Jan 22, 2019 | Updated: 08:49 AM EST

Report Shows Samsung Galaxy S8 Series Are More Fragile Than Its Predecessors

May 12, 2017 01:27 AM EDT


Drop test from the mobile device extended warranty service provider shows that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is fragile because of its screen. Some tests reveal the fragility of the new Samsung flagship phone series.

Extended warranty service provider, SquareTrade performed a drop test on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The result shows that the latest flagship phone series from South Korean electronic giant is very fragile. In fact, according to BGR, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is the first phones that break on all sides.

The screen of both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are made of glass, similar to its previous model the Galaxy S7. However, durability of the glass screen in Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is much worse than their predecessor. Moreover, the screen cover the entire phone without bezel, adding the screen to be more fragile.

Following the result of the test, Digital Trends called Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus as one the most fragile and breakable handsets ever. In the result of the test, Samsung Galaxy S8 is most vulnerable on the tumble test, while the Galaxy S8 Plus is most vulnerable in materials. However, customers and owners of Galaxy S8 series still adore the smartphone.

“We found that 89 percent of Samsung owners reported having a positive view of the brand despite recent controversies," Global Creative Director of the SquareTrade, Jason Siciliano said about the customers' preference on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. "36 percent plan on buying an S8 in the next six month."

Samsung launched its flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in late April 2017. One of the advanced protection of the smartphones is its iris scanner to improve protection beside the fingerprint scanner. Unfortunately, both smartphones are equally fragile as can be seen in the testing video below:

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