Extreme drop test: Nexus 7 gets thrown off the top of a building

by: Bams SadewoNovember 19, 2012

nexus 7 extreme drop test

We’ve done our fair share of drop tests before, the latest being when we put the Nexus 7 to the test. It’s not that we enjoy hearing the painful sound of cracked glass, but we’re mostly interested in seeing how the tested devices would hold up when real-life clumsiness takes hold.

If you like your drop test to be more on the extreme side, if only for the thrill of witnessing the mayhem, look no further than what the folks at MacWeekeend have done to one innocent Nexus 7 tablet, as it gets haplessly thrown from a 65-foot-tall building, or about 20-meter high.

As expected, the Nexus 7 didn’t land too gracefully, though it surprisingly was still at one piece – well, almost. You can see that the back cover opened up easily. Aside from the shattered glass, bits and pieces of the tablet were missing, such as the power button. We don’t know whether it’d still power on or not, but it’s safe to assume that it won’t.

And there you have it — the not-so-surprising result when you have a suicidal gadget. Don’t try this at home or anywhere else, folks!

  • Hanshen Jordan

    y u no just give me ?

    • My thoughts exactly after every drop test – even the realistic ones :-/

    • IncCo

      because it’s a apple/mac site that did the “test”

  • David M Whittley

    My Note II looked like that after the first drop from only 1.20m !

  • Video is awesome!

  • Ender MacWeekend

    We were honestly amazed it held up so well. It was only marginally worse than in your drop test vid (which was our inspiration). Very well built, fun little tablet.

  • This is not a Nexus 4 drop test -_-