Motorola DROID Turbo 2 Smartphone Survives 70 Drops In Torture Test Due To Shattershield Screen
In what could be a game changer among smartphones Motorola unveiled its latest smartphone with Shattershield screen. Motorola unveiled the new DROID Turbo 2 smartphone on Tuesday in New York City.
The smartphone is a upgrade from 2014’s original DROID Turbo but one of the outstanding feature in DROID Turbo 2 is is its Shattershield screen. The Shattershield screen protects the device from developing cracks on its display when accidentally dropped on the floor or other hard surfaces.
Most of the smartphones become unusable when they are dropped and their screen gets broken but Motorola says the DROID Turbo 2 owner will never face that situation as this smartphone screen will never crack.
To know how important a shatter-proof screen is to phone owners, Motorola conducted a survey of 6,000 adults from six countries to know how pervasive the problem of cracked phone screens is. The Survey results revealed that 50 percent of the respondents have experienced a cracked screen. By country, about 34 percent of Americans had the experience, while among Britons, it is 38 percent. In Brazil, the rate is 50 percent, in Mexico 64 percent, in China 63 percent and India 65 percent.
Half of the screen damage was caused by the phone falling from their hands, 32 percent fell from pockets and 27 percent from laps when the owner stood up. About 5 percent admit the cause of the cracked screen was they threw their gadget at something, and 7 percent damaged it while taking a selfie.
But one interesting finding of the survey is that 23 percent of smartphone owners, despite having a device with a cracked screen, continue to use it, including swiping, touching and tapping the device even if the broken display cut their fingers.
Gizmondo tested Motorola’s claim that the DROID Turbo 2’s Shattershield screen could withstand so many drops. So it decided to test the Shattershield by dropping new DROID Turbo 2 70 times.
Gizmondo reports that the DROID Turbo 2 passed the test with flying colours as its screen was only scratched, not broken, the bezel took a beating and the SIM card tray came out.
But most importantly, “nothing happened that affected the functionality of the phone.”