1. Ralph Casimir's Avatar
    Has anyone dropped their 930 since they've had it? I've looked everywhere for some idea of how strong the body of the phone is. I wanna get one but I don't want a fragile device. Any information would be helpful, even about dents. Thanks in advance.
    10-26-2014 06:47 AM
  2. Suicide Stacey's Avatar
    Get a case for extra protection. No one can say how durable they really are as it depends on the angle it's dropped, the height and the kind of floor (concrete, carpet, etc...)
    10-26-2014 07:09 AM
  3. leogodoy's Avatar
    I dropped mine once, camera focus system broke. Didn't even have time to get it fixed: The next week it fell from a 6th floor balcony and that finished the job.

    The replacement has not fell hard (yet, I have the motor skills of a newborn on caffeine), but I dropped it once from the sofa to the floor and it held well.
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    10-26-2014 11:48 AM
  4. vc-10's Avatar
    I dropped mine the other day while a teeny bit intoxicated, onto a hard club floor, and it's held up fine. Had mine since very shortly after launch here in the UK, and mine has only a couple of tiny scuffs and scratches. And I'm not too kind to it either. Obviously the right fall will kill it, but that's the same with any phone. I've not used a case on any phone since I had an iPhone 3Gs years ago, and I've never felt that I've needed one since. I've killed an HTC Desire and a Sony Z1 in that time- the HTC was a screen onto a hard floor, and the the Z1 was crushed in a car door which wouldn't have been helped with a case. I've also had a Lumia 800 and 925 in that timeframe, which were equally misstreated but unaffected (the 925 had problems but not to do with being dropped!).
    I'd certainly not worry about a Nokia device's sturdiness!
    Ralph Casimir likes this.
    10-26-2014 03:30 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    It's not an exact science, I've seen the same model of phone survive this harrowing experience, only for someone elses to die at the hands of something that appears much less serious.
    10-26-2014 03:46 PM
  6. galbenush's Avatar
    I hope it is durable, cuz' it's way too big for a case..IMO
    10-27-2014 08:10 AM
  7. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    Drop mine once on the floor and nothing... no dents no scufs, nothing. i have a back case and a screensaver and i feel it's very durable, very solid.
    10-27-2014 08:20 AM
  8. Alij382's Avatar
    Nothing beats the 920 in terms of durability. That thing is a tank.
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    10-31-2014 03:56 AM
  9. Paul215821's Avatar
    I've dropped mine several times now on a tile floor, and it's holding up better than expected. There are some dings on the corners of the frame, which are more noticeable because I have the all-black version, but nothing too bad. I don't use a case, and after the abuse it has survived, I don't think it really needs it.
    10-31-2014 04:05 AM
  10. Ignition1's Avatar
    I've dropped it on concrete from about 5ft. No issues with screen etc but I've got scuffing like in the picture below on all 4 corners of the black metal rim. I expected some marks at least, though I have dropped my old plastic Samsung GS3 and an iPhone4 from a similar height (with a similar drunken mistake) and they both survived without a single mark. It all depends on how the phone hits the floor though and that is practically random.

    lumia-930-scratches.jpg
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    10-31-2014 06:55 AM
  11. telmob's Avatar
    The fact that the 930 is a heavy phone also brings some disadvantages when falling into the ground.
    10-31-2014 09:54 AM

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