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