How many times have you... Dropped your phone before breaking it?

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    Like the header says, how many times have you dropped your phone, before breaking it or cracking your screen? Did you have it in a case? I've dropped my Turbo a couple of times, luckily the case took the damage.
     
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    Dropped quite a few times, broken???

    Nope, my phones receive their very own survival suit, in the way of a strong case, from the moment I get them.

    The cases take the knocks.
     
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    I have my phone in an otter box. I've dropped it 3 times that I can recall.
     
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    I have never dropped any of my Android phones...not a single one.

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    Dropped one... OG Moto X, screen shattered. :-(

    Sent from my Droid Turbo on Tapatalk.
     
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    I've thankfully, knock on wood, never broken one by dropping it. I have fallen on my phone from slipping on ice and smashed it. My fiancee smashed her S5 in the car door about 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, I don't think a case would've helped in either scenario.
     
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    I have 3 or 4 cases as I like changing them out. Unfortunately, I have dropped my phone a few times. Fortunately, I have never damaged any of them.
     
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    I have my Nexus6 in a Snugg case/stand which I would back against your fall and your fiancee's car door. :D
    I have actually demonstrated its ruggedness to a friends teenage son who regularly destroys his phones (sans case) :D
     
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    Dropped all my phones dozens of times, never a crack or even a scratch. Always keep them in tpu cases. My daughter use to throw phones like freesbee when she was a baby. They took a licking and kept on ticking.
     
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    I drop my phones from time to time. I'm good about not doing it for long stretches, but I get the dropsies once in a while and it can't be helped.

    Only one I've ever broken was my OG Droid. I've shared this story in other threads, so I'll try to abbreviate it. I never had that thing in a case. I even dropped it once in the street as I was getting into my car. Back plate flew off and battery flew out. Few scratches. Nothing major. Fast forward a few months and I'm sitting on the throne, reading an article. I drop it and it lands on the heater vent. Cracked screen from corner to corner. Still worked like that and my cousin actually used it for quite a while after I upgraded.

    Because of this, I'm a firm believer that it really depends on the angle of impact. I'm 6'2", so I dropped it from a good 5' or so onto the concrete and barely scratched it. Dropped it a couple feet onto the vent and cracked 'er good.
     
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    If phones were round, there would be no corners to hit on. Lol but not practical yet. If anyone is an aviation buff, the first jet airliner used by BOAC in the UK was the deHavilland Comet, which had huge metal fatigue issues stemming from square cabin windows and the pressurization of the fuselage. Summary, square objects are weak in comparison to rounded objects.
     
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