Samsung Galaxy Note 2 drop test in video, the outcome

Modern smartphones now often come with nice big display’s packaged into a slim form factor, and offer consumers handsets that are powerful but extremely sleek. There will be many of us that have managed to drop our treasured device only to see the screen crack, and we now have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 drop test video for you with the outcome.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is arguably the handset of the moment with consumers around the world already picking the device up, or patiently waiting for it to become available. Today we have a video courtesy of the guys over on the Android Authority, who decided to drop the Galaxy Note 2 onto a hard surface.

Samsung’s other flagship smartphone the Galaxy S3 didn’t fare so well when it was put through some drop tests, and as the Note 2 had a similar build but is heaver and bigger it was wondered how it would compare.

The Note 2 features a 5.5-inch touchscreen display and you wouldn’t have thought it would survive any sort of drop, but the screen on the Note 2 managed to get through three separate drops. First the handset was dropped from the height of a pocket at 2 feet six inches. The video shows the device hitting the concrete floor in slow motion, but the only damage it received was some light scuffing to the outside bezel.

Now the drop was increased to chest height, around four feet, which saw the back and the battery popping out. This was probably a good thing as some of the energy from the drop would have been released saving the handset from more damage. Again the device survived accept some more marking at the point of impact, and the device feels stronger in the hand compared to the Galaxy S3.

The final drop was at ear height as if you were making a call when dropping the device, which was about 5 feet 6-inches. This time the battery popped out again and so did the S-Pen, but the screen was undamaged and the device when put back together worked perfectly, which compares to the Galaxy S3 that was by this time smashed badly.

So it just goes to show if you do accidently drop the Galaxy Note 2 it should withstand the impact unless you are really unlucky. Watch the video below and tell us what you think.


12 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Note 2 drop test in video, the outcome”

  1. BryannMobile says:

    Omg! If you only knew how hard it was for me to watch this video. Even though I well appreciate the impact testing done on the SGN2 it was almost unbearable..As I sit and wait patiently for it to come to the US. I am a little curiious about how it operated after the testing done.. perhaps u can give us a follow up on how well it still runs afterwards.. Thanks!!

    1. JustSaying says:

      Dear @BryannMobile. Did you read the article or just watch the video? The second last paragraph states clearly that after the ear-height drop test, the phone was put back together and worked perfectly. Probably answers your question without the need for a whole new post.

  2. Wade80 says:

    Given the size of the screen that is really awesome durability… i was expecting some large dents on the first drop, a crack on the second drop and shattered on the third drop.

  3. brad says:

    I have dropped my G note twice from a 1 st floor window onto concrete..no issue no scratchs, then on to reinforced concrete floor in my workshop from height of 20ft little scratch working perfectly. If that was a iPhone be buying a new one twice… it might have a plastic back but it works well when it survives drop like that

    1. Swissdude says:

      Yea Fandroid… dream on I dropped my iPhone 4s on a concrete floore from about 1.5m (several times) still working fine no cracks nothing. Just realy anoying how Samsung fandroids like to bash other phones. What more is there to say.

  4. Tom says:

    I have an samsung galaxy note 2 dropped it about knee level onto a slate floor and there are 2 small cemicircle cracks on the screen also it scratches easy

  5. Richard says:

    I have owned a Galaxy Note 2 for less than a month and without any cause, the screen cracked from the middle left side of the screen all the way down to the bottom right corner. The thing was sitting in my pocket while I was riding the metro. I can’t figure out what the hell happened. So angry. Have to go into a service shop today to see if they’ll fix it for free. They better or I’ll never buy another Samsung again.

  6. Marc Withnall says:

    I owned my new note 2 for 1 week, fumbled it I ended up falling from about knee height and smashed the screen, this is the best phone I have ever used back on my gnexus, so disappointed this is a phone you can’t put a case on it needs to be stronger.

  7. Yehia el Shazly says:

    Well, my Note2 survived 2 days with me…I had many mobile phones before that and i never had any problems with them….Then the Note 2….It did not nearly leave my pocket…and i did put it to charge and when i came back….it had a crack on the side….The company insist that i dropped it and refused to repair through the guarantee….the other thing, that they did not have any replacement and they said i had to wait till it is available…..It is my last time with any Samsung products….

  8. Pol says:

    My note 2 dropped three times, all from knee level, to a concrete floor. But fortunately nothing happened. It’s because my note 2 has jelly case and a cloth case when that happened!

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