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DROID RAZR and Its Gorilla Glass Fail to Survive a Pocket Drop, Galaxy Nexus Succeeds Down Flight of Carpeted Stairs

When the DROID RAZR was announced last month, Moto CEO Sanjay Jha stood on stage raving about its build quality and the materials used to make it one of the toughest phones on the planet. It has Gorilla Glass, a kevlar back, splash coating and more. Unfortunately, there aren’t many materials that can be used to save a phone from a pocket drop to face on concrete. Might be time to invest in a case if you haven’t already.

On a related, the Galaxy Nexus and its non-branded “fortified glass” seems to have passed this stair drop test with flying colors. We should take into account that the stairs are covered in carpet and are likely the only reason it survived. Hard wood stairs and the G-Nex would be joining our RAZR friend in the Graveyard of Forgotten Phones.  

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Cheers Actngrezy and Liderc!

  • Am I the only one to have the screen break side to side, one line about 1/4 way up from bottom . No drop , just noticed it layin on table. don’t know how that happened. Oh wait: same thing happened to my wifes razor 2 days later. same kind of break, same place on phone. No abuse,no rough treatment, no drops. quite fed up with it. just wondered if anyone else ad like problem.

  • bburg

    DO NOT BUY DROID RAZR!!!   Bought 3 Droid Razr for company less than a month ago.  Two out of the three have shattered screens from regular use (drop less than two feet onto grass and edge was sat on while on sofa).  Definately not “Gorilla” glass!!!!  Also cost more to replace glass because you have to replace LCD also.

  • Fredmperrotti

    My razr was on my lap, when i got out of the car it slid off and shattered the glass. Gorilla glass sucks. More like Chimpanzee glass.

  • Blahhh7580

    My droid razr died from a pocket drop aswell, half the screen shattered and the rest cracked. Gorilla glass blows its not scratch proof either, I would have still had my phone if the screen was plastic or maybe real bullet proof glass would be awesome.

  • Spfld8

    I dropped the Galaxy from the sink to the tile floor, it landed face down glass side hitting the tile. When I picked it up I expected a shattered glass, but it survived intact. 

  • Trav

    That was a pretty hard drop… carpet or no carpet. That little phone rotation he was doing near the end was really annoying though.

  • Manuel Olague

    because of the contour display the worst you can do is scratch the top and bottom

  • The glass is so thin on these phones i don’t think it matters much which type of fortified glass is used when it comes to impacts. I think it’s more ment for scratch resistance and both of these phones should do well in that.

  • Tommyo

    Got mine on 11/11/11 and by Monday at work in the field interview, slid off my file folder and glass face fractured.  operational, but bits of glass around edge was chipping off, but screen protector kept main glass together.  Insurance replaced after a week (no stock on Monday night).

  • Aaron Carter8921

    You can have the toughest stuff on a phone but if you look at this way, No phone actually lasts forever… No matter how you fortify it to withstand face to concrete, your going to get either a scratch or a spider web cracked screen

  • WarDroid

    I dropped my phone climbing out of my 18 wheeler once and it fell face down and I accidentally kicked it across the parking lot. No broken glass and just one tiny scratch. Dropped it several other times too and other than scuffing up the corners of the phone, no harm was done.

  • Trevor-kai Craig

    So you’re not going to throw it on the ceramic! lol

  • @google-403ffcc57f98a10b7cf28187d4120b8b:disqus Seriously it’s a phone.. my buddy’s sister makes $68 an hour on the computer. She has been without work for 7 months but last month her income was $7644 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read this site http://ho.io/p9r8

  • my droid fell out of my pocket while bombing a hill on my longboard. No damage, just a scratch to the metal.

  • Justin Kos

    news flash, glass shatters

  • Naga Appani

    Bullshit, My mobile did fall directly down from a 6 steps height and did not even have a single spot/crack on it… And, this crack looks like someone has hit with a stone not a drop…. 😛

  • Seriously it’s a phone.. unless you wrap it in bubble wrap and never touch it will it be fully protected. It’s a phone, no its a smartphone so unlike those “dumbphones” there not meant to take a beating. One drop and its lights out. Get insurance and life moves on.. 

  • Morespeed360

    That sucks…..Also Checkout this Computer Repair Course http://www.theitcourse.com

  • Anonymous

    Hey I know…. DON’T DROP YOUR PHONE!!!!

  • Its just one of those broken screen apps. Nice try.

  • i can only guess its due to the shape of the glass screens.  Angular corners will break easier than rounded corners due to impact distribution.

  • Anonymous

    Popular Science: In a independent study recently conducted by some nit wit and posted on Droid life it was discovered that concrete is harder than carpet. So should you drop your phone on concrete you should expect it to break. 

  • chowyenfats

    Where’s the video of the razr doing the stairs,you going to need more people,we don’t believe you.

  • Anonymous

    I’m just as interested in the Gnex as the nex guy but post like this prove nothing. Your not going to convince someone that one phone is better than the other based on a slanted test that will give the device of their choice the desired outcome.

