Video: Nokia N97 Drop Test

| June 23, 2009 | Reply

This is the next instalment of N97geek’s physical testing of the N97. Now it’s the drop test, where the poor N97 enjoys Newton’s gravity over different surfaces:

  • Grass
  • Gravel
  • Concrete


With so much inside that could have gone wrong, Paul reports that the N97 held up brilliantly, the screen did not crack or scratch receiving only superficial damage, with a couple of scratches and scuffs around the bezel and lens cover from the harder surfaces of gravel and concrete. The camera glass apparently did get a fine crack in it though.

Good news for N97 users. It’a a definite inevitability that I will drop any of my phones, and all the Nokia ones have been surprisingly really sturdy in terms of remaining tip-top functionally inside (though they do have battle scars). A couple of friends of mine who were iPhone users are still waiting for their phone to come back from repair after their glass screen cracked from a short waist height fall.

Via N97geeks


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Category: 5th Edition, Nokia, Nseries, S60, Symbian, Video

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