Just yesterday HTC announced its latest handset in the form of the HTC One M8. What HTC did following the announcement was surprising because they announced that the phone would be going on sale right away. This is compared to the usual move by OEMs who typically make their phones available a couple of weeks/months after its announcement.

What this also means is that customers will be able to get their hands on the device early and do early reviews of the handset at the same time. Well if you were thinking about getting the HTC One M8 but you were a bit worried about whether it would be durable enough, several videos have been posted online in which the phone gets put through the ringer in a series of tests.

For starters in the video above, you can check out the HTC One M8 in a drop test in which the phone is dropped from various heights to see how well it will be able to withstand drops. The videos below will show the phone being dunked in water as well as hit on by a hammer and knives to test its scratch resistance.

Now we should note that nowhere does HTC claim that the HTC One M8 is durable in terms of being scratch proof or water proof, so basically what these tests show us is how much damage the phone can take before it breaks. Given that from time to time we do drop our phones by accident and keep them in our bags or pockets where there might be keys or coins to scratch it, it’s good to know just how much abuse it can withstand.

However given that the phone is brand new, we have to admit that the videos are very cringeworthy, especially if you’re the sort of owner who takes care of their devices extremely well, but if you have a few minutes to spare, perhaps these are videos worth checking out.

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Key SpecsOne (M8)
StatusReleased
Resolution1920x1080
Size (Diagonal, Inches)5"
Processor NameSnapdragon 801
4-core
2.3 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity160 GB
Megapixels4 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)2600 mAh
Street Price$615
Complete product dataHTC One (M8) Full specs
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