  • Chuck Bryant

    Just anecdotal evidence, but I’ve broken the screen of 3 non Gorilla Glass phones but the two I’ve had that have had GG, a Storm 1 and a Droid 2, have taken everything I’ve thrown at them, including drops onto concrete, and survived without so much as a scratch.  I know it’s still glass and it’s breakable, but I’m sold on it’s ability to take my abuse when others have failed.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    This is nothing.. my thunderbolt once fell on a concrete pavement….and the pavement cracked!

    The above story of mine is as ridiculous as the “test” being purported in this article. One gets thrown on a concrete and the other gets thrown on a a carpeted surface…. and then we write up an article comparing the quality of glass.

    WOW!

  • Damn900

    Hmm, I get the idea that phones without the ability to remove the battery have more change of cracking the screen. If think it has to do with the force that comes free when you drop it. You can see this with cars. When a car crashes, the energy of the impact is being send to the weakest part of the car. In the old days this was the driver. Nowadays the force will be put into crushing the nose of the car and even lifting the car up and turning it a bit sideways do the remaining force from the crash will be less powerful when it reaches the driver. With phones it might be the same thing. If you drop you phone the force of this drop will go to the weakest part. Usually this will be the back (that you can remove) then it will be the battery (because this part is free to move). This might mean the force that hits the screen will be less. Looking at the Iphone or Razr the full force from the drop will go directly to the weakest part and because nothing is removable from the device it will probably be the screen or the back. On the other hand i might be wrong 😀

    • l4do0

      Your not wrong. I have seen quite a few, iphones with cracked screens!

  • that picture makes me sick! I hope my razr never looks like that, such carelessness.

  • Daniel Archibald33

    So how is this a fair test?? the Droid was dropped out of pocket probably on to hard ground and the nexus was dropped onto carpeted ground. You should do a pocket drop of the nexus on hard ground too.

  • Chris420o

    I gotta say it really breaks my heart to see that phone shattered…sorry greg…gonna be really hard to goce this phone up its truly a thing of beauty

    On another note…greg fix that bad boy up n get us some pe action on our razrs 😉

  • Anonymous

    I believe Corning’s gorilla glass is an excellent product, and it is extremely strong, but like my watch, there are always going to be those 1 in a million scenarios that will cause it to fail. Shouldn’t make anyone believe any less of this stuff.

  • Chris420o

    I actually dropped my razr in my drive way from chest high and i was shocked to see nothing happened to it…but the sec day i had my bionic i dropped it from like theigh/knee high outside a bar drunk and it landed on the corner n shattered…moral of the story is its glass if hit the correct way itll shatter no matter what…its glass not transparasteel(star wars refrence) get over it people u moto haters need to get a grip pick up a razr n tell me its not the best/most solid build phone u ever held bc ud be on crack to say no

    • Chris420o

      Still doesnt mean i wont trade it for a gnex if it lives up to the hype(got a verizon/costo connect got to jan 20 to trade in if i want after i traded my bionic 88 days in for razr 🙂 )

  • Anonymous

    For those talking about the durability of Gorilla glass, one of my favorite watches had a sapphire crystal face and I owned it for years. It was scratched by concrete, nicked, and pretty well worn and beaten over ten years. Then one day, my 2 year old dropped it from 2 feet. It fell face first but happened to have fallen squarely on a tiny pebble, turning a sapphire face into what looked like a piece of milky quartz. It was dumb luck. Now, had its not given the history of that watch, if I just said I had a sapphire faced watch that broke when my daughter dropped it 2 feet, you would all think, what a piece of junk.

  • weapon x

    Hey, why is the word flag at the end of my comment? 

    • Anonymous

      Gives a person the option to flag you

  • Anonymous

    i love my razr…that is until the nexus comes out and i return the razr since i have until jan 9. hopefully the nexus comes out SOON!!!

  • weapon x

    I don’t really understand why people insist on these kinds of “tests”. All they prove is what logic tells you, drop an item either made of glass or has glass on it on a very hard surface and it will break. Gorilla glass is meant to be SCRATCH resistant not concrete proof. Well, at least not yet. Anyway, who’s the freaking idiot who even thinks that stairs with carpet should be compared to concrete. This is actually a low for this site I think. This is the kind of article you read and forget because of how stupid it is, not take the time and effort to post it. If this is in fact DROID life, then why is the G nex receiving waaaaaaaay more coverage than Razr? Fanboys

  • Dominick DeVito

    After spending a few hours with a co-worker’s Razr, this doesn’t surprise me. It’s a gorgeous phone, but definitely feels very frail. It definitely isn’t as strong as the OG.

    I was on a ladder at home cleaning my gutters and dropped my OG onto my driveway (about 15-20 ft). It fell on its face, and survived with only a minor ding on a corner.

  • Ronanderson177

    My og droid survived a fall off the top of my car at 60 onto asphalt, but when I dropped it on a concrete driveway it cracked.

  • Whett Phartz

    I was in the midst of a sweaty, zesty, poke session when my woman kicked my DroidX off of the nightstand, causing it to bounce off of my head and land on a pillow. Not one scratch on it. 

    Obviously, it is better constructed than the Razr.

  • Anonymous

    Is it me or is this article a little biased? Razr gets concrete and has a pic all cracked up but the G-nex gets bounced down carpeted stairs and has a video showing how awesome it is…. hmmm….

