Nokia phone reportedly takes bullet, saves man's life and proves durability once more

By Matthew Dunn

The original and the best. Photo / Supplied
The original and the best. Photo / Supplied

While another iPhone glass breaks after dropping 40cm onto the plush carpet below, an old Nokia has once again proved its durability.

The phones you probably played Snake II on your lunch break in high school might not have had the features of a modern day smartphone, but they were built to last.

This has been proven time and time again, but a recently highlighted incident has really showcased how robust the devices are.

Former design executive at Nokia Peter Skillman released a tweet showing how a man was able to escape death in Afghanistan after a bullet lodged in his Nokia phone.

"A Nokia phone I worked on a few years ago saved the life of a man in Afghanistan last week. The embedded bullet," he wrote.

Skillman said he was unable to disclose the actual victim, but having seen these unbreakable devices first hand, it seems legit.

To celebrate this amazing feat, we have pulled together some other great examples celebrating the durability of Nokia's phones from the early noughties.


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