Samsung has elegantly recovered from its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, and as promised launched the successor, the Galaxy Note 8. Continuing the Galaxy Note legacy, the Galaxy Note 8 is a beauty boasting high-end features. While experts had their say on the performance of the Galaxy Note 8, the smartphone also had its physical endurance tested. Here’s how the Galaxy Note 8 fared in a scratch, burn and bend test.
Jerry Rig Everything tests the durability of the Galaxy Note 8 to see if it’s as durable as most Samsung smartphones are. First, the scratch test takes place on which the Galaxy Note 8 passes through the first five levels without a single mark. The first scratch begins from level 6 and goes deeper at level 7. Jerry says that this level is quite normal for most smartphones, and even the iPhone 7 had the same results. To put things into perspective, the Galaxy Note 8 has a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED curved edge display with QHD+ resolution and aspect ratio of 18:5:9. The display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The top bezel which houses the front 8-megapixel camera, proximity sensors and earpiece are intact throughout the scratch test.
Moving to the rear panel which is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5, the smartphone passes the scratch test. The dual cameras are surrounded by a metal ring which is easily scratched. The lenses and LED flash are however covered by glass and remain unscratched. The fingerprint sensor which sits right beside the dual cameras is easily scratched. However, even with damages the fingerprint sensor could identify and scan the fingerprint and unlock the smartphone. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 battery put through rigorous tests to avoid Galaxy Note 7-like debacle
A Samsung tradition, the glass protected Galaxy Note 8 is surrounded by a frame metal which is easily scratched at the first try. The particulars like 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and speaker grille remain functional. The S-Pen which is made of plastic is also put to test and considering the material, gets easily scratched. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched: Top 5 features
The next test was fire endurance on the Galaxy Note 8. The smartphone lasts about ten seconds under direct flame before getting permanently damaged. The final and most gruesome test of the lot is the bend test which the Galaxy Note 8 successfully passes. The bend test was conducted on normal levels of force and not with any machine of sorts. Overall, the Galaxy Note 8 proves to be a sturdy smartphone after having gone through the basic tests. The more extreme drop and bend tests will test the smartphone to its limits. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 confirmed to launch in India on September 12