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Default How many times have you dropped your Xperia?

I've been wondering for a while. I dropped my precious SL on tiles, carpets, roads from an average height of about a meter. But nothing has happened to the phone. Nothing. Has anyone ever dropped their phone, like, a lot?

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I've dropped my Xperia S a few times on the floor from a height of around 1.5 mts, but I've a Si Gel cover for better protection and it never switched off like other phones do when they fall.
 
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I've dropped my Xperia S a few times on the floor from a height of around 1.5 mts, but I've a Si Gel cover for better protection and it never switched off like other phones do when they fall.
Its more durable than a Nokia

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Its more durable than a Nokia

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Yeah, it doesn't break as a coconut

Even Xperia U is strong enough to take the impact of falling from a 100kmph speeding bike which isn't possible with Nokia
 
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I've dropped it at least five times from elbow height without any kind of protection. Even dropped it halfway down the stairs
The corners are a bit rough now but the screen is perfect.
I thought this was normal until my gf dropped her Gorilla Glass protected S3 from the same height and the screen actually cracked by the impact (it didn't fall face down).
I realize now that Sony's build quality is much superior
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Never,i have it attached to my neck. Impossible to fall.

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lost my counts as my son always drop it. still, it never fails me. Thank you Sony for making such a durable device.
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I had a few drops from table height, once pretty violently when my girlfriend yanked at the charging cable (by accident of course). It was never enough to really damage the screen, but my screen has had a small crack ever since I bought it. I got it second hand (way back in september 2012 already) and I though the crack was just a hair under the screen protector, but after removing the protector a few months later it turned out to be a small crack.

What is more damaged is the USB cover, it got really loose after a year or so and a few weeks ago I just removed it. The USB port is very ugly now, but at least I don't have that cover flapping around anymore.
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Cool Made for destruction

My kid constantly finds and try to destroy it. He have been trying to eat it, used it as a trowing toy and i have it without rubber protection.
Still works fine. Well designed phone
 
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What is more damaged is the USB cover, it got really loose after a year or so and a few weeks ago I just removed it. The USB port is very ugly now, but at least I don't have that cover flapping around anymore.
The USB flap gets loose because there's an inner soft plastic part which is glued to the outer flap and it wears out over time...
I glued them back together using a strong adhesive and its good now, obviously not as good as the very rarely used HDMI flap, but its OK...
The only real problem I've had with this phone is the really low in-call volume...

---------- Post added at 03:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:37 PM ----------

Forgot to mention, the part below the illumination strip isn't very strong though... I know a guy who dropped his SL only once and that part was cracked pretty bad... luckily its not of much use
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