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HTC One M9 droptest gets a bit crazy, host brings in a flamethrower

What started out as an ordinary drop test turned into something quite extreme when the folks at Digiato took a flameflower to the HTCOne M9.

Published onMay 21, 2015

A typical drop test generally involves tossing the phone a few different ways, while checking out the level of damage seen in between each drop. For the website Digiato, however, drop test apparently means dropping it a few times and then lighting it on fire.

The extreme drop test starts out normally enough, but after three drops are complete, the video’s host takes 700-degree fire to the One M9’s metallic body via a flamethrower. It’s pretty much a given that the phone didn’t survive the fiery hell unleashed upon it, but it actually lasted for an impressive amount of time before the display went black.

Obviously drop tests of any nature don’t really prove anything and are more about chance than actual device durability, but when you add an extra torture method to it like a flamethrower it can be admittedly kind of fun (or painful) to watch.

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What did you think, were you impressed by how well the One M9 fared before finally dying, considering the extreme torture it underwent?

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