This Galaxy S10+ drone drop test proves ceramic can rival the Chuck Norris of phones


There is a cool ceramic version of the Galaxy S10+, and we see cool not because it doesn't get hot and bothered under pressure as those plebeian glass models but because it is allegedly tougher, scratch-proof, and way more expensive than the regular version.

Still, ceramic should be fragile, right? We don't want to delve into the complexities of how the baking at extremely high temperatures increases the surfaces hardness but makes the ceramic gear brittle, and will just throw a short primer.

Unlike plastic or metal housings, the atoms of the ceramic material are pretty much stuck where they are and can't pass each other with ease (the same goes for glass, by the way). Thus, those brittle materials can't absorb the impact but rather have the stress from the crack that formed go entirely in it, creating a self-fulfilling fracture prophecy. What does all this have to do with the Galaxy S10+?

Well, someone decided to do a drop test on the ceramic version, and, lo and behold, compare it with the legendary Nokia 3310, the Chuck Norris of phones. Surprisingly, even from a huge 300 feet or so drop via a drone, the S10+ survived relatively unscathed and even worked afterwards which most likely would have been impossible for its glass-housed brethren that shatter from a 10 feet drop even. 

Perhaps it helped that the phone landed on a corner, perhaps the particular ceramic type that Samsung uses is just that tough, but one thing is for sure - Nokia 3310 is still the Chuck Norris phone.

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Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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5 Comments

1. antroid

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

No phone can beat the Nokia 3310 in terms of durability.

3. PartTimePhoner

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 03, 2019

It didnt look like samsung lost tho

7. oldskool50

Posts: 1320; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Plastic itself, yes is more durable than glass and metal. But that doesn't mean it is indestructible.

2. berns

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 07, 2014

Ye, better than the glass and still fells great on hand and doesn't give off heat when playing games, but I'm still wondering how they were able to make this thing so strong, very amazing tech!

6. oldskool50

Posts: 1320; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

There are different types of ceramics, just like different types of glass, plastic, steel, aluminum and more. This isn't the cheap ceramics that is very thin that is used to make XMAS tree ornaments. This is a stronger grade, much like what you would make plates out of. The fact it didn't break from 100 meters is awesome. I can think of a slew of phones, even ones made by Samsung that would not survive that fall.

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