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PUBLISHED THE 23.12.2016
Four tough phones for tough jobs
Some jobs are a little bit rougher than others, and this can be hugely detrimental to your smartphone’s structural integrity. If you are on a building site, and your phone drops out of your pocket, the chances are high that the damage will be substantial. The same applies to a plumber on the job – you need to take care of your phone. Or of course, you could simply get an unbreakable smartphone.
Is there actually such a thing as an unbreakable smartphone? We did some research and found these four sturdily built devices for you.
Four unbreakable smartphones
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
It is waterproof, dustproof and, yes, it comes equipped with an unbreakable screen. On top of that, it houses a monstrously long-lasting battery that will see you through the day. It doesn’t matter how many times you drop this phone. In fact, you can drop it in a toilet and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active would still survive for three minutes.
LG claims the V10 was awarded a MIL-STD-810- resistance score, which makes it a military-grade phone. Simply put, you can drop this phone 26 times from a height of 1,2 m without it being an issue. Use that information as you see fit.
Caterpillar CAT B15Q
This phone is also waterproof, dust proof and shock resistant from heights of up to 1.8m. The impressively resistant case surrounding the phone, not to mention the Gorilla Glass make this a superbly resistant smartphone. More on that glass in a bit, by the way.
Motorola Droid Turbo 2
What we have here is a phone that doesn’t look like it was designed to withstand high impact. But Motorola has engineered its own special type of glass for this phone: Moto ShatterShield™. The glass is made up of no less than 5 layers. Be mindful though, the top layer is not scratch-proof, but the screen is effectively unbreakable. Another word of caution: the screen might be extremely resistant, but the same can’t be said for the rest of the phone. We would not advise that you randomly throw this device around.
Are all smartphones becoming unbreakable?
The smartphones we’ve just discussed are specifically designed to withstand a serious knock or two. But it could well be that all phones will soon benefit from the advantages of having an unbreakable screen.
As of writing, there are about 4.5 billion (!) devices using the Gorilla Glass mentioned earlier. Just a few months ago, Gorilla Glass 5 was launched. With this new iteration, it is rumoured your phone will be able to withstand falls from up to 1.6m. That is about the height you would normally hold your phone when taking a selfie. A lot of major brands will be using Gorilla Glass 5 by the end of the year. So, who knows, smartphones might indeed become universally unbreakable.
If you would like to watch impressive slow motion footage of falling phones, you should definitely check out the Gorilla Glass 5 video.