1. SanderLeopard's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to buy a good, solid Windows Phone for my vacation to France this year. Now we all know Nokia is acknowledged for the solid phones they make, which should make the choice easy.

    Nevertheless, my question is: Nokia or not, what Windows Phone can fall without breaking (too easily)?
    05-18-2012 03:17 PM
  2. Silverdogz's Avatar
    Samsung Focus S can definitely take a beating.
    05-18-2012 03:27 PM
  3. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    Well, if you get in a bind, and have to hammer a nail in, you could always use the Nokia.
    05-18-2012 03:34 PM
  4. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Lumia 800 or 900

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    05-18-2012 03:45 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to buy a good, solid Windows Phone for my vacation to France this year. Now we all know Nokia is acknowledged for the solid phones they make, which should make the choice easy.

    Nevertheless, my question is: Nokia or not, what Windows Phone can fall without breaking (too easily)?
    If you're buying new, go with the Nokia. If you don't mind an older model go with an LG Quantum or a Dell Venue Pro. They're both hefty, solidly built phones and the Dell adds Gorilla Glass to that nice AMOLED display.
    05-18-2012 04:23 PM
  6. dazziex's Avatar
    My Lumia 800 has fallen 3 times without a scratch so I'd say Nokia but maybe it is just because I have been lucky... And it is not a 900 so I don't know if the comparison is valid :P
    05-18-2012 04:37 PM
  7. J4rrod's Avatar
    Don't get the Focus S; too buggy.

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    05-18-2012 04:57 PM
  8. Jrexxx's Avatar
    05-18-2012 05:02 PM
  9. jimski's Avatar
    If any phone hits a corner just right, its going to fail. A device is only as good as its weakest link. In this case, its the edges of the Gorilla glass, which is has a higher likelihood of breaking. So, the moral is just hold on to your phone.

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    05-18-2012 05:20 PM
  10. mprice86's Avatar
    Any phone that gets dropped has a pretty good chance of breaking.

    I'd say if you are buying any phone and are justified in your concern about dropping it, getting the cheapest one you can lay your hands on would be the best option.

    What would you rather drop? A phone that cost < $100 or one that's worth > $400?

    Spending more on a phone isn't really going to make it any less likely to break when dropped, it's just going to make it hurt more.
    05-18-2012 06:15 PM
  11. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    The original Titan has a nice aluminum unibody. The Lumia 800 has a thick polycarbonate shell. (The Lumia 900 is nice too; but, the shell is thinner.)

    I'm surprised at people recommending the Focus S.
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    05-18-2012 06:24 PM
  12. btbam91's Avatar
    Focus S is solid as heck!
    05-18-2012 07:12 PM
  13. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Focus S or Lumia 800. The Lumia 800 is tougher than the Focus S it just depends on if you need the bigger screen. For a bigger screen device the Focus F can take a beating. Just don't drop it on a corner
    05-18-2012 09:24 PM
  14. Nakazul's Avatar
    I would say that the Titan I is a solid device.
    05-18-2012 11:52 PM
  15. Jrexxx's Avatar
    Since the Focus S has pretty much the same body as the galaxy S2, this video might help. Ignore the iPhone part (we all know it doesn't do a good job with dropping).
    05-19-2012 05:34 AM
  16. boss.king's Avatar
    I'm vouching for my Titan. Dropped 2m onto tiled floor numerous times and it has no scratches, only a tiny impact mark on the top left corner where it landed (almost negligible). It's a like it's wearing armour.
    05-19-2012 06:11 AM
  17. cedarlog's Avatar
    Lumia 800 or 900
    05-19-2012 07:45 AM
  18. eric12341's Avatar
    Can't go wrong with any WP,just get a case. It's the best way to protect a phone,plus you keep all the reception too.
    05-19-2012 03:06 PM
  19. Thuoudo's Avatar
    Original Focus.

    But don't you want the 2100 band for European 3/fauxG?
    05-20-2012 12:12 PM
  20. TechCheque's Avatar
    11-28-2012 12:52 PM
  21. o4liberty's Avatar
    I have the 822 and before that the HTC Trophy and both are very well built IMO.
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    11-28-2012 12:54 PM
  22. gedzum's Avatar
    I feel like I can bring my Lumia 800 to war. Like all the Nokias I've owned before, they have all been solid.
    11-28-2012 01:49 PM
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