Watch Samsung torture the Galaxy S4 in its latest video


I’m a sicko. I find myself getting enjoyment out of watching certain things get the crap beat out of them. To see them battered and bruised to no end, and with no remorse, is somehow satisfying. I’m talking about devices, of course. I always drool at the chance to see the stress testing process of a product, whether it be something as small as a USB cable or as expensive as a smartphone.

That’s why Samsung Tomorrow’s latest video on YouTube caught my interest. They take us deep within the process of stress testing the Galaxy S4, a necessary part of any smartphone’s (or any product period) development cycle. This is where companies figure out whether or not their devices meet their quality standards, and push the smartphones to the boundaries of pain to see how much of a beating they can take from “regular” use.

Samsung performs many tests, such as water damage, drop tests, tumbler tests, and the infamous force impact test. All of this and more can be found in the video above, though be warned that the commentary is in Korean. No worries — we’re only here for the visuals, anyway. Press play whenever you’re ready for some torturous fun.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. great promo video to which sony should’ve done something like this but there’s still way too many variation of the s4 all with misleading names.

  2. Can’t wait to get mine.

  3. here* (second last line) :)

  4. I’m curious to see how the One would fair in all of these tests.

    1. Im sure One goes through similar testings too. Might not be as indepth due to the amount of R&D fund differences but stil.

  5. If they’re doing this to the s4.. I wonder how they’re treating the active lol.

    1. Sledgehammer?

  6. Yes I am pretty sure S4 water sink test will leave bunch of dead S4 overtime. It’s just not dead right at the spot.

  7. neato. they do like thousands more not shown in the video lol

  8. Was that stock android? Could it be the Google Edition?

    1. No. It wasn’t.

      1. Idk at 1:10 and 1:22 it looks pretty stock to me

        1. a launcher perhaps? like nova

  9. Pretty cool especially when it is a highlight film of the ones that survived. I would love the see the other dozens of phones that did not survive.

    It is interesting how unlucky it seems folks have to be to crack a screen. When my friends S3 was dead after a dip in the ocean, we decided to do a drop test and basically destroy the phone to see how durable it was. It took 11 drops to break the dang screen. 4 of those drops were from 6ft up.

    Funny thing is when he recently upgraded to the S4, he dropped it one time getting out of the car and the screen shattered. Luckily he had some insurance, but we always joke that the phone gods cursed him for torturing his old S3.

  10. You see, now this is what’s called a scientific drop test. Hundreds of repeated tests, with a constant.

  11. Quentyn, the video is in Korean, but if you click the captions they have perfect English subtitles!

  12. nice, note about the last bit though, even though it’s in Korean, just turn on captions, and you’ll be able to read it in english

  13. iPhone 5 already tortures sgs4

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