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    My brother got a new note from t-mo. He had it a few short weeks. He said he had a light Spigen case on it and dropped it from waist high (he's 6'2") and the phone feel on a wood floor. Afterward, he said the screen went black..it didn't crack...just went black like it died. This rendered the phone useless.

    He was able to get a replacement phone from t-mo... But my question is about the build quality of this phone. I dropped my old iPhone 5 many times from this same height (with a minimalist case) and never had any issues. It was like it never happened.

    Was the situation with my brothers phone a freak event? Or, is the durability of this phone suspect?

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    I have dropped mine several times workout issue. However. It really is a matter of luck. Depending on how it falls anything is possible. I have seen iPhone break after one fall as well. anything can break it all just depends really

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    I've had the iPhone and drop it once and the screen shattered.
    Like areyes said, it really all depends.

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    .....my Echo dropped fifteen feet onto polished, hardened concrete (no case). That 7.5oz ******* chipped the concrete. The Echo got a 0.2mm rounding off on the corner that hit, and lost a little paint. It didn't even open up or eject the battery that time, took the hit cold. Still works great!
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    I don't think I personally know a single person that hasn't cracked/shattered their iPhone screen (a couple of them have done it multiple times). Yeah yeah, I know. I'm sure some of you haven't.

    It's made me very cynical of the iPhone for that very reason.

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    It's not just how high the device is dropped, but so the angle and speed at which it hits the floor. It's likely that something disconnected or was damaged from the fall. I wouldn't say it's representative of the Note 3 's build quality. Instead, just a matter of an unfortunate accident. Aside from using a beefier case, which won't prevent damage, just try and be a little more careful with handling the device.

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    I drop my phone at least once a week maybe more and my phone is occasionally thrown too. No issues so far though I do have an otterbox commuter case.

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