Nokia Lumia 800 survives two story plunge

Nokia Lumia 800 survives two story plunge
While it may be a case of sheer luck, a Nokia Lumia 800 fell from a balcony two stories up, struck the concrete below and much to the owners surprise the device was almost entirely unscathed.

A member over at the XDA Developers forum is still the lucky owner of Nokia Lumia 800 even after his one year old child tossed it off of a two story hotel balcony. There wasn‘t a single scratch or a ding to be found on the handset‘s polycarbonate chassis. Even more impressively, the glass screen was also unharmed. As of now there seems to be only one problem with the Lumia 800 after its plunge. The power button is a little loose although the user reports that it still works just fine.

Although this was an accidental drop test and the device probably landed the best way possible on the concrete, this story should be a testament to how solid the hardware of the Nokia Lumia 800 is. Most devices wouldn’t stand against concrete without a protective case. Still, despite the impressive strength of the hardware chalk its survival up to a little bit of sheer luck. So on that note don’t go trying this for yourself if you happen to own a Lumia 800 or the similarly built Nokia N9.

source: XDA Developers via WPCentral

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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. LordBonztie

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Although this was an accidental drop test and the device probably landed the best way possible on the concrete, this story should be a testament to how solid the hardware of the Nokia Lumia 800 is. Most devices wouldn’t stand against concrete without a protective case. Still, despite the impressive strength of the hardware chalk its survival up to a little bit of sheer luck. So on that note don’t go trying this for yourself if you happen to own a Lumia 800 or the similarly built Nokia N9. -- and a lot of people call in with samsung, htc, lg that theyre port for their charger is not working. and thats a 2 story fall compared to a simple issue from those devices.

13. LordBonztie

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

cant accept that fact? im taking in calls right now and people are asking for replacements. the usual. (my port charger's not working, my screen is not responding, my phone is freezing) culprit devices - htc, lg, samsung.

14. LordBonztie

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

im no iphone fan. but for the last 3 weeks i havent received any calls from a customer having problems with their iphone.

15. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

What exactly does that have to do with this story??

17. LordBonztie

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

people here boast about their android phones. the fact of the matter that htc, samsung, lg phones etc. are has a lot of defects. thats what is has to do with the story.

18. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

you have been replying to your post... must be sad that no one cares about your comment which is not related to the article.... We all know that you are just trying to troll..

2. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

That is great!!

3. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

the iphone wouldnt survive

5. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Really? We didn't know...

6. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It's made from glass. It cannot resist such a incident. It can break when it jump off your pocket so don't even think about something like this.

19. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

it wouldn't survive without a scratch but no phone has ever survived a 1000ft drop

4. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Lucky or not it's hellishly strong device. Like most from Nokia.

7. gdhdfh

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

wp7 is already broken OS....nothing to further break......no adobe flash....only 10 theme colors....no menu wallpaper......lol Windows are you even trying>? . .. . . . . .

8. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Android has themes? No. It has flat structure. Oh, wait. It has cooool live wallpapaers which are incredible resources hungry. Now, here's your candy kid. And moreover, you've been probably sleeping under some rock for a couple of weeks. Flash is passing, you know?

16. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

your a sAd fellow....so UN enliGHteneD..sMH

9. forkash

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

hahaha nice said jackhammer.android is a geeks phone.

11. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Okay Steve Ballmer.

10. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

And the HTC EVO (incorrectly rumored as Incredible) stops a bullet.http://cnet.co/idXl8O

12. scoutz

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

Check this video out and you will see how iPhone and SGS2 survives a lot shorter drop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elKxgsrJFhw

20. thepeartree

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

On the other hand, how many people are going to do a 20ft dead drop with a $300 phone? And buying one because it MIGHT land perfectly doesn't seem like a winning proposition...

21. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Droping phones are not something strange nowadays. They are made of slippy plastic or alu. I'd like to know if my phone can survive accidentaly drop when it jumps out of my pocket. It;s just news, nothing more. But it giving you a clue that this phone is pretty solid and you don't have to worry so much.

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