Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Survives Unforgiving Drop Test [VIDEO]

I must admit, the first time I held an actual unit of both Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, I thought the two battleship handsets are just too slim and too much 'covered' in glass to be durable. And I believe such assumption is totally understandable, considering that glass has always been associated with 'breaking' and being fragile.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

But apparently, these top-of-the-line releases are a lot tougher than they look. You see, the two phones' front and back panels -held together by a tough aluminum frame - aren't just made of any ordinary glass. They feature Corning's scratch-resistant and shatter-proof Gorilla Glass 4.

To quote the New York based cover-glass manufacturer, "Gorilla Glass 4 provides at least two times improved damage resistance over competitive aluminosilicate glass, as measured by retained strength after damage events, resulting in improved mechanical durability of the glass to in-field damage events, such as drops. Corning scientists examined hundreds of broken devices and found that damage caused by sharp contact accounted for more than 70 percent of field failures. The scientists then developed new drop-test methods that simulate real-world break events, based on thousands of hours analyzing cover glass that had broken in the field or laboratory. The scientists used the new methods to drop devices face down from one meter, such that the cover glass directly contacted a rough surface. They found: 1. Gorilla Glass 4 is up to two times tougher than competitive glasses, 2. Gorilla Glass 4 survives up to 80 percent of the time, 3. Soda-lime glass, as deployed in today’s commercial devices, breaks nearly 100 percent of the time." [source]

This brutal, unforgiving drop test video from South Korea featuring Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge appears to reinforce Corning's claims about the strengths and benefits of Gorilla Glass 4 all while proving that SGS6 Edge is not only sleek and handsome but also tough and durable. I'm sure the same thing can be said about the regular Samsung Galaxy S6 since both handsets practically have the same design and construction. (Supplement: Read our Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Detailed Comparison Post with side-by-side in-the-flesh photos.)

That girl sure can slam a phone to the ground! You wouldn't want to mess with that chick. Anyway, this clip has just given me yet another reason to get either the SGS6 or the S6 Edge when they become available in the Philippines next month. Who knows? I might even end up getting both of devices. They're just so good looking, feature-packed, and tough; I'm smitten.