Google Nexus 4 drop test, fun or frightening?

We’ve all done it, dropped a gadget and it’s broke. Any mobile device manufacturer has a lot to answer for; including glass in their products means one ding in the wrong place and it’s curtains for the screen or case. Worst case scenario, the device itself will be rendered useless.

In a way it’s nice to know that there are users out there that are willing to drop, hit, blend, and generally abuse devices as a warning to all users. Or for amusement, depending on how you look at it.

So the next, latest and greatest, device to get abused is the Nexus 4 from LG and Google. We’ll let you watch the video and judge for yourself, but it’s nice to know that even a drop of approximately 6 foot won’t kill the device, or screen in this instance. Yes, there is damage on the rear of the handset, but everything seems in working order.

It’s good to know that the build quality of the device is high. If it wasn’t, it probably wouldn’t have stood up to the abuse the person in the video dished out to it!

Source: Ubergizmo | Video courtesy of FuchsPhone YouTube channel

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"We've all done it, dropped a gadget and it's broke"

Speak for yourself...never have, never will. Never understood why people keep dropping their phones.

HoochieMamma said,
"We've all done it, dropped a gadget and it's broke"

Speak for yourself...never have, never will. Never understood why people keep dropping their phones.

gravity ...

HoochieMamma said,
"We've all done it, dropped a gadget and it's broke"

Speak for yourself...never have, never will. Never understood why people keep dropping their phones.

Only uncos drop their phones, I've never understood it either

ingramator said,

Only uncos drop their phones, I've never understood it either


What is an unco? Is that a slang phrase for uncoordinated people? Most phone drops are accidents, not because people have no coordination.

Chris Breeden said,

What is an unco? Is that a slang phrase for uncoordinated people?

As far as i`m aware it means stranger, or someone you don`t directly know.

HoochieMamma said,
"We've all done it, dropped a gadget and it's broke"

Speak for yourself...never have, never will. Never understood why people keep dropping their phones.

You do realize people don't do it deliberately?

Not sure how you can say you never will, maybe down to your star sign?

stevember said,

You do realize people don't do it deliberately?

Not sure how you can say you never will, maybe down to your star sign?

His real name it John Titor so he knows

Chris Breeden said,

What is an unco? Is that a slang phrase for uncoordinated people? Most phone drops are accidents, not because people have no coordination.

You're right. It's Aussie slang for uncoordinated people.

I would hardly say that this means it was built to a "high" build quality... 6' is nothing. With all the abuse phones like the Nokia Lumia can withstand, I'm far from impressed...

How is 6 feet "nothing"? The average person is between 5 and 7 feet tall. Most people hold their phone between waste and chest high, which makes 6 feet higher than most people would drop a phone from. 6 feet sounds like a more than reasonable height to drop-test a phone.

M_Lyons10 said,
I would hardly say that this means it was built to a "high" build quality... 6' is nothing. With all the abuse phones like the Nokia Lumia can withstand, I'm far from impressed...
Seeing as how an iPhone will break if dropped from 1/3 that distance, it should be very impressive. You're just displaying purposeful ignorance.

TechieXP said,
Seeing as how an iPhone will break if dropped from 1/3 that distance, it should be very impressive. You're just displaying purposeful ignorance.

You must be talking about the iPhone 4/4S, as drop tests of the new 5 from the same height also show it to suffer significant damage. This Nexus 4 and the iPhone 5 are definitely comparable in terms of how much punishment they can take!

ogamawab said,
I dropped a Nokia 710 many times and its still in great shape. It bounced off a steel post and landed on the ground.

maybe the plastic casing has some to do with it..

What I love about most Android devices, is the case is designed to withstand a bit of abuse. Many Android phones are ugly anyways, so its so nice you don't have to run out an spend 430-$50 for a case to make it uglier.

One poster above says he wasn't impressed? It took a drop from 6 ft for the device to show signs of damage. An iPhone can be dropped from 1/3 that height and it will crack, depending on what hits the ground first. Videos I seen show the glass on iPhone being bent and twisted without breaking, yet as soon as you drop it, it is broke. especially the iPhone 4 and 4S models. I can't comment on the 5 because I don't have one and I will keep it that way.

I have dropped my GS3 lots of times and so far not one scratch on the screen, noting on the back case plate...only along the silver rim which isn't even metal. I have no idea what it is, but it damages fairly easy.

For those who said the Nexus 4 is ugly, well all of LG's phones are pretty ugly, that's why Samsung has the biggest share of Android sales. Their phones look so much better than any other device maker. HTC use to have that position, but not anymore. However, thank you Android phone makers who haven't fallen into the apple hype and start making metal phones.

I loved my Motorola Razr V3 which was a metal flipper, but it broke way to easy and I can't afford to by phones because of drop issues.

TechieXP said,
What I love about most Android devices, is the case is designed to withstand a bit of abuse. Many Android phones are ugly anyways, so its so nice you don't have to run out an spend 430-$50 for a case to make it uglier.

One poster above says he wasn't impressed? It took a drop from 6 ft for the device to show signs of damage. An iPhone can be dropped from 1/3 that height and it will crack, depending on what hits the ground first. Videos I seen show the glass on iPhone being bent and twisted without breaking, yet as soon as you drop it, it is broke. especially the iPhone 4 and 4S models. I can't comment on the 5 because I don't have one and I will keep it that way.

I have dropped my GS3 lots of times and so far not one scratch on the screen, noting on the back case plate...only along the silver rim which isn't even metal. I have no idea what it is, but it damages fairly easy.

For those who said the Nexus 4 is ugly, well all of LG's phones are pretty ugly, that's why Samsung has the biggest share of Android sales. Their phones look so much better than any other device maker. HTC use to have that position, but not anymore. However, thank you Android phone makers who haven't fallen into the apple hype and start making metal phones.

I loved my Motorola Razr V3 which was a metal flipper, but it broke way to easy and I can't afford to by phones because of drop issues.

Because samsungs ****ty plastic that every tech or gadget sire has reviewed is so much better.

Sorry but Samsung needs to quit using ****ty plastic.

Btw S3 IS MORE fragile then the 4/4s. This test has been done by your own android websites and square trade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7e9ebi41Wc

That test doesn't prove anything to make an official claim. There are a lot of variable and it is impossible for a human to drop it exactly the same consistently.

Are you the type to get all your education from youtube?

mr_sock_00 said,
That test doesn't prove anything to make an official claim. There are a lot of variable and it is impossible for a human to drop it exactly the same consistently.

Are you the type to get all your education from youtube?


Typical fandroid whining that his favourite device has been proven to be a lousy piece of crap. How do I know Sikh is speaking the truth? I've seen the SGS3's fall apart on light drops and be rendered useless right in front of me, with me just looking at the owner and feeling sorry for them that they fell for the Samsung lying, erm I mean marketing, hype.

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