Watch the LG Nexus 4 Take Cringe-Worthy Drops to the Pavement Like a Champ

By Sam Gibbs on at

There's something so sadistic about watching shiny new gadgets get dropped onto the hard, unforgiving deck. Surprisingly, given the glass back and cheap-as-chips price, the LG Nexus 4 took its hits like a man, at least on the first attempt.

The video's in German, so I haven't the foggiest what they're saying about it, but on the first drop the Nexus 4 looks to come out totally unscathed. The second drop takes its toll on the back, however, but it's really only a cosmetic corner issue -- not a full back explosion like you used to get with the iPhone 4S.

Impressive stuff given the Nexus 4 is so cheap. Looks like LG hasn't skimped on the build quality, which begs the question: by just how much is Google subsidising the phone, if it really is? Cheap and durable, Google's latest flagship just keeps getting better and better. [YouTube via Phandroid]