Torture chamber: surprising HTC One (M8) drop, scratch and water resistance tests are here
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 26, 2014, 3:26 AM
The new HTC One (M8) just got announced yesterday, but there are already drop, scratch, and even water resistance tests made. That's the advantage of having a phone go on sale right after the unveiling, as there's now barely a stone unturned, and all is done in service of the prospective buyer.
We won't spoil the fun that the appetite for destruction brings on the unsuspecting handset in the videos below; we'll just say that the new One (M8) performs remarkably well in those tests, including the waterboarding one. The 90% metal chassis proves durable even in the hammering scenario, and at the same time doesn't seem too rigid, as the smack efforts don't impose any damage on the display that would be unusual for big-screen handsets in drop tests.
The biggest surprise, however, is the water test. The new HTC One (M8) doesn't sport any water-resistance certification, yet it survived dunked in a shallow pool of the liquid for more than an hour without any apparent damage to the internals, including the Duo Camera, which remained fully operational. We doubt that HTC wouldn't advertise if the phone had some sort of waterproofing abilities, so we'd chalk off the achievement to the tight unibody chassis, which makes it harder for anything to get in.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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OMG so retarded #4 is HTC One(M7), but renamed to M8...
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 3:42 AM 5
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But how is this possible ?!? Nooo...samsung fanboys, with their broken hearts will have something less to complain and TROLL about. Well at least now they have plenty of BAND AID to help cover and protect those wounds.
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 4:09 AM 9
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I have to say to the general consumers Apple and Samsung are pure hype. Two big names that people would just buy it without thinking about it. I'm not saying those two companies don't put out good product, but in fact they both do. However, there are so many different options out there right now that people don't consider about.
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 7:53 AM 3
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I don't know why people have started to test phones which aren't waterproof
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 3:51 AM 0
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If only it weren't for the unwieldy size.
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 3:52 AM 6
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These are very stupid tests. Why would someone scratch it with knife & knock it with hammer? Try scratching the ferrari, will the ferrari still flawless? No matter how expensive the device is, it can be damaged
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 5:05 AM 0
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Water was getting in. The air bubbles gave that away. Something will stop working soon.
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 6:44 AM 1
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Amazing results! The best we can expect from these materials. Aluminum is a soft metal. Higher grade materials like magnesium, titanium, DLC (diamond like coating), or hi-tech ceramics will definitely give better results in the scratch tests, but for a higher cost.
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 4:01 PM 0
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There's a reason why htc isn't calling it it waterproof, there have been plenty of phones that haven't been certified to be waterproof but servived but will it have long term effect, sure there may not be any immediate damage but what about a month later or 2. Will it survive the 10th time it gets dropped In water etc etc.. Lol I've been seeing on so many sites people showing this video that it's waterproof. Use common sense people don't you think if htc could guarantee its waterproofness they would use it.
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 7:31 PM 0
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