Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S10 series has been dominating discussions between technology lovers and the media enthusiasts for all the right reasons. At least till now they were. But recently, smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy S10 series went through a drop test and all the three smartphones from the Galaxy S10 series weren’t able to survive it.
The devices in the Samsung Galaxy S10 series are made of glass (both front and back) and during the first drop the smartphones’ glass panels shattered. In fact, after the first drop test, the smallest of the lot – Samsung Galaxy S10e – was deemed unusable. The test was conducted by SquareTrade where it compared the Galaxy S10 series with the iPhone X series to show the users how the newest smartphone from Samsung stands up against its rival.
Earlier, a YouTuber named JerryRigEverything had performed scratch and bend test on the devices where they seem to pass the test. But eventually they failed the drop test.
A YouTube channel named SquareTrade performed the drop test on all the Samsung Galaxy S10 variants where it dropped the smartphones from a height of 6-feet and found out that all the three smartphones have suffered massive outer damage. According to SquareTrade, Samsung Galaxy S10 series would break if dropped on top of concrete. Samsung Galaxy S9 as well as iPhone X models too showed similar results as all the smartphones have glass construction on both front and back.
When dropped, the iPhone X became unusable just like Galaxy S10e. Out of all the three variants of Samsung Galaxy S10 series, the Galaxy S10e seemed to have the least durability. After the drop, the Galaxy S10e malfunctioned and became unusable. The camera, as well as the LED flash of Samsung Galaxy S10e, became unusable after the drop.
While on the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S10 performed the best and handled the drop well even though it too cracked when dropped. External damages aside, after the drop, Samsung Galaxy S10 remained functional and usable unlike the Galaxy S10e. According to SquareTrade, Samsung Galaxy S10 performed better in terms of durability and usability after the drop than its competitor, the iPhone XS Max.
In another video, JerryRigEverything, the YouTuber tested the Samsung Galaxy S10 in a bend test and flame test which the smartphone passed with ease. Even the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner of the device, which is a new technology brought by Samsung worked just fine even when the screen above it was heavily damaged.
Video Credit: SquareTrade