Watched this video of an cased S22 Ultra fall less than 5 inches and cracked the screen.

kevin7r

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I left this comment "From top to bottom of a lot of the phone cases there are raised ridges on a lot of the cases to give "Raisivity", as @Flossy Carter would say. It's to keep the screen of the phone from being flush if placed or falls face down. From side to side, the screen is higher to allow access to the curved edge. I just looked at my $80 UAG Kevlar case, and the exact same thing would have happened to my S22 U if it hit the edge of a table. I swapped it out after seeing your video with a $20 CaseBorne V off of Amazon. Damn you curved edge! Damn you to hell!"

 

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If you hate the curve screen that much might want to try another model. However, that looked like a perfect hit, and it happens. I posted the same video under the whitestone dome thread asking if that screen protector could help. Some say probably.
 

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The samething happened to my husband's S21 Ultra he was using the UAG Camo Case he was only sitting down at the table when he was going to stand up the phone slipped out of his hand. It didn't hit anything on the way down but it did land on the bottom left corner. For a case that is suppose to be Military grade it fails because the corner got cracked even with that supposedly shock proof barrier... And UAG is a $50 case... This is why I chose a case with a built in screen protector and another case that is a wallet case that flips open...
 

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I wouldn't put too much thought into a singular drop video. The precise way that the phone falls, and what it lands on, are major variables that are impossible to predict or control. I've only cracked the screen on one of my phones in my entire life and it was an iPhone 8 dropped from coffee-table height. I've also dropped phones from ear height onto concrete and there has been zero damage. Honestly luck is a huge part of it. Just buy the case that makes you the most comfortable and carry on enjoying the phone - you'll never be able to guarantee anything. Even if you had a case that covered the curved edges, or a phone with a flat screen, if it falls face down on any kind of raised surface, the screen is going to hit regardless. Or even if it fell flat on the floor but there was a small rock where it fell, there goes you screen, doesn't matter how good the edge protection is.

If you're really worried about it, another option would be to buy Samsung care.
 

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That's a misleading subject line. The video does not show the alleged drop, does not mention five inches, and gives no indication of how much linear or angular velocity the phone might already have had before it fell free of the hand.
 

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Any phone can crack falling from any height on any surface honestly. It's all about where the phone lands, the material landing on, how many times it's fallen before, etc. I've had phones fall on concrete floors from quite a distance flying out of my hand and no damage with no case and no screen protector. I've also had phones fall on carpet with no real velocity, just sliding off my bed and crack with a screen protector/case.

It's just luck of the draw more than anything.
 

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