Jun 13 AT 11:18 AM Nick Gray 38 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S4 stress test video shows how durable the device really is


When we think of device durability, our minds immediately turn to those gruesome drop tests scattered across YouTube. The video makers hope their unscientific test will show consumers how durable a phone is by dropping it from several different heights. While the videos can be entertaining, they really don’t give us a lot of information.

Fortunately, manufacturers go through a myriad of tests before a phone is released to make sure it lives up to quality standards. The choice of construction material for the Samsung Galaxy S4 may not be as high-end as that found in the HTC One, but the video below shows that you don’t necessarily need a metal chassis to survive drop, impact, heat, pressure, dust and water tests.

What’s your take? Would you rather have premium construction materials, which may scratch and dent more easily, or a plastic build that can stand up to the random acts of torture we subject our smartphones to on a daily basis?

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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