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Nokia Lumia 920 gets shot by an AK-47 assault rifle. Doesn't live to see OS upgrade.

We've seen some recent videos featuring the Nokia Lumia 920 getting decimated--by either dropping it, hitting it with wood or even stabbing the polycarbonate beauty.

But one thing we didn't think we would ever see is someone shooting it with a real AK-47 assault rifle.

To what end? We're not sure although before the phone is executed the host of Tech Assassin (RatedRR), Richard Ryan, does have some chipper things to say of the top-selling Windows Phone. So that's good.

Hey, publicity is publicity and if some gun enthusiasts now know about the Nokia Lumia 920 and are intrigued, mission accomplished.

Spoiler alert: AK-47? This kills the Lumia 920.

 

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Nokia Lumia 920 gets shot by an AK-47 assault rifle. Doesn't live to see OS upgrade.

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I can't believe that smartphones in this day and age are susceptible to bullets and explosives. That second shot he took reduced the battery life by several minutes! 

I know, right?! How are action movies gonna miraculously save people now?! What sad times these are when passing ruffians can destroy phones with simple bullets and explosives!

Waiting for next gen lumia with Gorilla Glass BP then... Next gen bullet proof smartphones. I can see the tagline... "Lumia 950, it may just save your life"

Still can't get a lumia 920 in the Netherlands and here is this guy shooting one with an ak47, life isn't fair.

Kan wel g, gewoon preorderen heb ik ook gedaan bij coolblue daar kun je zelfs met goedkope tele 2 abbo doen shiitttt ben straxx een van eerste in nl met lumia 920

I already have it :) Bought via 4Launch. They had an one-off action. And now i'm the proud owner of a Lumia 920. A yellow, eyecatcherr! Geweldig mobiel btw ;)

Yeah but it was a black one which is not that low in stock, lol. Had it been a yellow 920, my heart would break

You didn't tip us or if you did, we never received it. Either way, I found this on my own because I too can use the internets.

See, one of the links in the menu bar at the top of the site says F O R U M S.
 
On the opposite side of the menu bar is one that says N E W S  T I P S.
 
Oh, and it's "You're", not "Your".
 
You're welcome.
 

I love all these cranky "you're welcome for the tip" jerks. Even if they do send it in, why do they always think they were the first and only one??? If 20 people send it in, do they really want a credit list? And like Daniel mentioned, it's not like WPCentral isn't trolling the net for news anyway... Often they probably find it and are writing the article before you tip them. And who gives a crap anyway? If you get lots of exclusive news make your own site if you're so concerned about having the ultimate glory of a credit in an article. Morons.

He fired how many rounds are barely hit it on the bottom, needs some aim lol.  Shoot it with a 50 cal, now that would be awesome to see.  on the other hand polycarbate is a very durable material and its surprising that a relatively slow speed round can penetrate so easily, but it was shot in the screen, wonder what would happen if shot from the back.

Polycarbonate can stop a bullet at roughly 1" thick. On the phone, it's about a millimeter thick. It would barely slow it down.

I remember seeing a case for iPhone that could stop a .50cal round...maybe we should contact them

How come when I click to watch video on 920 it says your browser does not recognize any video format on this page error? Do I have enable a setting somewhere?

I'm using mobile version of site. I cleared history and closed browser and restarted phone. Still says video format not supported by this phone. It works fine on YouTube page but not when its embedded here.

It's because it's a Flash video. Youtube uses an HTML5 player in place of the Flash one when Flash isn't available (such as on your phone). The reason you cant watch the video here is because the actual "Embed" script is the script used to place the actual Flash Player object on the page (which doesnt contain any code or html for the HTML5 fallback player).
Hope that answers your question

Being Christmas and all, I'd like to see devices against the Red Rider BB Gun.  I'm sure with the iPhone being so fra-gee-lay, the phrase "No way kid, you'll shoot your Retina out" would be HUGE! :)

and Dam, I am looking for someone to give me a 920 with their unlimited data plan so I can get rid of Verizon once and for all....

So it take it then that the Lumia 920 will not become standard issure for the USMC? How about Kevlar instead of Gorilla Glass?
 

What I find most impresive is how well the Lumia stands up to such extreme puishment. After getting shot twice, the second time with a small explosive charged next too it.
When he goes to pick up the pieces, the polycarbonate plastic is still in one piece. It's not shattered or splintered in any way.
Obviously no phone will survive getting shot with a AK, but this video and other extreme punishment videos show that the Lumia 920 does not need a case. The polycarbonate plastic is pretty damn tuff.
 

I noticed that too, it took explosives to actually finish the phone off and even then the shell was still recognisable.

Off topic a bit but just talked to Verizon support here at Corporate event and found that AT&T has exclusive on 920 for six months!!! And after that Verizon is not sure they want 920.  It depends on how well they sell HTC 8x and Lumia 822.
Wonder if 950 with bullet proof screen and extra Kevlar to protect from AK-47 is the next one that Verizon carries!  "Verizon saves customers with Nokia Lumia 950 bullet proof mobile phone".
...Ramesh

The best thing of the usa is, that its allowed to shoot every fucking weapon you want, even freaking gattling guns! Here in Germany it took years till you can buy a pistol -.-