    • Anonymous

      Yea, Droid Life seems to be taking kick backs from Samsung

  • Anonymous

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  • Rounded edges and curved glass would help reduces the stress points.  My friend who works in lighting was working at the top of an arena and dropped his Droid 2 at around 150 feet and nothing happened to it.  My old Droid 2 fell out of my pocket and shattered the screen from a 3 and half foot drop.  Mine broke due to landing at around a 45 degree angle on the corner, his more than likely fell flat.

  • Whett Phartz

    The test was cool and all, but I really want to know if the carpet matched the drapes?

  • lame

    It’s f*cking carpeted!! pointless video

  • Philakapd

    Bullet proof vest?
    I believe you are referring to bullet resistant.

  • Anonymous

    So you drop the Razr onto concrete stairs and the GNexus onto carpeted stairs and your surprised the GNexus survived? I don’t get it.  

  • lightlong

    I’m not sure if anyone else has mentioned this one yet, but it should make you smile, a drop test of the GS II and iphone 4s.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elKxgsrJFhw

  • Anonymous

    So if ii saw that correctly, the nexus uses the same battery as the droid charge? so my 3 batteries for the charge will fit?

  • Souldrum

    The first thing I bought after my Razr was the Otterbox for it.  Half my friends are walking around with cracked screens, from all manufacturers.  It doesn’t matter what kind of phone you have–if you drop it at the wrong angle, it’s going to crack.  Anyone who’s dropped theirs and recovered it without damage just got lucky.

  • Thanks sad! But impruve this version!

  • Anonymous

    Id just like to state that i once dropped my thunderbolt flat on its face OUT OF A TREE and it didnt even get a scratch. In fact the only time ive ever cracked(more like shattered, actually) a screen was when i clapped during a Laker game with my OG Drood in hand, while wearing a ring. Lesson learned, no more ring lol

  • nb3

    Is anyone mad bro?

  • I got lucky 4 or 5 times with my Droid 3, getting out of a raised truck at a gas  station forgetting it was in my lap… Thats probably a 4 foot fall and I know it landed face down on at least two of those times.  On another related question, Why is it that when a phone falls it always ends face down so you dont know if the screen is shattered until you pick it up? It’s practically taunting you!

  • Skittleoid

    haha I love his dropping technique so casual and sudden with utter  complete silence. Genius 

  • I dont understand this. I honestly believed that Gorilla glass would be the best. My OG Droid has fallen on concrete and has had blunt metal objects fall on it.. and it still works properly with hardly any signs of damage (contrary to said words, I do take care of my own) My OG Droid is in such amazing condition that I could re-sell at a bigger ‘used’ price. For all the raves that this device had gotten, it just becomes an amazing reminder to all that no matter what paper says about something, you can’t make them actual facts unless it brings it to the table. Razr: failed on build… and im sure there will be some fanboys that will have something to say, just remember idgaf :D. 

  • NotRelevant

    That’s weird..my OG Droid has survived much worse falls, with it’s Gorilla glass screen. Like being dropped, bouncing off my foot then landing screen down on concrete. Or…just being dropped screen down to concrete with no bounce

    All it has to show for anything is scuff marks around the outside edges.

  • Txbeaner

    First off, that Razr WAS NOT dropped from pocket hight!! My DX2 has fallen from pocket height way more than once & has never looked like that! And that was a poor excuse for a drop down stairs….all this hype over a phone is getting ridiculous

  • Schrockdog

    Jeez, my og droid fell off my car at 45 on to the pavement and the screen didn’t even crack at all

  • pls my droid x took a drop yesterday from chest height and fell flat on its face on concrete. it didn’t even bounce. and minus a couple of scratches on the outside edge around the screen, everything looks fine. Screen still looks brand new….. George just lucky he guess.

  • Benjamin Mackie

    HOW DARE YOU! YOU BASTARDS! Not only do we not have the nexus in the US, but you bastards even have time to throw yours down the stairs!

  • Anonymous

    and next we will test the Kevlar back of the Razr vs the plastic back of the Gnex.
    For the Razr we will use a 9mm round fired from a Glock and for the Gnex we will use BB’s fired from a 10″ rubber band. And the winner is… and for our final test the splash coating of the Razr will be tested against against the Gnex. For the Razr we will be white water rafting and for the Gnex it will be in our pocket during a light sprinkle. And the winner is… 

    • Theandyplan

      Not saying that plastic is stronger than Kevlar, but one layer of Kevlar isn’t bulletproof. Manufacturers use a certain amount of Kevlar layers to make a bulletproof vest, that’s why they’re so bulky.

      That said, i wish the nexus wasn’t made from plastic but from reviews I’ve seen for the UK version they say it seems solid despite the plastic feel…that’s something…right?

    • Kg2128

      They were clear about the tests being different and even mentioned the Galaxy Nexus will most likely crack in the same test as the Razr. No need to be such a hater even if you love Motorola lol.

      • Daniel Archibald33

        so they should prove that the samsung will crack. It wasnt even a fair test. This is just Samsung telling everyone that Motorola cant stand up to their phones. Which is so not true. The Galaxy Nexus is probably the first good phone that samsung has actually made and it still hasnt shown up cause of hardware issues….imagine that

        • Anonymous

          sgs2?

