Cell Phone Drop Challenge Yields Shocking Results
During that 1.5 seconds between your hand and the floor, your mind has a million thoughts: Maybe it will be fine? Why didn't I purchase that extended warranty? I wonder how much it costs just to replace the screen? Hopefully you were one of the lucks ones whose phone landed JUST right.
Of course, things like that make us wonder: How did that person's phone survive a 42-story drop and mine broke when it fell less than four feet? Unfortunately, it's all a matter of the phone falling just right - or just wrong as the case may be.
In this clip from NBC News' TODAY, however, Jeff Rossen tries to find the drop threshold for some of the most popular smartphones - and it's surprisingly high - 10 stories high, to be exact.
It is worth noting, though, that NONE of these phones are designed to be dropped from these heights and as so many of us have experienced, while they CAN sometimes miraculously survive, it's not a guarantee that the same phone won't break just falling from your hand onto the sidewalk. Basically, it all boils down to luck. In other words, don't try this at home - or anywhere else for that matter.