybe your brain and eyes are to damaged from living in a dark basement smoking week and cooking method all day. J/K

184. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

the screen was damaged, but not it's edges. It's a S6edge, the photo reveals it!

7. kane74

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 24, 2014

Sad how elite is trying to lead us into war by this false flag attacks

66. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Very sad ... And people are still talking about making a future, there is no future within this government anymore, anywhere ...

12. skips

Posts: 481; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

i heard about the attack just when i woke up. its shocking, i cant believe stuff like this is still happening. and at the same time i feel furious at those people who have caused it, i just want to rip their heart out and let them die in a horrible death. like what was into their minds thst they thought killing people would be a good idea, its beyond me. gosh, i feel extremely sorry for everyone who have lost their family members/ friends, etc. it must be horrible for them at this moment.

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

The ones who attacked are not the worst ones, it's the ones who plan these horrible things and brainwash these guys to do these tasks.

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