galaxy note 2 droptest

If there is such a thing as smartphone karma, Darcy is in big trouble. The ghosts of all those innocent smartphones he sent to their demise will come back and haunt him. And while he claims he doesn’t take any pleasure in doing torture tests, this video proves that is not always the case.

After dropping the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 repeatedly a couple of weeks back, now it’s time for the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to face Darcy’s wrath.

That’s right, we drop tested one unfortunate Galaxy Note 2 and captured everything on video for you to watch in morbid fascination. The Galaxy S3 didn’t fare too well, so could the larger and heavier Note 2 do any better? More importantly, can Samsung beat Apple when it comes to device ruggedness?

We won’t spoil the fun for you folks. We’ll just tell you that a case is always a good idea. Watch the first Samsung Galaxy Note 2 drop test on the web and let us know what you think.

We also have a nice hands-on gallery after the video, so make sure to check it out. Enjoy!

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Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • KB26

    Take that apple fans! Rigid plastic beats scratchy aluminum :P

  • Southrncomfortjm

    You all planning to give away a slightly scuffed Galaxy Note 2? If so, I’m in!

  • Yep, I also wouldn´t mind to have a little scratched Galaxy Note 2 if you will put that one away after testing :-)

  • I will tattoo your logo on me if you send me that Galaxy Note 2 (I’m very serious I will do it) I offered Samsung the same deal & they turned me down so I’m offering you my arm, leg, or back or chest anywhere you choose me to get it. I will get it the same size as the Galaxy Note 2 or slightly bigger if you wish. Please take my offer seriously as it would be great publicity for your Site. I’d even send you pics & a video of me getting the tattoo done to post on your Site. I only have one other tattoo so it would stand out & be seen by ppl each and every day. Let me know Thanks. – KID ANDROID ( TEAM.ANDROID.CANADA)

    • Vboom

      And apple fans are nuts?

    • krazyfrog

      *Insert Captain Picard facepalm image here*

  • Ginder

    rather than dropping and breaking it, why don’t you give one to me???? you know by dropping it, you broke my heart!!!

  • Alino

    you poor motherfuckers, stop begging for phone

  • Alex Lau

    Screen down test! Screen down test!

  • pretty surprising…considering the s3 did miserably

  • Dmitry Tolstoy

    And where is microscope bad pixel analyze?

  • Pete

    location looks familiar… Fort San Pedro in Cebu, Philippines?

  • ran

    mine broke pretty easily I an quite disappointed, I saw this video before I bought it and mine broke on the 3rd day that I used it.


    i droped my note 2 from my pocket 1 time and it broke my screen (pressure cracks) and its all BLACK, 1DROP!!

  • Steve Dunkley

    Mine slipped of a box not more than 1 foot high to a concrete floor and smashed the screen completely. Explain that one.