We've seen what explosives will do the the Nvidia Shield, but what about a rifle? The folks at Rated RR were curious, too. After various tests dropping the Shield into the dirt and concrete, they finally got out the heavy hitters and shot it with a Mossberg rifle chambered in .30-30. Pow.

The Shield survived the first shot, other than the touch screen functions. Of course a Shield with a hole in it isn't good for much, so they finished it off with another shot right through the center.

None of us recommend shooting your Android's anything harder than loving looks, but it's entertaining to watch anything get shot to pieces. 

Source: Rated RR

There are 14 comments

JoeZone says:

Uh OK.

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The ballistics of the 30-30 suck, contrary to what the feller in the video said. Although, with the lever-revolution ammo that he used, the rifle does perform descent. I would have rather seen the mini gun he was shooting in the beginning of the video vs the nvidia shield! Thanks for the video Jerry, I enjoyed it. :)

Another good video is the nvidia shield teardown explosion on YouTube.

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dacp283 says:

Tell that to the millions of animals killed since it's inception. The 30-30 has been a prime hunting caliber from the get go. It gets all my deer and most of my hogs.

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They make pellet guns that can kill hogs, you can kill them with a muzzle loader, bow and arrow and even a spear. The 30-30 is a turd of a gun. It has the bullet trajectory of a rainbow. I have never in my life known anyone who has used a 30-30 because they wanted to. It's always been because their dad gave it to them when they were beginners at hunting and wanted a rifle with low recoil. It will kill an animal but that doesn't change the fact that its a turd.

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return_0 says:

I wonder how many shots any of Motorola's Kevlar phones would survive? :P

SNAFU says:


Kevlar does not hold up to well to rifle rounds particularly that thin of Kevlar.

It would probably have to be 1" thick or so don't you think?

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ne0ne says:

Someone send me one. I'll shoot it with 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm.

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That's more like it.

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dacp283 says:

Why stop there. Go on up to 7.62 x 54r. Old school tech (Mosin Nagant 9130) vs new tech. :)

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jeddo45 says:

Cool story

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Gearu says:

Needs .gif of The Jackal shooting at it with his turreted cannon.

hitsmanj says:

Mouth breather tech

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Umar_Ghouse says:

They need to make regular phones this hardy. That way it could definitely survive anything the average user may encounter.