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HTC One X can double as a hammer: myth busted

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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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posted on 07 Jun 2012, 08:06 19

1. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Replacing hammers with phones seems very smart.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 09:51 4

13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

just wasted 500$ phone. such a idiot

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 10:22 2

17. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

yeah the galaxy s iii drop test feels worser

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 21:01 1

23. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

no it definitley does not

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 07:29

24. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 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 !!

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 08:11 3

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 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?" :) :)

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 08:13 3

4. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 11:32 2

18. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 08:13 15

5. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 08:52

7. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 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. )):

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 09:22 2

11. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

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

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 05:51

22. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 07 Feb 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..

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 00:06

21. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 141; Member since: 29 Mar 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

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 08:12 1

3. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 08:45 2

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


posted on 07 Jun 2012, 09:03 2

8. rusted (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jun 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..

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 09:17

9. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)

That is still extremely impressive

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 09:21 3

10. T.up.or.down (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

yeah very convincing from a site name APPLEDAILY

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 09:26 3

12. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)

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

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 09:54

15. T.up.or.down (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 09:53

14. wendygarett (unregistered)

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

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 10:12 2

16. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 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

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 22:07

20. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 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..

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 13:49

19. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 07:52

25. douzi1205 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jul 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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