Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 just last week, and now drop tests have already started to pour in. The first one comes from YouTube channel PhoneBuff, and the phablet is dropped from various angles to see how it fares in the test. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?
The video shows the Galaxy Note 5 suffer some minor damage in the first fall itself. The glass back cracks up a bit in the initial fall on its back. When the phone is dropped sideways, the metal edges suffer hardly any damage. The front panel also shatters upon first impact to the ground. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 launch in India next week: Top specs, price around Rs 15,000, more
When the phablet is dropped on cement, it damages even further. Even the metal edges get scratches, but suffer comparably less damage than the front and back panel. At the end though, the display continues to work albeit with a few glitches on the side. The bottom right of the display refuses to respond to touch after the last fall, and there is even a prominent white line on the right side of the screen.
The video confirms that the Galaxy Note 5 isn’t the sturdiest device out there, but will be able to withstand every day brazen usage.
Samsung only unveiled the single-SIM variant at its Unpacked event last week, and it will go on sale in the US and Canada this month. Adual-SIM variant too has quietly surfaced in the Philippines, and just like the single-SIM variant though, the dual-SIM variant lacks an expandable memory or the 128GB option.
Samsung is hosting an event in India tomorrow, but it is most likely only launching the Galaxy S6 Edge+. The Galaxy Note 5 is expected to arrive next month.
Watch the drop test video below: