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The LG V10 meets certain military specifications; can it survive getting run over by a tank?

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The LG V10 meets certain military specifications; can it survive getting run over by a tank?
When LG introduced the LG V10 last September, the manufacturer pointed out that a third party lab found the LG V10 to be "MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant." That is a standard showing that the unit is rugged enough for military use. The device is made with a stainless steel frame, and LG promoted its sturdiness in a previous commercial showing how the high-end handset holds up to kids using the phone.

The video starts with some traditional drop test standards. When the LG V10 landed on the bottom of the phone, there was some major cosmetic damage to the handset. The frame is metal, true, but there is plastic on the bottom edge which did not hold up to the impact. The next drop was done so that the impact would hit the rear cover of the phone. How did the Dura Skin material hold up? Designed to better withstand drops, the Dura Skin seemed to do its job well except for some minor scratches.

The next drop was done so that the impact would be on the 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 QHD screen. While the display was cracked, it still was working perfectly. And that set up the big showdown. Could this phone, which a third party certified as strong enough to survive humidity, fungus, rust, sand, dust, explosive atmosphere, leakage, acceleration, shock and transport shock, gunfire vibration, and random vibration, survive getting run over by a tank?

Um, it's not even close. Still, the LG V10 didn't need to survive getting run over by a tank in order to be Transit Drop Compliant. Apparently, something like that doesn't happen often even to phone owners in the military. You can check out the gory images if you dare, by clicking on the video below. And as they say during those reality shows, viewer discretion is advised.



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posted on 02 Feb 2016, 22:16 4

1. f_u_006 (Posts: 50; Member since: 19 Mar 2014)


Better than iPlastic/iSensitiveSkin

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 22:41 2

3. peace247 (Posts: 195; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Get a life....

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 02:49 2

12. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1206; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


these trolls keep coming

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 22:17 8

2. TheYellowFlash (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Oct 2015)


Alan F.
Can u survive getting run over by a tank?

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 22:43 8

4. peace247 (Posts: 195; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


U know he's not certified as military grade... ;-)

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 23:34 8

11. ibend (Posts: 3865; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


this phone also not certified to run over by tank...
lets just try it anyway...

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 12:37

24. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


Looks like that the Iranian Have so many tanks to play with!!!

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 14:22

27. mamad77 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Feb 2016)


No,that's only for fun bro!

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 22:51 9

5. eden555 (Posts: 26; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)


??? no phone can survive a tank . except the nokia. that think will probably break the tank. lol

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 23:32

10. ibend (Posts: 3865; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


or it will crack the earth, and make some massive earthquake -_-

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:46

17. Podrick (Posts: 510; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Nokia 3310 will destroy the tank!

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 04:22

18. Mfa901 (Posts: 258; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


track's will be punctured

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 04:24

19. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


US military should build their tanks from Nokia 3310s then they would be indestructible.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 15:52

25. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Sonim phone would survive too unless you do the test on concrete..

A client run over is sonim 1520 with a bulldozer and the phone just ended up stuck in really packed dirt xD

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 22:55

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It can't survive being a mediocre phone.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 23:11 6

8. submar (Posts: 417; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


so which superior phone can??

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:45 4

16. Podrick (Posts: 510; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Stick a fruit logo and it will be a superior phone for you.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 04:59 3

21. submar (Posts: 417; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


the fruit is more fragile than v10 i think

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 05:45 1

23. ananthu07 (unregistered)


but fruit logo sells in millions

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 23:09 5

7. ezfidel (Posts: 31; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Who cares. Phonearena comes up with the stupidest subjects. Can someone tell me a better website for phones?

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 23:27 1

9. Norris (Posts: 121; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


Why are you here then.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:43 4

15. Podrick (Posts: 510; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Because he don't know a better website, thats why he's asking.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:09 3

14. TheGranter (Posts: 51; Member since: 28 Jan 2016)


it's an american website, americans thrive on absurd subjects that no one else in the world would discuss, just look at most of the news channels. It's american culture, lol.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 04:26

20. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


In the US I can believe a phone being able to stop an AK47 bullet being somewhat relevant. You never know when the next shooting will occur, so it could save your life if you carry a couple worn around sensitive organs.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 05:28

22. chenski (Posts: 363; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Well samsungarena is pretty biased if you ask me

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:08 1

13. SkyfallWalker (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Jan 2016)


I like how solid and grippy the LG V10 is when held in the hand. All smartphones need to be like that.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 16:45

26. Af1rPA (Posts: 683; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


The video is a cover. The camera crew are actually spys who needed access into the military base.

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