HTC One X can double as a hammer: myth busted

HTC One X can double as a hammer: myth busted
The HTC One X looks beautiful, and last week we learned it was tough as nails. A video surfaced showing two HTC engineers using the One X to hammer down nails – yes, literelly - with no visible damage to the screen. Well, we said back then that you shouldn't try this at home, but some people just wouldn't listen.

Over in Taiwan, the One X ended up in the hands of a curious users who had nails at hand and obviously no hammer. Well, you guess how it all ended up – after a couple of hits, the beautiful screen of HTC's flagship was beautifully broken, with a huge crack near the middle. Myth busted, we guess. And one HTC One X wasted along the way, but hey at least there's a video of the whole thing below, so go check it out - you have to hit the source link for that. Skip past the source, and you've got the original One X hammering nails and surviving video.

source: AppleDaily

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One X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh



1. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Replacing hammers with phones seems very smart.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

just wasted 500$ phone. such a idiot

17. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah the galaxy s iii drop test feels worser

23. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

no it definitley does not

24. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

We have seen that guy hammering nails and the ONE X was just fine fully ok !! We never seen the video of that guy who told that his ONE X was broken when he did the same !! He could also have hammered nail in to the ONE X !!

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i couldnt see the crack that the writer was talking about. i even blew it up. anyone see this crack? you know.. thats pretty darn impressive.. lol. now, lets try this with an iphone and SGS3 "how many smacks does it take to get to the center of a cell phone pop?" :) :)

4. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

The iPhone will die Bro, be kind to devices!!

18. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well you got the Iphones killers the HAMMER.HEAD.GANG

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The iphone would crack about 2cm before even being in contact with the nail!!

7. LostInTheRed

Posts: 85; Member since: May 03, 2012

The cracked One X is the one from the picture for the post. You have to click the source link to view the video. Such a sad waste of a good phone. )):

11. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

someone should try it on the lumia 900 to see wheter that video is true or not

22. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

If anybody is thinking of doing this, please let me know, I know thousand ways to put a smart phone into good use, and btw using it as a hammer is not one of them..

21. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Click on the source to see the video where it shows the crack. The screen was cracked by the same guy who made this video above hammering the nail with his HTC ONE X

3. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Now that's what i call foolishness..!!

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011


8. rusted

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

myth not busted, this is just marketing from apple.. they never show how the screen was broken.. if i take a nail to my screen then bash it with a hammer it will break.. lol..

9. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

That is still extremely impressive

10. T.up.or.down

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

yeah very convincing from a site name APPLEDAILY

12. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

Firstly i thought appledaily is apple biased... But just realise that it is a newspaper company in taiwan Lol

15. T.up.or.down

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

lol you're right. i learnt my lesson today. wikipedia first, or at least google.

14. wendygarett unregistered

Why phonearena trust the source from APPLEdaily? Anyway serve them right for doing this...

16. romeo1

Posts: 825; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

its not really beleiveable cause it just skips to the the part where he shows it's broken but not how it's been done

20. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

yeah, man.. he could've cracked that screen nailing the phone with a nail gun.. i was hoping he did what the HTC guy did and showed us the cracked screen.. but instead he showed the aftermath.. and that could be from anything, not only from hammering..

19. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I don't see any cracks on the screen when the guy turns it off to show that there is nothing there. I'm wondering if you took one video and pic from another video. As I was watching this, I cringed with every hit. I don't know why I did that because I didn't cringe once when I watched the Lumia 900, but that might be becasue of it being a Nokia/WP7 device.

25. douzi1205

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

No way, this is bs I bought my HTC ONE X just for 1 month an I dropped it and it breaks...... Turns out I spent another 700CAD to get a international ONE X from Taiwan.....

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