zSamsung is offering us a new video where we can see how the devices are tested before they become official. You will find drops and impacts tests, submersion in water, heat, electricity, dust and also humidity. The Galaxy S4 was tested and the results are pretty good.

The consecutive drop test was performed for drops. The device is dropped from a desk on a very hard metal floor. It is dropped for many times and it must be functional when the tests ends. The functionality refers to its shape and features too.

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The device was also tested from a higher height and this test is trying to simulate an accident like dropping the device when you speak at it or from your balcony. The device should be fully functional when the test is over.

If we think about the impact tests, Samsung is measuring the resistance of the glass and device to pressure. Galaxy S4 needs to hold up to an impact with a metal ball which is dropped from a big height.

One of the most important tests of the device was the sink test. The device should be fully functional after it is dropped in water. The specialists should look for errors after the tests to claim that the device passed.

Another good test is the one for temperature and humidity. The device is placed inside a “nasty” environment with many Celsius degrees and big humidity. The phone should resist for five days and be fully functional when the test ends.

After all the tests, specialist says that Samsung is paying the price for using plastic for manufacturing the devices, but it seems that they are resisting very well. Samsung is hiding some aspects, but the tests are good for the moment. We are just wondering what it would happen if Samsung Galaxy S3 was tested too? All in all, Samsung Galaxy S4 is a good phone and it will resist for a long period of time unless you don’t drop it every day or try to use it under water.

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