Samsung Stress Test

Its no secret that Samsung likes to use shiny, extremely flexible plastic materials for its devices. It can unfortunately lead to a device that feels somewhat "cheap" in the hand, but the tradeoff is some serious longevity when it comes to surviving every-day use. Some of us don't treat our phones very gently, and a device's ability to make it through a few bumps without breaking can be a feature for many.

Samsung has just released a video showing off various methods they use to stress test their devices, including mashing on a Galaxy Note 2 home button over 200,000 times, putting a device under simulated rain and even simulating sitting on devices repeatedly. Yes. It's a butt. Get over it. The video is narrated in Korean, but you'll enjoy the visuals nonetheless. You can skip along to about the 0:50 mark to get to where the good parts start. Take a gander after the break.

Source: BGR


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Samsung shows off device stress testing in promo video


For all of us who are sick of Apple and Samsung's constant pissing contest. Now show us your stream Apple!

But don't cross the streams, crossing the streams would be bad.

Okay, I think I'm done, goodnight everyone!

Cool stuff! I'm always curious to see this type of testing or the "How it's made" stuff. Also, for a little more "fun", turn on the closed caption and English translation. :P

Sweet Jesus, that's funny! It's exactly how people who don't really know how to speak English speak it. LMAO!

Mid October a colleague's SGS3 started misbehaving (rebooting, crashing, eating batteries etc) after he'd had it barely four months and he sent it in for repair.

Samsung returned it saying that it was moisture damage - one of the three water detectors inside had triggered. Yes, that's right, there are apparently THREE.

My colleague refuted any suggestion of abuse - it was in mint condition, still looked box fresh. He escalated the claim all the way to the senior management at Samsung UK and was told, by a polite and friendly but firm PA to a very senior customer service manager, that Samsung would not repair the device for free because of the water damage despite two of the three sensors being clear.

My colleague ended up selling it for "spares repair" on ebay, losing nearly half its value. He reckons the phone cost him £4 PER DAY, about US$6.

He will never buy another Samsung product. Given he is in charge of our IT procurement that none of our large server farm will ever have a Samsung SSD, no more Samsung monitors, no Samsung hard drives or memory in desktops or servers etc.

I'd already got a Note2 on order, otherwise I might never have bought it. As it is I will be ensuring I keep it away from any chance of moisture damage.