    • Anonymous

      I lol’d

    • Superior1

      LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!! I needed that laugh, thank you.

  • 不错 我会常 来的

  • Anonymous

    Really!? You had to incude a totally unrelated stair test? Fanboy much? Come on DL stop with the phone bias. News is suppose to be unbiased.

    On another note sorry about your girls phone Greg.

  • I have a Dinc and it’s got lots of small scratches, and I have replaced one that looked like that Razr that I slapped down on a desk (slightly more than a light slap) I’m excited that G-nex Prime has some other glass, but I do find it curious that they’re not talking about what it is.

  • Anonymous

    Lets see what happens down a flight of concrete stairs…. I seriously don’t understand the comparison.

  • Calculatorwatch

    I will definitely be getting a silicon case for my next phone whatever it is (hopefully nexus). My OG Droid has survived more than it’s share of pocket drops, car drops, fumbles, etc. on wood, concrete, you name it. All four corners of my screen have metal showing but luckily my beast of a phone is still doing fine. I might have considered the RAZR if it had the same beastly qualities as the OG but it looks like I’d need a case anyways and I certainly wouldn’t expect a Samsung phone to survive my clumsy tendencies unprotected.

    As far as the Gorilla Glass vs. generic fortified glass issue goes I wouldn’t be incredibly surprised if the only difference between the two was marketing.

  • Anonymous

    smlk.es/96s7qL

  • Ahsan

    My Droid 2 Global fell out of my car, hit the side of the car, then fell face first onto a gravel and concrete driveway. You mad, Razr bros?

  • Doron Zehavi

    Gorilla glass is strong, but if you drop your phone on anything but a flat surface it will shatter it. I have dropped my droid x on the road when exiting my car more than a few times, and not a scratch on the screen. But one drop from three feet onto a patch of dirt and rocks shattered the screen. 

  • boo Jay

    I can understand doing something like that to an iphone, but why would you do that to a high-end device like the Galaxy Nexus, even if it can withstand it?

  • Actngrezy

    Sorry for the spelling. Still getting use to the charge keyboard.

  • Anonymous

    Flame post kellex… how do you even try to remotely compair the two scenarios? A pocket drop on concrete vs carpet covered stairs? Is Samsung paying you?

    • Anonymous

      i actually think they are.

  • Anonymous

    : That looks like it was more then a pocket drop. lol

    • Anonymous

      they hit that with a hammer lol. People want to find flaws in the razor lol.

      • theandyplan

        I Always fail to see how your fanboyism is any different from the fanboyism of people that want the gnex…i personally haven’t decided on what to purchase next but your constant trolling of other phone options besides the razr is making me actually turn away from the razr all together. I hate to say it but you are exactly like every fan boy out there that refuses to see that their device has flaws just like every other device and other devices might actually do some things better. I will never understand why people can’t just be happy with what they have and let others be happy with what they choose to have too.

        • Anonymous

          You are wrong. I have said that i dont like that the front facing camera in my razor does not have a setting to change the colos,sat etc. People in here were making the nexus a perfect device, i am just reminding them about the flaws in the nexus.

          • Anonymous

            i’m just going to addon to his statement, but you can’t point of flaws to a device that is not even released yet outside of the uk, and especially one that you more then likely never used. you can’t prove if the nexus even has any of those flaws, but you just assume they do because older samsung phones have them. the flaws of past samsung devices don’t apply to the galaxy nexus, because you don’t even know if it has them or not.

          • Anonymous

            Lets wait and see 🙂

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            go fuckk your gay lover!

          • Dominick DeVito

            yeah – kind of like folks saying all Motorola phones have the best build quality. well i think this article disproves that theory.  :p

          • Anonymous

            Naah

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          • Dominick DeVito

            the only flaw the Nexus would have would be YOU using it.

            troll

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          • Guest

            your a worthless fuckking dick!!

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  • Madcow06

    landing just right*

  • Madcow06

    I’ve seen an OG Droid, Incredible, and Revolution all shatter from being dropped and light just right on the screen. Any phone’s screen you shatter if it lands wrong, doesn’t matter what kind of glass it is.

    • Tyler

      Sad to hear about the phones you’ve seen shattered. I might get some friends who aren’t so accident prone if were you, unless your the accident prone one, then i might get some new hands. 🙂

  • Murphy

    Did you say 12/8 for a release date? WTF? This thing was announced in October….as much as I hate to say this, Apple knows how to release a phone, even if it is the iPhone…yeah, it’s plagued by bugs, but they release it anyway, and throw updates out quickly. You keep saying they are ironing out the bugs…but we all know how that turned out with the Thunderbolt, and even the Bionic. If there is one bug on this phone I swear…ugh…grrr..ugh!

    • Nathan Hosford

      apple knows how to release the same phone over and over and over and over again it does not take long to test and release the same tech that has been out for five years.

      • Murphy

        My point: they release it usually within 2 weeks after they announce it, regardless if it’s the same POS.

    • Dominick DeVito

      Samsung, Google nor Verizon have a Reality Distortion Field

  • Jimmy Chen

    Gorilla Glass is a gimmick? No way!

