How fragile are the electronic devices we own? The harsh elements of the real world often puts our phones and tablets to the test. Life happens – we leave our devices in a hot or freezing cold car, forget them in the rain or drop them.
So how do different devices hold up when these in-the-wild occurrences happen? Molly Wood, of CNet’s Always On, tests gadgets to see how they will survive and thrive under extreme conditions. Her most recent test was of the new ‘phablet’ (phone and tablet), the Galaxy Note 2. She put the Galaxy Note 2 through her usual tests, such as going into the freezer and the oven. She also let her son Eli have the honor of throwing the gadget down the stairs – and give it a few kicks. The Galaxy Note 2 also gets dunked in a fish tank, which will give you a good idea of what would happen to a ‘phablet’ if it were left outside during an event like Hurricane Sandy.
Does the Galaxy Note 2 survive these real world torture tests? Check out the video below: