G&E reader performs drop tests on HTC EVO 4G LTE

For some reason, there is a small group of people who like to do drop tests on brand new gadgets to see how strong and durable they are. I’m not sure why they do that, but all right – to each his own, I guess. G&E reader Nurdyboy is one such person to do this, and he recently sent in a video of him dropping his new HTC EVO 4G LTE onto wet concrete in the rain.

According to Nurdyboy, “The only damage the phone took was some nicks on the frame, but nothing more. Also, the phone needed to be reset after the falls because the phone froze on the lockscreen, but it ran just fine after the reboot.” All righty, then.

We’ve already shown you what the screen of the EVO 4G LTE looks like after falling three stories (hint: not great). But that was an accident – any damage that Nurdyboy  inflicted on his phone – visible or not – was intentional. Still, the device seemed to fare well, but it’s not something I plan on doing anytime soon.

So, now that we know the screen will shatter at three stories, but will survive six feet, here’s my challenge for anyone who’s reading and feeling a bit foolish: exactly what height is the EVO’s breaking point? Have fun figuring that one out!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.