  • Madcow06

    yep it’s official, it’s time for you to change this site’s name to nexus-life.

    • I think the only reason this article was posted was for Nexus fanboys to gloat some more about their “godly” phone. Drop a Galaxy Nexus from pocket length face down on concrete and I guarantee you the same thing happens that happened to the RAZR. Hey at least you can buy a RAZR right now and be able to drop it, right?

      • Anonymous

        You might just be right.

        What I find odd is how the same manufacturer can make such solid phones like the droid and droid x, and yet make something like the razor which can’t stand a drop; My DX has fallen hard several times and is pristine..

        • Gorilla Glass won’t help much when the phone is so thin that weak points in the glass become wide enough to be affected by drops and such. There’s only so much tension and force glass can take before it breaks…

        • Alexander Garcia

          i’ll step in and make that same claim about my DX2. i’ve dropped my DX2 several times now, definitely over ten, since getting it in May and it still runs like a dream!!! after seeing that photo of the RAZR, i’ll stick with my DX2 for just a liiiiiiittle bit longer. Oh BTW, THE G-Nex drop doesn’t count. the stairs were covered in carpet. anything would survive that! SMH

        • Anonymous

          It may have been an unlucky drop.  Above someone mentioned dropping an OG and having the screen break.  I dropped my OG kind of a lot, and never had a screen problem. 

          I wonder if it was just the unluckiest fall ever, or if this is the norm.

        • Anonymous

          I guess you have the whiners out there that want a phone made of metal, but yet want it light as a feather.  Be careful what you ask for.  One thing I loved about my OG was the weight of it,  I loooved the hefty metal density of it.  I wish the Razr has a bit heavier than it is.

        • Anonymous

          I think it has everything to do with how it falls more than how high it is. I mean that is the case with anything one time it drops and nothing happens and the next it drops/falls which you think is less than the time before and it breaks.

      • James Friedman

        Why don’t you buy one and try it out? oh wait….

    • Just like we were Vigor-Life, Bionic-Life, Thunderbolt-Life, XOOM-Life, etc. 😛

      • Anonymous

        I enjoy reading this site. But you guys tend to have a bias about devices before they even come out

        • Anonymous

          You are totally right. They are biased towards awesome android phones.
          The site is called Droid-Life, what were you expecting?

          • Anonymous

            If they don’t personally like the Android phone than it is deemed not awesome. They tend to over hype certain phones and neglect other Android phones. DL is often right in their assessment but it seems like they are neglecting to see how good the razr is because they are caught up in everything GNex now.

          • Sp4rxx

            Agreed – to a point.  Most posts are about the G-nex, which is annoying, while other phones fall to the wayside (nothing new about the RAZR, Rezound, Bionic, etc….) but at the same time, you have to blame the users that hijack non-Gnex threads and turn them all around to be arguments about/for the Gnex.

          • Anonymous

            sp4rxx, it is no solely the moderators of this site that are at fault…it is those of us that have hi-jacked each and every single thread and turned them into gnex threads…but it has to start and stop somewhere

          • Anonymous

            thats our point…there is also a site called an.droid-life, or did you forget about that one? i dont mind a story about the galaxy nexus, but what this site is doing is getting pretty ridiculous…i mean why dont they just come out and say every other phone is crap and everyone should buy the nexus? its what they’re implying

          • Anonymous

            As a follower from the beginning, this site used to be dedicated to “droid” stuff. Nexus stories floated around android-life. Sure, we would stay updated with what’s going on around the Android universe, but this site would be focused on so much more. What do I want to see? A RAZR review would be nice. More info on the Droid4. More info on the RAZR hd. You know… Droid stuff. Although people frequently think that all Androids are Droids, this used to be the website that would set you straight. We used to get information on Roms, custom apps, and root tips, tricks, and hacks. Now, we get a story about Nexus story every 4 hours. Substitute the word Nexus with iphone and you will see just how fanboyism this place has become. Remember the original Droid commercials? Remember the one called pretty? Well, we are them now.

      • Anonymous

        True, but this is out of hand

        • Agreed.. it’s kinda funny when you think about it.. the nexus isn’t setting much as far as cutting edge over the other current top end releases. The main thing it has going for it is it’s software, something that every current 1ghz+ phone on the market will be running in some form soon enough. 

          • Anonymous

            Agree other than updates first and the screen that is the only real advantage it has over the razr or rezound. I think once ICS hits the other 2 it will be a completely different story.

      • droid4life

        I hope droid will exist forever, droid-life will exist and Motorola dominate again… 😀

      • Anonymous

        one of those is excusable…the bionic IS the DROID bionic…the excuse that it’s also a verizon site doesnt excuse the bias towards the galaxy nexus

    • Nathan Hosford

      id buy that for a dollar!

    • Guest

      Don’t know about you guys but the Galaxy Nexus stuff is the reason why I read this site…. I know that the minute Verizon gives us a release date, DL will have it posted.  Which is why I check here like 20 times a day 😛

  • Alex

    We don’t have a release date yet but people are already breaking it?? -_-

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see them do a stress test on all three new phones that have/will come out between Moto Razr,HTC Rezound and Samsung Nexus. They use to do it to all three consoles of past gen wouldn’t mind seeing it being done to these new phones. 

