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Sony Xperia Z1 drop test: physical survival, emotional ruin (video)

0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2013, 05:52 posted on

Dropped from about 5 feet (1.5 meters), the premium materials of the handset barely registered a scratch, even when the Xperia Z1 landed flat on its screen, which with most phones results in glass shards under your skin if you try to operate it it afterwards. That all-important operation part, however, the Z1 didn't get right, as the screen lit up, but wasn't showing anything of substance after the three drops it consumed...

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posted on 04 Oct 2013, 05:54 1

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


It's very tough but what happened to the screen after 3 drops.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 06:56 2

7. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


This is not Nokia, this is what happened to the screen

And this guy is over 6.-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH4xYN9I5Kw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3c8il_Q6SU

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 06:58 6

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


The more Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 torture test I watch, the more I like dragontrail glass. :)

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:13 3

10. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


it's not because of the dragontrail glass. it's the z1 design. if you inspect it, you can see that the glass is slightly deeper than the surrounding frame. hence, it does not hit the ground once the device drops.

still, what do you do with an intact phone that does not work? hope that's still repairable.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:25 1

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I saw many torture tests where was not only drop tests. ;)

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 10:43

25. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


at least they didn't cheat! LOL just kidding..

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 14:56 2

31. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


sony is now speaking nokia's language.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 05:57 1

2. Sesameopen (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Damn lol...

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 06:00 8

3. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I said it before, I'll say it again. These drop tests aren't scientific and serve to prove nothing of a scientific basis. It's just the entertainment of watching whether or not the phone will break if it's dropped on a hard surface. Whether the phone survives or not is purely based on luck (trajectory, type of surface, distance dropped) - bigger phones are even more susceptible of shatter.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 06:05 1

4. BuyOS (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


i guess its not that tough. right?

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 06:29 4

5. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Oh dear, so it lands up being nothing more than a good looking piece of hardware, seems internally it's poorly engineered.

Maybe the Z2....urgh, nevermind.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:14 14

11. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Poorly engineered? Because it failed to work after 3 freaking drops? I mean, Iphone 5s or S4 or HTC One wouldnt even survive in the 1 drop if it'd land flat on its screen. Oh.. People are just.. nevermind.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 09:25 3

19. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


The phones you've mentioned have all come away from a drop test like this still working, cracked screen, but STILL WORKING, meaning that internally they have been well put together, and the impact is absorbed well by the outer shell. Sony clearly messed up with the Z1.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 10:23 4

24. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I wouldnt say that after looking at just one single drop test. there are infinite variables in a drop test. so if the same drop test is carried out again, there is definite chance the phone will still work.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 12:31 2

29. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


It's more costly to replace a cracked screen..

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 06:55 3

6. muser793 (Posts: 59; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Sony logic : droped your phone?! go spend another x$ for our crappy xperia phone! well done sony!

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:36 1

13. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


^ Genius!

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:57 1

16. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


at least it does not break hahahah

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 09:27 3

21. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


It DID break, internally, the most expensive way to break it may require a whole new main board.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 12:33

30. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Are you okay kid? Are you genius enough to say that the main board did break? Kids these days, too dumb..

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:02 2

9. aayupanday (Posts: 576; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


RIP Z1 :(

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:43 3

14. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


How sad. To come out still looking good but to have internal damage. Tells me that even with a slim case there is potential that the phone will not survive from the shock.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 09:30 3

22. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Finally, someone who's seeing the real issue here, that is exactly what I thought, with most phones you'll just throw on a case, but in this situation it seems not even a case can save it if it breaks so easily internally.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:49

15. xtroid2k (Posts: 521; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I personally have a good technique for protecting my phone and that is called a case. Also I have a nack for catching the phone and letting it roll down my body to cushin phone drops Sad but true, I truely man handle my phones.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 08:32

17. Akfred (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


I think the battery might have pull from the socket.
IMO its still better than S4 and LG g2 in this regard

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 03:21

33. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


The internal screen damaged. How come the battery pull from the socket and the phone works after that?!

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 08:34

18. FCB-Eto (Posts: 40; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)


Surprisingly all other drop test are done with the phones on but now this is done with phone off hmm that seems strange.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 09:26

20. serge327 (Posts: 73; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


yup, seem weird he didn't on the phone after first drop. I think the phone may damaged in early before the test begin, and he purposely to choose the failure unit for test.. by the way. Well Done SONY!

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 09:41

23. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 594; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


External build is awesome! But the innards are not well protected. Ouch.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 11:13

26. BigBoss10 (Posts: 275; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


The NOKIA 3310 IS A PURE BEAST CAN DO MANY DROP TEST AS YOU WANT AND FINAL RESULT IT STILL REMAIN INTACT LOL :D

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