The ceramic Xiaomi Mi 5 survives torture test against a key, saw, file and even a drill
1. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2193; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)
They were using plastic tools right? lol drill proof, yeah right.
3. xocomaox (Posts: 122; Member since: 14 Dec 2015)
There are other drills that can go through ceramic. Different bits for different applications. We shouldn't be too surprised by this video, unless you are new to ceramic hardness.
6. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2193; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)
I'm not surprised and I know there are different drill bits for various materials. Still this video is BS I don't care if they were using a wood or metal bit it would still leave a mark.
13. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
The video is probably real, like xocomaox there's nothing surprising here
Usually, in terms of hardness
Ceramics > metal
If the metal drill bit isn't hard enough it won't leave a mark
Just like a key won't leave a mark on tempered glass since it's not hard enough
But ceramics can crack and shatter
Metals dont crack and shatter
17. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Not in terms of hardness
But personally, I'd prefer metal too
Since I reckon shattering/cracking is worse than scratches
Also since metal is better in terms of themerals
2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
I just have such mixed feelings about this device. Don't get me wrong it is a great device and "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" The candy bar style is a given but the sloping back is a Definite Samsung design element from the Note 5 to the S7 & S7 Edge. This just reminds me of a Samsung device which is strange I am so use to all these Chinese oems all blatantly making there devices as close to an Apple clone as possible yet here it seems that they are all now just Blatantly making their designs as close to the Samsung device as possible. I guess we will never see this officially release in the states or outside of it.
7. Emzie (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Mar 2016)
Actually the Mi5 takes its design clues from the Mi Note / Mi Note Pro which came out before all the samsung phones you just mentioned. I would actually say samsung copied xiaomi for the curved back panels which may sound a little funny!
8. Danini1112 (Posts: 50; Member since: 22 Jun 2013)
Curved Back you say ?http://phonesdata.com/files/mo
9. Emzie (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Mar 2016)
I actually own the Ace but its curved back is not the traditional curve of the Mi Note it nearly looks like the back of of the Mi4 which i also own and by the way both Ace and Mi4 have plastic backs that form a rectangular middle while the Note has a glass hollow kind of middle back same with the mentioned samsung phones Note5 s7
22. Techist (Posts: 231; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)
Yes, it does sound funny, considering that the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 was announced in January 2011 and released shortly thereafter as compared to the Xiaomi Mi 4 which was announced in July 2014:http://www.phonearena.com/phon
23. EcoCare (Posts: 403; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)
That's different. All cheap thick phones usually have those "curves", it's more like bulge rather than curves. This one is only double sided and "intentional".
5. DmitrLP (Posts: 289; Member since: 18 Sep 2015)
BS, doesn't matter how tough a phone is, if you deliberately cause damage to it you can break without much effort, and this drill crap is full of sh*t.
11. Guaire (Posts: 500; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)
It's a scratch test. Whole point is making a dent on it, not breaking it with blunt force.
10. Takeharu (Posts: 200; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
He clearly didn't put a lot of pressure on the drill cause esle it would've cracked with ease.
12. xondk (Posts: 1232; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Dunno, it seems like he isn't putting pressure on the tools at all, but it is hard to judge, but it is only a good thing if cheaper phones become more durable, so good if it is true.
14. T-Dizzle (Posts: 106; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)
Hugo, we need this in the US bro, what's the hold up. No trolls, I don't need your they will get sued ignorance, thanks.
20. frank4tech (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Mar 2016)
Are you phonearena guys sure that this expensive ceramic model is having quad hd resolution