Company tests durability of the Samsung Galaxy S7

SAN FRANCISCO - With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this week, it took only a couple of days for the world to get a look at how much damage the new smartphones can take beyond scratching.

SquareTrade, a smartphone insurance company, took the brand-new Galaxy S7 phones and tested their water resistance and durability against falling, tumbling and bending.

The S7 phones fared much better underwater than the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and SquareTrade says they're the most water-resistant phone it has tested.

As far as the S7’s glass front and back are concerned, the corners and back reportedly break easily. After a run inside a device known as the TumbleBot, the S7 and S7 Edge had significant damage on the back and corners, with minor scratches on the screen.