A unibody anodized aluminum chassis and a reinforced glass over the panel make the Nokia N8 certainly look like one of the sturdiest smartphones around. And the Finnish company is keen to show just how resistant to the elements it really is.
The Nokia Conversations blog has just published a video demonstrating the drop test that the N8 prototype is subjected to before entering mass production. They have also listed some of the other endurance trials the N8 had to pass.
Those include exposure to extreme temperatures (from around -40°C to +85°C) and humidity over 95%. The N8 was also tested in some real life scenarios like simulation of carrying the phone in your pockets plus a buttons durability check, where buttons are tested to last over 1 million clicks.
Still neither Nokia nor we would suggest you try any of these at home, unless you want your warranty voided.
I've had my nokia n8 for 7 months now and i've dropped it on concrete 3 times and it still works fine ! One of the drops was so hard that it came out of its hard cover , screen wasn't cracked or anything. So glad this phone is durable.
n8 is a very tough device (physically) it may not have the muscle power that uses 1GHz processor but it works just fine.... it's the software that make all the difference... symbian is known to use less processing thus it only use a less powerful pro...
Because other touch phones, like the i-phone break easily when dropped. My friends and family have reported screen cracks even when only dropped from a relatively short distance, especially when landing on the corner edges of the phone. This is one o...