Nokia Lumia 920 drop test (video)

Nokia Lumia 920 drop test (video)
New flagship phone, new drop test candidates to toss it around and demonstrate the fragility or rigidity of its casing. This time the Nokia Lumia 920 is on tap, and if there is one area its chunky unibody polycarbonate chassis shines, it seems to be durability.

The phone appears built like tank, not only looking the part, after it gets (un)intentionally dropped from waist, shoulder and ear heights, including getting tossed to the ground by a toddler.

The Lumia 920 escapes mostly unscathed, despite its fairly large 4.5" display. save for a few side brusies. The camera area and the buttons are made of scratch-proof ceramic, which should help avoid visible scuffs and dents there as well.

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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)



1. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Nokia 3310 will be so proud.. ***Thats my Son*** :P Legacy continues.. :D

32. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I'll drop it 4 U!! (then take it) =)

2. wendygarett unregistered

I wonder how long did he hold that baby, coz that baby love to chew the phone lol Anyway nice sturdy phone tho :)

28. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

they forgot to do the drop test where he drops the baby holding the nokia.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Haha...3310 got a new overhaul, it's 3310.01 That's Nokia for you.

4. MeoCao unregistered

Good job Nokia.

5. lauha

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

I'd like to know if the OIS-system (and to be more spesific, the springs in it) works properly after those drops. Otherwise, good phone for receiving bad news. ;)

6. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

very impressive Nokia! Awesome hardware, sturdy design and eexciting WP! There's just one little problem though....Launch that phone already!

10. Hemlocke unregistered

I've had mine since Friday, and while there is a lot to love about the phone, there are still some minor issues.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Care to elaborate? The image stabilization seems to be a benefit for citizen journalists that have trouble taking blur-free stills.... But what about the other things that make a smartphone smart?

17. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I've had mine since Saturday. I wanted the Note 2 for ATT, but will wait till end of Feb for wife's upgrade. Phone is pretty impressive. I feel even better about it now after drop test video. Battery is great, speaker is amazining, screen is amazing, and phone runs really smooth. I'm not as impressed with the camera as I thought I'd be although the lens keep coming and add more too it. I downloaded Microsoft's PDF viewer, but still was unable to view a pdf bill online...they really need to get file system support in the browser, and a file system app in general. Twitter and the built-in facebook stuff need to scroll more like Android, but it is better integration than Android. Gasbuddy is more limited in Windows Phones too if you use it. I also couldn't get Google contacts to sync with People Hub (although they were searchable???)...I ended up exporting them to Outlook CSV then importing them (Both of which needed a PC since IE10 still can't do anything with files).

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'm pleasantly surprised, Hemlocke; I thought you were hardcore iDevice-user

22. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

i guess its a little of win(pun intended) some, lose some :) but its their first major release in WP and its WP8....i think MS is only gonna make it better over time

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

So, does this mean that PA is about to release a review of a Nokia L920 that also experienced a drop test?

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Drop my iphone 5-break the screen Drop this-break the floor.

9. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

These are for men, iPhone is for girls

11. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

these are for every one (hippos and bulls)

12. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

i'd love to see this thing fall on an iPhone

18. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

You made my day... :D :D: D

14. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

even the baby wants the 920!

27. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol and they have child corner or something named like this for the baby :P

15. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Nokia should make an Android Phone!

16. mydi.maus unregistered

Nokia is for babies..

19. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

yeah, iPhone is for martians

20. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah and Galaxy S III is for humans

29. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i thought samsung is for jumpstart wannabees

25. Buddhikawi

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Yeah .. Samsung is for adults... Cos its crap..!

23. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It seems nokia's clawing back for survival. They know with super build quality they can again regain some trust from their loyal customers. Good works but you still need to go a long way with microsoft as your partner.

24. Buddhikawi

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Where are the Galaxy SIII owners guys...!

26. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

That's why until WP era, I always had Nokia in my pocket. I never worried about dropping my phone. I even, had a habit of throwing it about 20 cm up, spinning fast. I was 100% sure, that if I drop my Nokia nothing will happen. It took me about 4 years, which included hundreds of drops, to destroy it. More recent Nokia's, despite many drops, still fully functional lay in my closet. Thankfully Sony Ericsson's are not so bad either. But when I look, at new Samsung's that after one drop are useless, or IPhone's that survives their drops, but glass is shattered, I pity their owners.

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