04-06-2017 04:11 PM
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  1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Looks the S8 is going to be another fragile phone.

    04-04-2017 02:07 PM
  2. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I mean the first thing I do with any phone is get a case. Of all my phones I've had in my lifetime I have never cracked them once.
    04-04-2017 02:51 PM
  3. Soggly's Avatar
    Dropped my S7 and it never cracked, but still not taking chances
    04-04-2017 02:53 PM
  4. jamezr's Avatar
    It will be interesting to see the rumored edge to edge screen iphone in the same drop test. I think edge to edge displays are prone to get more damage during a drop....
    04-04-2017 02:53 PM
  5. bonkerstheclown mcpickle's Avatar
    I will be particularly interested to see what LG does with their V30. Without a doubt, it's going to be a scaled up version of the G6. Edge to edge display, dual cameras, waterproof, etc. But will LG be gunning to keep next iteration of the V line MIL-STD-810G certified drop resistant? If they can pull that off, then LG will be able to say they've got the most accident-proof flagship on the market. Now if they could just switch over to Super-AMOLED displays ...

    Samsung's problem is the curved edges. The physics of a curved edge being dropped on pavement is just impossible to avoid. It's more likely to crack than a flat screen.
    04-04-2017 03:09 PM
  6. katmandoo122's Avatar
    Not surprised - cracked two S7Es. They are fragile. But then again, so are most pieces of art.
    04-04-2017 03:20 PM
  7. Gsxr151's Avatar
    Fragile. Must be Italian
    04-04-2017 05:18 PM
  8. Gsxr151's Avatar
    What a little iPhone fanboy. Same people like him were saying the HTC Evo was a non pocketable monstrosity, and far too big for any hand to hold. My point is he was clearly trying to find the weakness of innovation
    04-04-2017 05:26 PM
  9. Gsxr151's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised if he edited the video and actually dropped it 5 or 6 times to make it crack.
    04-04-2017 05:38 PM
  10. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Look how much better the screen looks on the S8 compared to the 7 plus in his speed video.

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    04-04-2017 05:59 PM
  11. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    No surprise there.
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    04-04-2017 06:14 PM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    What the speed test shows me is the 5.5 inch iPhone screen game image is way bigger than the 5.7 inch S8 screen game image. The games even looked longer on the iPhone despite the ridiculously long s8 screen shape. The games don't use the space.

    If you were to cut off sound and ask a person who knew nothing about either phone he would swear the iPhone had the larger screen.
    04-04-2017 06:32 PM
  13. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    If you were to cut off sound and ask a person who knew nothing about either phone he would swear the iPhone had the larger screen.
    I have the LG G6 and the on screen buttons cut off about 0.2" of the screen, making the actual usable space of the screen about 5.5", in apps. I kind of wish Samsung stuck with the capacitive buttons because the whole screen was usable.
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    04-04-2017 06:41 PM
  14. recDNA's Avatar
    I have the LG G6 and the on screen buttons cut off about 0.2" of the screen, making the actual usable space of the screen about 5.5", in apps. I kind of wish Samsung stuck with the capacitive buttons because the whole screen was usable.
    I would prefer the bottom buttons to disappear as when you look at a movie then come back when you swipe up. Since virtually all Android phones have these now programmers should modify software to allow them to be hidden... or Android OS should.
    04-04-2017 07:28 PM
  15. ShinyTop's Avatar
    Every phone I have had with on screen buttons has them disappear when in an app. You have to swipe up from bottom of screen to get them to reappear. Still hearing people who say they waste screen space. Sigh.
    Aquila and jdfry15 like this.
    04-04-2017 08:02 PM
  16. Nubwy's Avatar
    Seems pretty durable. Anyone who thinks a curved display will survive a front facing impact didn't go to science class in school. Adding a commuter series OtterBox case will give enough lip to protect it. It'll hit the lip of the case and save the edges of the display.
    04-04-2017 09:11 PM
  17. mmohn01's Avatar
    If I have $850 in cash then I will, at the very least, put it in a wallet to protect it. If I buy an $850 phone then I'm damn sure going to put it in a case and screen protector.
    TechNut79 likes this.
    04-04-2017 09:29 PM
  18. Rumline's Avatar
    I've had an S6 Edge+ since it first came out and dropped it plenty of times. My toddler even threw it across the room once and it hit the brick fireplace. No damage. I have a Verus case, forget the name, but basically a clone of the Spigen Neo Hybrid. No screen protector.

