Shattered Dreams: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Bomb Breakability Test
Though the phones themselves are sure to be a hit with consumers—rightfully so—the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will likely cause owners to suffer from a great deal of smartphone stress if you’re to believe the results of a recent durability test.
SquareTrade, a smartphone protection plan provider, brought the S8 and S8+ into the SquareTrade Labs so they could put the devices through their gauntlet of destruction. Using a range of scientific robots, SquareTrade is able to drop, slide, tumble, and dunk smartphones to see how they’ll live up to the everyday wear and tear that consumers place on their devices. The results, which were expanded this year to include “Reparability Factor,” combine to deliver a Breakability Score.
And the new Samsung devices performed quite awfully.