The Galaxy S8 is rough, tough, and refuses to bend

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is under intense scrutiny after the Galaxy Note 7, and that includes testing out just how durable this thing is. Obviously the GS8 isn’t the first phone to be lit on fire, tossed around, and put in a blender, but we always hold Samsung phones to a slightly higher standard.

So, how’d it do? Pretty well, in all honesty.

A big surprise is how fireproof the device is. It took consecutive lighter tests to legitimately damage the screen, and it remained functional throughout. That’s good news for the battery, too.

The cameras and screen resist scratches like a champ, and, most impressively, the phone seems nearly impossible to bend. The way Samsung designed the body of the Galaxy S8 with metal edges helped to keep the phone intact, so you certainly won’t be seeing a bendgate scenario with Samsung this year.

As always, don’t actually test this stuff on your phone at home. It’s durable, but not actually indestructible. Be careful with it and there’s a good chance the Galaxy S8 is going to last you several years.


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid and an unhealthy obsession with fixing things that aren't broken. This accidentally led to being the go-to guy for anything more complicated than a toaster, which he considers more of a curse than a blessing. Jared is enrolled in online classes at the University of Phoenix, and spends his spare time on video games and listening to music.