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Nokia X2 Takes a Bullet to Save Owner's Life

By - Source: Geeky Gadgets | B 38 comments

Does the Nokia 3310 have an indestructible cousin as well?

As countless internet memes will tell you, the Nokia 3310 is about as indestructible as they come. But what about the company's other phones? We don't know about the rest of them, but it looks like the Nokia X2 is also one sturdy phone. Earlier this morning, a Facebook user reported about an incident occurring in Syria, a country that has been experiencing internal political conflict since early 2011.

Apparently a Nokia X2 owner was using his phone to film a gunfight going on between the rebels and the military when a stray bullet struck the phone, preventing it from hitting the owner. According to the source, the owner was holding the device in his right hand, right in front of his face.
Unfortunately, there aren't more details surrounding the incident and we aren't ballistics experts or anything but the photo seems to indicate the bullet went straight through the front of the phone and out the back.

We may not have the entire story here, but a more likely truth could be that the phone was located in the owner's pocket and softened the blow of the bullet, rather than stopping it altogether. In any case, we'd probably suggest you stay away from any civil war conflict whether you have a Nokia phone or not.

 

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    amuffin , August 15, 2012 1:37 AM
    *Drops Nokia 3310*

    Floor breaks.


    *Throws Nokia 3310 at Tank*

    Tank Breaks.


    *Doesn't have hammer, uses Nokia 3310*


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    randomizer , August 15, 2012 3:28 AM
    If it was a 3310 we'd see a phone-shaped hole in the bullet.
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    azathoth , August 15, 2012 2:49 AM
    In other News, dropping an iPhone whilst tying your shoe up shatters the backing and screen.
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    christarp , August 15, 2012 1:36 AM
    how did it prevent it from hitting the owner? It has a hole straight through it. Looks more like someone took it out back and shot it, Wouldn't be surprised seeing as how it's a nokia phone.
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    amuffin , August 15, 2012 1:37 AM
    *Drops Nokia 3310*

    Floor breaks.


    *Throws Nokia 3310 at Tank*

    Tank Breaks.


    *Doesn't have hammer, uses Nokia 3310*


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    gop88888 , August 15, 2012 2:01 AM
    Wait, wait, WAIT!

    What was that bullet fired from, and made of, to even scratch a nokia?
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    killabanks , August 15, 2012 2:05 AM
    ive had many top end nokias and i attest to their durability nothing like it out there but my samsung made galaxy nexus is a close second
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    Naxos , August 15, 2012 2:22 AM
    Fake just look at the picture the bullet went clear through the phone and out the back
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    nacos , August 15, 2012 2:27 AM
    Seriously people? Just because the bullet went all the way through doesnt mean it should have killed him. If anything, by the time it got through the phone it was no longer lethal.
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    Naxos , August 15, 2012 2:37 AM
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    Seriously people? Just because the bullet went all the way through doesnt mean it should have killed him. If anything, by the time it got through the phone it was no longer lethal.


    If it's on the internet it must be true.
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    Anonymous , August 15, 2012 2:41 AM
    I have a softspot for nokias, but, yeah, the bullet went through the phone. It was probably just going at an angle that passed through the phone but missed the guy's head.
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    cRACKmONKEY421 , August 15, 2012 2:47 AM
    That's one small shield. Looks like the bullet went right through. No more Snake for that guy.
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    azathoth , August 15, 2012 2:49 AM
    In other News, dropping an iPhone whilst tying your shoe up shatters the backing and screen.
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    Anonymous , August 15, 2012 2:51 AM
    LOL guys, maybe u should try harder, like grenades next time. Good luck! :) 
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    AznCracker , August 15, 2012 2:59 AM
    the bullet most likely changed directions after hitting the phone.
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    randomizer , August 15, 2012 3:28 AM
    If it was a 3310 we'd see a phone-shaped hole in the bullet.
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    chumly , August 15, 2012 3:39 AM
    Crappy phone is still crappy.
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    edwpang , August 15, 2012 3:57 AM
    AzathothIn other News, dropping an iPhone whilst tying your shoe up shatters the backing and screen.

    My iphone 3GS fell off my pocket this way quite a few times, but did not leave any scratch on the screen, only some minor scratches on corners.
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    face-plants , August 15, 2012 3:58 AM
    Might just be a true story. The parts about a stray bullet flying at someone shooting a camera phone video at least. As others have pointed out, just because there's a hole completely through the phone doesn't mean it couldn't have saved his life still. Looking at the entrance hole compared to the exit hole, the bullet had mushroomed and possibly fragmented once out the back. This had to dump a large amount of its kinetic energy into the phone and it's super dense lithium battery instead of dissipating it into the poor guys face. Another few mm higher on the phone and the round would've missed the battery and had much more velocity coming out the back.

    If I had to choose, I'd rather be hit with a slower flattened bullet than one still jacketed going at around 1000 fps any day. Just my 2 cents as a long time own gun owner.
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    maraque , August 15, 2012 4:46 AM
    So going by what's reported and looking at the phone, the owner was using the phone's front camera to record the video?
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    Naxos , August 15, 2012 5:30 AM
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    So going by what's reported and looking at the phone, the owner was using the phone's front camera to record the video?


    Yeah this story is complete BS. The story says the phone kept him from getting hit while recording video....well the camera is on the back and it's obvious that the bullet came out the back that alone blows the story. He still would have been hit considering the bullet went completely through the phone. Anyone who has any clue about shooting should know that some plastic and aluminum in a phone might cause the bullet to expand but, but it's not going to slow the bullet down much.

    In other news.... guy shoots his old phone, takes a picture with his new phone and says it saved his life.....
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    mrmez , August 15, 2012 5:45 AM
    I guess it wouldn't have been needed as a miniature bullet-proof shield if he hadn't been filming a gun fight in the first place. Just saying.

    Ps. Yeah, it does look like its straight through. Ie, done on purpose.
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