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benlee

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 4, 2007
1,243
1
I haven't seen any drop tests with a bumper (or other iPhone 4 case for that matter).

I did a quick search couldn't find any.

Someone want to do one? Whats the worst that could happen?
 

fishmd

macrumors 68000
Jun 18, 2008
1,609
44
Sunny South Florida
I dropped mine from about 3 ft. up with a bumper on, onto tile floor. Nothing happened to the phone. Part of the hard plastic on the bumper was actually dented in from where the impact occurred. :eek: Thankfully it did its job.
 
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macjram

macrumors 6502a
Dec 20, 2008
574
2
I dropped mine yesterday on my kitchen tile floor and it was still all good
 
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macduke

macrumors G4
Jun 27, 2007
11,412
15,540
Central U.S.
Well, if there are no video drop tests, then it would be great if more people would write about their experiences dropping it using the bumper. I'm scared to death about breaking my sexy glass brick. It seems like the iPhone 4 can take direct impacts fine, just not on the edge. Kinda like shower glass.

I actually like my bumper so far. Much nicer than I thought it would be. Mine doesn't wiggle as much as some people say theirs do. Thinking about getting some glass protectors though.
 
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thedon1

macrumors 6502
Jun 26, 2010
494
58
Considering how many people are sacraficing their iphones just to show others it can break, it's shocking no ones done a test with the bumper on.

theiphoneblog.com had a post saying stop sending in different ways your breaking your phone, we're not going to post them.
 
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Advil

macrumors 6502a
Oct 4, 2008
860
230
i wanna see this too. trying to see if a bumper is worth 30 bucks
 
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S1njin

macrumors 6502a
May 3, 2010
805
35
NJ
Dropped mine from a granite countertop down onto a step stool, bounced off the stool and hit the lino floor.

I had the bumper on.

Phone is in pristine shape. As is the bumper, FWIW.
 
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8mpg

macrumors regular
Jun 15, 2010
138
0
why do you need a video? Do you think when you accidentally drop your phone it will be under the same circumstances? Just because it didnt break for someone doesnt mean it wont break for you.
 
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quwestlove

macrumors newbie
Jun 28, 2010
2
0
NYC
I dropped mine from my niece's bunk bed, then I heard it hit one of the metal bars...
look at it...
perfectly fine.
 
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melterx12

macrumors 6502a
Jun 22, 2010
508
0
i have made a few tests without any bumper:

I "accidentally" dropped my iphone 50ft from roof of an apartment building onto the street, no major damage but the back has many light scratches now! i thought it was suppose to be scratch resistant! :mad:
 
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ScubaCinci

macrumors 65816
Jul 11, 2008
1,478
126
Cincinnati OH
i have made a few tests without any bumper:

I "accidentally" dropped my iphone 50ft from roof of an apartment building onto the street, no major damage but the back has many light scratches now! i thought it was suppose to be scratch resistant! :mad:

You dropped it 50ft on concrete and you are complaining it scratched? :rolleyes:
 
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FieldingMellish

Suspended
Jun 20, 2010
2,440
3,108
Two accidental drops on a wooden floor, no damage. But it can be damaged on the face of the phones if the ground is hard and uneven. Skins take care of that eventuality. Bumper plus skins are the closest thing to a naked iPhone4, but with reasonable protection.
 
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gilbo

macrumors member
Nov 12, 2006
38
0
I haven't seen any drop tests with a bumper (or other iPhone 4 case for that matter).

I did a quick search couldn't find any.

Someone want to do one? Whats the worst that could happen?


be a good mac rumor member, drop your iphone4 (obviously with video, or it didnt happen) as a test , and report back with the results
 
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tekchic

macrumors 68000
Apr 19, 2010
1,699
1,078
Phoenix, AZ
Engadget or Gizmodo did one and on the second drop (from3.5') it popped the screen. Only thing is, there were no guts in the phone (just a shell).

They did this with a bumper on? Do you have a link? I'd like to see it.

I have a bumper, but sorry, I'm a bit OCD about keeping my iPhone looking nice, so no on purpose dropsies here. :p
 
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ARF900

macrumors 65816
Oct 30, 2009
1,119
0
Theres a thread on here about a guy dropping it from 2 feet and breaking the back glass, its probably the link right above my post, im just to lazy to investigate.
 
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Bill Gates

macrumors 68030
Jun 21, 2006
2,500
14
127.0.0.1
Hard plastic cases like the bumper will only do so much to protect your phone. They will help dissipate the force of any fall over a larger area but won't do much to decelerate your phone more gracefully during the impact. A softer case offers better protection.
 
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