BlackBerry Z10 drop test is out – pavement wins

BlackBerry Z10 drop test is out – pavement wins
Nearly all modern smartphones are fragile and there's no doubt about it. Changes are that regardless of its make and model, a single drop onto anything harder than hardwood floor will result in permanent damage to one's beloved device. The BlackBerry Z10 is no exception, as it becomes evident from this recently conducted drop test.

Well, the BlackBerry Z10 actually did pretty good during the first two phases of the test. In fact, drops onto carpet and hardwood floor didn't damage its body at all. That's likely because the handset's exterior is made out of plastic, which is much more flexible than metal, for example, so it absorbs some of the impact's energy. But eventually, the display on the BlackBerry Z10 cracked, which rendered the smartphone pretty useless. 

Still, in case you're planning on ever owning the BlackBerry Z10, you can now rest assured that it is about as durable as any other contemporary smartphone. Of course, outfitting it with a case might be a good idea. 

source: Mashable

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1. wendygarett unregistered

Lumia 920 : yawn...

2. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

This is the stage where none can compete with Nokia..

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I woouldnt say that. There are manufactures that made rugged phones specifically to handle drops and being in water. The Casio G Zone Commando, I think Moto did one too.

8. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

yes, but right here we're talking about premium class smartphones, not phones that are made to be rugged and withstand all kinds of nasty conditions like the GZone e.g.

20. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i disagree with you! nokia phones are really tough built and its not even certified to be shock proof or whatever rugged specific that you want on it!

22. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Well they are one piece plastic. I guess one piece plastic is more rugged than glass, metals, and multi piece plastic.

3. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Tree trunks!

4. wendygarett unregistered

It's adventure time!!!! :)

14. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

the Lumia 920 torture test makes this one puny.

19. Dastrix unregistered

LOL so true! L920 is probably like "Nothing to see here. Moving on..."

5. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Well look on the brightside folks! iPhone : Floor 0 : 999999

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You are joking right? LOL. Good luck breaking an iphone really have to try HARD. iPhone5 drop test iPhone5 vs S3 drop test

7. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

Nokia 3310: meh.

9. sportsinger75

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

I've had my doubts about the digitizer tech they've used on the Z10, and this doesn't help my doubts at all, but I'll have to test it myself to see how it feels. Even John V. said that the screen smudges really easily, which is one of my biggest pet peeves. I'm not sure why they didn't opt for better materials when it came to such an essential part of the phone.

10. amirlukmanhisyam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Cause they want bigger margin? Even till now we're not sure what type of CPU they are using...


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

No Dragontail glass or Gorilla glass in this BB Z10? Epic fail!

12. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Put it in a Seidio case. I have done that with my 9800. Been dropped on concrete and still okay,going greatguns.

13. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

hey blackberry you can do better than this... that was a fail drop !!!

15. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Omg this is pathetic -_-

16. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

This type of test is hard to actually draw conclusions from: with any phone, a change in a few tenths of a degree when dropped, or a slight shift in rotation speed/angle can make the difference between a small cosmetic scratch or a cracked and unusable screen: some phones are very strong when dropped in a certain way and a slightly different way will see them shatter whilst another type would be almost unscathed.

18. Buddhikawi

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Nothing gonna beat the Tank Phone.. Lumia 920!!

21. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Am I the only one that can't get the video to work?

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