What happens to the HTC Desire EYE when an elephant steps on it?

What happens to the HTC Desire EYE when an elephant steps on it?
The HTC Desire EYE was released by HTC as a camera-centric phone for those who like HTC handsets in general, but were not pleased with the 4MP Ultrapixel rear camera on the HTC One (M8). A 13MP camera adorns the back of the handset and a "super selfie" 13MP snapper is found upfront. The handset is stuffed with the HTC Eye Experience, which comes with features like Face Fusion, Screen Share, Face Tracking and more.

At the Eram Zoo in Tehran, a drop test was conducted on the HTC Desire EYE; as drop tests go, it really wasn't anything you haven't seen before. The phone was dropped on its back a couple of times and held up pretty well. But the very first time the phone was dropped face first, the screen cracked. Ouch!

But just when you thought that you've seen it all, the HTC Desire EYE was given the ultimate torture test. A elephant (named Mr. Elephant if you read the subtitles), put his foot down right on the back of the Desire EYE. First, a front leg stomps on the device, followed by a back leg. How did the phone make out? It was still able to snap a selfie, and outside of a few dead pixels and the cracked screen from the previous drop, it apparently was working fine. Of course, it did help that the elephant was walking on a muddy surface instead of asphalt or concrete.

Click on the video below and you can check out this HTC Desire EYE drop test that starts out like any other drop test, but ends up with an unusual twist.

source: Digiato (translated) via Yahoo!

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Desire EYE
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2400 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

That Was Cool , I Enjoyed their previous drop test of xperia z3 , that one was great , too !

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

really tough!

3. armin76

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

That was exciting drop test, I enjoyed it.

4. milo299

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

a mazing test.

5. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I really don't get the point of drop tests and now the mr.elephant test :|

6. kaatlaas

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

thanks phonearena & digiato


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

This test is pretty stupid! Because the ground is sandy and elephants feet are soft so the feet and sand absorbs the impact! So this test is stupid!

8. armin76

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

When an elephant's feet on the phone, the ground partially down. Elephants weight is definitely affected on the phone.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not only this, but the pressure per square mm is diminished because of the big radius of its foot. The force is spread out over the entire surface. This would be safer than Niki Minaj in high heels walking over it.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man, I'd like to see that. Niki is hot.

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Lol I doubt any Youtuber will get Niki to do a drop test.. uhm walk test...

12. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

The Niki Minaj references are both unnecesary and hilarious...

13. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

What a skinny elephant!

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