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  1. jraskell

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    Just wondering. I occasionally come across threads of people posting results of dropping their phone (which vary from nothing happened to screen totally shattered and phone unusable), and those threads get filled with people talking about what happened when they dropped their phone.

    I had a TMobile G1 when it first came out in 08. After a year of being disappointed with TMobile 3G coverage I switched to Verizon and bought an OG Droid. Upgraded to the GNex when it was finally released last month.

    I've never dropped any of those 3 phones. Is that really that abnormal? Has nobody else never dropped their smartphone, and yes, I mean only smartphones, because I did indeed drop various non-smart phones over the many years (10+) prior to buying my G1, but none of those were remotely as expensive as any of the smartphones I've owned.

    I've never used any sort of case or screen protector. The Droid did end up with a very small scratch (~1/8th inch long) that was only visible when glare reflected off the screen at just the right angle, after two years of use. Have never paid for any sort of insurance, protection plan, extended warranty, etc, and would never think of paying for one.
     

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  2. dan330

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    I've dropped my phone from time to time, but I do (really!) tend to be careful with my electronics. I once dropped an ipod getting out of a car (it fell out of my pocket).

    I hope that the next phone I get won't experience any of these falls. ;)
     
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    i've dropped my phones plenty of times, but none of them have ever suffered any damage from those drops

    my old samsung galaxy (i7500) did however suffer water damage in my pocket in a storm
     
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    Most of my drops are from my night stand. I would somehow pull the cord as I walk by and the phone would hit the floor. It's a 2.5 feet drop, so nothing big. I do have insurance but it's due to incidental theft or me losing my phone. It has happened twice so far, lol.
     
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    i drop my phone at least once or twice a day. alot of it's just a general lack of caring. luckily whenever my phones do die completely I have a backup ready to go!
     
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    Yeah and funnily enough dropped it about a half hour ago and unfortunately I can be clumsy enough to forget I have kids and leave it within reach and they've dropped it a few times too lol
     
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    kids + electronics = broken electronics
     
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    Unfortunately I'm a compulsive phone dropper.
     
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    Anybody who says no is guaranteed to drop their phone from twice the height of the Eiffel Tower about 2 minutes later.
     
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    So it appears I'm just an oddball here. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I just never realized it was such a... prevalent activity.
     
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    Accidents happen and I supposed it's directly related to how you handle your devices. I think I have dropped every phone at least once, but (knock wood) I have never dropped one from a significant height or onto concrete. I did have an old Nokia dumb phone that fell out of my pocket into a parking lot which I subsequently backed over and the sucker still worked. I wouldn't recommend it as a test of durability, though ;)
     
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    I dropped my Blackberry once, or more precisely, missed the coffee table and it fell off the edge, landing softly on the carpet. And my V has slid out of my hand a few times when I was falling asleep while texting, either from the couch or the bed, again always landing softly on the carpet.
     
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    I dropped a weight on my phone at the gym. Luckily the SD card survived
     
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    Ouch! Gotta stay away from the gyms ;)
     
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    My OG Droid survived ALOT of punishment and held up great. Now I have a razr with a TPU skin and screen protector and I try to be more careful with it. :)
     
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    Does throwing it down in a fit of rage count as "dropping"?
     
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    My OG droid survived quite a few of those...freakin women...:mad:
     
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    I really wish Nokia would have went with Android instead of WP7. They make great hardware.
     
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    I've never dropped mine, never, ever, in the whole two weeks of owning one! :)
     
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    You're doomed now. :p

    I take pretty good care of my devices, but drops are inevitable. Back when I had my old Mytouch 3G I dropped it several times, luckily it was never on a hard surface. I don't know if I dare say this, but I've never dropped my Nexus S. It still looks brand new, even though it's a year old. I've come extremely close to dropping my Note, since I forget how big it is, and try to play with it using only one hand. Hopefully I never drop it though, my fingers are crossed.
     
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    so.. how do you feel using that NOTE in public? talking on it with it next to your face? in pockets of jeans? or shorts?
     
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    I drop mine on a regular basis. Luckily she's a tough cookie and hasn't sustained any real damage about from a few dents and scratches.
     
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    just dropped mine from a door handle height on to tile..

    no issues...
     
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    I used to throw my dumb phones around. Only broke one screen - the impact was just too great. I've never thrown my smartphones, though. I dropped my OG Droid once in the grass; break it did not. Given that these things are expensive as laptops to replace, I treat them accordingly. Oh, wait a minute, I have purchased insurance for the first time... Walls: look out!
     

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