Samsung’s three newest flagship phones have reached the eyes of the public. They remain the top choices when deciding to upgrade to a newer touch screen device. However, there has been a theory on the rise, that Samsung’s Galaxy products are not as sturdy as Samsung claims them to be. If you or someone you know is looking to get a galaxy phone but don’t know where to begin, look no further.
Uncovering the Samsung Flagship Devices
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Newest model, ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S21. It’s sophisticated in it’s design with extra camera tricks. Keep in mind that the screen is large – if you’re looking to watch a lot of videos, bigger might be your best bet (battery life 5,000 mAh).
Samsung S21 Plus: This model comes right in between the classic Galaxy S21 and the Ultra, in terms of screen sizing. It’s battery life is balanced, however shorter than the Ultra (battery life 4,800 mAh).
Samsung Galaxy S21: Depending on what you’re looking for and within your budget – this model is capable of doing what the Plus and Ultra can do. At the end, it depends on which phone gives you the best value for money. (battery life 4,000 mAh).
When it came to performing the drop test on the Samsung Galaxy S20 last year, (Plus and Ultra included), the Samsung Galaxy S20 scored least points when it came to screen durability. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra performed better but still managed to shatter on both drop tests.
Coming to the Galaxy S21 series, even after a drop test, the screen managed to function. The screen eventually fell apart despite the drop proving it is sturdier than the S20 models but still not sturdy enough to be taken seriously.
Experts are stating the Samsung Galaxy S21 is a phone built to compete with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Max. However when dropped from six feet to the ground, the phone was completely unusable. In the second test the screen shattered. The only piece that was functional and held together to an extent was the professional back camera!
Bring in The Numbers:
Now it’s one thing to say that a drop test is flawed due to it being unrealistic. The numbers show that people are clumsy. It might not be on purpose, but dropping your phone and breaking it is something that everyone should consider a real possibility.
The Most Common Causes of Accidental Smartphone Damages (2018)
- Dropped on the ground: 74%
- Falling out of the pocket: 49%
- Dropped in water: 39%
- Knocked off table or counter: 38%
- Dropped in toilet: 26%
- Falling out of bag: 22%
Keep in mind if you accidentally drop your Galaxy S21 Ultra, the repair process is intricate because the back screen is fancier as it utilizes a glass panel. At ASK Computers we specialize in all types of cell phone repairs, including 1-day repairs which can help save you on costs. The model Galaxy S21 Ultra was combined with graphite film as a cooling solution rather than a copper chamber. This technology was used back in the Galaxy Note 20, the newer Galaxy models switched over to graphite.
The 5nm-based Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 chipsets are power-efficient than the other 7nm solutions therefore a copper chamber is not a requirement to keep the phones temperatures in order.
The difference in parts and processors will affect the time and cost it would take to fix the Galaxy S21 models which is why as a user, you need to be careful when using these newer Samsung models.
Worth breaking the bank?
No phone should be thrown on the ground, that’s not advised by technical specialists anywhere. The debate remains to this day whether the Galaxy S21 line up can be as “sturdy” as Samsung claims. If you’re looking for a straight-forward answer the strength of the Galaxy S21 has taken a toll, not much has changed except for its label.
If you have any cell phone devices that are in drastic need of repair,
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