Drop test shows Samsung Galaxy S22's flat display is pretty easy to damage

Peter, 14 March 2022

During drop tests with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the curved sides of the screen were identified as a weak spot. Does that mean that the Samsung Galaxy S22, which has a flat screen, is more durable? PBKreviews endeavored to find out.

Long story short, you should really put on a screen protector, Gorilla Glass Victus+ is prone to cracks even from waist height falls. If the phone hits the pavement metal side down, it gets banged up but is mostly okay. Falling glass side down (be it the front or back Victus+ pane) causes cracks.

Keep in mind that replacing the screen on the vanilla Galaxy S22 costs $200, unless you subscribe to Samsung Care+ (which drops the repair cost to $29). Note: the repair pricing page seems to have been removed from Samsung.com, but you can easily check the cached version. Also, the back isn't immune to damage, so a putting on a case may be wise.

Here are some relevant prices for screen replacements:

Model Screen replacement cost (in the US)
Galaxy S22 Ultra $289
Galaxy S22+ $229
Galaxy S22 $199
Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G $289
Galaxy S21+ 5G $229
Galaxy S21 5G $199
Galaxy S21 FE 5G $169



Reader comments

  • AnonD-731363
  • 17 Mar 2022
  • Lfw

Man your belowed NFC is so easily hackable like nobody wants it only those who dont know it is very likely to be hacked feature that i really dont want and need and will never use. Rather will swipe my bank card than risk my creditenials given to ...

  • gsmafan1
  • 17 Mar 2022
  • 3X9

even curved screens which even makes it more fragile

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Mar 2022
  • pp3

Not so long ago, tech websites including this one thought curved screens were the Next Big Thing (TM). Instead they are useless gimmicks that make an expensive phone more fragile.

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