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Galaxy Note 7 vs. S7 Edge drop testDoes Gorilla Glass 5 make the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 more durable? We made it our job to find out in our new series, "Breaking Point."
This is more nerve-wracking for me than the phone maybe. All right, three, two, one. The S7 Edge has one of the best screens we've seen in a phone. But the ample real estate and sexy curves mean it's also one of the most fragile. [MUSIC] In comes the Note 7. Same dimensions and curved AMOLED screen but with perhaps a sturdier glass. It's the first phone sporting Corning's Gorilla Glass five. So does this make it a sturdier phone? That's why we're here. [MUSIC] You want me to be honest? Yeah. I'll go first. All right. So I'm going At about two feet. Okay, here we go. Three, two, one. Okay, it has chalk all over it. My beautiful bullseye. But it totally survived. Right. Here it is. Two feet. My knee height. Yes, just about. Okay, one- Bullseye. Two [SOUND]. Woo! That sounded so bad. [LAUGH] We got a winner, we got a winner. Next up, we're dropping it from pocket height. Here we go. Three, two [SOUND]. Wow. And it landed screen up so we know it survived. Yes. [MUSIC] All right, little Note 7, let's do this. Pocket height. A little bit higher. Higher? Yep. There? Yep. Three, two, one. [NOISE] It also landed face first. Whoa. Face first and then it flipped over, belly up. 1.6 meters is what Corning says that [UNKNOWN] can withstand when it's not altered, so that's why we're going to this height and not because we take selfies. But here we go. You should take a selfie. [LAUGH] All right, 3, 2, One. [NOISE] Wow. Good one, guys. Whoa. Wow. Wow. Nothing? No, nothing. This is more nerve-wracking for me than the phone maybe. All right, three, two, one. [NOISE] Perfect Landing. I can't handle that sound. okay. Moment of truth. Moment of truth. Look at this. it's very dramatic it's got chalk all over it, but it still rolling still perfectly fine. Now that we know it can survive face first, both phones, it's time to test the edge. So we're gonna go pocket height which is probably the most common place it gets dropped on the edge. In three, two, one. Did it land on the edge? Not really but. Should we do it again? Yeah. Maybe do it. Like. No. No. It's so ruined. It's so ruined. I like it how we're gonna drop it again. Yeah. But it's so ruined. So we're gonna test out the Note 7 from pocket level on the side. Three, two, One. [SOUND] We're gonna do selfie level, 1.6 meters from the side. All right, so, three, two, one. [SOUND] Moment of truth. Moment of truth. Was there a crack on that? [MUSIC] It's still good. It's still going. No. See? You're right. There is a crack. There's a crack. [MUSIC] So it did break ,but just a little bit in the corner and in the back. So we're gonna keep going and I'm going to drop it with the crack facing up. Three, two, one. Whoa. Still good. Still good. Let's see the back. The back. The back is spiderwebs everywhere. Take a look at that. Poor baby. After multiple drops in different angles, the back of this is completely destroyed. But the front It's intact. It's perfect. This is what you really care about. Yeah. Unlike this phone where the front is destroyed but the back is perfect. So if I had a choice. Note 7. Note 7 baby. [MUSIC] Three [MUSIC] Two, one.