I dropped my case-less 4 directly onto the cement today, and it's fine. No cracks on the screen, just a few nicks in the bezel and a minor scratch on the back. This is the third time I've dropped it case-less onto cement since I bought it back in October, and it hasn't cracked. I wonder, do the people who always complain about their iPhones breaking slam them against the ground or something? XD
- 08-21-2012, 07:44 PM #2
I think you are lucky that yours didn't break as it sounds like it just happen to land the right way. I've seen many iPhone 4 & 4S drop videos and sometimes they broke on the first drop and sometimes the last drop. It all depended on how the iPhone landed....
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- 08-21-2012, 07:53 PM #3
The first time I dropped it, it landed on the screen; second time, it dropped at an odd angle and the bezel struck the cement first. This latest drop, it went straight down and the bottom part of the frame hit first. I am probably quite lucky, but I still believe that the iPhone's fragility is over exaggerated.
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- 08-21-2012, 08:11 PM #5
Man, you all are pretty dang lucky...
I've only dropped my iPhone once, luckily it had a case. It hit pretty damn hard, and it landed square on its back. No damage, no problems. The phone did turn off instantly, which freaked me out very substantially. But, it turned right back on.
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I've dropped mine multiple times while it's been in an Otter Box; and once, in a fit of rage, I tossed it across a field(in the Otter Box). After spending a a considerable amount of time trying to locate it, I finally found it, facedown and unscathed. That, I will admit, was pure luck, since rocks and whatnot dotted that field, and it could've easily struck one screen-first. XD
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- 08-28-2012, 05:03 PM #10
I've dropped my naked iPhone several times with a minor scratch or nick here an there. My boss dropped his Otterbox clad phone on a rule floor an it landed facedown. As soon as it hit it sounded like a lightbulb shattering and tge screen shattered. Luck of the draw I guess.
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I've put my Otter Box through hell; I've tossed it on the cement/ground multiple times to prove to my friends how tough it is. Your boss certainly struck out in terms of luck.
@catalypse Ouch. After hearing that story, I'm definitely double-checking the pockets of my pants before washing them. O.o
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