Tough display, brittle back: Note 7 vs S7 Edge drop test vindicates pure Gorilla Glass 5
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 25, 2016, 3:42 AM
That is shoulder height and waist height, respectively, which is a pretty significant difference if you are clumsy, and the ultimate generational drop test would be between the Note 7 and S7 edge released in the thin air from such heights. That's exactly what is happening in the video here, and the phones get dropped from knee, waist, and shoulder heights face-down. Curiously enough, both survive the screen side drop, but when hurtled on the sides, the S7 edge display gives up the ghost from the 5 feet height, while the Note 7's screen remains intact.
As the other Note 7 drop tests so far showed, however, the Note 7 glass rear is more fragile than the screen, as Samsung probably had to alter the Gorilla Glass 5 alchemy to achieve those shiny layered gradients, which eventually might have made it more susceptible to cracking. Still, we'd take spider web-ed back before a cracked Note 7 display any time - evidently, Corning's 5-feet-drop claims hold water, provided that the manufacturers didn't tinker with the amalgamation recipe.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3500 mAh
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)
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Haha girls are having fun! Finally we are seeing more girls in the geek/tech journalism. And regarding the drop test, actually both phones were really good. Note 7 is a clear winner.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 4:05 AM 1
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Have u even watched techrax hammer And knife test for note 7 he just broke the back with a knife this the first time i see that. the back is more fragile than a tea glass and the front is scratchabe no doubt about that.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 5:21 AM 1
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Because he was hitting the rounded edge of the back glass, if he did the same to the front, he would've ended with the same result. And this video confirms what i am saying, once the impact was on the rounded edges, we started noticing cracks.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 5:24 AM 0
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Well PA need to learn simple logic. The back is easier to break not because of colors gradiant blablabla. But because they used a thinner gorrila glass 5 sheet to save some money. Personaly i would not mind as i always put a case on my phone and a nice transparent one would do the trick and keep the nice look. As for the front easy to scratch well a good screen protector will solve this easily. but even the best ballistic glass might not fully protect if the screen get a big hit so by making the screen itself super strong they made a good move. I take super strong and easy to scratch over brittle and easy to break anyday. And all this comming from someone who dont like Samsung btw... i dont like Samsung much.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 8:28 AM 1
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How do you expect the phones to withstand when they kept dropping them again and again? It's not a drop test, it's obviously a destruction act. The thing is that we buy phone to use, not to damage it. The funniest part is that the Note 7 demand is double, Samsung is busy increasing supplies while these 2 idiots are cringing.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 6:24 AM 3
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I have the galaxy s7 edge and the screen is 100% scratch resistant. I have tried my hardest with nails screws saws chisels hammers even sandpaper and I cannot make a mark on the screen. It is truly wonderful stuff this gorilla glass. While dropping it from about 3 feet provides protection I still keep mine wrapped up in a case.
posted on Nov 28, 2016, 3:52 AM 0
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