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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge put to the ‘hammer’ test

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YouTube users TechRax is giving the Galaxy S7 Edge his signature hammer and knife test in a new video.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has been put through a couple of hefty torture tests, but none like this. Well, it isn’t actually a test, more like an excuse to beat a $900+ device to an inch of its life. And surprisingly, the Galaxy S7 Edge is able to take a few hits pretty well.

For the most part, the Galaxy S7 Edge is pretty durable. In another recent test, the device only shattered on a hard surface when dropped from head level. It’s also apparently able to take a few hits from a hammer without completely dying.

These torture tests are fun and all, and while they do show a measure of durability with the smartphone, it does nothing to highlight the important features of a smartphone. With that in mind, if you’re actually looking for some buying advice, one YouTube creator put together a camera shootout, pitting the Galaxy S7’s camera against the iPhone 6S’ camera. Suffice to say, it’s a much better test to watch for those that are seriously considering the device and want to see how the camera and other aspects perform.

Are you planning on picking up a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge? Let us know in the comments below!


About the Author: Brad Ward

Brad is a tech enthusiast, writing and tinkering with all things technology since 2011. He currently bounces between the LG G3 and his beloved Moto X! His interests include reading, entrepreneurship, the gym, and of course, queso.


  • v1_rotate

    I think if you’re gonna pretend there is some scientific methodology behind smashing a cell phone with a hammer, in an effort to describe its durability, you should have to pay for it with your own cash, rather than doing it with a device you got for free. 2M hits and counting on a YouTube video that proves a 2 pound sledge will destroy a tiny, mobile computer. This surprises anyone? This is the worst kind of sensationalism, that speaks to the 12 year old who just wants to break things.

    • Justin_Herrick

      You never know when a raging person with a hammer will come at your phone.

    • http://www.talkandroid.com Brad Ward

      I wasn’t pretending that there was scientific methodology behind this test – I just pointed out that it sure took quite a beating and was still functioning at a point in the video!

  • Nila

    More importantly, when a raging person comes at me to attack me, I can pull out my trusty S7 edge and defend myself with it’s amazing shield like properties :)