Samsung Galaxy S6 gets run over by a Tesla Model S in extreme durability test

Samsung Galaxy S6 gets run over by a Tesla Model S in extreme durability test
We've seen the Samsung Galaxy S6 dropped from a height of 10 feet, landing smack right on the glass. We've seen the recently released handset also fall from a professional drop machine and stop working after a particularly bad impact. Other tests dropped the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, used it as a walnut cracker, and tested its ability to resist water.

Those are pedestrian tests compared to a new one that was posted today on YouTube. In this test, Sammy's flagship handset is run over by a Tesla Model S. The 2014 model weighs a rather hefty 4647 pounds.

After you stop cringing, take a look at how the phone did. The Samsung Galaxy S6 back glass was shattered badly, even cutting the video's host. The front of the phone held up remarkably well and the phone was still functional following the test. We should mention that the Tesla Model S was then driven numerous times over the handset in an attempt to finish it off. While that final test shattered the glass on the back and damaged the screen so that it couldn't function, the bottom capacitive buttons still work. In other words, if you replaced the glass on both sides of the phone, it probably would still work.

Chalk one up for the engineers at Samsung.



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19 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn is all I can say.

2. QWERTYslider unregistered

This S6 has TERRIBLE durability. Are you people BLIND?

3. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Exactly. The Oppo R5 was run over by a car and not damaged whatsoever.

4. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Who cares buy what ever you like

7. TerryTerius unregistered

I understand that you want this phone to fail, because of your preferences. But considering the majority of drop tests have shown that this phone is ridiculously durable, you are objectively wrong.

10. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Cause he dumb ios user

16. iDi0T

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Still its has better durability than iphone.

17. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

If a car would ran over yours body, you would die. Your durability is TERRIBLE !!

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

FALSE! Being hit by a car vs being ran over are not the same thing. A car could hit you at 50 mph and probably kill you, but a car could run you over at the same speed and sure damage body parts, but you will live. What would kill you is if the car running over you damaged lets say, fracturing your rib cage and making it puncture your lungs.

18. samsboy unregistered

This man was already banned, he is back again. what mission do you have on PA?

19. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Let's see how functional you are after you get run over by a car

5. Sauce5 unregistered

Before the flame wars start, just think for a second, fanboys. A ******* CAR ran over a ******* phone. A. CAR. RAN. OVER. A. PHONE

6. AlikMalix unregistered

To be honest if u calculate it correctly the whole weight of the car was not the actual pressure that was placed on the phone - just the weight of that corner of the car 3/4 of the cars weight was on the other three wheels.

8. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

the high grade aluminum here is at the advantage.. it just lies flat but because the aluminum are pretty sturdy then it holds the whole frame really well The drop test of phone buff is another case coz the impact can directly push the internals..

9. PhocQue

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

My Nokia was ran over by a 10-TANKS and not a scratch

14. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Lol nokia chains tank destroyed in the first attempt

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3259; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Nokia ran over by just one Elop and its finished Doomed... nice try bro

15. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

nice CAR.

21. floppyedonkey

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Dumbest review I've ever seen, thanks for wasting my time PhoneArena.

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