Nov, 27 2012

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.

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