Nokia Lumia 900 takes a beating, comes out unscathed

Nokia Lumia 900 takes a beating, comes out unscathedThe things some people will do for a little attention. Imagine you're a bit of a DIY enthusiast, and you've somehow managed to misplace your hammer. You have a problem, right? Not if you're a Nokia Lumia 900 owner.

A new video has been doing the rounds featuring the Lumia 900 being used as a makeshift hammer – and itself being assaulted by one – and coming out the other side without a scratch.

It's all about demonstrating just how strong the Nokia flagship's Gorilla Glass display really is.

The clip starts with the 900 being laid down on a workbench and assaulted by a real hammer trying to drive a nail into its glass display. The result? Not even the slightest scratch or mark.

Impressive enough, but the torture doesn't end there. Next, the Lumia 900 switches roles and is used to hammer some nails into a plank of wood. Again, not the slightest mark.

It's clear that the force used in the experiment wasn't exactly Herculean, but it's nonetheless a pretty big endorsement of Nokia's build quality and Gorilla Glass' strength.

The clip was put together by of a pair of Nokia engineers looking to prove to a colleague who had been impressed by a similar video starring a Sonim handset that the Lumia 900 is every bit as tough as the self-titled world's toughest phone.

An admirable idea, but is it just me or is the Nokia being smacked about way more gently than the tough guy from Sonim? Just saying...

Via Nokia Conversations

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JanSt / MOD  May. 21, 2012 at 19:34

RIDICULOUS!

matt101101 / MOD  May. 21, 2012 at 20:11

I wouldn't so it with my own phone, but I think an S2 would survive just as well (as well as most other Gorilla Glass covered phones, for that matter).

SpeedyG  May. 21, 2012 at 23:55

So Nokia Lumia 900 phones do have a use after all...

matt101101 / MOD  May. 22, 2012 at 00:00

So Nokia Lumia 900 phones do have a use after all...
Troll ;)

Betas  May. 22, 2012 at 04:57

Wonder if my N9 is the same ^_^
Mind, its too much of a unicorn to even try this shizz!

krogothnx  May. 22, 2012 at 09:50

i definitely think that they were hitting it a bit too gingerly to really inflict any damage.

matt101101 / MOD  May. 22, 2012 at 10:14

Wonder if my N9 is the same ^_^
According to Jan, the Gorilla Glass on the N9 is a bit sh*t.

Stelph  May. 22, 2012 at 13:02

Is that a rubber hammer?

JanSt / MOD  May. 22, 2012 at 13:08

Is that a rubber hammer? no, the Lumia isn't rubber, it's polycarbonate :p

If you all chip in I'm willing to replicate that rubbish on my N9... it'll crack. Easiely. It's bull.
Windows and Nokia have been caught posting rubbish claims all over the web - from the "WP outselling iOS in China" nonsense, to comments on blogs with IP addresses leading back to MS and/or Nokia.... I have no doubt as to where this guy will get a new 900 from ;)

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