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06-19-2014 07:43 PM
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  1. Speederoff's Avatar
    Is that Lumia devices is bullet proof ? ..
    Just droped the device and get this result...
    Used 20 days only.
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    Last edited by Speederoff; 06-14-2014 at 08:02 AM.
    06-14-2014 07:10 AM
  2. Gaurav Tyagi's Avatar
    Is that Lumia devices is bullet proof ? ..
    Just drop the device and get this result...
    Who is the victim now ?? 😞
    06-14-2014 07:19 AM
  3. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
    Yeah the screen shattered so easy on L1520, my lumia droped me only once and the screen shatterd :S Welcome to the club.

    Oh just one tip . The digitizer is impossible to replace because on one side of screen is glued with some extra strong glue , i tried this by myself.. Then i buy digitizer+lcd screen for 170€ .
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-14-2014 07:22 AM
  4. Speederoff's Avatar
    Yeah the screen shattered so easy on L1520, my lumia droped me only once and the screen shatterd :S Welcome to the club.

    Oh just one tip . The digitizer is impossible to replace because on one side of screen is glued with some extra strong glue , i tried this by myself.. Then i buy digitizer+lcd screen for 170€ .
    I haven't experience on repairing, so just gonna send to Nokia Centre and ask the price, if expensive than i have no choice send to shop and lose warranty. By the way out of mood today .. :-(
    06-14-2014 07:28 AM
  5. Speederoff's Avatar
    Who is the victim now ??
    Haha, IDK
    06-14-2014 07:28 AM
  6. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
    Just dont worry too much about it , what had happened was happened.
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-14-2014 07:36 AM
  7. Speederoff's Avatar
    Just dont worry too much about it , what had happened was happened.
    Thanks pal.
    06-14-2014 08:05 AM
  8. SinisterDuck's Avatar
    Not sure where you got the idea it should be bullet-proof. Of course, it might be, but I wouldn't want to test it.
    06-14-2014 08:31 AM
  9. Speederoff's Avatar
    Not sure where you got the idea it should be bullet-proof. Of course, it might be, but I wouldn't want to test it.
    Lol, its not my idea, perhaps you can read here > Nokia Lumia 520 takes on a bullet, saves police officer's life - GSMArena Blog
    06-14-2014 08:43 AM
  10. SinisterDuck's Avatar
    Yes, but the phone looks worse than yours.
    xandros9 and heat 33330 like this.
    06-14-2014 12:04 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    These phones are not designed to be bulletproof. They may be built robustly, but I have not seen any official information indicating they have been designed to do so other than those news articles.

    Worth noting a bullet isn't necessarily the same as a drop.
    Also that 520 may have taken a bullet, but it certainly didn't look pretty.

    I've seen a few articles about a phone stopping a bullet like that HTC battery taking one.
    06-14-2014 12:58 PM
  12. oditius's Avatar
    You dropped it.... No one shot you with it, that in itself is a different story... I have seen phones drop on concrete and survive with barely a scratch, (My 1520 did) and I saw a phone drop on a carpeted floor and shatter (my company iPhone4 did that) It's sometime how it lands is worse that how it falls. Like they say, Falling rarely ever hurts, but that sudden stop at the end can do you in.
    06-15-2014 09:33 AM
  13. Coreldan's Avatar
    Indeed.. it's not the fall, it's the landing. My 920 has been lucky. I've dropped it maybe 5-6 times, always came out of it pristine. I know people who have dropped their phones from much less to a softer floor and crack it immeditely. It really depends on the Lumia too, 920 for example has been tested and found one of the most robust "normal smartphones" (excluding phones with cases or otherwise marketed as extra durable), but that doesn't mean that it wouldn't crack on the first drop. Amount of drops or how old the phone is makes no difference, if it lands bad once, game over. If it lands less bad, it can survive all the drops. But yeah, it must be a terrible feeling to have a new phone drop once and immediately have it shatter..

