EVO 4G LTE ... what's left of it

On the other hand, my daughter says this broken-backed EVO 4G LTE would make a cool lounge chair for her dolls. And before anybody freaks out, this is just one phone, and things happen. But that doesn't make it any less dramatic.

How'd it happen? Says Pew446:

What happened? Well, I was in a parade, shootin people with squirt guns from the back of a Scion, I had my phone in the cupholder behind me, and things were uncomfortable so I leaned back.. *CRUNCH*

Parades: Harmless fun? Or smartphone menace? You decide!

There's another pic of the aftermath after the break.

Source: EVO 4G LTE forums

EVO 4G LTE ... broken

 

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Maybe that unibody design wasn't such a bad idea ... (Breaking the EVO's back)

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I think flexible devices could come in handy soon. Sorry I meant to say NOW. Sometimes I feel a little nervous on keeping my Note 3 out of my pocket, since it's so thin and it might shatter or bend.

"What happened? Well, I was in a parade, shootin people with squirt guns from the back of a scion, I had my phone in the cupholder behind me, and things were uncomfortable so I leaned back.. *CRUNCH*"

From the source. Ouch!

Hell, I have run over my phone before. Luckily, it was 7 years ago - long before the Android. The sad part, soon after was my first foray into the realities of replacing a cell phone while still on contract. Ouch (said my wallet).

Rest in pieces fallen soldier.....you were put out of your misery....no longer do you have to put up with your broken multi tasking or wifi issues or remember how apple had you locked up in customs

Having managed a Sprint store before, it would be more like:
"Well, I woke up this morning and it was like that."

Looks like the battery lid is intact, could probably sell it for $10-20. I doubt Sprint cares if its there if you're gonna make an insurance claim on a phone that badly damaged. Heck I'd buy it to experiment with sanding it to remove the glossy look.

Uhh...how do you fantasize that a uni-body device like the one x would have fared better. If anything the weight combine with no weak spot would have literally snapped that device in half and would have likely resulted in the young man having a piece of phone lodged in his...lets just say....backside!

don't go showing that photo to Apple fanboys....

they'll tel you that Apple iPhones can't be bent like that!

By the way, what did the phone insurance people say?
You have the insurance option on your monthly bill, I hope? :D

LOL. I would just laugh at them and say "Yeah, because being made entirely of glass would have been so much better in this situation."

Most likely, both sides would have shattered, the thin aluminum frame would have bent all to hell and this guy would have been getting bits of LCD pulled out of his buttox with tweezers.

If you worked on cars all day like I do, then you would.

there is a reason they cost half as much as most other cars do.

also its never a good sign when a company creates a new brand name for there product, it cant be that good if Toyota wont put their own name on it.

The Scion line has some of the lowest defect ratios of any line in the world for both new and used stat pools. They are very near the mainline Toyota and Honda and far above all US lines. Their price to defect ratio is the best in the world without exception.

Toyota 'did not want to put their name on it' because they intended to target a much younger and cost sensitive demo than they believed the Toyota name could reach. I don't know how that is working for them but it had nothing to do with quality.

FYI, Toyota did 'cut costs' with the Scion line but they did it by using simpler, less cutting edge, and more stable technology and build processes. There are fewer new high tech components and less complex but fully functional systems. Simple can mean both lower cost and higher quality/reliability.

Coming this fall to theaters everywhere, the drama that has tech bloggers vibrating. An event so moving and powerful the forums were reduced to tears and lolz.

this fall don't miss "Broke back EVO"

"I wish I could quit you"

"I'll be fine, I have 25 android phones in a box and a couple of s3's over on the counter"

That's what you get for riding in a hamster box scion. Nobody else said it but I couldn't resist! Sorry your Evo suffered such an untimely death though.

seriously people. Read the fucking article BEFORE commenting on a picture! I can't believe how many idiots here are asking what happened. It's and article not a comic book. READ!

The WiFi works fine, and there are no multitasking issues. Also, Apple had the galaxy nexus blocked from sale...

And that is exactly why they put the little stickers in there to check for water damage, because phones and squirt guns just don't go well together.

My EVO just poured some of its juice out saying something about being for its homies. Didn't understand until I read the article.

Pity I can't post photos .. I have a similar incident with my HTC OneX - It fell off the fan shroud of mt classic beetle hot-rod as i was tuning the carbs and fell into the fan at fairly high revs. All I heard was "ponk" ... I found the bits on the gearbox :) ... When I got in my daily driver to go home, the radio picked up the bluetooth and started playing my music from the OneX.. I could even read the phone stats like missed calls etc. 10 mins later there was a nasty smell as the battery gave up .. bit it just shows how well HTCs are built internally :)