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Nokia Lumia 800 survives two story plunge

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Nokia Lumia 800 survives two story plunge
While it may be a case of sheer luck, a Nokia Lumia 800 fell from a balcony two stories up, struck the concrete below and much to the owners surprise the device was almost entirely unscathed.

A member over at the XDA Developers forum is still the lucky owner of Nokia Lumia 800 even after his one year old child tossed it off of a two story hotel balcony. There wasn‘t a single scratch or a ding to be found on the handset‘s polycarbonate chassis. Even more impressively, the glass screen was also unharmed. As of now there seems to be only one problem with the Lumia 800 after its plunge. The power button is a little loose although the user reports that it still works just fine.

Although this was an accidental drop test and the device probably landed the best way possible on the concrete, this story should be a testament to how solid the hardware of the Nokia Lumia 800 is. Most devices wouldn’t stand against concrete without a protective case. Still, despite the impressive strength of the hardware chalk its survival up to a little bit of sheer luck. So on that note don’t go trying this for yourself if you happen to own a Lumia 800 or the similarly built Nokia N9.

source: XDA Developers via WPCentral

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posted on 30 Nov 2011, 10:16 2

1. LordBonztie (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


Although this was an accidental drop test and the device probably landed the best way possible on the concrete, this story should be a testament to how solid the hardware of the Nokia Lumia 800 is. Most devices wouldn’t stand against concrete without a protective case. Still, despite the impressive strength of the hardware chalk its survival up to a little bit of sheer luck. So on that note don’t go trying this for yourself if you happen to own a Lumia 800 or the similarly built Nokia N9.

-- and a lot of people call in with samsung, htc, lg that theyre port for their charger is not working.

and thats a 2 story fall compared to a simple issue from those devices.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 15:09 2

13. LordBonztie (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


cant accept that fact?
im taking in calls right now and people are asking for replacements.
the usual.
(my port charger's not working, my screen is not responding, my phone is freezing)
culprit devices - htc, lg, samsung.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 15:12 1

14. LordBonztie (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


im no iphone fan. but for the last 3 weeks i havent received any calls from a customer having problems with their iphone.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 16:54 5

15. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 849; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


What exactly does that have to do with this story??

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 06:21

17. LordBonztie (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


people here boast about their android phones.
the fact of the matter that htc, samsung, lg phones etc. are has a lot of defects.
thats what is has to do with the story.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 08:31

18. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


you have been replying to your post... must be sad that no one cares about your comment which is not related to the article....


We all know that you are just trying to troll..

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 10:57 2

2. hunted (Posts: 324; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


That is great!!

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 11:15 8

3. bbblader (Posts: 579; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


the iphone wouldnt survive

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 11:24 2

5. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Really? We didn't know...

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 11:34 7

6. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


It's made from glass. It cannot resist such a incident. It can break when it jump off your pocket so don't even think about something like this.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 09:51

19. sudhar131998 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


it wouldn't survive without a scratch but no phone has ever survived a 1000ft drop

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 11:16 9

4. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Lucky or not it's hellishly strong device.
Like most from Nokia.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 12:04 1

7. gdhdfh (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


wp7 is already broken OS....nothing to further break......no adobe flash....only 10 theme colors....no menu wallpaper......lol Windows are you even trying>?
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posted on 30 Nov 2011, 12:18 9

8. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Android has themes? No.
It has flat structure. Oh, wait. It has cooool live wallpapaers which are incredible resources hungry. Now, here's your candy kid.
And moreover, you've been probably sleeping under some rock for a couple of weeks.
Flash is passing, you know?

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 19:51 1

16. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


your a sAd fellow....so UN enliGHteneD..sMH

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 12:33 2

9. forkash (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


hahaha nice said jackhammer.android is a geeks phone.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 12:54 3

11. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Okay Steve Ballmer.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 12:40 2

10. bayhuy (Posts: 288; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


And the HTC EVO (incorrectly rumored as Incredible) stops a bullet.
http://cnet.co/idXl8O

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 14:21

12. scoutz (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Check this video out and you will see how iPhone and SGS2 survives a lot shorter drop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elKxgsrJFhw

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:14

20. thepeartree (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


On the other hand, how many people are going to do a 20ft dead drop with a $300 phone? And buying one because it MIGHT land perfectly doesn't seem like a winning proposition...

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 13:58

21. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Droping phones are not something strange nowadays. They are made of slippy plastic or alu. I'd like to know if my phone can survive accidentaly drop when it jumps out of my pocket. It;s just news, nothing more. But it giving you a clue that this phone is pretty solid and you don't have to worry so much.

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