Some of the best performing videos on YouTube are unboxings and reviews of mobile devices. Videos in which such devices are subjected to all forms are torture tend to do well too because people often like to see how tough a smartphone or tablet is before they actually spend money on it. Since the Galaxy S6 is due to arrive in just a couple of weeks there’s no doubt that YouTube will soon get flooded with such videos. There’s one Galaxy S6 Edge drop test video online already.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are quite different from Samsung’s previous flagships because both have a metal and glass build. There’s Gorilla Glass 4 in the front and back for increased protection. The obvious question here is that how well does this hold up when the device is dropped?
We know nobody intentionally throws their device on the ground, but we have all accidently dropped a smartphone at some point in our lives, so it’s not actually bad to know how much abuse a device can take.
The video that has gone up on YouTube shows a woman throwing a Galaxy S6 Edge to the ground with all her might. A quick test shows that the device holds up nicely despite the brutal throw.
This is certainly the first of many drop and durability test videos for Samsung’s new flagships. People interested in buying one will surely be happy to see how well the device holds up.