# Dropping Your Phone What Happens?

Do you ever drop your phone?
If so, what happens?
Dropping your phone is something that’s bound to happen at some point.
There are many reasons why you might drop your phone, but there are also ways to prevent dropping your phone.
In this blog post I’m going to talk about some common scenarios where phones get dropped and what happens to them.

## How Do Phones Deal With Impact?

A phone drops from a height of about 1 meter 3 feet onto a hard surface. It is not uncommon for people to drop their phones while texting or talking on the phone. A dropped phone usually lands flat on a hard surface. This type of impact is called “flat impact”. In case of a flat impact, the phone is usually damaged only if it hits the ground face down. However, if the phone falls face up, it could get scratched or cracked. If the phone is dropped from a height of around 2 meters 6 feet, the phone will land face up and it will hit the ground with a force of around 5 Gs. This type of impact, known as “face up impact”, is very dangerous because it can damage the screen of the phone. The screen of the phone is made of glass and if it gets broken, it can shatter into many pieces. This is why it is important to protect your phone from such impacts.

## How Are Phone Drops Different?

When a phone is dropped, it will fall in different ways depending on how it is held when it is dropped. For instance, if a person holds the phone with two hands, it will fall in a way that the center of gravity of the phone is lower than the edge of the phone. On the other hand, if a person holds a phone with one hand, the center of gravity of phone will be higher than the edge of the screen. Therefore, when a phone is dropped, the center of gravity will determine whether the phone will fall face up or face down.

## What Is an Impulse in a Phone Drop?

Impulse is the force applied to a body when it is suddenly stopped from moving. In a phone drop, the force applied to the phone is called impulse. This force depends on the mass of the phone and the height of the drop. If we assume that the phone is not accelerating during the fall, then the equation for the acceleration of the phone is given below: $$a = \frac{v^2}{r}$$

## How Does Pressure Make a Difference in a Phone Drop?

A phone dropped from a certain height will experience different forces depending on how it lands. For instance, if the phone is dropped from a higher height, it will experience greater force than if it was dropped from a lower height. This is because the force experienced by the phone is directly proportional to the square of the velocity of the phone. Therefore, the larger the velocity of the phone, the greater the force acting upon it. This means that if the phone is dropped faster, it will experience a greater force than if it were dropped slower. This is why dropping a phone from a higher height will result in a greater impact than dropping it from a lower height.

## What About Water and a Phone Drop?

Water acts as a cushion between the phone and the ground. It absorbs the energy of the fall and dissipates it into the surrounding air. This is why phones dropped in water survive longer than those dropped on land.

## What Kinds of Damage Occur in the Phone?

1 Liquid damage – if the phone gets wet, liquid can get inside the phone. This damages the internal components of the phone. 2 Shock damage – if the phone receives a direct hit from something hard like a rock, it could break the glass screen.

## Do Screen Protectors Make a Difference in a Phone Drop?

A screen protector is a thin layer of plastic that protects the display of the phone. It helps prevent scratches and other types of damage to the screen. However, it does not protect against drops. In case of a drop, the screen protector will crack and shatter. So, it is advisable to buy a new phone instead of repairing the damaged one.

## What About Phone Cases?

Phone cases are available in different designs, colors, and materials. They offer protection from bumps and scrapes while keeping your phone safe from dirt and dust. These cases are available in different shapes and sizes depending upon the type of phone you own. For instance, if you have a smartphone, you can get a slim case that fits perfectly into your pocket. On the other hand, if you have a flip phone, you can choose a rugged case that offers extra protection.