BlackBerry Z10 drop test is out – pavement wins
posted by Nick T. / Feb 06, 2013, 4:08 AM
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.
- Display 4.2" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 1800 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
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This is the stage where none can compete with Nokia..
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 4:36 AM 9
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Well look on the brightside folks! iPhone : Floor 0 : 999999
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 4:40 AM 1
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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.
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 5:03 AM 1
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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.
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 6:56 AM 0
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