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Samsung bends and twists devices to their limit in hardware stress test

While we occasionally decide to make our handsets the subject of an impromptu drop test, the majority of wear and tear our devices receive is the result of countless little interaction adding up. Overtime, we give our phones quite the beating. With the average wireless contract lasting two years, users demand phones that will do the same. Enter Samsung’s multi-stage stress test.

The above video gives us a peek inside Samsung’s labs as we see several of their smartphone models put through the wringer, sometimes literally. The phones are bent, twisted, sat on by a fake butt wearing a pair of jeans, rained on, squirted, and otherwise pummeled into submission to insure a lasting build quality and strong materials.

Think of it like pressing the fast-forward button on the lifespan of your smartphone, all the key scratches, the short drops, the button presses summed up. Yes the video is in Korean, but you’ll get the idea just by watching.




  • Mitchell Taylor

    Dat Ass

  • jjrudey

    Saw this on reddit earlier. Pretty interesting.

  • http://www.gamefans.com/ Jeremy Davis

    Dat bend.

    inb4 comments like this.

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    2:52 They even have a pee test? Man, Samsung is THOROUGH. O_o

    • http://www.phandroid.com Kevin Krause

      That was my immediate first thought as well. Still missing the total urinal drop test though.

    • DavidVarghese

      Cause everyone has one of those nights when you accidently pee on your phone.. right?

      • a) youth.in.asia

        You wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve dropped my phone in my colostomy bag when im trying to empty it

        • BLADESMAN1889

          :–)

      • Lars

        It happens to the best of us.

    • Manbo

      You mean you don’t have the toilet app? When you’re on the move and gotta go…

  • master94

    Too bad LG doesnt have a quality control at all, *cough dare. Luckily Google fixed it with the Nexus 4.

  • BLADESMAN1889

    My Galaxy S is nearly 2 years old now and had no screen scratches/defects whatsoever – despite NEVER having had a case.

    What’s most astonishing about that is for the first 6/7 months I looked after it very much then one day I dropped it whilst on the Mountain bike which resulted in a couple of chips taken out of the bezel.

    From then on this is when the phone really started to hold its own, due to illness I am taking some heavy duty meds including opiates and sedatives on a daily basis which leaves me very drowsy and sleepy resulting in my frequently dropping the phone from sofa height onto carpet – on a daily basis but the phone really had held its own. WITH NO SCREEN PROTECTOR OR BUMPER !!

    • a) youth.in.asia

      What are you going to do next?? Walk on water?! Hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahah ROTFLMFAO! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

      • BLADESMAN1889

        :–) :–) :–)

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      good deal… all my phones stay ‘nekid’ and they look great !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rich-Chinito/16313960 Rich Chinito

    this makes me more confident in my gs3

  • BLADESMAN1889

    How comes they don’t just use a real ass ???

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      Because they rely on those to make silly comments? :p

  • simpleas

    so basically they test the @#% out of it. over 7000 different tests they said, this is some great stuff.

  • kev2684

    2:30 Galaxy Note 2 looks so sexy it can sell a purified drinking water.