What the HTC EVO 4G LTE’s screen looks like after a three-story fall onto concrete

G&E reader Scott recently sent in some photos of the screen on his HTC EVO 4G LTE after it took a three-story nose dive onto a hard concrete surface. This happened shortly after purchasing the device at Best Buy, while taking his kids to a nearby amusement park.

Interestingly enough, even though the Gorilla Glass didn’t really survive, the phone itself is still fully functional. Scott writes:

I was amazed by the fact that the EVO was unprotected, and the screen was the only thing to break. The back never came off, and there is only an extremely small dent on the metal ring where it hit the concrete – but the screen did spider web (a lot). The funny thing is that it STILL WORKS!

Scott’s now got an entirely new problem, as Best Buy’s Black Tie protection won’t replace the phone with a new one, instead making Scott wait while they see if they can repair his broken one. Apparently, they also made him put a deposit on the loaner phone they gave him to use in the meantime.

Anyway, even though Scott’s not completely satisfied with Best Buy’s service after the accident, I think we can all agree that this phone must be a tank.

So have you had any accidents with your brand new EVO? If so, share them with us below!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.