Results: why do you watch drop tests?

Results: why do you watch drop tests?
Over the past couple of years, drop tests have evolved significantly. What was once a simple fall on concrete has now evolved to be an entertaining gladiator match between new phones and hard surfaces. You have blender tests, liquid nitrogen, sniper shot tests, and who knows what else. Obviously, no longer an evaluation of modern phone's sturdiness, these are mostly meant for entertainment value. And, we will be honest, we do see the appeal of watching $1,000's worth of technology burst into a million pieces, as it is shot with a sniper rifle.

But there are also those testers that have developed actual durability-evaluating tortures for new tech — doing elaborate, well-thought-out, and consistent tests over every new device. YouTuber JerryRigEverything comes to mind as the perfect example.

We thought we'd ask — which type of “durability tests” (or “will it survive” tests) do you find yourself watching more often? Here's where the answers landed!

Why do you watch "durability test" videos?

For entertainment value – the more extreme the test, the better
28.83%
I am genuinely trying to figure out which phones have a better chance of surviving
71.17%

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6 Comments

1. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Because its fun to see s**t (which aint yours) getting destroyed.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Just like America.

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1460; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Drop test... Pure entertainment and click bait... Give me a phone thats scratch resistant all over, I prefer that.

4. bhanushali_p

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Now Conduct a survey about how many of'em actually lied :D :P

5. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Lol right. Research purposes...

6. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I watch them to shake my head that people are still "surprised" that something with a GLASS DISPLAY (and sometimes back) might actually BREAK when it strikes a HARD SOLID OBJECT.

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