Can the HTC One M9 survive drops and fire?

Can the HTC One M9 survive drops and fire?
From the beginning of this drop test for the HTC One M9, we see our hosts wielding a welding torch which right away brings an ominous air to this drop test. We get the feeling right away that the One M9 is going to have to endure plenty of pain while we see just how much damage can be inflicted to the metal unibody handset.

The first test is a simple side drop from the middle of the chest, and the HTC One M9 sustains some damage on the bottom of the device. The next fall was created by removing the surface that the phone was resting on. This means that the handset's own weight combined with gravity as the One M9 took a scary fall, backside first. While there was only some minor scratches appearing after this drop, the HTC One M9 did land hard on its rear. The camera lens remained intact although the actual camera application would not open. The display-side drop was next and this did in the screen. While the glass was cracked, the display was still functional.

Next came a hot test that warmed the HTC One M9 to 700 degrees centigrade. Talk about a hot model! Keep in mind that none of that heat came from the Snapdragon 810 SoC inside the unit. After a period of time of getting hit with punishing heat, the HTC One M9 finally caved and stopped working.

The drop test didn't exactly prove that the HTC One M9 is a sturdy device. As far as the heat test is concerned, any phone is going to stop working when subjected to that temperature. Is there a lesson to be learned here? Don't drop your HTC One M9, and never lend your phone to someone waving around a blowtorch.



source: Digiato

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Test to see if the Human Torch can have a smartphone? Extremely unnecessary

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

+1000 Or if fireman drop a facebook status while saving people from fire lol

21. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It means that you can't do anything to your phone with the heat from 810!!! But you still can boil eggs with it.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

The phone, the phone, the phone is on fire! We don't need no water, let the motherf*cker burn :D.

4. Revotron

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Fire test doesn't make any sense at all

5. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

And the gun shot test does?

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Yeah, because that's exactly what was being implied by that comment.

6. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

OFCOURSE ITS FIREPROOF! Otherwise it wouldn't survive the Qualcomm snapdragon 810 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

Boom! +1

10. gaming64 unregistered

Getrekt!+1

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I think this article was set up specifically for someone to comment on the SD810 heat issues. If it's Alan F or Luis D then it might even be an isabotage but I can't be sure.

9. gaming64 unregistered

Lets test the iPhone 6. Im sure CAMBODIANPATRIOT would be crying in its bed. (Yes, IT)

14. Sauce5 unregistered

He's some mutated breed out of Chernobyl Ukraine most likely. Probably foams at the mouth when he says iPhone

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Don't forget AMERICANPATRIOT, they may as well be the same beast tied to one body.

11. waddup121 unregistered

nice nice

13. Sauce5 unregistered

This hurt my soul

15. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Can the htc one m9 survive the upcoming sales drops?

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

My question is, should it have too? Abusing a phone doesn't prove anything. It proves that if younger hard enough to break something, you eventually will. Drops tests and most durability tests are stupid. Anyone who abuses a. $700 phone is a moron. After all, we don't go and spend $1700 onac and.drop it and set fire to.it to see what happens.

22. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

You don't spend $1,700 on a what?? I couldn't understand what you wrote towards the end.

17. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

YouTube hits pay for these phones in many cases, because people are driven by the curiosity of seeing what things look like as they get demolished or severely damaged.

19. alipashang77

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Hey!!! Thats in IRAN!!!!!

20. monkeyboard

Posts: 1; Member since: May 21, 2015

oh f*** :I

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