The first Galaxy Note5 drop test tells the tale of broken glass (video)
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 18, 2015, 2:36 AM
The Note5 comes with the same bold and fresh redesign that the Galaxy S6 introduced a few months ago, but in a larger format, of course. The steel-and-glass frame is a beauty to hold and look at, and Samsung even managed to keep the chassis thin and light, despite that the typical plastic construction has been replaced by premium materials. In fact, the Note5 is almost an exact copy of the pretty S6 design, down to the slightly protruding camera unit, but housed in a larger footprint, and with curved back towards the sides that makes for a more ergonomic grip on the largish phablet.
iPhone 6, make do with derivatives of the inferior 6063 grade. That's all fine and dandy for a bend test, but a drop test, with all that glass wrapping the front and back, is a totally different matter. Check out what happens to the front and rear when the Note5 gets released by the drop machine from a modest waist height in the video below.Samsung is rather proud of the manufacturing process it used to arrive at the metal-and-glass unibody of the Note5, and with a good reason. It has employed a nano-thin multi-coating process to achieve the elegant finish and uniform coloring of the various hues that the Note 5 will be available in. Moreover, just like with the S6, the Note5 likely employs a grade 6013 aluminum alloy, while most other smartphones, including the
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)
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Can't defy the laws of physics. I may change my opinion when something the size of a few C-batteries fully powers a tractor trailer.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 2:40 AM 9
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posted on Aug 18, 2015, 3:54 AM 7
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At this hights i really dont see whats the point of a drop test, to sum it up, all phones shatter, brake and get damage, it is what always happens, they should be a little more creative and do practical stuff, like dumping the phone on water, sand, snow or mud, taking it out while raining you know real life scenerio stuff.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 8:56 AM 0
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You didn't see cnet I think it was, through the lumia 1020 up in the air twice onto a dirt surface with rocks etc, and it didn't break...hmmm at one point the device was even about 10ft in the air and not just a straight drop.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 12:23 PM 0
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I'm actually scared of getting the note 5 or S6 edge+ because eventually I will drop it and it could be a one and done due to the glass. I've dropped my Note Edge multiple times and it had survived with very minimal damage. I don't even think getting a cover for these phone will save these phone from the inevitable drop
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 2:51 AM 9
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thats why lots of protective case manufacturer release case for new phone weeks before release date.. so you can order their case before buy the your new phone, and use it right after unboxing
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 3:43 AM 4
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Wrist Straps... thats what I like of my Sony phone... Virtually no accidental falls and no ugly covers if you don't want to. (though I do use a Ringke Fusion Case)... but even without it I feel confident. Every phone should have the Eyelet
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 3:04 PM 1
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Of course it'll shatter! Any glass, even chemically enhanced, break. That's FACTUAL.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 2:56 AM 7
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Any glass will break provided the kinetic energy transferred to the glass by the event(drop, impact, etc) is sufficient enough to do so.* Different glass has different strength, some can absorb much more energy than others.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 9:52 AM 0
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Samsung ought to be Shown this Video and make them realise that a Glass Back is a Finger Print Magnet and Breaks Easy,and most people buy cases to completely cover the back,so Glass is not needed at All,Leather on the Note 4 is a lot better,Grow up Samsung Metal & Glass is making your phones to Expensive and Easy Breakable,like to the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Screen after this Drop Test,seen loads of S6 Edge on Ebay with Broken Screens
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 3:15 AM 8
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I am using z3 compact for almost a year now which is also sandwiched by glass. I dropped it several times with out any case no case of shattered glass until now
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 3:39 AM 2
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As far as I know, the Z1 compact and Z3 compact have plastic back, not glass.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 5:05 AM 3
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If you check xda you'll find numerous threads about Sony's self cracking back
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 7:11 AM 2
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This worried me for a long time before buying, but I decided to get it inspite that issue, and so far so good even after a couple of falls to concrete... I try to take care of it more than I did with my previous devices though By the way, I think the Nylon corners are actually a good design decision... But I still wish the back was metal or other material
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 3:39 PM 1
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One of the biggest advantages of the Note 4 was the plastic back and the fact that the internal chassis is actually made largely from plastic. Nowhere near as stylish looking or feeling as the Note 5...but it acts as a superb shock absorber if dropped. Sure, you may eventually break it if you drop it a number of times, but it would take a LOT more than what you see with its successor.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 3:53 AM 9
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