Now these are a couple of torture tests that all smartphones should never have to go through in their lifetime – being dropped on purpose just to see if anything will break or crack, as well as to have a torch pointed at its direction. Definitely not for the faint hearted. The first test would be pretty simple – to drop it from the middle of the chest, and as the video above depicts, the HTC One M9 did pick up some damage at the bottom of the handset.
The next fall simulated dropping the handset by removing the surface that the smartphone was resting on, and this would mean the One M9 taking a fall, backside first. Minor scratches were the outcome of this fall, and while the camera lens looked intact, the camera app did not want to fire up.
The heat test saw the HTC One M9 being subjected to temperatures of 700 degrees centigrade, and this is punishing to say the least. While none of all that heat was derived from the Snapdragon 810 SoC that worked underneath the hood, the conditions eventually proved too much for the HTC One M9, so much so that it stopped working outright. This doesn’t say much, as any other phone out there, too, would most probably cave in after being subjected to such a punishing routine.