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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DevoutDev, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. DevoutDev

    DevoutDev Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I just wanted to say, that today I accidentally dropped this phone from my ear height (probably around 6feet) and the screen doesnt even have a scratch on it. [I did it once more on purpose just to test it]

    Just thought i'd say that and let eveyone know that dropping this phone wont break the screen immediately.

    Maybe share any of your phone dropping stories to pass the time.

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  2. gherkaul

    gherkaul Android Enthusiast

    Thank god for Corning Gorilla Glass! One of the reasons I chose this phone. ;)
  3. DevoutDev

    DevoutDev Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    And the fact that it is relatively small at on 4in helps it too
  4. gherkaul

    gherkaul Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, that plus I've always put a hard shell on any phone I've ever owned.
  5. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Android Enthusiast

    Left mine on rear bumper when helping kids load car. Had to use Google to locate after. Just have a hybrid mesh case. Phone housing slightly scuffed as was the screen protector. But other than that no issues, once I wiped the tread marks off. :rolleyes:
  6. gherkaul

    gherkaul Android Enthusiast


    Okay you got my curiosity up. How far did it get? End of the drive, end of the street? Poor thing, it probably tried to keep up for the first mile or so before it's little legs gave out, lol. :eek:
  7. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast

    Wow, nearly right up there with the the LG Optimus V in the 'indestructible' category, huh? I've had my share of accidental drops with my F3. Has a $3 rubberized hard case and screen protector, both intact.
  8. redheadturkey

    redheadturkey Newbie

    Have a hairline crack in the upper right hand corner of mine, but I tripped on a rock and it literally flew out of my hand and hit another rock with a fair amount of force. Any other phone the screen would have shattered.
  9. DevoutDev

    DevoutDev Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So I got a little curious with this phone. As it is not my daily driver, it wouldn't be the most missed to me.

    After a few more drop tests, all from a height of around 5ft, this phone still functions flawlessly. Only the area around the screen is a little scuffed.

    Test one: 5ft on back case onto concrete. No problems or cracks. Maybe a scratch or two on the casing.

    Test two: 5ft on side of phone same surface. Battery fell out and broke one or two of the clips that hold the back cover on.

    Test three: 5ft onto face glass same surface. Battery fell out again, few deeper scuffs on the casing, no problems with the screen or anything else.

    I can officially say, this phone is great. With a nice little case, dare I say indestructible? Hahaha
  10. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Android Enthusiast

    About 2 miles. I located it via Google and used persistent ring option. Guy picked it up from middle of street and called back and returned it. Neighborhood traffic but hey it still worked and was returned. This was about a year ago.
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  11. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Android Enthusiast

    Someone has too many toys and free time. Yes I'm jealous. :thumbup:
  12. Kasenomateru

    Kasenomateru Android Enthusiast

    Does any one else's phone bend?...No? Ok I guess its just apple's
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  13. nobreak1970

    nobreak1970 Well-Known Member

    What's funny is that this phone has a Gorilla Glass 2 screen.
    I put it in my pocket with my keys...one scratch. Hmm...thought G Glass 2 was unscratchable. Curiouser and Curiouser.
  14. DevoutDev

    DevoutDev Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have one scratch on mine from putting it in the same pocket as my knife... Im not sure if Gorilla Glass clames to be unscratchable but it is pretty strong
  15. gherkaul

    gherkaul Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, I believe it's scratch-resistant not scratch-proof...big difference.
  16. zuul

    zuul Member

    i got a hard rubber case @ the sprint store after searching high and low... no one else had one retail my only other option would have been to order on line... i'm glad i got the one from sprint because it is in fact indestructible. i've dropped this phone more than any other phone i've had and the case doesn't even scratch. amazing.

    i've always used zagg invisible shield screen protectors on my phones and tablets... just because they are so durable. some marks on that but it's only $6 to replace it at the kiosk in the mall.

    like i did with my elite when the screen protector gets too funky i'll just pull it off and by the time the screen gets messed up enough to where it bothers me it will probably be time to get a new phone anyway...

    i've really been enjoying this phone. now that it's rooted and i've dumped all the bloat off of it it seems to run seamlessly and i have no complaints. still streams video perfect and loads web pages perfect and rarely if ever freezes... battery still holds a decent charge... what's not to like?

    best $69 bucks i ever spent.
  17. carlmalotte

    carlmalotte Newbie

    This is what mine looked like after i ran over it with my car. Worked great (battery charger now) but couldn't see.

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  18. gherkaul

    gherkaul Android Enthusiast

    Wow, that's actually painful to look at, lol.

    If this were a contest...you win. :party:
  19. DevoutDev

    DevoutDev Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Looks like you smashed it with a hammer multiple times!!! Looks like it is done for good. Poor F3
  20. I think I couldn't put my HTC One into the bending or dropping test to prove if it is really a nut to break. :D
  21. DevoutDev

    DevoutDev Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Unless you have a good warranty I wouldn't either lol.
  22. carlmalotte

    carlmalotte Newbie

    I was surprised it still worked after being run over, face down in a rainy parking lot, with the back off for over an hour. And it was ringing when I found it. Definitely a tough phone.
  23. Kasenomateru

    Kasenomateru Android Enthusiast

    I stabbed my F3 with my knife just to see what would happen and not a scratch on it or any damage at all
  24. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Android Enthusiast

    Need to sharpen that knife. :D
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The LG Optimus F3 release date was June 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 2460mAh battery.

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