You’ve heard it said that the Galaxy Note 7 is even the best phone on the planet, and that proves true in many ways. And yet, no matter how great the handset, there are always flaws and imperfections. This doesn’t take away from the best handsets on the market, but it does educate consumers on how to protect their financial investment(s).
YouTuber JerryRigEverything is no stranger to most diehard tech enthusiasts, as he tends to be behind most durability tests on most high-end Android handsets. He’s an Android guy; we love it. He’s been the go-to source to explain the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge CPU cooling system as well as the S7 and S7 edge’s water and dust resistance. Jerry is back to test out the durability of the Galaxy Note 7, and the results will surprise you.
Jerry tested out the scratch resistance of the new Gorilla Glass 5 display and found that the Note 7 isn’t as scratch-resistant as its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 5. The fingerprint scanner also stopped working after Jerry scratched up the Note 7’s home button, which is in stark contrast to the fingerprint sensors of other rivals that continued working after the scratch test. The Galaxy Note 7 only survived 8 seconds in the flame test before the pixels turned white, which isn’t nearly as good as the endurance of some of its high-end rivals (though Samsung’s Note 7 is quite bend-resistant).
Durability tests always showcase the strides manufacturers have made to craft a terrific handset. In the end, though, the flame endurance of the Moto Z or the home button scratch resistance of the LG G5 aren’t enough to make diehard Samsung fans return their Galaxy Note 7s, but just be sure to use a tempered glass screen protector and stay away from fires and knives, and your handset should be just fine.
You can check out the Galaxy Note 7 durability test below to find out just how Samsung’s best stacks up against the best of its rivals.