Posted by Martin R. 12 months ago

Samsung uses stun guns and other torturous methods to test mobile and home appliance durability


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Every manufacturer tests its devices to ensure they are durable against wear and tear, and for Samsung, a company that ships millions of devices every year, these tests are of paramount importance. But how exactly does Samsung ensure its smartphones, tablets, and other devices will be able to keep working for a long time? Well, as CNET found out on its visit to Samsung’s secretive mobile device and home appliance testing labs in South Korea, devices are tested by being shot by stun guns, dropped to metal floors more than 300 times, twisted with the help of two pieces of metal, and through other such torturous methods (and even as simple ones as using an automated machine to push the home button on a phone more than 200,000 times).

It’s an interesting look at what goes on behind closed doors when it comes to testing such consumer products, a look that manufacturers don’t usually allow you to take. Hit the source link to find out more about Samsung’s rigorous test techniques and to check out a collection of pictures of the testing labs.

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4 comments on “Samsung uses stun guns and other torturous methods to test mobile and home appliance durability

  1. ErfanDJ 12 months ago said:

    hi sammobile
    why samsung dont want to update i9500 and N900 for Iran???
    im waiting long time to update my phone!!
    i have S4 And Note 3
    Come on give us update
    why there isnt any 4.3 for Iran?
    why there isnt any Bug Fix Update For Note 3 N900????
    why you upgraded all other countries but there Isnt Iran???????????????????//
    its about more than 2 month from starting update 4.3 for i9500 ant UAE and Other Arab And Afghan countries got that!!!
    but THERE ISNT IRAN????????????
    WHYYYYYY?????

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    • mirroalex 12 months ago said:

      i think you know why… Iran is not the same country as 40 years ago, the reputation of this country is long gone… it’s a pity.

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  2. Smithy 12 months ago said:

    Ask Samsung why. Sammobile is not making the firmware themselves :)
    An it hasn’t got anything to do with this topic! So please stop it. Thx.

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  3. sdrew56 12 months ago said:

    Oh! that explains it they stunned their entire software development team for 4 weeks, that’s why it took so long to sort the 4.3 fix

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