The LG V10 meets certain military specifications; can it survive getting run over by a tank?

The LG V10 meets certain military specifications; can it survive getting run over by a tank?
When LG introduced the LG V10 last September, the manufacturer pointed out that a third party lab found the LG V10 to be "MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant." That is a standard showing that the unit is rugged enough for military use. The device is made with a stainless steel frame, and LG promoted its sturdiness in a previous commercial showing how the high-end handset holds up to kids using the phone.

The video starts with some traditional drop test standards. When the LG V10 landed on the bottom of the phone, there was some major cosmetic damage to the handset. The frame is metal, true, but there is plastic on the bottom edge which did not hold up to the impact. The next drop was done so that the impact would hit the rear cover of the phone. How did the Dura Skin material hold up? Designed to better withstand drops, the Dura Skin seemed to do its job well except for some minor scratches.

The next drop was done so that the impact would be on the 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 QHD screen. While the display was cracked, it still was working perfectly. And that set up the big showdown. Could this phone, which a third party certified as strong enough to survive humidity, fungus, rust, sand, dust, explosive atmosphere, leakage, acceleration, shock and transport shock, gunfire vibration, and random vibration, survive getting run over by a tank?

Um, it's not even close. Still, the LG V10 didn't need to survive getting run over by a tank in order to be Transit Drop Compliant. Apparently, something like that doesn't happen often even to phone owners in the military. You can check out the gory images if you dare, by clicking on the video below. And as they say during those reality shows, viewer discretion is advised.



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source: Digiato

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(12h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. f_u_006

Posts: 122; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

Better than iPlastic/iSensitiveSkin

3. peace247 unregistered

Get a life....

12. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

these trolls keep coming

2. TheYellowFlash

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Alan F. Can u survive getting run over by a tank?

4. peace247 unregistered

U know he's not certified as military grade... ;-)

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

this phone also not certified to run over by tank... lets just try it anyway...

24. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Looks like that the Iranian Have so many tanks to play with!!!

27. mamad77

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 04, 2016

No,that's only for fun bro!

5. eden555

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

??? no phone can survive a tank . except the nokia. that think will probably break the tank. lol

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or it will crack the earth, and make some massive earthquake -_-

17. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Nokia 3310 will destroy the tank!

18. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

track's will be punctured

19. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

US military should build their tanks from Nokia 3310s then they would be indestructible.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Sonim phone would survive too unless you do the test on concrete.. A client run over is sonim 1520 with a bulldozer and the phone just ended up stuck in really packed dirt xD

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It can't survive being a mediocre phone.

8. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

so which superior phone can??

16. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Stick a fruit logo and it will be a superior phone for you.

21. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

the fruit is more fragile than v10 i think

23. ananthu07 unregistered

but fruit logo sells in millions

7. ezfidel

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Who cares. Phonearena comes up with the stupidest subjects. Can someone tell me a better website for phones?

9. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Why are you here then.

15. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Because he don't know a better website, thats why he's asking.

14. TheGranter

Posts: 63; Member since: Jan 28, 2016

it's an american website, americans thrive on absurd subjects that no one else in the world would discuss, just look at most of the news channels. It's american culture, lol.

20. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

In the US I can believe a phone being able to stop an AK47 bullet being somewhat relevant. You never know when the next shooting will occur, so it could save your life if you carry a couple worn around sensitive organs.

22. chenski

Posts: 781; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Well samsungarena is pretty biased if you ask me

13. SkyfallWalker

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 28, 2016

I like how solid and grippy the LG V10 is when held in the hand. All smartphones need to be like that.

26. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

The video is a cover. The camera crew are actually spys who needed access into the military base.

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