Move over, Nokia - an old Samsung E1200 can take a bullet for a cop, too

Move over, Nokia - an old Samsung E1200 can take a bullet for a cop, too
Nokia's phone durability is legendary, especially the older models, and there have been many stories about them taking more abuse than the usual daily wear and tear, and escaping unscathed. Heck, there is even a story about a fairly contemporary Lumia taking a bullet, and saving the life of a police officer

Samsung is not far behind in serving as a kevlar vest, however, as there was a story about a Mega 6.3 protecting its owner from a gunshot wound last summer, and now another one makes the score 2:1 for Samsung. Apparently, police officer Demar Muaña had only an oldie Samsung E1200 between his heart, and a bullet hurtling towards him. 

The incident happened around Cebu in the Philippines during a drug dealer bust, when the officer felt something hitting him hard in the chest. The feeling came from his trusted E1200 that he had in the front pouch of his uniform being hit by a bullet in the shootout that ensued. If it wasn't for the phone, the bullet would have made its way through its heart area, causing unpredictable damage. The officer was still hit in the left arm by other bullets, but this particular one never made it to his ticker, thanks to the "metal casing" of Samsung's handset.

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8 Comments

1. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I don't think a Galaxy S6 can take a bullet due to it's thinness and fragile glass back. I'd say give that man a Galaxy S5/S6 Active or Xcover 3.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1647; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

probably leave glass shards inside his chest

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

If he gets shot again he is one of the most unluckiest dude then

6. waddup121 unregistered

Saviour!

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Old classic phones FTW!

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Indeed. I dont even have to find or read any stories to know the Motorola E815 woulda blocked one too.

7. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

"If it wasn't for the phone, the bullet would have made its way through its heart area, causing unpredictable damage." No, I think it's quite predictable.

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