  • Adam Elghor

    Why even risk breaking the screen on the gnex?????????????????

  • sailor

    Where is your Droid Razr review?  Do you love it so much that you aren’t willing to share the love at the risk of inflaming Galaxy Nexus fans?

  • Anonymous

    But, does it blend???

  • Mr. English

    …and the 2011 Darwin award goes to…people that throw phones on carpeted surfaces and face plant them on concrete. 

    • Jordan Webb

      Implying that people require their phones to reproduce.

      Just a little bit sad, imo.

  • Dennis Donovan

    does anyone else hate that this guy has a gnex and decided he would throw it down the stairs!!! Lol

  • Anonymous

    This Nexus thrower belongs on an FBI watch list. 

  • Dbarden31

    My OG Droid was thrown onto concrete and the screen servived. Multiple times!

    • Eph12

      During a dew of my many drunk nights I would violently slam my OG Droid against most things. Threatening to trow it at people. Sloppily dropped it on concrete sidewalks. Step on it. But the screen never let me down! It took a beating. But I never expected its killer to be a spilled Coke during lunch break…. *tear* RIP

  • Anonymous

    Where are all the “it doesn’t have gorilla glass so it is garbage” fanboys?

    • Anonymous

      Nexus has radios problems like all samsung devices lol lol lol.

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      • Dominick DeVito

        Based on what butter face?

      • Anonymous

        Once again an irrelevant comment. But you being king moto fanboy and saying it doesn’t have gorilla glass so it will suck of course would not admit it. Your razr looks nice with that cracked screen. Reminds me of the iphones. That gorilla glass did a great job protecting it…Not.

        • Anonymous

          All devices break, gorilla glass protect your device from scratches. I thought you knew that lol. Nexus will have mad hardware problems. The gs2 beats the nexus any day.

          • Anonymous

            I never said they don’t break it’s just funny the haters that thought gorilla glass can’t break. Plus the razr has a slew of issues as it is, yet you would never admit that..

          • Anonymous

            The only issue I find is that the front facing camera does not have a setting to fix the saturation and the colors. Other than that is perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Who are these people that just THROW these phones all over the place? How do I get THAT gig?

  • EricPitt01

    I know a lot of people are still bashing it for a multitude of reasons, but my bionic has held up very well.  It survived a pocket drop (roughly 3.5 ft) onto a brick deck out back of my home with only minor scrapes on the corner.  

  • Afelm

    Lol this Razr is one of my good friends girl’s phone. She is like 4′ 10″ and the phone was dropped coming out of her pocket and fell on tile at her college. Thing is mangled, lol. He texted me the pic as soon as he seen it and my reply was “Gorilla glass my ass” haha.

  • Anonymous

    Yikes, going on my 3rd Thunderbolt, I was considering the Razr over the Nexus for durability…no doubts now.

  • Noah Flowers

    Wonder which phone I’m getting………

  • Anonymous

    The Nexus definitely took a thud, but I’m sure the carpet is a nice cushion. 

    Have to say, I like seeing the Razr smashed up from a pocket fall, go go gorilla glass. 

  • eddieonofre

    I can see it that screen shattering if it falls screen down on concrete, I think no-screen will survive that kind of drop

    • Alexander Garcia

      if it falls flat on its screen, it will most likely survive the drop. those drops where they land squarely on the corner of the device, however, will more likely shatter the glass. so yeah, those corner drops are killers.

  • Trevor

    Here’s a drop test of the RAZR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcBhhqoqAsQ

    • Alexander Garcia

      interesting video. i wonder where how people could just buy these expensive ass phones to simply do drop tests and shatter them? SMH

  • So much for Motorola’s famous build quality!

  • Hmm concrete vs, carpet…big difference there. Gorilla Glass is scratch proof, not shatter proof if dropped on concrete,

  • pheroooo

    Not a very well compared test..both phones should be dropped on the same testing surface.

  • Richard Yoo

    After a certain height, height is not really a big of a factor as much as the material of the surface the phone is being dropped on. I could drop any phone on carpet from 3 stories high and it’d still survive. I doubt Galaxy Nexus (Prime) could survive a fall onto a concrete surface. Too bad we’re not given what kind of surface the RAZR was dropped.

    • it says concrete, are you dumb??

      • Richard Yoo

        I must have missed that part. 

        To my point, I’d like to see Galaxy Nexus replicate the same fall.

        • I just don’t know how people drop their phones so much, I’ve had my OG for almost 2 years and i think ive dropped it 3 or 4 times.  If your going to drop your phone so much buy a G-zOne Commando, you could probably run that thing over with a tank.

  • MJZ

    landed on it’s back, and on carpet. 
    any phone would pass that test

  • Anonymous

    That’s no way to treat the gnex):

  • lol moto build quality

  • Bionic

    Gorilla glass isn’t bullet proof geeze. It also depends on angle of impact. If you hit the corner just right it will break no matter what kind of glass.

  • A face drop to the concrete…and the glass would never hit the concrete. That had to be dropped on a point or hit with something. The raised metal edge would protect the glass. I have unfortunately dropped my razr a couple of times, on the front nonetheless, luckily with no scars yet.

