We did drop tests on both the flagship Android and flagship iOS smartphones, so you knew we were going to do the same to the flagship Windows Phone in the Nokia Lumia 920. In this traditional drop test, we drop the phone from the hip, from the chest, and finally from the head. This is meant to emulate what would most likely happen in real life if you were to accidentally drop your 920. So, does the Lumia 920 survive? Watch the video below to find out!
As you can see, the Nokia Lumia 920 went through all three of our drop tests without getting seriously damaged. There are a few scuff marks and scratches here and there (especially on the bottom corners) but nothing too serious considering the drops we put it through. Something to note, a majority of the scratches along the left side wiped off, so it actually looks better now than it did at the end of the video.
Also, some of you have pointed out that it looks as if the Lumia 920 hits my shoe (and thus breaking the fall) during the 2nd drop test. I reviewed the footage in super slow motion and am able to confirm that the smartphone did NOT hit my foot. It actually hit the pavement just right next to it and bounced over my shoe. When you look at it frame by frame (zoom in on #2) in the picture above, you’ll see what I mean.
Overall, I have to say that I am really impressed with how the Lumia 920 did in the drop test. I had a feeling it was going to be pretty solid, but didn’t expect it to do this well. And because it survived with just a few scratches, I’m going to see just how much abuse the phone can take before it cracks (literally). What do we have in store for Nokia’s flagship smartphone? Well, you’ll just have to stay tuned for that!