Our friends over at GadgetGuruHD shared a video with us – a two-story drop test of the new Galaxy S5 – and naturally the cover popped off and battery flew out, and yes the screen shattered into a thousand cracks, but surprisingly the device still worked! The tester said he did not even bother to check it for 30 minutes as he was sure that it was a goner, but he said that even the fingerprint scanner worked. In the video you can see him put it through its paces and it looks to be running smoothly with everything functioning as normal. He believes it to be one of the most durable devices they have ever dropped tested. This is the same site that let the Galaxy S5 in a tub of water for 30 minutes and took an underwater video with no damage to the device whatsoever.
The newest Samsung flagship has been coming under some tough scrutiny by the tech community even before it was officially launched, based solely on its looks, not necessarily on its actual build quality or its features. I think everybody was disappointed, including Samsung supporters, because everybody was expecting this great, new metal creation that we had been treated to by the concept artists – unfortunately, they do not work for Samsung. Samsung claims that it would be too difficult for a supplier to make that many bodies out of metal – people point out that HTC can do it, so why can't Samsung…but there is a huge difference in sales volume between the two devices.
Another item that brings criticism is that with like products, or ones that are very technically close, we tend to look closer at the appearance – and this year the flagships have nothing that really differentiates them from each other or pushes it out to the head of the pack. For instance, if the Galaxy S5 had a QHD Display with a Snapdragon 64-bit 900 processor clocked at 3GHz and with 4GB of RAM – people would forget all about its "Band-Aid" looking back…well, maybe not. But you see what I mean. The flagships all have the same everything (about) specification wise, so then we have to look at design – metal vs plastic, single vs dual speakers, etc.
As more tests are being performed on these new devices, we do start to see some defining items that make the new Galaxy S5 'look' a little better – the authorities are praising the screen, then it won in the battery testing, and now it seems to be built pretty well – check out the video below. Hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know what you think of the Galaxy S5, especially if you own one – are you excited by it or disappointed…as always, we would love to hear from you.