Cringing video shows Nokia Lumia 900 being used as a hammer

Cringing video shows Nokia Lumia 900 being used as a hammer
Anyone who has had the misfortunate of witnessing a smartphone glass casualty knows that skin crawling sound of hard earned money going down the drain and the subsequent aggravation that will take place replacing the device.

After viewing a video of the Sonim, dubbed the “World’s Toughest Phone,” being used as a hammer, two engineers and a failure analysis specialist wagered a friendly bet over whether or not the Nokia Lumia 900 could pass this “test” too. Failure Analysis Specialist Mike Wellborn said there was no way the Lumia 900 could be used in this matter, while engineers Mike Myers and Chris Ruble felt otherwise and created this video to put the Lumia 900 to the test.

First they hammer a nail on the screen. Then, to kick it up a notch, they hammer a nail into a piece of wood using the glass side. While it is a little cringing to watch as you expect the glass to shatter, impressively the Nokia Lumia 900 stands up to the test.

Obviously, if you feel to compelled to conduct your own test, your warranty will be void, so it's probably better to just trust the video.

source: Nokia

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1830 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.8



25. wendygarett unregistered

iPhone4s has the best gorila glass made ever!!!!

27. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Sure... Just don't drop a pin on it, or the phone will shatter beyond repair...LOL!!!

21. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

I love the ending!!!!

20. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Haha that last part rocks! Try to hammer with iPhone LOL!

17. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Amazing... Top that, Apple!!! lol.

12. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Un-efing Beleavable

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Convincing, one of the reasons i prefer Nokia. But i'm sure Samsung Galaxy 3 could pass something like this.

13. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Most of the phone with gorilla glass will pass this. Galaxy sII survived drop from shoulder height screen first.

15. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

The reason they GS2 survived a shoulder height drop on the screen is because it landed on the screen, which means more surface area for the device to land on and usually results in less damage. Try to do the same drop but have the phone land on one of the corners. I'm fairly sure that there will be quite a bit of damage. I've dropped my Evo Shift many times, and many of those times it landed on the back or front with just a scratch if that, but once it landed on the corner and I had to have the whole screen/slider replaced because the touch screen wasn't working.

16. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

And you are saying Lumia can do that. I am wondering how much of the success in the test is due to Nokia's build quality. We can only find out when the test is done on other phones. I don't think the screen on Lumia will be able to take blunt force like when it hit corners like you said. Anyways, Nokia and Sony are known for quality hardware and i would like the test to be conducted on other phones.

23. 7series7

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Nokia does make good quality phone. Currently using the Nokia N86 from the past 2 yrs. Even it slipped from my hand and fell on one of the corners and the phone is still working fine few scraches though.Nokia Lumia 900 has a better build quality and should survive when phone lands on one of the corners

28. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i remeber droping my nokia 3510i and from top of the staris and it drops on edge of a stair bounces off and launches to the ground with extra punch but was still ON and working . not even shutdown that was a sledgehammer

26. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

So did my hd2. Survived about 30 of those, then I accidently dropped it on some sharp rocks, and it finally cracked.

14. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

sgs2 didnt even passed the Drop test unscratched man there are few drop tests on web so sgs3 might be following the same line as sgs2 and never try on iphones they are fragile ones

9. refreak

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

thor's hammer..


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

well there you goo! something the lumnia can be usefull for !!

7. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Other phones with Corning Gorilla glass like Galaxy sII, sIII etc should be able to do this too.

10. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

But I won't try to find out using my phone.

22. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah but the question will it work ?

6. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

well at least we know nokia can make solid phones, now we just have to convince them to drop WP

5. jove39

Posts: 2152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nokia...wrap up android in that body...then we are talking.

4. sunandks

Posts: 2; Member since: May 18, 2012

Hahaha Liked the ending....even Elop can't believe his eyes ;)

24. wendygarett unregistered

Elop has just fired him :D

3. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Okay, I'm not a huge fan of Nokia or the WP platform, but that is sincerely incredible. Wow. Nice work, Nokia.

2. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011


1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Successor of Nokia 3310 or just wannabe Nokia 3310 ? :)

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But, yes, as far as I know Nokias Lumia 900 body should be strong because it is monalith polycarbonate.

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I used my 3590 as a hammer one time (had to nail a tarp over a hole in a house, no time to get my tools), though I used the side edge, not the face. Didn't phase it one bit, just a few light scratches and with the replaceable body shell, didn't worry if it were to get damaged

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