1. EMGSM's Avatar
    Check out this article w/video from BGR

    The first Galaxy S8 drop test has some bad news โ€“ BGR
    Matty likes this.
    04-05-2017 06:28 PM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    That came out better then I thought it would.


    Don't really get what they mean bad news. It's glass, and we know glass breaks. Below is a video, the iPhone won but barely and the S8 held up pretty good I think.

    04-05-2017 07:27 PM
  3. EMGSM's Avatar
    Yeah it's like people forgot that glass breaks. What gets me is the strange packaging of the "S8+". For all we know, it could be some knock-off. It did hold up pretty well though.
    04-05-2017 07:58 PM
  4. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Yeah it's like people forgot that glass breaks. What gets me is the strange packaging of the "S8+". For all we know, it could be some knock-off. It did hold up pretty well though.
    I watched another of his videos and I think he said it's the Chinese version, not sure though.
    04-05-2017 08:14 PM
  5. bembol's Avatar
    I don't get the point of these test.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    04-05-2017 08:19 PM
  6. aokusman's Avatar
    Duh.
    04-05-2017 08:24 PM
  7. EMGSM's Avatar
    I don't get the point of these test.
    I know right? How could you just destroy a perfectly good phone. Just give them to me. I'll put them to good use.
    04-05-2017 09:06 PM
  8. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I'm not even clicking on the link. Just knowing it's from BGR, I know it's anti-Samsung.
    stirling likes this.
    04-05-2017 09:29 PM
  9. BeyondtheTech's Avatar
    I'm not even clicking on the link. Just knowing it's from BGR, I know it's anti-Samsung.
    I'd install an ad-blocker and parse any Amazon referral links just for BGR. Their articles are either so skewed or downright clickbait, and the people that comment on them are the worst, that it's so not worth giving them any visitor revenue.
    stirling likes this.
    04-05-2017 11:09 PM
  10. mlynch01's Avatar
    As people are saying, glass breaks. So what do we expect? No bezels means the display will crack easier. So no surprise here.
    04-06-2017 06:04 AM
  11. Matty's Avatar
    Thanks very much for the video link! Always hate watching these things but it's very entertaining. Especially when you know your device is safe haha. Looks like Samsung have done some great work. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    04-06-2017 07:00 AM
  12. philly's Avatar
    How many people are going to comment glass breaks? It's like we are all NASA scientist here.. thank you for that amazing info.

    But really this phone is housed in gorilla Glass 5, which is specifically designed to be roughly 4-5 times more resistant to breaking when dropped from 1.5 meters. Hence why they are testing it. Ok I'll shut up now so another 6 people can comment glass breaks.
    Soggly likes this.
    04-06-2017 09:05 AM
  13. Large Hadron's Avatar
    But really this phone is housed in gorilla Glass 5, which is specifically designed to be roughly 4-5 times more resistant to breaking when dropped from 1.5 meters. Hence why they are testing it.
    That's not why they're testing it. They do it with any high-profile phone regardless of the glass, for the clicks and ads.

    Do a few hundred drops (you'll need a large number of phones to do this) and you'll be able to estimate of the probability of survival. Just do a couple of drops and all you have is a bit of entertainment.
    04-06-2017 01:44 PM
  14. philly's Avatar
    That's not why they're testing it. They do it with any high-profile phone regardless of the glass, for the clicks and ads.

    Do a few hundred drops (you'll need a large number of phones to do this) and you'll be able to estimate of the probability of survival. Just do a couple of drops and all you have is a bit of entertainment.
    sigh.
    04-06-2017 03:29 PM

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