The Galaxy S8 is a beautiful phone, but it’s also extremely fragile

galaxy s9 scratch test

Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 is mighty tempting with its gorgeous design.

However, with beauty comes compromise, at least when it comes to the Galaxy S8’s durability.

Two YouTube channels, Square Trade and JerryRigEverything, perform durability tests on new smartphones, and the Galaxy S8 was certainly not going to be left out.

They found that the Galaxy S8 was fragile when it faced big impacts, but its screen stood up well against scratches. Square Trade also found some issues with the Galaxy S8’s water resistance.

Check out the results of their tests:

Square Trade dropped both Galaxy S8 models on their fronts and backs from a height of six feet.


It found that both Galaxy S8 models cracked on the front and back on their first drops.

The previous Galaxy phones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, weren’t much less fragile, either. Square Trade found that the S7 cracked on the first fall on its front, and the S7 Edge cracked on the second.

See the rest of the story at INSIDER

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