- Image via CrunchBase
Other weird tests include rubbing a piece of denim up against a phone to test the effect of friction when the phone rubs up against your clothes and subjection the phone to temperatures ranging between -40 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit; this determines whether or not the phone can survive in the most extreme conditions on earth.
When testing is finished, they have a battery of analytic procedures to determine how well or how poorly a phone held up. This includes analyzing a phone under electron microscopes, 3D X-rays and X-ray Spectroscopes to check for any related damage; possible micron-sized soldering cracks, component failure or any breakdowns in the materials.
I’ve always depended on my Nokia to be durable. I’ve swept it off my bed, causing the battery to fall out, so that the alarm will stop; I’ve dropped it on a variety of hard surfaces; I’ve let it slip on the train, causing it to bounce across the MRT platform gap. Other than bearing a few new abuse wounds, the phone still works after that.
I’ve had this in my bookmarks for a while, it’s an article by Gizmodo with pictures and a video of how Nokia stress test their phones in their labs. Watch the slowmo video of the drop test!
I don’t suggest you start abusing your Nokias or start throwing them at anyone because you could really hurt somebody.