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Samsung boasts about Galaxy drop tests in a new video

Before the launch of the Galaxy S6 series, Samsung flagship smartphones used to put function over form. They were not the nicest looking devices, but they were surely the most utilitarian and functional smartphones then. The company’s choice of plastic over glass made the earlier Samsung flagship phones better suited for wear and tear.

A striking smartphone design made from glass obviously looks and feels better in hand compared to plastic phones. So, when Samsung shifted to using glass exterior for its flagship smartphones, it did result in better sales and praise from the tech press, even though the new design and material choices made the devices more fragile and prone to drops.

Glass design puts form over function

Though each year Samsung uses the toughest and the latest Gorilla glass to make its flagship smartphones more durable, they are all still very fragile compared to the plastic smartphones and break or crack easily when dropped. In a new video published on its YouTube channel, Samsung tries to boast about its extensive drop tests while designing their flagship smartphones. Other than the snazzy visuals, the video doesn’t offer much on the subject. It just mentions that Samsung does extensive drop tests while designing its smartphones. While Samsung’s assertion about extensive drop tests may be true, Galaxy smartphones made from even the toughest Gorilla glass are still susceptible to damages when dropped.

The curved and Infinity Displays in the recent Galaxy flagship smartphones are particularly bad from the endurance perspective. The replacement cost of these displays is also considerably more expensive than the earlier options. Samsung regularly comes up with sales promotions offering one-time screen replacement for physical damages to appeal to the anxious buyers.

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braker999
braker999

any hit on the edge screen will guarantee a crack, even with a soft screen protector make no different. with the same fragile design like that, do S9 really need a drop test?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

depends on the surface. Not on the “weak corners”. If this was true we wouldn’t have half of iPhones with cracked screens

gtone339
gtone339

Is the S9 still using Gorilla Glass 5? If so Corning may announce the next GG6 soon?

Babar Awan

My s8 drops two times only from one feet of hight and it broke both times. S8’s gorrilla glass quality is not good. I think the glass quality of s9 ramain same thats not good.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

depends what you drop it on. I have only ever dropped my S8+ on hard carpet. But I did drop my S6 edge+ a few feet onto a metal window ledge it smacked it really hard and clattered onto the floor. not a single scratch.
I also did drop it from car seat height onto pavement and it did scuff the frame, but again, the actual glass was fine.
No phone will survive a high drop on concrete or other stone littered floor

locarno
locarno

” The replacement cost of these displays is also considerably more expensive than the earlier options. ”

Not true. In Poland S7 Edge screen replacement is more expensive than S8/S8+