2013 Google Nexus 7 tablet gets drop test treatment, dies

2013 Google Nexus 7 tablet gets drop test treatment, dies
Ouch! Watching a tablet (or any other fancy gadget, for that matter) getting tortured like this is surely not a pretty sight. But tests like these are a necessary evil, demonstrating how fragile today's mobile electronic devices can be. Sure enough, the recently launched 2013 Google Nexus 7 was given the drop test treatment as well. The tablet didn't go through it unharmed, as anyone can probably guess.

The sad thing about it is that the second-gen Google Nexus 7 suffered some serious damage right after the first drop. A drop on its back from a height of several feet was enough to render the tablet unusable. Naturally, further drops damaged the Nexus 7 even more, turning its screen into a spiderweb display and cracking the most vulnerable areas of its housing.

The Google Nexus 7 drop test video is embedded in its entirety below so feel free to take a look. Would you still buy one knowing that it is this fragile?

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Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0 inches
    1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3950 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop


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