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    Default Can someone drop the HTC One (M8) from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survive the drop?

    can someone drop the One M8 from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survives the drop?

    thanks!
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-26-2014 at 09:39 PM.
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    I am sure if you watch YouTube drop tests will start popping up as the device is more readily available.

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    Default Re: Can someone drop the HTC One (M8) from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survive the drop?

    Mine fell out of my pocket when I was getting a haircut yesterday...slippery *******. Has a tiny tiny scuff on the bottom corner of the metal but otherwise no damage.

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    Default Re: Can someone drop the HTC One (M8) from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survive the drop?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrierPigeon View Post
    can someone drop the One M8 from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survives the drop?

    thanks!
    Ummm, no. Why don't you go out and buy a $640 phone and do it yourself? Some people...

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    Default Re: Can someone drop the HTC One (M8) from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survive the drop?

    From chest height to kitchen floor. Not a mark anywhere. Phone had the included silicone case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrierPigeon View Post
    can someone drop the One M8 from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survives the drop?

    thanks!
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    The thing about drop tests is that they're about as unscientific as it can get. The biggest factor in a screen breaking is when it bounces around on the edges, especially on a rough surface, and you get multiple impact points that radiate across the screen and converge. But the point is you can do a drop test for an hour and get no screen break and then drop it when you get out of bed the next morning and totally shatter it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kronosqq View Post
    The thing about drop tests is that they're about as unscientific as it can get. The biggest factor in a screen breaking is when it bounces around on the edges, especially on a rough surface, and you get multiple impact points that radiate across the screen and converge. But the point is you can do a drop test for an hour and get no screen break and then drop it when you get out of bed the next morning and totally shatter it.

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    Yeah I saw a drop test where they dropped it from like 10ft and there wasn't a scratch

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    Default Re: Can someone drop the HTC One (M8) from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survive the drop?

    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    thanks!!!
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    Default Re: Can someone drop the HTC One (M8) from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survive the drop?

    Quote Originally Posted by kronosqq View Post
    The thing about drop tests is that they're about as unscientific as it can get. The biggest factor in a screen breaking is when it bounces around on the edges, especially on a rough surface, and you get multiple impact points that radiate across the screen and converge. But the point is you can do a drop test for an hour and get no screen break and then drop it when you get out of bed the next morning and totally shatter it.

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    Yeah your right...crack incidents from dropping are totally random and unpredictable, no drop test can show what would really happen, but it does give the viewer an idea of what they can expect from dropping it
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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    Yeah your right...crack incidents from dropping are totally random and unpredictable, no drop test can show what would really happen, but it does give the viewer an idea of what they can expect from dropping it
    Here's an idea about what can happen to any phone dropped from any height... it can break.

    Drop tests are silly.
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    Default Re: Can someone drop the HTC One (M8) from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survive the drop?

    Quote Originally Posted by adriandb View Post
    Here's an idea about what can happen to any phone dropped from any height... it can break.

    Drop tests are silly.
    unless it happens to be the Panasonic ToughPad phone. The only reason I'm even interested in it is that it has
    two front-facing speakers, just like the HTC One and One M8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriandb View Post
    Here's an idea about what can happen to any phone dropped from any height... it can break.

    Drop tests are silly.
    Drop Tests are not meant to be scientific proof, but its just a simulation on what could happen if it dropped at that height. Sure you may not drop it like that, but there are many people who would accidentally drop the phone on its face at that height as in the video and the same result could possibly happen.

    Drop tests are not silly, they are just not determinative
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    Default Re: Can someone drop the HTC One (M8) from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survive the drop?

    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    Drop Tests are not meant to be scientific proof, but its just a simulation on what could happen if it dropped at that height. Sure you may not drop it like that, but there are many people who would accidentally drop the phone on its face at that height as in the video and the same result could possibly happen.

    Drop tests are not silly, they are just not determinative
    I don't mean to slag on any test you have done or info you offer to the community. More info is better than less. My point is that no two drops are going to be the same, and drop tests across devices are not reliable, so really, what's the point?

    If you drop a smart phone that incorporates glass, guess what? It can break. OK, we've established that. What more can be offered? Not much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adriandb View Post
    I don't mean to slag on any test you have done or info you offer to the community. More info is better than less. My point is that no two drops are going to be the same, and drop tests across devices are not reliable, so really, what's the point?

    If you drop a smart phone that incorporates glass, guess what? It can break. OK, we've established that. What more can be offered? Not much.
    Agreed on no two drops are the same, but it gives a general or limited idea on the strength/durability of the phone and how much it would take from that specific height, not saying that all phones dropped from that height will produce the same result, but just gives somewhat a general idea on the durability of the phone and its material
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    Ummm, no. Why don't you go out and buy a $640 phone and do it yourself? Some people...

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    Agreed. I'm sure there are plenty of videos out there already of people doing this. Just Google it.

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    Default Re: Can someone drop the HTC One (M8) from 3 to 5 feet and see how well the screen survive the drop?

    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    Agreed on no two drops are the same, but it gives a general or limited idea on the strength/durability of the phone and how much it would take from that specific height, not saying that all phones dropped from that height will produce the same result, but just gives somewhat a general idea on the durability of the phone and its material
    It really depends on how it is dropped. If it fell on its back, then it is probably ok. If it fell on its face onto a sharp object at 5',likelihood is that any glass screen phone would crack.

    If it drops on plush carpet, most likely any phone should survive a 5' drop.

    If it drops 5' into water that has a strong electric current then probably there would be damage because the phone is metal and not water proof. Otoh, a plastic waterproof phone might survive better.


    Unless you know the specifics of the drop test, saying that a phone survived a 3'-5' drop doesn't mean much to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    It really depends on how it is dropped. If it fell on its back, then it is probably ok. If it fell on its face onto a sharp object at 5',likelihood is that any glass screen phone would crack.

    If it drops on plush carpet, most likely any phone should survive a 5' drop.

    If it drops 5' into water that has a strong electric current then probably there would be damage because the phone is metal and not water proof. Otoh, a plastic waterproof phone might survive better.


    Unless you know the specifics of the drop test, saying that a phone survived a 3'-5' drop doesn't mean much to me.

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    Well I mean they drop it on concrete, face back, face down, and on the side... Those are the specifics Lol... At the end of the day, drop tests are not determinative

    I can assure that most of the time the M8 and any other phone would scuff if it was dropped on its side on concrete

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