Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra survives durability test


Some larger smartphones and tablets are not that rigid and bend under excessive force. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra brings a massive 14.6-inch display and is a mere 5.5mm thick so you’d assume it may not fare that well in terms of structural rigidity. Famed YouTuber JerryRigEverything decided to test out the largest Samsung tablet to date in his usual durability test to see if it will survive in one piece.

The 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is made from glass and scratches at a level six on Mohs hardness scale. Samsung added an in-display fingerprint scanner to the Tab S8 Ultra which still works after serious levels of scratches with level 7 Mohs mineral picks. The sides and back are made from metal as proved by some close contact with a razor blade.

Interestingly the larger S Pen stylus bundled with the tablet actually houses the same sized internal hardware as the S Pens found in Samsung’s Galaxy Note series and the S22 Ultra but with a plastic spacer to fill up the larger internal structure. Last in line is the all-important bend test where the Tab S8 Ultra flexes a bit but manages to retain its rigidity without snapping.