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How durable is the Galaxy S8 Plus, really? Drop test explores

by Josh Levenson | April 7, 2017April 7, 2017 8:00 am PDT

Despite its design comprising of a thin metal frame sandwiched in between two slabs of glass, the Galaxy S8 Plus is actually a pretty durable smartphone. At least, that’s what a new drop test uploaded to the EverythingApplePro YouTube channel would lead you to believe.

In the 12-minute video, the Galaxy S8 Plus is pit against the iPhone 7 Plus — but the results aren’t quite what you’d expect. Even though it sports a stronger aluminum frame, the latter actually warps and winds up out of commission long before the former’s Infinity Display shatters.

Check it out below:

We’re blown away

We have to say, we’re blown away by how long it took for the Galaxy S8 Plus’ screen to crack.¬†Sure, the rear shattered almost immediately. The most important thing, however, is that after an onslaught of aggressive¬†drops, it’s still usable. It’s just a shame the same can’t be said about the iPhone 7 Plus.

Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...