You drop your telephone. There is an infinite quantity of fates that might take maintain. There is not any such factor as a “control” in the case of experimenting with this type of stuff, however hey, if it’s caught on video, it needs to be attention-grabbing to observe on the very least.
That’s what system trade-in and insurance coverage firm SquareTrade has executed with its DropBot, taking the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ for a six-feet journey all the way down to a concrete sidewalk with its neat ‘ol “DropBot.” Units had been dropped twice: as soon as on the entrance floor, one other time on the rear.
The video is beneath, however scroll additional for the takeaway.
When it involves the S10e and S10+, each confirmed indicators of glass chipping from each surfaces, leaving a reduce hazard for customers. There was additionally an impairment to the performance of the S10e show, rear digital camera and LED flash unit. But the Galaxy S10 got here away with hairline cracks and bursts, however no main chippage or harm to underlying elements.
We can’t stress sufficient that customers’ mileage could range, however in the case of defending any system, maybe they need to get a case. Or they may get insurance coverage from SquareTrade — the corporate’s owned by Allstate —to assist it recoup the prices of constructing the video.
Disclosure: Pocketnow‘s mum or dad firm additionally owns electronics trade-in website Swappa.