Samsung has introduced two flagship smartphones this year (and two flagship phablets), the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 is basically the regularly-shaped flagship made out of metal and glass, while the Galaxy S6 Edge sports a rather unconventional, curved display on both sides. These two smartphones were announced back in March, and were followed by the Galaxy S6 Active which was unveiled back in June. The Galaxy S6 Active is a ruggedized smartphone, and is meant to take a bit of beating. How much can it take? Well, let's find out.
The Galaxy S6 Active was put by a test by Unbox Therapy as part of YouTube's 'Awesome Stuff Week'. The device was actually used as a hockey puck in order to test its durability, which is actually a pretty interesting test. Those of you who have had a chance to play hockey or at least hold a hockey puck, you know that it is made out of hardened rubber, it's meant to take a lot of beating. So, a regular phone would probably break instantly if you try to hit it with a hockey stick, while you'd expect more from a ruggedized device.
Well, the Galaxy S6 Active was actually able to take a lot of beating during this test, more than you might think. The device was able to handle some passing on the ice, some shooting, and has even survived two slapshots, which is impressive. The phone did break after being hit constantly during a hockey game though, but that was to be expected, it even hit a post at a certain point. It is also worth mentioning that it was splashed with water during this test, simply to test out its water resistance as well.
This test is really interesting, as I've already mentioned, and it was actually sponsored by YouTube. If you'd like to check out the full-length video (cca 5 minutes long), you'll find it embedded below this article. It seems like the Galaxy S6 Active is even more rugged than we might think, but don't try this at home.