The Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung’s second smartphone to employ a metal frame, and the company is eager to show us just how durable this device is. The company last week released footage of ‘the butt test’ to prove the device won’t bend or deform if you sit while the phablet is stowed in a back pocket (they even had a robot bum to test the device!).
This week brings a whole new video showcasing the Note 4’s resilience to gravity-inflicted damage. Ahead of the device’s North American launch, the company is keen to show users just how resistant the Note 4 is to what is probably the most common cause of smartphone deaths: falling from an unsafe height onto a hard floor.
This video features the same playful animations as the butt test video as well as some real-world footage of Samsung’s quality assurance procedures. For the Note 4, this means dropping the phone from various angles and various heights to ensure it can withstand the tumbles it will no doubt take once it makes it into consumers’ hands.
The end result is, of course, rather predictable. The Note 4 survives every drop during in-house testing. No doubt users will find other ways to damage the phone. Hopefully they will remember the Note 4 is not waterproof like the Galaxy S5.