Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Drop Test: Bigger They Are, Harder They Fall? Not Really

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The majority of handsets on the market come with a large screen packed into a sleek and slim line form. The downside to this is that they are vulnerable to being dropped. Now that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is out with its 5.5 inch display, the folks over at AndroidAuthority thought it time to drop test it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 drop test results

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is one of the best handsets out at the moment and people are either waiting for the handset (US) or they have already got it in their hands (Europe). Thanks to AA, the Note 2 is already through its paces in the drop test to see if the saying of the bigger they are the harder they fall, is really true.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 looks as though its 5.5 inch display would not survive any form of being dropped. However it managed to survive the first three drops they put it through. First it was dropped to the floor from a height of 2 feet and 6 inches. The only damage it took was to the outer bezel, which was scuffed lightly.

They then increased the height to four feet, chest height, and this resulted in the back popping off the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the battery falling out. However it survived with the screen intact.

Finally the height was raised to simulate being dropped from the ear, about 5 feet 5 inches. The battery popped out again, along with the S Pen, however the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 screen was intact. This did better at this stage than the Samsung Galaxy S3 which at this point was badly damaged.

AA’s drop test proves that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is surprisingly hardier than the Galaxy S3.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.