Video captures the fear as an iPhone drops 8 feet to the ground

Video captures the fear as an iPhone drops 8 feet to the ground
Even though today's smartphone pack so many features onto a thinner body, it seems that the manufacturers have found a way to keep the devices from completely falling apart after one drop. Some handsets, like the Motorola DROID, have a metal casing that does a great job in taking the impact of a drop. Others, while not made with metal, are built with sturdy enough plastic that is thick enough to survive an accident. The BlackBerry Storm comes to mind in that department. We also recently told you about the Gorilla Glass manufactured by Corning and used on the aforementioned DROID, that apparently requires a nuclear blast to crack. The Apple iPhone is another smartphone that can take its share of abuse. The other day Pro MMA fighter David Fermin was doing a stunt on some pipes 8 feet above ground. Fermin forgot that his iPhone was in his pocket and sure enough, BAM! The iPhone took the 8 foot drop like a studly MMA fighter and came out with no damage to speak of. Of course, it did have a Griffin case on it, but the case broke apart on impact. Anyone else have a harrowing tale of a cellphone drop that your handset somehow survived?

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1. scottmbolt unregistered

Who... cares...

2. rshackindian

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 11, 2009

i think, it jus goes to show; a little prep goes a long way. a case help to protect; get 1.

3. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

I wish it shattered into a million pieces.

4. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

I wish your head had shattered into a million pieces when your daddy dropped you on it.

7. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Aww, somebody got a little upset that I made nasty comment about a precious iPhone. Why don't you go and tell Steve Jobs what I just said, so he can hold you in his arms and tell you its okay, the iPhone is still the best ever.

8. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I find your username ironic, Donthate.

10. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yea he's stuck on S60.... Enough said.

16. Remus

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

OMG.. I lawl'd ...thats awesome. yea, I gotta agree with Illyich on that Donthate. Spread the love. Not the iphone chunks.

18. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Maybe when somebody else actually gains all the functionality of Symbian, I'll stop being stuck on it. I'll deal with a laggy OS that does most of what I want and need until then.

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I have dropped my droid twice on cement and its fine. My samsung omnia was probably one of the strongest phones i have ever had. I dropped it on cement steel and even dropped it in a creek. It is a little scuffed up and thats only becaus a drunk friend used it to break his fall when he triped over an imagionary curb on to concrete. I think the omnia is tough because the actuall glass screen is set back a little from the touch plastic so it can handle a shock or two or fifty.

6. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Yea really... Who cares? I think its crazy how phonearena is all over Apples nutsack.

9. juju

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

This is why I am so repentant lately that I had advertised this site as one of the premier site for mobile reviews and news to most of my non techy friends and family. Lately all that comes out of here is news that was posted years ago on other sources or how the iPhone is the electronic representacion of Jesus. If this is the direction of the site, fine just change the site to iPhonearena so non tech people are not misled into thinking this is a fair and unbiased site. If there is not enough material about the iPhone then report less and stop posting garbage just to utter the word "iPhone". Just my (dos centavos)...

15. VZW_redrep

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 07, 2009


11. scottmbolt unregistered

Sorry Phone Arena, but the iPhone is not god. Please, get your brown nose out of Apple's arse and stop posting this as "news" on a website that is 80% Apple's iPhone news and the rest goes to whoever else. I bet if this was a Droid or a Palm device you wouldn't have posted this video. This is such a nonsense posting.

12. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Maybe if something like this happened with a Droid or Palm device they would. Has to happen first smart guy.

13. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Im going to go outside and drop my Hero off my roof, will it get posted as well?!? Yeah righ I wouldnt do that even if it did get posted...

17. Remus

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

First off, you're not famous. >.> No one cares if you do it. Secondly, the iphone is NOT built to resist nuclear blasts. >.> It IS impressive that it came away no real damage to speak of. Look at high speed footage of a phone falling off a desk and see how much it flexes and bends. The very idea that something like a phone can call eight feet and pretty much be 100% functional something to be excited about.

14. VZW_redrep

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

AAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWW, another way for to show us how gullible they really are. A great man once said, get off iPHONES nuts.

19. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

once i had a phone and i dropped it and it broke. once i drove my car into a wal and it broke too. thanks phone arena.

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