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  1. hasasimo's Avatar
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    The quality of this device's construction is as-advertised. Can't imagine how many pieces we'd be cleaning up if this were an iPhone...

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jv7xlKak74[/YT]

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    Wow! Thanks for posting this. I'm impressed the screen didn't crack. I guess our Lumias are truly tanks in a good way.
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    This is the official video location, the one from the OP is kind of stolen:

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH4xYN9I5Kw[/YT]
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    Quote Originally Posted by hasasimo View Post
    The quality of this device's construction is as-advertised. Can't imagine how many pieces we'd be cleaning up if this were an iPhone...
    Here you go:

    [YT]feature=player_embedded&v=DuwD7pdxxyo[/YT]
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    Quote Originally Posted by DungMasterFang View Post
    Not really a fair comparison, this test he dropped them face down. The lumia 920 was dropped on it's side/corners.
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    In the video it seems like the white color has come off a bit where it got impacted and scuffed up at the bottom and sides of the device. Doesnt look too good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doublesman3486 View Post
    In the video it seems like the white color has come off a bit where it got impacted and scuffed up at the bottom and sides of the device. Doesnt look too good.
    It's kind of misleading though. Anything non-white on the damaged part of the white phone is just stuff picked up from the ground. The colors are solid through, so underneath the white color is more white color. If that made any sense. :)

    Had the person doing the dropped test tried to wipe off the phone after the drop it would have turned out pure white again.
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    Better yet, if he did the test with a black one, you'd think it was invincible. People still somehow find fault, even if they can't find a sturdier Samsung or iPhone if their lives depended on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublesman3486 View Post
    In the video it seems like the white color has come off a bit where it got impacted and scuffed up at the bottom and sides of the device. Doesnt look too good.
    The white colour doesn't come off, it's just black dirt

    "Something to note, a majority of the scratches along the left side wiped off, so it actually looks better now than it did at the end of the video."
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    Can't view video using Nokia 920
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landsharkk View Post
    It's kind of misleading though. Anything non-white on the damaged part of the white phone is just stuff picked up from the ground. The colors are solid through, so underneath the white color is more white color. If that made any sense. :)

    Had the person doing the dropped test tried to wipe off the phone after the drop it would have turned out pure white again.
    I know exactly what you mean, i am currently rocking the forerunner of the Lumia series phones, the Nokia N9.

    Still waiting on my L920 to ship though
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    It's a matter of angles, not simply screen down. I don't think anyone is claiming the Lumia 920 (and N9, 800, and 900 before it) is invincible, just that it's built better than the competition. Having owned (and occasionally dropped) my N9, L800, and L900 (without a case), I can attest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasasimo View Post
    It's a matter of angles, not simply screen down. I don't think anyone is claiming the Lumia 920 (and N9, 800, and 900 before it) is invincible, just that it's built better than the competition. Having owned (and occasionally dropped) all of the devices mentioned (without a case), I can attest.
    This is why drop tests aren't really a good way of measuring a devices ability to resist damage. The angles can never be replicated, one phone might land on the unluckiest corner and the next phone lands on the best possible place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryude View Post
    This is why drop tests aren't really a good way of measuring a devices ability to resist damage. The angles can never be replicated, one phone might land on the unluckiest corner and the next phone lands on the best possible place.
    But they're a good indicator of which devices are more prone to damage. iPhones for instance are notorious for their flimsiness. That reputation doesn't come from no where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasasimo View Post
    But they're a good indicator of which devices are more prone to damage. iPhones for instance are notorious for their flimsiness. That reputation doesn't come from no where.
    I don't think they are flimsy, that is not a reputation I am aware of. I think it all depends on how much you search for these problems. You can always find faults when you look for them.
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    I doubt I'm the only one that's aware of their reputation. In fact I'm sure I'm not. That's why it's almost a given that any iPhone user keeps their phone in a case.

    The built-in casing surrounding the phone plays a significant role in protecting the glass. The quality of Nokia's polycarbonate shell is unquestionably head-and-shoulders better than what Apple puts in the iPhone. There's a reason several reviewers say they feel they're holding a quality handset when they pick up the Lumia 800, 900, and 920. I've never heard a review praising the build-quality of the iPhone.

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