If you drop the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 once without a cover, there is a good chance that the device may never work again. If you drop it with a casing, you may end up with webs of cracks.
But if you wait out and buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active instead, you not only get extreme durability, you also get a battery boost from 3,000mAh to 4,000mAh.
The folks from PhoneBuff on YouTube have demonstrated using a professional drop test machine just how it’s a waste of time buying a normal Galaxy S7 and slapping a tempered glass on it.
Dropped from one meter (3.3 feet) high on all sides, the worst damage that the S7 Active takes are some scuff marks to its sides. Then PhoneBuff took to dropping it face-first until the device caves.
After 50 drops, they couldn’t get any more than minor scratch marks on the display. Eventually, they gave up and conceded that the device is as indefatigable in its endurance as any person can endure in trying to destroy it.
Although the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 – proven by all sorts of drop tests by multiple users to be the world’s first indestructible smartphone – didn’t go through the controlled drop tests by PhoneBuff, we have a rough idea of how it would turn out.
Like the S7 Active, no person would probably be patient enough to drop it until it forms even the slightest of cracks. In fact, there was one particular test which saw the UnlockRiver YouTube channel drop the Droid Turbo 2 from 900 feet using a drone. Not a single crack was formed, and the device was still filming when it hit the ground.