[Picture] Man down! Galaxy Nexus dropped from 180cm onto ceramic tile.

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  1. BL4Z3D247

    BL4Z3D247 Senior Member

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    This is why I love Motorola. I have dropped my OG Droid and my X from heights similar and on solid concrete with absolutely no issues.

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    I've dropped my X from about 3 feet and shattered the glass its all about how it hits .. IF the phone hits on the Corner I don't care what phone you have its toast
     
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    Depending on the type of fall and how it falls, any glass will break. Gorilla or not, doesn't matter the maker.
     
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    Not true, my X had hit on the corner numerous times with only a minor nick on the corner itself. I am rough with my phones and have never had to use my insurance.

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  6. BL4Z3D247

    BL4Z3D247 Senior Member

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    There are a lot of factors that come into play when dropping a phone. Height, density, impact, and the way in which it lands. The G-Nex has almost no bezel so I imagine it falling on it's side is going to be devastating.
     
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    5.9 feet? Any screen can break from that height, gorilla glass or not.
     
  8. BL4Z3D247

    BL4Z3D247 Senior Member

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    This is true. The Razr couldn't hold up from a pocket drop and I think the screen was worse looking then the G-Nex dropped from 5'9". I'd still like to see a proper drop test for this bad boy.
     
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    well if im balancing my phone on my head and it falls onto a kitchen tile, glass first, then im not surprised it broke. the phone literally dropped from a height taller then me.
     
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    Ouch and the first one bites the dust.

    Tile is a bad surface to land on, looks like it hit the corner too, worst place to land on.

    That's nearly a six foot drop lol, did he do this on purpose?
     
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    You guys are short. :)

    I've dropped my OG from about 4 feet onto my driveway so many times I can't count. Aside from the corners being completely scratched up and trying to find the battery cover, nothing is ever wrong with it. Glass is always fine. However the OG is a tank and the corners are designed in such a way that the impact of a drop almost never affects the glass. The impact is absorbed by the keyboard half of the phone 98% of the time. The GN is much prettier but the tradeoff is that you have less protection from impact. You don't need the armor of an otterbox though, a simple silicon sleeve will keep it from being hurt by almost any fall onto a flat surface.
     
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    This is what's going to happen with thin phones, there is a lot less for it to absorb impact. It's like saying what's going to survive an accident with only a scratch a 1985 Ford F-150 or a Smart Car? Lol.
     
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