Does Samsung Galaxy S8 cracked on first drop? Ho yes, it actually cracked. With so much glass covering the new Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus handsets, perhaps their fragility should not surprise us. What you may however not expect is the fact that the phone is now dubbed the most fragile flagship phone on the market.
In a recent video by the extended-warranty service provider Square Trade, both Samsung S8 and Samsung S8 Plus were put through a series of durability tests and guess what, the result are quite shattering.
The test carried out on both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus showed that neither the back, corners or front of the phones managed to come out unscathed when they were dropped from six-foot to the pavement. The two new handsets suffered loose glass, starburst-shaped cracks and spiderwebbing in several areas.
When Square Trade was commenting on the results, they said: “Samsung S8 is the first phone we have tested that has cracked on the first drop on ALL sides.”
Square Trade described the two phones as being of ‘medium-high risk’. The Samsung S8 earned the ‘breakability’ score of 76 out of 100, while the Galaxy S8 Plus scored 77 out of 100.
Here is the Square Trade video;
According to report from Motherboard, the mobile repair companies are already getting set to repair as many as possible Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung S8 Plus in the near future. In fact, Justin Carroll, the owner of Fruit Fixed repair shop has predicted the two handsets are definitely going to break, no doubt about it.
But, hey don’t panic, the repair of the two phones will not cost you a fortune. The motherboard has said, “the cost of replacing the S8 screen is currently between $50 and $100, which is cheaper than the cost or repair of Galaxy S7 screen at launch.”
Kev Notton, the founder of RepairMapr, said: “the price is low for an OLED panel in a new flagship, especially for new screen tech like Infinity Display.”
Even though the screen of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung S8 Plus are fragile, the cost of repair is low. So, you need not worry too much when you mistakenly drop the phone, and it breaks.