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  1. attaturk's Avatar
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    Default Dropped my Z30...

    So it was Saturday night and I went out with friends for a few drinks and then headed to a nightclub...was checking my messages while talking to a friend and his hand brushed my phone and the phone fell face down on concrete....

    As you can see the end result is not pretty and i'm so mad at myself for not using the case I bought. Surprisingly the phone is still fully functional.

    I do have a Z10 as a backup if this stops working.. hopefully Z30 lasts me until the Passport comes out.


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    Oh god that was the wrong picture...if the mods can delete that one...


    Dropped my Z30...-img_20140803_131950.jpg

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    Lol I was gonna say...
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    At least it's Z30 not your child.
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    I think moderator should keep both pictures. It will add to some fun remarks.

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    I was like "went to the bar, dropped the phone, end result wasn't pretty......WHY IS IT A PICTURE OF A BABY?!?!" I admit I lol'd.
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    This is what happened to my phone when it fell on a carpeted floor.... Dropped my Z30...-dsc_0123.jpg
    I was comparing both the breakages. Even though your Z30 fell on the concrete floor, the damage to the screen is lesser than mine which cracked almost 100%. This only proves the fact that BlackBerry devices that are being sold in India have poor quality raw materials. No wonder they can afford such huge price cuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reeneebob View Post
    I was like "went to the bar, dropped the phone, end result wasn't pretty......WHY IS IT A PICTURE OF A BABY?!?!" I admit I lol'd.
    He was so wasted he thought the baby was the z30, lol. I wonder if he was trying to do a swipe on the baby. Lol , or trying to make a call

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anand Joshi1 View Post
    This is what happened to my phone when it fell on a carpeted floor.... Click image for larger version. 

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    I was comparing both the breakages. Even though your Z30 fell on the concrete floor, the damage to the screen is lesser than mine which cracked almost 100%. This only proves the fact that BlackBerry devices that are being sold in India have poor quality raw materials. No wonder they can afford such huge price cuts.
    Thank god it was carpet. Lol, hate to see it if it fell on tile floor!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anand Joshi1 View Post
    This is what happened to my phone when it fell on a carpeted floor.... Click image for larger version. 

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    I was comparing both the breakages. Even though your Z30 fell on the concrete floor, the damage to the screen is lesser than mine which cracked almost 100%. This only proves the fact that BlackBerry devices that are being sold in India have poor quality raw materials. No wonder they can afford such huge price cuts.
    See that doesn't make sense to me, my z10 has fallen on basically everything. Tiled floors, carpet floors, wood, roads, etc. It has fallen on some of the worst grounds imaginable and I do have a few dents, but never a cracked screen. Maybe I was lucky, but I've read other people posting on the forums about how their devices did crazy falls too without it breaking too much. Which is why I'm a little confused, generally BlackBerry phones have good build quality, how did the z30 get damaged like that? Does anyone know if z30's were produced differently than z10's?

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    I have unfortunately dropped my phone numerous times but it never broke. This time though it fell really hard.

    I have owned Samsung and iPhone and BlackBerry definitely has better build quality than both in my experience.

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    There is a lot to consider when a phone drops. Just dropping on the screen doesn't mean it will shatter.

    If the initial impact was on a corner where the stress points are higher then more chances the glass will give way and break.

    If it was as simple as just dropping a phone and seeing if it breaks manufacturers wouldn't spend all this time doing extra tests.

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    These are the types of posts and pictures that keep my Z30 in its Otter Box Commuter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB64 View Post
    Thank god it was carpet. Lol, hate to see it if it fell on tile floor!!

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    If this is true, this tell us one thing, the rounded coners doesn't help, therefore the passport with sq corners is just fine. Since if it drop on the corners, rounded still would not help, anyone would agree on this??
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    What happened to the original picture?? No longer a fun thread!!!...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by okanagan View Post
    If this is true, this tell us one thing, the rounded coners doesn't help, therefore the passport with sq corners is just fine. Since if it drop on the corners, rounded still would not help, anyone would agree on this??
    To my knowledge, not that it applies in this case, sharp corners have high stress concentrations. Rounding said corners reduces the stress concentration.

