Crushing the Lumia 1020
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Crushing the Lumia 1020

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Time for our torture test of the Nokia Lumia 1020. Now, the test I have in mind today isn't the most likely occurrence, but given that it's crush season and given the theme of this week's show, I thought we would conduct our pressure and moisture test with something special. A little crush of my own. I want you to know, this is kind of a lifelong dream of mine. The lifelong dream didn't involve the phone. That is so squishy. But it's pretty awesome anyway. Okay, get in there bum. I'm gonna just-- I mean, you know what, I'm gonna chill a little bit and there you go. Put that down in there. Okay. I hope it doesn't, like, crack. This is super squishy 'cause they're making Windows phone wine, 1020 vintage. It's kind of slippery. Phone is getting a little slippery. I can see splashing. All right. I'm just gonna let it marinate for a minute. I have grape juice on my hands. Okay. Let's rescue it. Oh, yeah. It's pretty wet. I can't do anything with this phone until I rent it. So, sorry dude. You're getting a double dunking. Okay. Right. Work. Okay. Let me just remind you again that I know perfectly well that I'm not supposed to try to turn the phone on at this point, but here I go. Okay. I felt the vibration, but I'm not seeing much in terms of the screen. Definitely, it does not want to come back on. So, I am gonna try to dry it out. Oh, wait, it's restarting. You can do it little Nokia. Don't worry, I'll dry you out. I'll dry you later. Just show us what you got, buddy. Windows phone. It's on. Look at that. I'm gonna go to the gallery. I wanna see if it was recording. Okay. It looks like we may have done some damage to the camera which is kind of a tragedy, although to be honest, I think I'm gonna do more damage to the camera because I'm gonna [unk] the drop test, did you? So, now, my phone is all sticky and it's starting to attract bees. So, I feel like I need to get rid of it. Oh, no, my phone fell. Some water splashed out all around it and grape juice. Got a little dirty. Dirt is now turning into mud, although I don't really see much damage at all. I think we should try that again. A lot of water came out that time. No physical damage that I can see. A little bit down right here, but listen, the great thing about these Nokia phones is that they're made like absolute tanks. I really believe that if something's gonna take it out, it's gonna be the water or the wine. And that's it. But we are gonna try to dry it out and we'll check back in. I'm fallin' for this little guy. I like it yellow. So, here is the bag of rice which the 1020 has been marinating in for several weeks now. I took it out, though, earlier today and I've been charging it all day. So, let's see if I can get it to come on. For a sec, see if I can remember which one of these buttons that are totally unlabeled is the power button. I think it's the middle one. It seems like that button doesn't even depress anymore. Okay, there we go. Nothin'. Let's try the bottom button. Nothin' there. Now, while it was charging, the little Windows light was blinking, and at one point, it sort of restarted itself and gave me the Windows phone logo and then said that the battery was dead, but I think what it really meant, unfortunately, was that the entire phone is dead. It was a valiant effort, but even the pretty tough Nokia Lumia 1020 cannot survive being made into one.

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