Are there any exceptionally durable phones that you can drop, throw against a wall, stand on?!
JanSt / MOD
Jul. 9, 2014 at 19:52
Yes. But please: define phone. Define durable. There are hardcore builders phones. And then there are 'ruggedized' devices - such as the Motorola Defy or the Samsung Galaxt Active or whatever it was called. You do not want to stand on any of them, but hey....
Or do you just mean a normal smartphone that is that extra bit sturdier?
Also: there are extreme cases that 'ruggedize' any phone (well, the most popular ones, anyway) - Otterbox cases come to mind.
matt101101 / MOD
Jul. 10, 2014 at 00:12
I'm pretty sure my ~£5 Samsung flip phone could be dropped out of a first floor window onto the driveway and survive. It would certainly survive a normal drop, being stood on or being thrown (without using excessive force) against a wall. The battery would probably fall out, but the phone would almost certainly survive.
Even if it didn't, I could get a new one for less than a fiver.
If I'm going out for a few drinks, or doing some construction or DIY etc, then I'll put my SIM in the cheap phone and use that. I don't mind getting it dirty, or paint on the buttons, or someone knocking it off the bar in the pub etc; it's worth under £5 and I can get a replacement the same or next day from CPW.
In my opinion, unless you actually work construction, or some other rough job, it's a better option than buying either an expensive, tough case or an especially toughened phone.
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