    As for the glass, my guess is the high quality construction of the device doesn't do much in the way of absorbing shock. The frame might hold up just fine, but the screen will not. A cheap plastic frame might have spared the glass screen; though it would probably break the frame.

    On a related note, I dropped my Z10 from a height of about 4' onto concrete, and it only has a barely noticeable nick in the battery door. Albeit, I had it in a leather swivel holster with the door facing outward.
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    Ok, so I just gotta ask: your name isn't really Attaturk (or Ataturk) is it?
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    Very easy to fix, harder to find the part in the UK tho.

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    My kids have both broken their Z30's glass, it is definitely weaker than all other Berrys. I suspect it is because it is literally a slab of glass on plastic with zero protection around it. Fear not though, to replace the glass is crazy easy, takes less than 10 min. Suffice to say, I have now mandated an Otterbox Defender case and they are not allowed to remove it. Oh, and just for giggles, I took a key to the unbroken bits to see how tough it was, and not a single scratch no matter how hard I pushed.

    Here is a cheap OEM screen on Ebay: New Blackberry Phone Z30 LCD Screen Digitizer Part Black | eBay

    Here is the video showing you how:

    Its very very easy dude.
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    I have to disagree with Anand Joshi1 about lesser quality parts being used for phones in certain markets. I'm curious as to where your Z30 was built and where the OP's Z30 was built. I have dropped my Z10 quite a few times though I do have in in a poetic bumper case & it's still rocking just fine. All it takes is dropping something on a sweet spot and you'll have maximum damage no matter where it is built. Rocking 24-7 with my Z10 & 16gb PlayBook.
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    My phones go into the Otterbox case within MINUTES of being first opened from the packaging. They stay in the case forever, or get transferred to another Otterbox case.

    Never had a broken screen, never had to use warranty for phones.

    I suggest people to do the same, but apparently some people put form over function (even though I personally prefer the look of full black rugged cases over naked phones myself).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anand Joshi1 View Post
    This is what happened to my phone when it fell on a carpeted floor.... Click image for larger version. 

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    I was comparing both the breakages. Even though your Z30 fell on the concrete floor, the damage to the screen is lesser than mine which cracked almost 100%. This only proves the fact that BlackBerry devices that are being sold in India have poor quality raw materials. No wonder they can afford such huge price cuts.
    I have dropped my phone on concrete and my phone Is still intact actually. Also I purchased it from India. Also my Z10 and my Q10 are purchased from India and I used a Q10 verizon too and I did not notice any quality change. Please stop talking irrationally. They use the same material everywhere and the quality in India of the phone is just as good as it is in Canada. Just because your phone took a fall in a awkward angle and your luck was bad to break it doesn't mean you blame the whole Indian device market for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attaturk View Post
    Oh god that was the wrong picture...if the mods can delete that one...


    Click image for larger version. 

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    At least it wasn't a **** pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabfreddie View Post
    My kids have both broken their Z30's glass, it is definitely weaker than all other Berrys. I suspect it is because it is literally a slab of glass on plastic with zero protection around it. Fear not though, to replace the glass is crazy easy, takes less than 10 min. Suffice to say, I have now mandated an Otterbox Defender case and they are not allowed to remove it. Oh, and just for giggles, I took a key to the unbroken bits to see how tough it was, and not a single scratch no matter how hard I pushed.

    Here is a cheap OEM screen on Ebay: New Blackberry Phone Z30 LCD Screen Digitizer Part Black | eBay

    Here is the video showing you how:

    Its very very easy dude.
    He is right, 5 minute job

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    If you drop a phone and hits just right even the mighty rotten fruit phone will break. I guess people think only BB phones break and all the others are indestructable! Everything can break and every OS has its flaws, and if you complainers think you can write a OS better and make a better phone then step up and make the damn phone and bring it to market! Amazing
    Rocking my Verizon Z30 and Sprint Q10.
    The Z30 is a beast and it is great
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