You can (almost) use the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active as a hockey puck

You can (almost) use the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active as a hockey puck
A few months after launching the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung unveiled a rugged version of its flagship smartphone. Called the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, the AT&T-exclusive handset has almost the exact same features and hardware as the standard version of the Galaxy S6, but keeps all of them wrapped in a shock and water resistant body. During our Samsung Galaxy S6 Active review, we found that it's an excellent performer with great endurance.

If you're wondering just how resistant the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active really is, the fellows from Unbox Therapy have just posted the results of a unique drop test. Essentially, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was used, for extended lengths of time, as a hockey puck. First, the hockey teams warmed themselves by passing the puck Samsung Galaxy S6 round, then used it for some one-on-one situations, proceeded to shoot the phone in full force, and then used it for a de-facto hockey puck during a short scrimmage.


As you can notice, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active behaved beautifully in these extreme environment, managing to survive both the passing and the shooting test. Sure, the handset did get destroyed during the full-blown scrimmage, but that's to be expected from any fine electronics device no matter how rugged.

What do you guys make of this test? Did you expect the handset to escape fatal damage for as long as it did?

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16 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Lew's video tho lool

14. Brewski

Posts: 659; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Why did they have it in a case? I've never seen a torture test where the phone was protected. At that point aren't you just testing the case and not the phone?

16. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

looks like nokia 3310 has a competition afterall

2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Should've used the Moto X force lel

3. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

You can use every single phone, but would it work after that? :p

4. Obie-Wan

Posts: 108; Member since: May 24, 2012

It's a Crazy tough phone!...

5. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I would have that phone right now if they had it on T-Mobile. 64gb for me. It's a little ugly but I prefer function over form. They thing has a great processor, really good battery life and a great screen. Plus it's rugged.

10. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

just get it unlock...unlock codes on ebay for only a few bucks, they just added the 64GB to the line up $100 more...i would say $50 more for 64GB and a $100 option for 128GB or just add a damn SD slot and keep it at 32GB or even 16GB

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it may look ugly compared to other non rugged phone.. but its still a lot better compared to other flagship inside rugged case

13. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Rugged case are uglier and offer no more protection to scratches or drops.

6. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Awesome video. Great phone, one of the best out on the market to date

7. AustinPaul

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

A great phone for sure.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's my favourite phone of the year. Practical design, great specs and out of the world battery life.

9. torr310

Posts: 1610; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Also the best phone I'd vote for 2015 too. It reminds me how far the S6 from being great. Hope Samsung got the clue.

12. tidalwaver02

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

it got destroyed i would not buy

15. ultimatewarrior

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

Anyone know where to buy this in europe?

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