Samsung’s drop test shows the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are still reliable with all that glass



Earlier this week Samsung posed their own bend test for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. That was in response to a bend test conducted last week. Now, Samsung is back again with another reliability test of their own. This time it’s all about drops.

In Samsung’s test they drop both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge from chest height on the top and bottom. They perform this test repeatedly, but neither one shows any sign of cracks, chips, or dents. Samsung claims that this is due to the Gorilla Glass 4, which is used on the face and back. Their test is performed in a closed environment under perfect conditions. It’s still very possible to crack any phone if it lands in the worst possible way.

We’ll likely hear a lot more about the reliability of these devices once more people get them. Right now Samsung is doing their part to reassure everyone that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are just as solid as previous Galaxy devices. Are you convinced?

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. I wonder what that drop pad surface is? Looks like a polymer to me. IDK.. It looks like the same machine they used for the Galaxy S4 Drop test where they smashed a ceramic coffee mug. If this is the same machine, kudos! Looks as tough as nails!

  2. Of course it passed w/flying colors,what do you expect?
    Real-world experience & independent 3rd party testing will show the real wassup.

    1. Do you mean like the bogus independent bent test done by Square Trade? When Consumer Reports tested the iPhone 6plus for its bendability using a similar machine on 9/26/2014, it found that the iPhone 6plus bent at 90 pounds of pressure and came apart at 110 pounds. How is it that Square Trade was able to test an iPhone 6plus 6 months later, more or less, and found it to require110 pounds of pressure just to bend? That’s a difference of 20 pounds of pressure. That was the one and only question I have after seeing the square trade bent test. Until I can get a valid factual explanation for this, I will continue to look at the headlines that say the Galaxy S6 bents at the same amount of pressure as the iPhone 6plus as just the Apple bias tech media doing all it can to level the playing field in favor of Apple. Here is the Consumer Reports bent test of the iPhone 6plus:

      By the way, there are already independent drop tests on YouTube by Apple favored sites that show that the S6 edge does better when dropped than the iPhone 6. Go look them up. Here is one:

      1. For one they don’t show a single drop from start to finish,all filming is cut away,from one scene to the next.
        Not Samsung bashing,I’m skeptical of any mfg tooting their own horn.
        On the other side of the coin,they’rll be anectodal testimonies of how fragile the phone is,along w/skewed video “evidence” to prove their point.
        All are to be taken w/an equal grain of salt……………

        1. “Not Samsung bashing,I’m skeptical of any mfg tooting their own horn.”
          That we both can agree on. However, once Apple says it to be so, the over the top Apple crowd normally takes it to be so. So Samsung deserves the same treatment too.

          1. I hear ya!
            I’ve had devices from most of the well-known mfgs & they’ve all,w/o exception,have managed to both awe & infuriate.
            In an ideal world,punishment for libel/slander & outright B.S.would be administered severely & immediately.
            Best we can do is mudde thrugh the muck & figure it out for ourselves.

  3. Difference between the Nexus 4 and iPhone 4/4S glass backs? Gorilla Glass 4.

  4. That’s a smooth surface that those phones are falling on. This isn’t realistic as most of the surfaces the you drop your phone at won’t be as smooth

  5. I wonder if they noticed any minute scratches on the screen before the drops like people getting their phones are complaining about…?

  6. There are drop tests that this phone breaks on the first drop on the back as well as the front. See the techrax drop test on YouTube. Of course Samsung the one trying to get you to buy the phone is going to take the one drop where it didn’t break and say it won’t break. It will I promise you.

  7. “just as solid as previous Galaxy devices.”

    Dude… thats the S2 you’re referring to. That thing endured so much and the only damage is that cheap pealed off “crome” on the rims.
    You do not want to see what happened to my S4 after just one drop in two years :|

    I’m putting a lot of faith in Samsung by buying this Edge phone..

    1. OMG!! Right!?

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