April 17, 2013 11:55 pm

10 real life stories of indestructible Nokia Lumias


Nokia smartphones are famed for many things around the globe, but one quality you hear mentioned time after time is that they’re hard-as-nails. For anyone who knows about Finland’s long traditional of industrial craftsmanship this is exactly what you expect. Nonetheless, it still comes as a surprise to hear the punishment Nokia devices have taken and survived.


Only this month, we heard about a Nokia Lumia 920 being run over by a 24-ton earth mover yet, despite a cracked screen, still being fully functional. Then there was the story of the Nokia Lumia 800 being dropped into an icy lake by divers, who fished it out after ten minutes of it being submerged. Not only did it boot up after a couple of hours being dried out, but it also took a picture of its dip.

This got us wondering how a many other real life Nokia Lumia survival stories there were. To find out, we asked you on Twitter. Here’s ten stories, in 140 characters or less, that you shared.








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After reading your stories (especially the fantastic meeting with Chuck Norris!) it seems that Nokia Lumias really are some of the toughest smartphones around. If you’ve got any other tales of survival, let us know in the reinforced comments section below.

Updated October 1, 2015 4:44 am