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[Video] Galaxy S4 Passes Gruesome Knife Test with Flying Colors

Steven Blum
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The Galaxy S4's body may be made of plastic, but its display is tough as nails.

In this greusome durability test, the Galaxy S4's screen is faced with a number of sharp enemies and withstands their attacks with nary a scratch.

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Maybe it's because Sammy's latest and greatest display is the first to make use of Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The newest version of Corning's chemically-hardened glass made its debut at this year's CES and has shown to be incredibly durable, even after being pummeled by a steel ball. 

In the video test below, the Galaxy S4's screen is tested against  keys, coins and steak knives. It looks like the Galaxy S4's tough display can hold up against just about any metallic object out there.

Of course, we've yet to see any other tests of durability, but it look like no one should worry about the Galaxy S4's display getting nicked in a pocket full of coins (or knives, or whatever, really). I wonder how well it will hold up after a face-down drop test, though!

 

Now that you've seen just how durable the Galaxy S4's display is, does this influence your decision as to whether or not to purchase the device?

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  • Ti Mo Apr 22, 2013 Link

    Well this is gonna make screen protector manufacturer mad..

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Apr 22, 2013 Link

    @Steven Blum the last answer to the poll is not meant to be taken seriosly is it?

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  • Steven Blum Apr 22, 2013 Link

    Nope, although that's probably what's going to end up happening. Conspicuous consumption at its finest.

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Apr 22, 2013 Link

    oh my God, will you the ones droing that?
    Well it would be something very intresting.
    but annoyingly I just can take the newsletter of one Language (which is already German) and yet I dont know what do do about that.
    Maestre Callahan (German Admin) will look over that and I really hope that something nice comes out, but however, continue that way, your (directing the English APit Team completely) write nice news...

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  • Steven Blum Apr 22, 2013 Link

    Hm, I wonder if you might just have to create a new account? Sounds like a hassle. I'll ask my colleague. That said, the newsletter's content is all on the site anyway.

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Apr 22, 2013 Link

    Maestre already said that a new acc is prohibited (disallowed).
    and accessing via mail is a lot easier than having to type the whole URL (auto-complete of browser is used to german APit) and THAT'S a hassle...

    bucht BTT:
    I would really like to see whether the phone can stand a fall from a rooftop (but not on a carpet, but rather on a stone floor or sth. alike)

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  • Christa Joe Apr 23, 2013 Link

    Now this is called a heavy-duty mobile screen. Giving a tough competition to less durable touch screen in most of the phones, S4 is coming with really innovative features to give a tough competition to other device.
    Rugged screen, Eye scrolling what else can we expect in a next gen smartphone.
    great video.

    Thanks

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  • Pete Harrison Apr 24, 2013 Link

    Someone can't spell "gruesome" LOL.

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  • Charlie Apr 24, 2013 Link

    I bet its not as tough as the Motorola razr I .
    I dropped mine off a scaffold 3 stories up and it survived.

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  • Charlie Apr 24, 2013 Link

    beat that Samsung !

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Apr 24, 2013 Link

    @Charlie
    face down?
    I dont know How long it can last but in most cases when my Note 2 falls worst thing that can happen that it falls apart which takes most energy of the fall...
    (falling apart does not mean it breaks apart just that battery cover and batter fall off)...

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  • Charlie Apr 24, 2013 Link

    yes Phil, face down. There is no battery cover as its all screwed down.Had a small tear in screen protector cover and thats it. Toughest phone I,ve ever had.

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Apr 24, 2013 Link

    ok, not bad, I am using a flip and a backcover for my n2 and a anti-reflective screenprotector, more to have less fingerprints and read better in daylight than to protect the screen.
    and the nicest thing is that the Flip and the Backcover intercept each other nicely, so it makes a great landscape stand for watching video etc, if you can't imagine, I put a pic in...
    and when it just falls flat face-down on a flat floor then it's not as when it falls on a stone or alike, then you have either a crack on the screen and can still use it or a problem, at least with a screwed-down phone...

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  • John Reagan Apr 24, 2013 Link

    This video test is for Gorilla Glass 2, but I'm pretty confident it's not that much weaker.. Scan thru to the last 1/3 as she drops it on various surfaces..Not very impressive IMO... It may be scratch resistant, but definitely not crack proof under normal situations.

    Truth About Gorilla Glass - Drops, Tests, Composition - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfgKLwGnOZs

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  • Chuck Johnston Apr 25, 2013 Link

    Not at all impressed! After watching this, I ran the same tests using the same implements on the screen of my Android Moto RAZR ICS. NO SCRATCHES! Let's see how the S4 stands up to the drop/crush test! I'll take my Kevlar-backed Moto over any other phone. (Been in my pocket with NO protectors on it for nearly a year. No scratches, no dings on front OR back!

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Apr 25, 2013 Link

    so now that you have an S4 when come the Droptest???

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