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Should you really use your Samsung Galaxy S6 to crack nuts?

This is the polar opposite of those bendy iPhones.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Apr 19, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 1:09 am CDT

The iPhone 6 Plus introduced a new concern about buying a smartphone: Is it a flimsy piece of garbage that will bend as soon as you put it in your pocket?

If this video is accurate, then the Samsung Galaxy S6 has nothing to worry about in that department. In fact, it’s so tough that you can apparently use it to crack nuts. This video shows a woman using two Samsung phone screens to open several walnut shells, ending by switching on the phones to prove they still work.

Another video shows someone cracking nuts using the side edge of the phone.

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This is impressive stuff, although we’d recommend reading some professional test reviews before you turn your new phone into a nutcracker. We can’t rule out the possibility this is a hoax like last year’s “bend your iPhone” ad.

Screengrab via S6 tester/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2015, 3:36 pm CDT