Google IO 2017 Coverage

What happens when a Tesla Model S runs over a Samsung Galaxy S 5?

samsung_galaxy_s_5_tesla_runover

Seems like an odd question, which can only be a sign that someone gave it a try. Twitter user @iCrackUriDevice decided to do some drop tests of the new Samsung Galaxy S 5. The goal of these and other drop tests involving Samsung devices is often to assess how well the plastic used for the Galaxy S 5 holds up compared to “better” materials like the metal used for the iPhone or an HTC smartphone. Samsung has stated they use plastic not only to control costs, but because the increased flexibility improves survivability. In addition to drop tests, @iCrackUriDevice decided to see how the Galaxy S 5 would hold up to pressure under the wheels of a Tesla Model S.

In the video, through three drop tests the Galaxy S 5 suffers cosmetic damage to the edges of the device and the back cover. However, the glass survives without cracking and the device remains functional. When placed under the wheels of the Tesla Model S, the damage is more extensive with the camera biting the dust and the back cover becoming useless for most purposes. The good news is the smartphone survives and continues to operate.

Check out the video below to see just how the Galaxy S 5 fared.


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


  • rip

    ur nuts! but thanks for abusing the GS5, I think that just about sold me on upgrading from my GS3. a follow up submersion would be interesting.