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LG G2 drop test: how durable is a thin bezel?

It’s drop test time! How did LG’s latest flagship - the LG G2 - stand up against our brutal test? Join us as we take a look.
October 11, 2013

Starting with the LG Optimus G, LG has been stepping up its game big time, and the LG G2 is no exception. The LG G2 is not only a real looker, it also stands out from the rest of the Android pack thanks to its ultra-thin bezels and a unique power button/volume rocker placement.

We’ve already reviewed this bad boy and came out rather impressed, so now there’s just one question left: How will it fare when it comes to a drop test? To answer that question, our very own Josh Vergara put LG’s latest flagship through the rounds.

In typical Android Authority fashion, Vergara dropped the handset from the same height in three different positions: on its back, its bottom and on the front.

Unfortunately for the LG G2, things didn’t go so well. While the back-landing test yielded nothing more than a few scuffs, in the second test the handset hit the bottom corner and cracked the display enough that it would no longer properly function. It is a good idea to ensure you have a good case, have a look at our LG G2 accessories buyers guide to help find a good case.

After the third and final test, the phone’s screen refused to turn on at all.

The LG G2 is a beautiful, powerful handset with a lot going for it, even if extreme durability isn’t necessarily one of those things. Of course real world drops aren’t as precise or planned as this and could yield slightly different results, but the overall point of any drop test is that it never hurts to invest in a good case for your handset.

It’s also important to do your best to keep your handset from falling in the first place – sometimes easier said than done.

Did the LG G2 fare about as well as you thought it would, or are you surprised that it was out of commission so early into our tests? Let us know what you think in the comments.