This smartphone is not going to be hammered to death without a fight

Who knew this Samsung had a sneak attack?


Ned Donovan

Internet Culture

Published Apr 8, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 12:29 pm CDT

There’s no doubt that durability is a major consideration when you’re buying a new phone—you want it to hold up to daily life.

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Usually, however, you don’t take a hammer to it. But one diligent YouTuber stepped up to the plate to find out how many swings his Samsung S5 could take, with unintended results.

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While cell phone companies test their products to guarantee against a certain level of wear and tear, it’s doubtful they added vigorous hammering to quality assurance. And, as evidenced here, that might be because the phones can apparently fight back.

Screengrab via video daily/YouTube 

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*First Published: Apr 8, 2014, 7:36 pm CDT