Nokia N97 survives 4 feet fall to concrete, don’t try this at home
I was hesitant to say anything on Twitter about what happened to my Nokia N97 two days ago because I wasn’t sure if I was keeping my white N97 or not and didn’t want to raise any undue concerns for the integrity of the device. I was getting out of my Jeep Grand Cherokee to go into Starbucks for breakfast on Sunday morning when my reached over on the dashboard to grab the N97 and it slipped through my fingers. It bumped into the carpet on the floor of the driver’s side and then out of the Jeep and onto the pavement, landing under the Jeep. I looked down in horror and quickly recovered my poor N97.
I took this photo with the HTC Touch Pro2 (only other phone I have with me that takes a fairly decent macro shot) and you can just barely see the extremely small scratch just to the right of center adjacent to the reflection. It really is very small.
Thankfully, everything was in one piece and there are only two very minor scuff marks on the silver metal bezel around the device. NOTHING was shaken loose or affected in any other way, including the super cool hinge, display, etc. I actually still have the factory screen cover on the screen as I look for an alternative, like BodyGuardz to protect my display. You can’t imagine how relieved I was after seeing nothing wrong with the N97 and I have been testing it extensively the past two days with no issues at all.
I would say the Nokia N97 is one durable device and highly recommend you DO NOT try this out on your device. I will continue to baby my N97 as I do with all my devices, but sometimes things happen accidentally and it sure is a relief to know we can count on quality Nokia products to keep us in touch.
I guess this means I will have a tough time reselling this device, huh? The truth is I always disclose any damage or drops that may have occurred on my device and have to say this is only the 2nd or 3rd dropped device I have had in over 100 mobile devices in my 12 year history of usage.