Is the S4 Mini a knockout?Molly Wood torture tests the S4 Mini at a kickboxing gym to see if it survives a drop, water, and some serious punches
-Yeah, I've had some miss ends with my smartphone. I've dropped it a few times when I go to the gym. -Bad things have happened to my smartphones, dropped it in the water, dropped it on the ground, the cement, you know, I've had it fly out of my pocket while I'm running. -I was running in the treadmill and I like to listen to my music while I run, so when I was moving my arms, the phone fell off and it just hit the floor and then the phone started messing [unk]. -So, if you notice I have an older Samsung phone and honestly it would be really nice to see, you know, what the newer models have and you know, in terms of durability. -So, there you have it, some true stories about fitness disasters, so I decided in that spirit that me, and the S4 Mini get a little workout today. Now, I know you've all seen this scenario, nice little workout on the treadmill, phone precariously placed, running playlist going and then, oh no, uh-oh-- that can't be good. Although, actually it seems totally fine so far. Okay, no problem. I gotta say I'm not surprised 'cause I personally have done this with my phone, I don't know, 10 to 100 times and it's been okay so far, but let's take it up a notch. Okay, am I done yet? I don't think there's nearly enough water on here. Okay, I'm just saying to add some more. It seems to be doing fine. Who wants to know if I intended to pan left to right? I'm just gonna make sure it's all the way dry on the inside, but a little water spill? Probably wanna replace your Klean Kanteen because the lid leaks all the time, but the phone is totally fine. Uh-oh-- oh, the phone is fine. Maybe we should do another step. -I think one more. -I think so too. Ooh, that seemed terrible. I guess it looks possible that I have a little more curve than I have before, but look at this thing. -It's pretty impressive. -I know. This phone is like disappointingly awesome. Look at that. No problem. Okay, well, there's only one thing to do now since we are at a kickboxing gym. All right, this phone is proving a lot tougher than I expected so we're getting a little extreme. I'm not saying that this is something that could happen in real life, I just need to know. Ready. -I'm ready. -Okay. -It's getting straight. -Nothing? -No. -I haven't even made the app go yet. -That was a good one. -Oh. -Oh. -It's okay. -I got cocky. I got cocky. -Spread the legs a little bit. Spread the legs a little bit wider, there you go. All right, now look at your apps. -Okay, so clearly I have done zero damage to that phone with my pink gloves. So, I'm gonna turn it over to our pro, Benton. All right, I'm counting on you Benton. I want you to kill this phone. Not me, just the phone. Okay, I'll be back here. Oh yeah, keep going-- next. Oh, get it. The phone hates you. The phone is selling your sneakers to the other side. Yeah-- anything? -Nothing. -One more. -Oh, are we gonna have to move to the feet? Seriously, the phone is fine. -The phone is completely fine. -It felt like an earthquake back there. Okay, it turned the camera off, but the phone is fine. Okay, that-- you know what? We're going nuclear. -One more try. -Time for the feet. -Okay. I'm ready. -I want three good kicks and if that phone doesn't die, it's the best. Okay. Oh, come on, it was on the back swing. All right, last one. -Last one. -Come on. I would not want to be the phone. Okay, let's see how it's doing. Oh, you did it. -Did I really? -Oh, yeah. -Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Yeah. -I like him getting into the spirit. He's like, "Finally." -I'm trying to break that thing all day. -I know. -All right. -Okay, so that apparently is what it takes. This phone is definitely cracked. Let's see if I can get it all to tape here. It's still coming on, don't get me wrong, but we definitely have cracked the screen a lot. Oh, it's making a little-- it's making like sad little noises but the screen no longer comes on. All right, now we know that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini can take just about everything except for the Benton kick which no one can take ever. It's almost still a pass.