Crash Test Videos: 5800 XM Went Through Hell, Survived!Filed Under Nokia 5800 Videos
Can you ever imagine what will happen to your favorite Nokia 5800 if it goes through some of the extreme stress tests like being spinned in a washing machine, sank in champagne, freezer tests at -20C, sand and dust tests, dropped on ground vertically or even override by a car.
Well you will be surprised that Nokia Tube passed most of these horrible tortures and scored very well. The results were commendable for a phone like Tube 5800 which has sensitive touch screen and plastic body and was actually criticised by some experts as poor build quality. Check out the full story and scary videos how it went through all the hell and survived proudly.
The Russian guys at Mail.ru did some crazy things to test out how the Nokia 5800 phone performs under extreme conditions. Firstly, vertical fall tests and accelerated drop tests were done on the phone and and the device came out of this test as it is still brand new despite the fact that 5800 XM has a plastic body. So be sure your 5800 XpressMusic is absolutely shock absorbent and thats possibly because of the strong metal frame hidden under the plastic cover.
Now lets imagine if accidentally you drop your phone somewhere in the public, like in bus or on street, there is a chance of someone stepping on the phone the next moment and crash it into pieces before you can pick it up.
You are lucky again here, the 5800 XM passed this test too when a lady with 60 kg of weight steps up on the phone and there was no harm caused to the screen or body. The plastic ring around the phone protects the display screen very well and phone survives the pressure test.
A washing machine test which is considered as the most aggressive fall test designed to simulate multiple drops and strikes on a hard surface. The test was done for about 15 minutes long at 500 rpm spin and Russian testers claims that Nokia 5800 is the first phone ever that survived this test without even losing the battery.
Now the 5800 XM was tested for water resistance. Nokia 5800 was tested in water for 20 seconds and in champagne for 10 seconds. The phone has Stereo Speaker holes and a big stylus socket which allowed fluids to easily pour into the phone body. After the test, the batteries were removed and dried up and put up again and the phone worked as normal again without any problems.
Though the testers warned that if your 5800 accidentally drops in some fluid like water, pull it out immediately and remove the battery as soon as possible.
The Tube Phone showed some difficulty in standing against unrealistic extreme cold conditions- in a Freezer for 12 hours at a temperature of -20C.
Some of the coldest places of the planet may have a temperature like that but the warmth of carry case, clothes and pockets is more than enough to keep the sensitive devices alive.
Test for sand and dust was also performed on the phone and Nokia 5800 was found ‘close to perfect’. The quality of assembly gets tested with this test. Nokia 5800 went into the vacuum cleaner bag for 5 minutes and came out full with dust and dirt, but the phone worked just fine after a wet cleaning and little wash.
Nokia 5800 on the whole came out surprisingly as a very strong and durable mobile phone. The ‘Tube’ phone survived almost all horrible tests and finally fought bravely against the most extreme car crash test.
A Mitshubishi Eclipse car passed over the phone and still the phone did not get completely crashed. Though the screen was damaged to some extent, yet the touch layer remain functional and was responding when pressed. WOW!!
The outcomes of the scary tests and the brave responses of the Nokia 5800 shut the mouth of the critics who claimed that the phone is built with a poor quality plastic and is not very shock absorbent or strong enough to stand against accidental damages.
The Nokia 5800 phone is one of the most well assembled, well-built and strongest devices from Nokia.