    I plan on getting another one of these TPU / bumper cases and I'm not worried about screen damage one bit.

    Of course now that I've tempted fate I better make sure my device insurance is all lined up...
    Soggly likes this.
    04-04-2017 10:03 PM
  19. KupKrazy's Avatar
    I would prefer the bottom buttons to disappear as when you look at a movie then come back when you swipe up. Since virtually all Android phones have these now programmers should modify software to allow them to be hidden... or Android OS should.
    Android has been programmed for soft buttons for years and like someone said - the buttons disappear when a full screen app is opened and appear when swiped up. That is how Android has been for phones without the buttons. From the pics I've seen, it looks Samsung will sometimes show the buttons to transparently appear on top of the app. It won't take up usable space.

    By the way, why is this guy drop testing the iPhone 7? That's old news. The broken S8 screen looks nicer than the iP7 screen. lol
    04-04-2017 10:28 PM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    Android has been programmed for soft buttons for years and like someone said - the buttons disappear when an app is opened and appear when swiped up. That is how Android has been for phones without the buttons. From the pics I've seen, it looks Samsung will also allow these buttons to transparently appear on top of the app. It won't take up usable space.
    I tried it. They don't. There is a speed comparison on youtube between iphone 7+ and s8. In the games the s8 icons remain and the game takes up very little of the screen. This may be because the game was designed for a normal screen ratio rather than the bizarre thin screen of the S8

    Thus, even if buttons disappear, a large empty space is below the tiny version of the game.
    04-04-2017 10:32 PM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    Fragile. Must be Italian
    Say what? My nerd fans say it's probably not a lamp.
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    04-06-2017 11:50 AM
  22. drusum's Avatar
    I mean, the entire phone is pretty much glass.
    04-06-2017 11:58 AM
  23. LeoRex's Avatar
    I kind of wish Samsung stuck with the capacitive buttons because the whole screen was usable.
    They didn't just take away the buttons and threw them up on the screen, they reclaimed a lot of that space. The on screen nav buttons actually push down to where the old capacitive buttons sat. The go a little bit higher, but the screen is also higher.

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    on screen buttons do take up some of the screen, but it takes up screen that didn't exist on the S7 in the first place. And they are also contextual... apps can call for immersive move and have them slide away, reclaiming all of the space they take up. And people can finally fix the fact that Samsung put the damn things backwards.
    Aquila likes this.
    04-06-2017 01:29 PM
  24. LeoRex's Avatar
    Say what? My nerd fans say it's probably not a lamp.
    Pardon my buddy here... obviously, he is not a fan of fine, holiday based cinema.
    Aquila and TechNut79 like this.
    04-06-2017 01:35 PM
  25. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    They didn't just take away the buttons and threw them up on the screen, they reclaimed a lot of that space. The on screen nav buttons actually push down to where the old capacitive buttons sat. The go a little bit higher, but the screen is also higher.

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    on screen buttons do take up some of the screen, but it takes up screen that didn't exist on the S7 in the first place. And they are also contextual... apps can call for immersive move and have them slide away, reclaiming all of the space they take up. And people can finally fix the fact that Samsung put the damn things backwards.
    I don't buy that argument. When the buttons are on the screen, that space is reserved only for the buttons. They only disappear when the whole screen is being used in videos.
    04-06-2017 01:36 PM
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