09-29-2016 09:36 AM
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  1. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    There have been several posts on this forum regarding N7's screens or backs being broken without a serious fall, sometimes even with heavy duty cases and screen protectors.

    I would hope that far more N7's have survived a serious drop. If yours has, I would love to hear about it.

    How high was the fall onto what kind of a surface?

    Did your phone have a case or screen protector? If so, what kind? Or was it naked?

    I am presently worried about how fragile the N7 might be, in spite of Samsung's claim that most of the time the phone should survive a 1 meter drop.

    I have only read the horror stories in this forum of breakage. It would be reassuring from real usage, that there are more survivor stories, than the horror stories. Please post only your good experiences here.
    09-05-2016 04:03 PM
  2. cinnamin's Avatar
    Nothing too serious I've dropped mine twice, last week on my hardwood kitchen floor. And today from my bathroom sink. If it helps I have the Rinke flex s case on mine. I also have a cheap case friendly tempered glass screen protector from eBay on the screen . I haven't found a scratch on it.
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    09-05-2016 04:17 PM
  3. crystinonfire's Avatar
    I read a post somewhere in the N7 forum where a guy said his wife's N7 was in a caseology case and survived a fall off the top of the car. Someone found the phone in the road/parking lot and returned it. Phone was not damaged.
    Nostromo79 likes this.
    09-05-2016 04:17 PM
  4. jimd1050's Avatar
    Mine is in an iBlason Armorbox (looks and works like it sounds) case with Bodyguardz Contour HD Screen Protector. I've knocked it off the kitchen table onto a linoleum floor - maybe 34" drop but landed on the S-Pen corner and the pen actually popped out completely. It was fine that time! Very next morning, it went off the kitchen island (40" drop) and across the same kitchen floor on it's back for about 10'. Again, perfectly fine. I will close by knocking on my wooden desk several times... hope that helps!
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-05-2016 04:31 PM
  5. Connert's Avatar
    I knocked mine out of my hand on a door frame as I went out the door. It was just about shoulder height (around 5') when it went flying. It landed about 3' away, flat on its back and slid a couple of feet across a ceramic tile floor. It was in a Caseology Parallax Series case. To my relief it was not damaged in any way.
    09-05-2016 04:48 PM
  6. lanenubia's Avatar
    Dropped mine getting into the car and it landed face down on the driveway. About a 4.5' fall.

    Otterbox Symmetry saved the day. No scratches or cracks. No damage at all other than my heart racing.
    09-05-2016 05:04 PM
  7. trmiv's Avatar
    My wife's survived a fall yesterday but she had her otterbox commuter on it. I've heard of it cracking with that case though. Anyway it was in her back pocket. Our 3 year old went running down the driveway to greet her grandma and on the way down she tripped and fell on the concrete and burst into tears. My wife took off running towards her and her phone flew out of her back pocket, hit the concrete, bounced and then slid. No damage.
    09-05-2016 05:06 PM
  8. soulsmilen's Avatar
    Mine is in an iBlason Armorbox (looks and works like it sounds) case with Bodyguardz Contour HD Screen Protector. I've knocked it off the kitchen table onto a linoleum floor - maybe 34" drop but landed on the S-Pen corner and the pen actually popped out completely. It was fine that time! Very next morning, it went off the kitchen island (40" drop) and across the same kitchen floor on it's back for about 10'. Again, perfectly fine. I will close by knocking on my wooden desk several times... hope that helps!
    Don't use the phone to knock on that wood...

    I dropped mine at the grocery store onto concrete floor, ~3'
    I guess it dropped on the S-pen corner, because my pen popped out; I didn't realize it at first, however. I picked the phone up expecting the worst, and was happy to see there was no damage. I was so excited about that, I quickly dropped it into my purse and went about my shopping. By the time I got to the back of the store, I heard the phone 'yelling' and saw the pen was out. Ugh! Of course I'm thinking some kid found the pretty blue pen and picked it up. I walked my way back, and lo and behold, it was scooted over against the wall about 10' from where I dropped it. No idea if it was kicked or stepped on, but both pen and phone are fine.

    Another time I was juggling coffee and my phone stepping up my concrete steps outside. I saved the coffee... Stupid, yes. LOL This fall was less distance (~2'), but it hit smack dab on the edge of the step [BOLD] on the screen![/BOLD] That time I was definitely prepared to fork out a screen repair deductible. Again, nothing. I'm grateful, of course.

    I use Spigen Tough Armour case, and Bodyguardz HD contour screen protector. It is a dry-apply film, not tempered glass. The film was scratched a bit, but glass underneath is fine.

    I am certainly counting my lucky stars!
    09-05-2016 05:18 PM
  9. vespesian's Avatar
    (Accidently) threw mine at a wall, from where it bounced onto the floor. No scratches, works fine, was in a Samsung plastic fold-over case - which is why I inadvertently launched it in the first place - those cases are slippery.
    09-05-2016 06:07 PM
  10. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Now's a good time to go ahead and test them out.
    koves and Gsxr151 like this.
    09-05-2016 06:11 PM
  11. ibcop's Avatar
    I try to hang on to this thing like I have stick 'em on my hands. So far so good.

