Can the Google Nexus 7 survive a 65 foot drop?
posted by Alan F. / Nov 19, 2012, 1:19 AM
The bottom line is that after the fall, the glass was shattered, the tablet opened up like a cheap suit or ripe melon (you pick from either one) and the power button was damaged which was among the many reasons why the tablet would not run.
So what have we learned here? Well, a safe guess would be that we now know not to toss our tablets from the top of a tall building, but most of us already knew that to begin with. We think that this will just be the start of a number of outlandish drop tests conducted from higher and higher distances because we do have something inside us that makes us delight in seeing a perfectly good device fall through the air, make a sickening thud sound, and then shatter into thousands of pieces never to work again. That is, unless it's our own device.
source: MacWeekend via Gizmodo
Google Nexus 7 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1 View Full specs
- Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera / 1.2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 8 GB
- Battery 4325 mAh
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These videos are so pointless. I'm just waiting for all the iSheep to say how this shows the Nexus 7 isn't as quality built as an iPad.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 1:29 AM 10
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not even the ipad or ny device for that matter is built to survive that high drops!
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 1:51 AM 1
Aluminium or not the iPads screen is gonna shatter anyway . I love the Transformer Infinity , aluminium and gorilla glass 2 . Just that I want the 3G version which is powered by the dual 1.5ghz snapdragon s4 instead of the tegra 3 . Which one you think is better tegra 3 wifi only or snapdragon s4 with 3G ?
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:40 AM 0
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It actually depends if you are going to use the 3G or not. Yes: go for the snapdragon s4 No: go for the Wifi only as it will be probably cheaper. I for one tend to tether my computer/tablet and use my phone data for that, so I only need the wifi only. For the SoCs, both have advantages and disadvantages, so (for me) the final result is a tie: S4: better GPU, better performance for single threaded applications, better battery life (not that it really makes a real difference in a tablet) Tegra: better multi threaded performance, more games optimized for the GPU.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 3:12 AM 1
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Well, I've owned three different tablets, and have dropped all of them about 65 feet. So this is a really relevant video for me.
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:52 AM 3
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Iphonearena probobly says "this is FACT that android sucks"
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 7:17 AM 0
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only nokia 3310 will survive the 65 foot drop lol
posted on Nov 19, 2012, 9:14 AM 3
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