Xperia Z1 in drop test – how well does the build quality hold up?

by XB on 4th October 2013

in Videos, Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 drop testThe Sony Xperia Z1 is a premium device in every sense of the word. It comes with an aluminium frame sandwiched between two pieces of tempered glass. The device feels nothing less than solid in the hand, but if you’ve recently bought the phone and are wondering just how well it would hold up in an accidental fall, then Android Authority have you covered.

They have just conducted a drop test for the Xperia Z1, which we have to admit is painful to watch. The handset was dropped three times from different angles (side, back and front) and the result was that the frame and glass hold up remarkably well, with some scratches on impact points but no shattered glass.

However, one big problem was that the handset no longer worked. So whilst the casing did a remarkable job, it appears that some of the internal components fared less well, either being dislodged or breaking in the process. So if you’re worried about dropping your Xperia Z1, stick in a protective case or make use of that lanyard cable.

Via Android Authority.

Thanks Abdullah, Colby and Sajid!

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