    *knock on wood*
    09-05-2016 06:14 PM
  12. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Ist night I had the phone no case fell off the bowflex bench charging and landed on the barbells. 2nd time was sitting on my lap in a wallet case stood up and it hit the tile floor, booth times no issues
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-05-2016 06:34 PM
  13. sistasweetpea's Avatar
    I haven't had any major falls, but like the other poster, the spen has popped out a few times when it fell off of the sofa. The pen seems easy to lose in a fall. My note 4 never lost a pen that way.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-05-2016 07:23 PM
  14. skatergirl's Avatar
    There have been several posts on this forum regarding N7's screens or backs being broken without a serious fall, sometimes even with heavy duty cases and screen protectors.

    I would hope that far more N7's have survived a serious drop. If yours has, I would love to hear about it.

    How high was the fall onto what kind of a surface?

    Did your phone have a case or screen protector? If so, what kind? Or was it naked?

    I am presently worried about how fragile the N7 might be, in spite of Samsung's claim that most of the time the phone should survive a 1 meter drop.

    I have only read the horror stories in this forum of breakage. It would be reassuring from real usage, that there are more survivor stories, than the horror stories. Please post your good experiences here.
    Awesome thread. Thanks for posting it!
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-05-2016 07:30 PM
  15. Clocks's Avatar
    I read a post somewhere in the N7 forum where a guy said his wife's N7 was in a caseology case and survived a fall off the top of the car. Someone found the car in the road/parking lot and returned it. Phone was not damaged.
    That was my girl! She also drops it multiple times a week onto wood/carpet/tile floors, no problem yet.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-05-2016 07:36 PM
  16. donm527's Avatar
    This guy posted today... his phone didn't make it. Thought he needed a voice in this thread. Almost one per day you'd think.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...-note-7-a.html
    09-05-2016 07:54 PM
  17. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    This guy posted today... his phone didn't make it. Thought he needed a voice in this thread. Almost one per day you'd think.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...-note-7-a.html
    This is NOT the thread for this sad report. While I sympathize with this person concerning his phone damage, I hope that reports like his are in the minority. (There are several reports like his in different N7 threads throughout the forum, if you need to read about them.)

    Again, this thread is for collecting the survivor stories, which hopefully will show the N7 isn't always as fragile as the sad stories, posted elsewhere , might suggest.
    soulsmilen likes this.
    09-05-2016 08:30 PM
  18. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    Jesús Christ! I was just reading this exact post at the movie theater before the movie "No Manches Frida" started. So I place it on the cup holder... And it falls! That's like what, a two and a half foot drop? I pick it up and the top left of the screen is shattered, bad. I've dropped my Note 5 way worse, my S6, Note 3 and many other phones from higher places and I have never broken a screen!

    I hope they let me replace it like that. I'm seriously considering grabbing an S7 now vs getting a Note 7 again.
    09-05-2016 09:19 PM
  19. crystinonfire's Avatar
    I haven't had any major falls, but like the other poster, the spen has popped out a few times when it fell off of the sofa. The pen seems easy to lose in a fall. My note 4 never lost a pen that way.
    My N5 pen would come out every time I plopped it onto anything.
    09-05-2016 09:30 PM
  20. crystinonfire's Avatar
    Jesús Christ! I was just reading this exact post at the movie theater before the movie "No Manches Frida" started. So I place it on the cup holder... And it falls! That's like what, a two and a half foot drop? I pick it up and the top left of the screen is shattered, bad. I've dropped my Note 5 way worse, my S6, Note 3 and many other phones from higher places and I have never broken a screen!

    I hope they let me replace it like that. I'm seriously considering grabbing an S7 now vs getting a Note 7 again.
    Omg - so sorry about your phone. Was it in a case?
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-05-2016 09:32 PM
  21. Torm558's Avatar
    Jesús Christ! I was just reading this exact post at the movie theater before the movie "No Manches Frida" started. So I place it on the cup holder... And it falls! That's like what, a two and a half foot drop? I pick it up and the top left of the screen is shattered, bad. I've dropped my Note 5 way worse, my S6, Note 3 and many other phones from higher places and I have never broken a screen!

    I hope they let me replace it like that. I'm seriously considering grabbing an S7 now vs getting a Note 7 again.
    Again, already been reminded here, lots of threads to state complaints of the breaks, this thread is for ones that have survived falls. Please stick on topic

    Negativity spreads like cancer, not fair to the OP to come in and post the exact opposite of what was requested
    09-06-2016 12:35 AM
  22. rgh718's Avatar
    Mine survived an outdoor fall out of my pocket when getting out of my chair. Phone hit the concrete and not a scratch
    09-06-2016 01:03 AM
  23. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    Omg - so sorry about your phone. Was it in a case?
    Yes, a $40 case I got from Best Buy, the Tech21 Evo Frame.
    09-06-2016 01:43 AM
  24. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    Thank you, Torm558, for reminding people to keep the discussion positive..

    However, it isn't because negatively spreading like cancer, that I don't want to hear about breakage. I am sure all those reports are true. Most were supported with photos.

    The problem is that breakage seems to be all we hear about in the reports in the forum, which gives me the impression that this phone is so fragile, I wouldn't want to own one.

    I just want to see, although this is in no way scientific, if there are even more phones that can take a licking, than the many negative reports would imply. If there are, I would be more willing to take a chance and buy this phone.

    In addition, I would like to learn what additional phone protection, if any, worked for people in real life, phone fall situations.
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    09-06-2016 05:23 AM
  25. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    Mine survived an outdoor fall out of my pocket when getting out of my chair. Phone hit the concrete and not a scratch
    Was your phone encased and did it have a screen protector? If so what kind?

    Was there any evidence, such as scratches on the protection, that the protection took the damage instead of the phone. Thanks.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-06-2016 05:50 AM
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