Samsung Galaxy S8 Seems to Stand Tall in First Durability Test

Samsung Galaxy S8 Seems to Stand Tall in First Durability Test
Highlights
  • The test reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is tough to bend
  • The phone also recovers through burn marks
  • The Galaxy S8 competes with industry standards of scratching

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been unveiled in many countries, the customary durability tests have begun cropping up online. The first one comes from JerryRig Everything, whose video puts the Galaxy S8 through the harshest treatment possible.

Starting with the scratch test, the phone's Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display is put through various standards of scratching, and it finally gives in at 'level 6', which is the industry standard currently. During the test, the author also realises that the earpiece on the Galaxy S8 does not fuse with the screen, but is a little pushed inside, leaving a gap for dirt to settle. The video notes that the earpiece on the Samsung Galaxy S8 is also comparatively smaller than the one seen on the Galaxy S7 however, the internal component is what matters.

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The Galaxy S8's flash is also protected by the glass cover at the back, and the fingerprint scanner, after being heavily scratched, still managed to do its functions properly. The author also conducted a burn test, and normally the phones get a white tinge, and never recover. But, the Galaxy S8 recovers back in 30 seconds. However, on the third try, the burn mark finally stayed on.

 

The Galaxy S8 buttons and edges are all metal, and gets scratched after harsh treatment. The back of the device appears to be very durable, and does crack after heavy ramming, but it still looks pretty durable in normal environment usage. Lastly, the phone was put through a bend test, and the phonehas nearly zero flex, passing this test with flying colours.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were launched in India on Wednesday at a starting price of Rs. 57,900. The devices will be available in the country from May 5, while pre-bookings have already begun. The phones will be available from select offline retailers, and, will also be available via Flipkart and the Samsung India E-Store.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Gorgeous looks and excellent construction quality
  • Brilliant displays
  • Phenomenal camera quality
  • Class-leading performance
  • Bad
  • No flat screen option
  • Nearly unusable fingerprint reader
  • Software stuffed with unnecessary features
Display 5.80-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 8895
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 7.0
Resolution 1440x2960 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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