All week I've been working on a longer Which Should I Buy: BlackBerry Z10 or BlackBerry Q10? editorial piece that will be hitting the CrackBerry blogs in the next few days, so I've been putting the Z10 and Q10 through a lot of comparative tests to see which phone I prefer in given situations.
Last night I went out on the town with the goal of determining which of the Z10 and Q10 is a better phone for texting while under the influence. For a lot of people, it's an important question to ask. Drunk texts happen.
I had a pretty strong hunch the Q10's physical keyboard would win out over the Z10 in this category -- and it does -- but I wouldn't feel right saying so unless I really tested it out for myself. So I went out for a night of NYC fun and to indulge in some fantastic beverages and put my BB10 phones to the drunk texting test.
Then, the unthinkable happened. Or maybe more like the inevitable happened. I was already three sheets to the wind and caught up in passionate and engaging discussion, when I accidentally slapped my Q10 off the table and onto the ground. This wasn't a soft drop - it was pretty much flung down with force. We were at a standing counter top too, so it wasn't a short fall. On impact, the battery door flew off and the battery popped out of the Q10. And I didn't have a case on it. :/
I expected to see damage upon picking up the Q10, but it survived the fall unscathed. Not a scratch or sign of anything out of whack. Consider myself relieved.
And there you have it. It was an unplanned drop test, but it was a test nonetheless. The Q10 can survive a night on the town. It wasn't the most scientific of drop tests, but it's probably the one that simulates real life the best.
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