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Galaxy S9 drop test: How strong is the glass?



Watch us drop a brand-new Samsung Galaxy S9 to see if it can survive two falls on the sidewalk. Read more about our drop test: http://cnet.co/2FVafmi Subscribe to CNET: http://bit.ly/17qqqCs…

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37 Comments

  1. I really don’t get the point of drop tests. Like obviously the glass is gonna break. Not like these are consistent anyway it depends where you drop it. If you drops glass phone on gravel it will break, on grass it wont most likely, on smooth cement its less likely then rocky cement. It’s stupid.

  2. These CNET people are born without knowledge that matches current technology. They still living in the NOKIA era. Newer gadgets are not made to be dropped. Technologies today mostly focus on user interface and aesthetics more than durability; would you drop test everything you purchase? ex: camera, printer, car, light bulb, pans and pots, GPS, furnitures, computer,….

  3. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  4. Samsung increased the thickness of the front glass and used 7000 series aluminum which will absorb about 20% more shock. It is still Gorilla Glass 5 front and back however the back panels have always been thinner glass and seem to break easier. Good thing it's an inexpensive fix.

  5. The thing is the glass on the back have to be thin in order to get wireless charging to work. You can tell be knocking on 2sides and listen to the noise it's pretty obvious. Btw if you said I don't own the s9 or the s9+ I actually do I been using this for 3 days

  6. I'll take plastic backs with removable batteries over glass backed phones every time. I don't need my phone to be a super expensive 'premium' but fragile POS. A phone should be a useful tool not a damn status symbol.

  7. ok, can someone explain to me the use of Gorilla Glass when all we get is "get a cover" for your phone. cos the price of Gorilla Glass is also added to the unit price of these devices…. making the device more expensive, for, basically no reason when we're all just gonna get a case… OEMs should stray away from Gorilla Glass. I think my friend might be right when he says the glass they use at shows to show their improvements are not what they offer to OEMs.

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