    • Dan

      how do you like the razor

    • DBK

      Agreed. Not to mention that this phone is supposedly built better than then other droids, 3 of which I own, all of which I have dropped worse than that, and all of which came out with nothing but a few minor scratches.

      I call shenanigans!

    • Afelm

      I know who’s phone this personally, it fell flat on the front from the pocket of a 4′ 10″ chick. Hit a tile floor in a college.

      • DBK

        If it hit a tile floor then it didn’t hit flat (even if it looked that way). Tile floors have small gaps between the tiles and thus have many edges. It most likely hit one of those edges, based on the damage pattern.

  • Anonymous

    These dick heads in the UK are really rubbing the Galaxy Nexus in our face now, throwing it down stairs… JUST GIVE ME ONE!

    • Anonymous

      I hear you, My OG Droid looked like that when it slipped out of my hand and landed face down on concrete,  it was shattered into a spider web of glass shards.

      • Anonymous

        That makes me feel better about my RAZR then!(sorry) Glad I’m only 5’7″…I performed several lap to concrete drops getting out cars over the years with the OG.  It kept getting uglier, but never had any screen cracks.

        • Anonymous

          lol, you were lucky, I was surprised when it happened to me actually with all of the spider web cracks.

      • RINZLER

        Right after I got my OG, it slid out of my pocket as I was getting out of my car… no case… concrete… heart stopped… miraculously it was fine. Must have been some soft concrete lol.

        • Anonymous

          @Rinzler, wow, did it fall hit face down??? I think thats where the gorilla glass gets weak if the device falls face down, not on it’s sides. 🙂

      • Manuel Olague

        My nephew dropped my OG Droid out a 2nd story widow on to concrete and all it was scratch that raised edge it has and brought the bottom left corner up to date with Motorola’s new cut corner design lol. If had fallen face FIRST it would of either shattered or I would of had a repeat of what happen to an OG Droid had ealier in the year when I dropped on a tile floor and the display stopped working right.

        • Anonymous

          @Manuel Olague, Wow, I would have thought dropping a device out of any window and hit a concrete slab of any kind will bust a phone into pieces. These devices are not built for heavy duty use.

      • I did the same thing. :[
        I just call mine the Spiderman Edition. ;3

  • ya but at least the battery wont fall out on the razr. lol.

    • John

      LOL

    • Marlon Moura

      HOLY MODA! I laughet my ass out with that!

    • Jeremy Weaver

      What? How is that even a case against the Galaxy Nexus? The screen on the Razr can’t handle anything at all. It makes it seem like it isn’t even Gorilla Glass.

  • Guest

    how will angelFAG77 defend this?

    • Anonymous

      Damm this dude still crying under guest lol. Guess = 1badass69 lol keep hiding like the bitch that you are indijena 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Forget the Razr & Gnex, what did your parents drop your head on???? Goddamn simpleton troll

        • Anonymous

          The nexus is forgotten already with all those issues that it has.

          • Anonymous

            all those issues?

          • Anonymous

            Yea no flash, it lags when you put a live wallpaper and sound issue.

          • Anonymous

            Flash – it’s confirmed as coming, and will probably get to the Galaxy Nexus a hell of a lot sooner than any other device will get Ice Cream Sandwich.
            Live Wallpaper – don’t use it anyway, but I bet it will be fixed a hell of a lot sooner than any other device will get Ice Cream Sandwich.
            Sound Issue – Seems like it might be specific to the 900mhz 2G band, so it shouldn’t effect the Verizon version anyway.
            Anything else?

          • Anonymous

            Why it has not been released? They may have to fix the hardware problems, then 3 to 4 months release this thing.

          • Anonymous

            Probably because Verizon is not ready to release it yet. Could be marketing schedule, could just be their release schedule. Could be device issues. Obviously it would have made no sense to launch the Razr, Rezound, and Nexus that close together though.

          • Dominick DeVito

            That’s because they’re waiting for more people to buy the frail weak Razr.

          • Anonymous

            You won’t see the next till April 2012. It’s to defective.

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        go fuckk yourself!

  • Drewfus0929

    Plus some of the energy was transferred to the momentum of the battery and the back cover which isn’t possible on the Razr.

  • Corrupt

    Lawlzr

  • joe1138

    Interesting but doesn’t seem to prove too much.

  • Benjamin Landwehr

    Dude in the video, give me the phone. The Nexus. Galaxy Nexus. Or Nexus Prime. Or Nexus Megatron. I don’t care.

    • Anonymous

      You will have to wait a lot longer in order to get the Nexus.

      • Anonymous

        Oh really?  Do tell.

      • Benjamin Landwehr

        Lol, really?  Thanks for the information.  Wouldn’t have guessed I’d need to wait longer.

        • Anonymous

          You will see.

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  • Mmoreimi

    Razr pocket drop, my ass.

    • Afelm

      Dropped from a 4′ 10″ chick as she pulled it out of her pocket. Hit the tile floor of a college.

    • Anonymous

      It is scratch resistant idiots. Every device will break lol

      • Anonymous

        I completely disagree.  I have dropped my Droid2 on hard surfaces twice (once in my driveway and once on the ceramic tile in our master bathroom).  Still works great.

