That’s the final analysis of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Eric Mack on SquareTrade’s durability tests:
Robots were used to drop, slide, tumble and dunk the devices, and the results saw the sleek, glass form of the Galaxy S8 crack up under the pressure, literally.
Cracks appeared after the very first face-down drop, with pieces of glass missing from the corners of the S8. The S8’s all-glass body also suffered cracks and dangerous breakage when the phone was dropped on its side and back.
SquareTrade’s Jason Siciliano:
We found that 89 percent of Samsung owners reported having a positive view of the brand despite recent controversies, and 36 percent plan on buying an S8 in the next six months. Just don’t drop it.