Samsung moves past the bend and shows off Note 4 durability with a drop test


So #BendGate is over. It was funny, ridiculous and all around crazy. Samsung’s ready to move on from that specific angle of the durability debate and they’re looking to do so by putting their own Note 4 to a good ol’ drop test. The result? It’s pretty frickin’ strong and should stand up to some tough falls should you be fortunate enough to drop it onto a hard surface.


Samsung obviously isn’t the only company that knows how to make a durable phone, but they’ll sure act like it in the wake of all this negative iPhone 6 coverage. At the least, you won’t have to worry about the durability of your phone should you decide to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 later this month (unless that worrisome gap bothers the ever living crap out of you). Check out the drop test above.

[via Samsung]

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  1. I guess the soda can represents an iPhone 6 :-)

  2. I can attest to the durability of the galaxy line. I’ve had the Vibrant, and currently hold the Note 2. The Vibrant has been hurled about 6 feet, landed on hard parking lot surface, skidded about another foot, landed on it’s front face, and totally survived with one nick to the corner.

    I’ve been carrying my Note 2 naked for a while now and I’ve dropped it a few times, mostly landing on its back – this from around waist high, car door height, and dining table height. The most damage it has was a couple nicks around the s-pen slot. The majority of times the s-pen would fly out and then I’d have to hunt for it… but the phone itself… solid.

  3. I’d prefer these drop tests used a concrete surface instead of metal, as it is harder. That said, I’ve never had an issue with a dropping a samsung phone, and I’ve dropped mine quite a bit over the years.

    1. Looks like a slab of granite to me.. doesn’t get much harder than that. Just not porous like concrete is.

      Edit: Ahh, didn’t see the 2nd half of the vid. Yeah, that’s metal.. but it doesn’t look like thin sheet metal or something. Looks like a solid block.

    2. I was thinking the same exact thing.

    3. I would agree with you depending on the thickness of the metal. Like T4rd said it doesn’t look like thin sheet metal that would have any give. If you notice there are particles where the phone drops, if there was any give then the particles would bounce when the phone drops.

  4. Awesome. They do make a great phone. Wonder if you can do this with their tablets?
    That would be a great reason to buy as well.
    They should have a phone in the Samsung stores at best buy tumbling around to show how tough it is. That kind of thing would really catch peoples eye.

  5. This test is cool and all, and it’s great for promoting their products, but there is no way you can definitively say that your phone won’t break from a fall. No particular brand or type of phone is crack or smash proof. If it drops and smashes, that’s purely bad luck.

  6. Ah, that rascally tech press, so hungry for bad Apple news that they’re continually leading with their dicks on stories like this. It’s all in good fun, though, as the author nervously chuckles in the above article.

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