The HTC One X is tough as nails

May 31, 2012
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...or tougher, in fact. We've seen this trick performed before, but it's nice to see that one of the most high-profile phones in the android world can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. We don't know why this angry Russian man is hammering nails into a two-by-four with his shiny new HTC One X. We don't really care, either. We just like to see good old-fashioned engineering start to make phones than can double as small home repair tools.

Of course, this is really more of a testament to the impressive strength of Gorilla Glass than anything else. Corning's mega material makes up the front fascia of the HTC One X, which is exclusivity used for the video. It's entirely possible that the polycarbonate casing would shatter the moment you tried to use it as a blunt instrument. It says something that we've reached the point where the screen of a device is its most dependable part - I can't wait to see what people do with the Gorilla Glass 2 panel on the Galaxy S III.

Kids (and adults), don't do this at home. Your limited manufacturer warranty does not cover using your phone to build a new deck. And it's not as if phones make particularly good tools anyway, with the possible exception of a handy level or flashlight - it takes our model ages to "hammer" in a single nail. Of course, if you happen to be carrying a Rampage 6 military-grade tablet, we wouldn't try to stop you.

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[via PhoneArena]


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  • digi_owl

    Now that is just insane!

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      scratches???? and then the nail bends.

  • Simon Cunningham

    2×4? That guy must be a giant!

  • Dagmar Schneitz

    That is no way to use a Droid!…No matter how tempted you might be!

  • Tom

    OMG what kind of idiot do this in real;) Fine! No scratches! They should look more at the edges of the Phone not only “THE GLASS”

  • thyrdrail

    umm…they’re not russian. they’re taiwanese, speaking taiwanese. htc is a taiwanese company and maybe they work for htc testing out phones.

    • digi_owl

      The video title is in Cyrillic tho, right?

  • fio

    That’s bullshit I dropped my.HTC onex one time and the whole screen shattered