In 2017, you don’t buy a pricey new premium phone, unbox it, and spend hours admiring its beautiful industrial design. No, the cool thing to do now is to drop it until it’s all smashed up, and then post said destruction on YouTube.
It’s a little painful to watch two brand-new phones get tortured, but it’s all worth it. While the Galaxy S8’s glass back is destroyed almost instantly (as expected), the larger and longer bezel-less “infinity display” is definitely more durable than the iPhone 7’s screen, even when dropped from a height of 25 feet.
Both screens end up cracked and damaged in all places, but in the end, the Galaxy S8’s screen is considerably less shattered, which is quite impressive.
Want more destruction? Here’s YouTuber TechRax taking a knife and hammer to the S8’s face:
(Update: It should go without saying that you should not try any of these unscientific tests at home, and the phones shown in the videos may not accurately reflect the durability of final retail models. We don’t condone attempts to damage or destroy the Galaxy S8 or any phone to the point where its battery could explode.)
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