The first drop was from waist high to simulate a fall from your pocket. Seeing the phone drop in super-slow motion is certainly something to see as the handset takes crazy bounces before landing on its face. The HTC One X did well in surviving this first drop and got away with just a few dings on the side. The next fall was from shoulder height. While the HTCPedia crew didn't explain what this was supposed to simulate, we could say that it would be like being on a call and having the handset pinned up between your ear and shoulder before it loses control and heads south. After that drop, there was just some cosmetic damage and the screen remained intact. At this point, chalk one up for the Taiwan based manufacturer's build quality. The final drop was face down and the screen certainly took the brunt of this hit. Despite the shattered screen, the unit still worked although the display could not be read easily. Internally, it seemed that the device was holding up as The HTC One X was still responsive after the three drops. Oh, if you're wondering why the battery didn't pop out on impact, that's because the HTC One X does not offer a removable cell.
No one likes to see their smartphone hit the deck, especially with no protection. In the years to come, we would expect to see stronger cases offering more protection. OEMs will find stronger materials that will allow smartphones to come away blemish free from even shoulder height drops and higher. In the meantime, all you can do is grip your phone a little bit tighter, use very protective cases and hope that luck is on your side.
source: HTCPedia via Phandroid
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Is anybody else having problems with data connection. Mine goes from 3G to H every few minutes. I'm using it on AT&T. I know it's not a network issue cause my iPhone and lumia are working okay. As for switching between h and 3G, my galaxy nexus did that but it never cut data connection.
posted on Apr 20, 2012, 12:56 AM 4
Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010
good job HTC. though a shatered screen is a very bad thing ( one of my friends changed her HD2 for it costs a brand new, midrange samrtphone to repair it in our contry) face down drops are rare. most drops are from edges.
posted on Apr 20, 2012, 1:00 AM 7
Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011
ok ill be the first to say it. had it been an iPhone 4. it would have broke on the first drop. either the front or the back. i know from experience. not to bash the iPhone. its just super fragile. (backlash in 3...2...1...)
posted on Apr 20, 2012, 3:55 AM 3
Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 03, 2012
makes me appreciate my N8 even more... ive dropped it sooooo many times on all sorts of surfaces and everything is fine except for some nicks and scratches i even had a drop from 1 story high but that did dent my top end cap (plastic) and i had to have it replaced
posted on Apr 20, 2012, 4:36 AM 2
I think one V will survive when face down... remember the ugly chin at the bottom of the screen? it probably will protect the screen...
posted on Apr 20, 2012, 5:25 AM 0
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Why are you trolling on all the android articles? your almost as bad as exvac .-.
posted on Apr 20, 2012, 7:15 AM 1
Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012
LOL and this is why i love my N9, lol strong screen and barely noticeable scratches and and ive dropped it like more or less 23 times
posted on Apr 21, 2012, 5:57 AM 0
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