Manufacturers always made bold claims about their products, all of which should be put to the test.
Motorola’s purportedly “shatterproof” smartphone has been given the ultimate drop test, courtesy of a 1000-foot fall from the sky.
The Moto X Force is alleged to have achieved speeds of somewhere between 280- and 360-kmph during its incredible descent, as claimed by tech vloggers iGyaan.
Here are the results:
As you can see, the phone lived through the ordeal, despite the massive fall.
However, it’s worth noting that after a certain distance, a phone reaches terminal velocity, and won’t speed up anymore. Wired estimates that an iPhone reaches terminal velocity at 50 metres, for instance.
As such, a phone dropped from 100 metres and a phone dropped from 10,000 metres should hit the ground at the same speed.
Regardless, the handset is clearly a hardy beast, and is testament to Motorola’s diligent design department.
Late last year, we put the Moto X Force through our own drop test trial.
The hardy handset managed to survive an impressive 50 drops and hits largely unscathed.
Check out the video below:
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