Samsung is out to show the world how tough it is, or at least, how tough its smartphones are, with a newly released video showing the various (and rather rigorous looking) stress tests it puts its devices through.
The video, which cropped up on YouTube this week, is entirely in Korean, so I’m not going to attempt to translate it, but the imagery is rather self-explanatory.
“Do you know how strong your smartphone is?” reads the YouTube description. “Samsung is conducting various kinds of stress tests for its smartphones to make not only smarter but also stronger smartphones.”
And to prove its point, follow three rather stressful minutes where we see the phones being put through their paces, from being sat on by a fake buttocks, to being churned around with foamy pellets in a make-believe washing machine, incessant and rather forceful button pushing, being drizzled on, being high power hosed and finally, as if that wasn’t enough, being dropped.
Samsung failed to mention how many Galaxy Notes were injured in the making of this video.
That said, the phones did seem to hold up rather well, which will come as a bit of good news to Galaxy owners, though whether the testing really does bear out in the real world seems hit or miss.
“So much testing and mine cracked after first drop,” responded one YouTube viewer.
Indeed, Mike, both of those videos show some serious ruggedness from Motorola.... but it's way easier to make a rugged radio walkie talkie than it is a slim and delicate smartphone! I don't see too many people walking around with radios, unless they're on a construction site!