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Samsung Galaxy S6 run over - does it survive?
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are some of the slimmest smartphones on the market but the perceived problem with being so slim is the ability to withstand a bump or two. We’ve already seen the handsets undergo a professional bend test after which Samsung responded with an official drop test but these pale in comparison to the latest test, which runs over the Galaxy S6 with a Tesla car.
In this test, the Galaxy S6 (non-edge version) is run over by a Tesla Model S which weighs a hefty 4647 pounds. Surely the Galaxy S6 can’t survive can it?
Now that you’ve recovered from watching that, let’s see exactly how the Galaxy S6 fared in this extreme durability test. The back glass shattered pretty badly but the front held up rather well and despite being run over, the phone was still functional at first.
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Following the initial test, the Tesla then drove over the car repeatedly in an attempt to completely destroy it and while the final test shattered the front glass, the buttons were still working. This means that if you replaced the glass on both sides, you’d probably end up with a fully working Galaxy S6.
Hat tip to Samsung’s engineers as they definitely excelled with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge build. We definitely don’t recommend you run over your Galaxy S6 with a car, but it’s interesting to see that the handset still manages to hold up fairly well — considering.