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It seems to be a growing trend among manufacturers to show off the process behind creating their products. Today, Samsung joined the ranks, bringing us an inside look of the stress test process that the company's moneymaker undergoes. To ensure that every Galaxy S III can stand up to all the punishment you can throw at it, there are a number of machines that attempt to scratch, crack, or soak the handset to see how well it can hold up. Oh, yeah, and there's an automated ass that sits on the phone over and over again.

If you've ever seen a stress test video, there won't be much here that's entirely shocking, though this clip is in Korean. Just switch on Closed Captioning and enable English translations for some happiness malfunction speech if to translations. Though, no matter how bad the subtitles may be, the robo-butt is understandable across all language derrières barriers.

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In unrelated news, I am twelve years old.

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Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • adi19956

    I'm not sure pressing the home button dead on the centre is the best test, they should vary the point of contact as I know I do when I use my phone. Maybe that wouldn't help, I don't know

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Sunghwa-Woo/542631978 Ray Sunghwa Woo

      In the video, they do try different point of contact?

      • adi19956

        Deeply sorry lads, so they do. I was wrong

  • DeadSOL

    OMG! The giant sitting-down-pants-of-doom! :-o

  • Crevler

    Home buttons are so old-fashioned.

    • spydie

      Not.... they are so much more handy than capacitive buttons. It's the only thing iphone got right (and the International Note 1, the Note 2, the SGS3). you can also answer the phone with them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.richesin Jordan Richesin

        spydie.... you couldn't be more... RIGHT! I love my galaxy s3s home button and how do you answer calls with it? That I've never heard of

        • needa

          most likely an option in the phone settings. phone must be on keyboard. then get in settings.

        • coversnails

          Open phone app, press menu button, call settings, call answering/ending

          • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.richesin Jordan Richesin

            Thanks this is a great feature.

      • Crevler

        So that's why I keep missing my calls. I don't have a button, duh. What other great advantages do actual buttons have?

        • coversnails

          Much easier for partially sighted users and various other disabilities, no screen burn or ghosting from on screen buttons, less likelihood of accidentally pressing when using the phone, no need to play 'hunt the menu button' on apps that dont follow android design guidelines.

          End of the day its just personal preferences both methods have good and bad points and you can choose which you like.

          • needa

            i had onscreen buttons last week for a couple days when i was on the first ported jb leak for the att gs2. i will admit to being infuriated when i hit the home key on a couple of phone calls. but the onscreen buttons were on top of the screen and not part of the design.

            some people have menu buttons without a physical home. between the .0001% with disabilities and your lack of understanding that not all other android phones outside of samsungs bad design are nexus devices... your entire argument is just about moot.

        • Andriy Shvets

          If you have soft touch buttons, you get to enjoy your gorgeous 720p display glory. Nothing pisses me off harder than capacitive buttons taking up width when browsing. :(

      • needa

        touching a capacitive is much easier and faster than pressing an actual button. i personally dont care for answering the phone with the push of a button. you never know when you dont want to answer the phone. my gs2 will answer with power, vol-, and at this point in time i am running the 4.1.2 leak and i can use the option for home in stock tw.. the very first time i pulled the phone out of my pocket and answered a call was the last time i used that feature.

      • http://nikolaovcharski.com/ Nikola Ovcharski

        +1. I had Galaxy S1. I am using Xperia S now. I want the home button from Galaxy S phones :/

  • coversnails

    I bet the machine was annoyed this video was posted online, its bum definitely looks big in those jeans

  • Sven Enterlein

    Go to IKEA and you can get the live action of butt simulation in a POANG chair!!

  • scuttlefield

    Eric, you are a master journalist with all the top stories! ;-D

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      I am an emissary for truth. I can do nothing else.

      • Kevin Kennedy

        Eric, most of the video is actually testing a Galaxy Note 2 and not a GS3 as the article suggests. You can see the stylus on the bottom right hand corner. I think I did spot 1 GS3 during a test, it was the blue one.

  • flosserelli

    1:30 I've never had such mixed feelings of geeky intrigue + arousal.

  • garychencool

    20000+ presses on the home button, nice. I probably only pressed it like a thousand-ish times. I always use the back button.

    • GraveUypo

      my brother's gs2 home button died on him in less than a year of average use and it would be $300 to fix it if it wasn't for the warranty. i'm not a fan of hardware button already but that makes me actively avoid them if possible. hope that doesn't happen to my gs3.

      • garychencool

        $300 to fix a button? Wow. I like and hate having a hardware home button, I don't ever accidently press it like captiave buttons.

  • needa

    i didnt know the galaxies were water resistant. i thought that was only a necessity with phones that you cannot remove the battery from. one very telling aspect of them stress tests.... is the amount of plastic in a samsung phone. seeing how well the metal band around the glass of my gs2 has held up... it is doubtful that i will buy another sammy device until they go back to that. too many other phones that take dropping it on concrete into account. samsung only drops in slow motion and we all know the end result.

    • casinrm

      samsung only drops in slow motion and we all know the end result.

      ----
      How do you "drop in slow motion"? Gravity is a constant on earth. The video itself is in slow motion but the drops are at the normal 9.8 m/s^2. Plastic actually does hold up pretty well in drops due to its flexibility. One reason I'm retroactively glad I didn't get an iPhone 4 is that I've dropped my Galaxy S on concrete a few times and it survived with a few scratches on the edge.

      • needa

        i guess you have to be honest with yourself in order to understand the humor.

  • http://twitter.com/MysteryMannnnn Mystery Man

    im laughing so hard at the title

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