How well did the Motorola Moto X do against the keys, hammer and knife test?
Gorilla Glass protects the Moto X screen from scratches just in case you momentarily become senile and mistake the phone for a scratch-off lottery ticket. The good news is that your Moto X screen is well protected in this regard. The back casing held up fairly well, although there were some marks made by the key. The sides of the phone were scratched although the marks were not that visible. Judging from the results of this part of the test, it looks like the Mototolas Moto X is pretty much safe in your pants pocket.
Let's replace the keys with a knife. The front screen held up well but the back and the sides sustained some damage that was visible to the naked eye. And that takes us to the hammer, or mallet if you prefer. After some pretty vicious hits, the Motorola Moto X held up pretty well although the casing did end up with some marks. And we cannot stress enough that after taking some heavy hits, the phone was still in working condition.
As far as all the tests were concerned, the screen performed the best, thanks to the Gorilla Glass. After that, the back of the phone did okay although it was damaged. Finally, the side of the Moto X got beat up pretty badly by the knife and mallet. If your average day consists of walking with your phone in your suit pocket getting nicked by coins and keys, you should be alright with the Moto X. If your average day includes the possibility that you might take a few whacks at your Moto X with a mallet, you might want to keep your phone at home until the 5:00 whistle blows. Or, better still, find a new job.
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2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 960; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
I love how they always do scratch tests on the screen. They all use the same Gorilla glass!
3. evarod48 (Posts: 112; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
when will we see someone post a drop test?
4. ilani (Posts: 38; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
why do these stupid tests always use soft metals like keys and knives! how about some sandpaper, or actual rocks! you know, like the kinda stuff you're bound to drop your phone on!
8. thephonedude (Posts: 37; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)
If you ask me what's the best test? It'll be sliding the phone face flat down on the floor of a rough concrete area.
5. Topcat488 (Posts: 782; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
I think it held out pretty darn good... I'm impressed, and normally not easily.
7. roscuthiii (Posts: 1602; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Off topic: That knife is crap. Gotta be full tang or GTFO.
9. nbringer (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Rub the phone with sand and then with a precious stone ring. Then sit on it. Then drop it on the stairs. Then we'll see...