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The Galaxy S8 is surprisingly durable

Despite being constructed from a plate of metal sandwiched between two sheets of glass, the Galaxy S8 is actually a surprisingly durable smartphone. Don’t believe us? Just look at how well it holds up in this durability test.

While the metal frame is pretty easy to scratch, the rest of the phone (the parts that matter, like the screen) isn’t. In fact, the Infinity Display didn’t shatter at all while under pressure — but the same can’t be said about the backplate.

Unlike the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S8 also excelled in the burn test. After around 10 seconds, its predecessor was left with a blemish on the screen. However, the Galaxy S8 made a recovery, up until the flame was held on for 30 seconds.

Pretty impressive.

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