        • Anonymous

          Some people get lucky 🙂

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      • Dominick DeVito

        Not that easily – Moto’s quality is dropping fast

        • Anonymous

          Nexus is pure plastic

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          • kadajawi

             Is it? Including the screen? Actually I really hate it that all screens are glass now. I have dropped my HTC Magic countless times. On carpets, laminate, tiles, asphalt, down the stairs (stone), … the little speaker grill has disappeared, the paint has chipped away, but the phone is still working. And the screen was after all of this hardly scratched. No problem at all. AFAIK it is a plastic screen, though somehow toughened. Also the phone is raised around the screen, so it is unlikely that the screen hits the floor when dropped. but new phones have glass from one end to the other… so you are very likely to smash the glass. If only the Magic had faster hardware.

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  • DROIDOMEGA

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Duck Dodgers

    The problem isn’t build quality, it’s having butter fingers. I WILL NOT have a screen protector nor case on my G-Nex. Two years later it will look like new because I take care of my devices (mint OG Droid here)

    • Anonymous

      Exactly.  In almost 8 years, I’ve never put a single smartphone in a case, nor have I ever used a screen protector.  Certainly not going to start with the G-Nex. (mint D2 here)

  • Droidlife

    That was such a spastic video.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing

  • hatethanet

    Nice!

    • Anonymous

      maybe, the lag problem when we put a live wallpaper lol

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      • EC8CH

        WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

        • Anonymous

          Nexus failed the geeks again. We may get the best nexus once moto makes it 🙂

          • EC8CH

            I like them. I liked them first. Before I even met them I liked them.I liked them right away. You hate them compared to how much I like them. 

          • Anonymous

            I would love some moto nexus period.

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        don’t you have some dick to suck?

        • Anonymous

          That’s how I like it, let the anger out of your system coward 🙂

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  • Anonymous

    Why would he do that? I can’t pay for one and he’s throwing it down the stairs?!

    • John

      mommy and daddy’s $$ prob

    • Anonymous

      Damn Limeys, they need to watch Droid Life and learn how to do a proper test.  They knew their device would still work even on a carpeted stair way.  That was lame IMHO

  • Richard Durand

    Thats why I got insurance….and a case

  • WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO A GALAXY NEXUS?!?

    Glad it was fine <3

  • Jamie

    Now let’s try the GNex on concrete.  I would think that pretty much any glass-front phone could survive a fall onto some CARPETED stairs. 😐

    • Exactly. Drop a Nexus on concrete and it’ll look just like this. Possibly worse actually.

      • Anonymous

        No assumptions before testing 😛 Curved glass could play a huge role…

        • Anonymous

          I feel like curved glass would make the problem worse, by creating smaller points of contact.

          • Anonymous

            I was thinking that flat glass allows for a higher probability points where a high localized pressure can be placed and crack the glass.

            On the Nexus a flat fall would result in the edges seeing a glancing blow of being chipped on the edges. I also assume that a curved glass may actually be stronger than a flat glass (kind of like a round fender is much stronger than when it was a flat piece of metal.

            Of course this is all just merely assumptions. Could be worse or better than flat… can’t wait to find out…

      • NotRelevant

        I doubt it. My OG droid has survived such falls. Multiple times too.

        • Turd_Ferguson

           Mine survived quite a few, but in the end it was sitting in my lap as I got out of the car and 🙁 face down on the concrete screen shattered.

        • Anonymous

          My OG fell out of my waist holster (the new velcro holsters that VZW sold for the OG are terrible and can’t stay closed; the old magnetic ones were WAY better and stayed clamped shut) the other day while running to my car. Just fell right out and onto the concrete in a parking lot. The screen is still pristine.

      • Daniel Archibald33

        I totally agree Kellex. this was not a fair comparison test. I drop my Razr all the time but I have an Otterbox Case on it.

  • I feel bad about Greg’s RAZR

    • Afelm

      Lol, it was his girls phone.

    • Actngrezy

      It was my girls phone. Accidents happen. not much i can say but the phone was dropped from right around 2.5 feet and fell flat on it screen. defense shattered. i dropped my o.g on concretefrom head height then kicked it when ibwas fumbling after it and it was just a little kicked up. guess that’s the breaks lol literally.

      • I’ve also dropped my OG from about head height on cemente. It fell face down also. The black plastic around the edge of the screen chipped off revealing the metal, but no damage to the screen at all. No case either… They just don’t make’em like they use to.

        • Souldrum

          I have a theory that the slide-out keyboard of the OG acts as a kind of shock absorber when dropped.

          • Alexander Garcia

            you may be right there about the keyboard. you know what else is a really good shock absorber? plastic! believe it or not plastic has a “give” in a way that metal does not. youtube search “samsung galaxy s2 versus iphone4s drop test.” that plasticky sgs2 survived every drop. makes me think twice about that “cheap plasticky build”

          • Jager07

            My friend accidentally flipped my OG droid from it’s back to it’s front while it was sitting on a boulder.  It was sitting on a shirt and he pulled the shirt, not realizing the phone was there, and it flipped the phone over.  It maybe “fell” a couple of inches, tops.  Completely shattered the front glass.     

  • Why?!