    When I bought my 920, as I was first unboxing it, the box was upside down.. before I laid my hands on it, I had already droppe my 920 on a wooden floor from waist high or so. Luckily nothing happened to it.
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    06-15-2014 09:49 AM
  14. xandros9's Avatar
    Falling rarely ever hurts, but that sudden stop at the end can do you in.
    All hail Jeremy Clarkson
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    06-15-2014 11:34 AM
  15. Will6371's Avatar
    All hail Jeremy Clarkson
    "It's not the fall that hurts, it's the sudden stop and the end that does"

    My father said that to me when we were on a plain when I was about 5 and it always stuck with me mainly because I was rather sh!ting myself about my first flight. I was born in '71
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    06-15-2014 01:05 PM
  16. Localhorst86's Avatar
    All hail Jeremy Clarkson
    "Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you."
    xandros9, a5cent, Will6371 and 1 others like this.
    06-16-2014 06:58 AM
  17. xandros9's Avatar
    "It's not the fall that hurts, it's the sudden stop and the end that does"

    My father said that to me when we were on a plain when I was about 5 and it always stuck with me mainly because I was rather sh!ting myself about my first flight. I was born in '71
    whoops, the quote-style must be more common than i thought

    "Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you."
    thank you!
    06-16-2014 09:19 AM
  18. wildsdi's Avatar
    Lumia phones are on extremely poor build. Cannot compare with the old Nokias.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2424840
    06-16-2014 10:43 AM
  19. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Lumia phones are on extremely poor build. Cannot compare with the old Nokias.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2424840
    Eh... A few occasional incidents mean little. The 520 stopped a bullet.
    06-16-2014 10:44 AM
  20. altair679's Avatar
    Indeed.. it's not the fall, it's the landing. My 920 has been lucky. I've dropped it maybe 5-6 times, always came out of it pristine. I know people who have dropped their phones from much less to a softer floor and crack it immeditely. It really depends on the Lumia too, 920 for example has been tested and found one of the most robust "normal smartphones" (excluding phones with cases or otherwise marketed as extra durable), but that doesn't mean that it wouldn't crack on the first drop. Amount of drops or how old the phone is makes no difference, if it lands bad once, game over. If it lands less bad, it can survive all the drops. But yeah, it must be a terrible feeling to have a new phone drop once and immediately have it shatter..

    When I bought my 920, as I was first unboxing it, the box was upside down.. before I laid my hands on it, I had already droppe my 920 on a wooden floor from waist high or so. Luckily nothing happened to it.
    True, it depends on luck,
    I've dropped my lumia 520 a lot of times that I lost count. Yeah, the casing does wear out but the screen is fine because the impact doesn't hit the vital parts eg. The corners.
    06-16-2014 10:59 AM
  21. PimblyCharles's Avatar
    I've dropped my Lumia 822 too many times now to count, and besides a few scruff marks on the plastic exterior, it is fine and still runs like a champ. The most memorable drop it had was from above a 40+ ft waterfall where it fell straight down onto rocks. This was without a case, and it was still running fine when I picked it up from the bottom. Like the previous duders have stated, it's about how it lands and not the fall.

    Also, when I switch from this phone to another Lumia in a year or so, I'm going to be real tempted to shoot at it and see if it's bulletproof.

    Sorry to hear about your phone OP. Hopefully Nokia or your provider can replace it since it was purchased so recently.
    06-16-2014 11:24 AM
  22. Reflexx's Avatar
    My wife drops her 920 at least once a week. She has a cheap gel cover on it, and so far after probably at least 80+ drops it's still fine.

    But all it really takes is to just drop the wrong way. If the impact is in the exact wrong spot, then it's over.

    Think of your phone like the Greek hero Achilles.

    He was super tough... but if you just hit him on his heel... well, yeah.... he'd look like your phone.
    oditius likes this.
    06-16-2014 11:32 AM
  23. jfa1's Avatar
    Indeed that the truth of the words Achilles heel.
    06-16-2014 11:45 AM
  24. Will6371's Avatar
    Plus the bigger the phone the greater the chance of damaging the glass.

    I let my 1520 fall when it was taking it apart to do a colour change, it fell onto a oak floor without damage from about 3ft and that was when it was out of its frame so it was just the glass with the other bits on the back. On a positive side it completely cured the touch swipe problem.
    06-16-2014 02:14 PM
  25. Speederoff's Avatar
    I send it to Nokia Care Centre, they charge me RM710 (after discount 10% lol) (USD 220). Damn most expensive part in device is SCREEN? Hell.
    06-19-2014 07:33 PM
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