The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has just been released, and has already been subjected to the rigors of an Android Authority drop test. This is among the first such tests to be carried out on this phone. After being posted to YouTube on Monday, the video has already received over 150,000 views which demonstrates the levels of interest in the Galaxy Note 2.
The handset is dropped from three different heights to simulate damage sustained from common heights where phones are dropped from. The first is pocket height. Obviously, this is where most people keep their phones when out and about, so it is commonly dropped from this height. When the Galaxy Note 2 is dropped onto a solid concrete pavement from this height, surprisingly little damage is sustained. Apart from a couple of minor scratches, the phone appears to be unharmed.
The second test involves the phone being dropped from chest height. This is to replicate the phone being dropped when you are using to write a text message for example, when standing or walking. When the phone lands from this height, the battery casing and the battery itself separate from the phone’s main chassis. When the parts are put back together though, there appears to be no further damage other than a couple more light scratches.
The third and final part of Android Authority’s drop test is from ear height, obviously to simulate the phone being dropped when making a phone call. In this test, the phone also comes apart as in the second part of the test and we see the stylus pen reveal itself from the housing in the top of the phone. Again, when the parts are put back together, we see no further damage to any part of the phone than a couple of scuff marks.
Despite the large screen size of 5.5 inches, it emerges unscathed from all three parts of the test. The Galaxy Note 2 fares much better in this test than the Galaxy S3 did in a recent drop test by Android Authority, ending up with a shattered screen and badly damaged casing.
The results of this drop test will surely give you peace of mind if you are planning on getting the Galaxy Note 2 as your next smartphone.