Tuesday , August 21 2018

hammer vs s6Sometimes browsing around on YouTube is a bad idea, especially when you’re trawling for news. Sometimes you find things that are really disturbing, and make you wonder whether people have anything other than rocks in their heads.

Apparently there’s a market for extreme phone testing out there, which includes things like belting brand new, $1000+ phones with hammers, cutting them with knives, and generally being pretty awful to an expensive piece of equipment.

I found two of these videos which made me question everything. Why anyone, for video views or anything else, would find it necessary to subject a phone to such rampant disregard is beyond me, but I suppose there’s a market for just about anything these days.

In any event, here are the two videos. Take a look and tell me whether you’d be prepared to put your brand new Samsung Galaxy S6, or anything else, through a torture test like this.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Yianni Soc
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Poor S6 🙁

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I think the thermal safety in the S6 hadn’t cooled down enough so the phone could be powered back on again.

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