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Google's Pixel 3 XL Saved A Man's Life By Stopping A Bullet & It Proves How Durable The Phone Is

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The old Nokia phones, as we all know, are a tough nut to crack. You may have heard a lot of stories about a Nokia feature phone saving people's lives by stopping a bullet. It's a testament to how durable those really are, which is something we simply can't expect from a modern-day smartphone.

However, a recent incident proved that not all modern-day phones are fragile. Last week, a Google Pixel 3 XL smartphone saved a man's life by stopping a bullet from hitting him. Impressive, isn't it?

Our photographer was shot by a rubber bullet on Monday in the battlefield of #polyu #hongkong The #pixel3 phone stopped the bullet and was destroyed. He didn't get hurt. Surprised it can still be turned on. @madebygoogle @googlepixels @Claudibus pic.twitter.com/Gtz0jFvHXg

— Studio Incendo (@studioincendo) November 19, 2019

The incident happened in Hong Kong and the victim was one of the photographers covering a protest near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The photo studio then sent out a tweet saying that one of their photographers was shot and got saved by the phone.

It's, however, worth pointing out that the bullet in question here isn't a regular bullet from a lethal firearm. It was a rubber bullet, which is essentially a less-lethal alternative to a normal metal bullet. But the phone still saved the man's life because even rubber bullets can sometimes kill people or permanently disable them. Yes, the shot wasn't as lethal as it could've been, but the phone was able to stop the projectile and prevented any kind of mishap from happening.

Pixel 3 XL© Twitter/ @studioincendo

As you can see from the images, the bullet hit the bottom right corner of the phone. The impact was obviously strong enough to completely shatter the glass on both sides. But we're surprised to see that the phone is still turning on. The display is clearly damaged and the back glass is shattered to a point that it's not safe to use, but the phone still turned on, which goes on to show how durable it is. We live in a world where smartphones and other mobile devices are getting more and more fragile. So, it's definitely a relief to see at least a few of them still holding strong.


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