Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 was recently subjected to a drop test, and the result was quite shocking. Reuters/Brendan McDermid

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a very beautiful smartphone thanks to its Infinity Display. However, its sophisticated design also makes it look fragile. Interestingly, when the Android device was subjected to a drop test early this week, it managed to survive a couple of falls, including one that involved it tumbling to the ground face-down.

Last Tuesday, TechRax uploaded its drop test video for the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7 on YouTube. The clip shows the premium devices descending from as high as five feet above concrete pavement. The reviewer also dropped the phones on different sides to see how they would fare in different situations.

When the S8 was dropped on its side, it surprisingly came out looking like nothing happened save for the addition of a small white mark on its top left corner. On the contrary, the iPhone 7 got a few dings after this first drop. Then came the face-down drop test. The iPhone 7 obtained numerous cracks on its screen and it also lost its ability to switch on. As for the Galaxy S8, the Infinity Display got a couple of cracks, but it looked nowhere as bad as the iPhone 7. Furthermore, Samsung’s new flagship phone was still functioning, giving the impression that the damage it got was purely cosmetic.

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It is important to note at this point that Apple’s iPhone 7 has Ion-strengthened glass and oleophobic coating. Unfortunately, these weren’t enough to make the iOS handset survive the face-down drop test. On the other hand, Samsung used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and the back of its Galaxy S8. Therefore, the results shouldn’t come as a surprise to many because the latest version of Gorilla Glass has proven itself capable of handling everything save for sharp instruments, according to SlashGear.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and its larger brother, the Galaxy S8+, are already available for preorder from major U.S. carriers, namely: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. They are scheduled to officially hit the market on April 21.