And a simple drop test is now mostly a boring ordeal. 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 as 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.
Other testers have developed their style in another direction — doing elaborate, well-thought-out, and consistent tests over every new device. YouTuber JerryRigEverything comes to mind as the perfect example.
So, we thought we'd ask — which type of “durability tests” (or “will it survive” tests) do you find yourself watching more often? Do you just prefer to see phones get trashed by various creative forces, or are you looking for an informative video, which may showcase the new phone's durability?
Why do you watch "durability test" videos?
For entertainment value – the more extreme the test, the better
I am genuinely trying to figure out which phones have a better chance of surviving
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A durable phone provides a feeling of security and a feeling of a good investment. Knowing that even after damage I can use my phone to make a call in a tough situation provides that feeling of security. This question wouldn't even have to be asked...
posted on Jun 12, 2017, 9:45 AM 8
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The poll has disappointing options. There should be more. I don't watch them, unless it is something that people keep talking about or I keep seeing it.
posted on Jun 12, 2017, 10:08 AM 2
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Entertainment purposes only. They really show very little about durability. Any phone with a glass front will break if it hits at just the right angle, but you can't duplicate the same angles on different tests. There's really very little useful about drop tests.
posted on Jun 12, 2017, 10:12 AM 4
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Two better questions are; Why do people torture new phones? 99.9% of consumers won't even care about how quickly the screen will scratch or break. The second question, why do people even watch? There's nothing entertaining about it. Drop test, or any other type of test done by these morons on YouTube are just like Bench marks test, they don't matter in the real world, and you're an dumb ass if you rely on these test to purchase a phone.
posted on Jun 12, 2017, 10:19 AM 2
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posted on Jun 12, 2017, 10:49 AM 0
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I watch for both reasons, but mostly for entertainment purposes. I wanna see more girls do them like Krystal Keys. iJustine, and tech me out. Get some hotties in there.
posted on Jun 12, 2017, 11:37 AM 3
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