Well I just dropped my S7 facedown...

Discussion in 'Huawei Ideos S7' started by poncespr, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. poncespr

    poncespr Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    NULL
    ... and saw my life flash before my eyes. Well, more like $300 plus tax go into the drain. BUT, miraculously it survived! Granted it was from about 3 1/2 feet height, but still, being that heavy and falling with the screen facing the floor, I just closed my eyes and got ready to cry like a little girl. I also have a screen protector on so no scratches. I guess miracles do happen :p
     
  2. arqueiro

    arqueiro Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Tablet / Device:
    S7
    Looks like it is really good made.
     
  3. sopranosv

    sopranosv Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    El Salvador
    Tablet / Device:
    Acer Iconia Tab A500
    Any one else have tried this??? jajajajajajajaja
     
  4. majael

    majael Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    NULL
    droped mine too,
    actualy not me, my 3 and a half years old kid
    was on top of a locker witch he pushed
    it was terrible seeing my tabet in the air like that.
    tought that it was gone, anyway, after i put the battery in the place, started just like nothing happend.
     
  5. pbrauer

    pbrauer Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,649
    Likes Received:
    561
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Edina, MN USA
    Tablet / Device:
    HTC Thunderbolt, ViewSonic GTab, Huawei S7, Gentouch 78
    Yet another example of the superiority of the lowly S7. Still in my opinion the best for the buck out there.
     
  6. rokky

    rokky Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    RTP, NC, US
    Tablet / Device:
    Many - mainly Archos 5 IT, several Fujitsu Lifebook "P" models
    FWIW, you can get a warranty from SquareTrade (an eBay subsidiary, if that matters) which includes accidental damage coverage (such as the drop mentioned in this thread) with $50 deductible for $49 (minus a penny) for 3 years, so might be worth considering. (I just canceled mine since I returned my S7 to BB).
     
  7. kevmueller

    kevmueller Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    Kansas City MO
    Tablet / Device:
    Huawei S7 & Droid X
    My wife yesterday morning dropped her tablet out of her arms on to a hard floor and it landed on its side and the back battery cover popped off and the battery fell out. She was almost in tears, I picked it up put the battery back in and turned it on and it started back up with no problem.

    These things are really well built.
     
  8. poncespr

    poncespr Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    NULL
    I probably will get that Squaretrade warranty, just in case. Seems to me that accidental damage is $20 more but tablets do not require a deductible, so good trade off.

    "All Care Plans for new cell phones include Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH) coverage, which protects them against drops, spills, and other accidents. There is a $50 deductible for any accidental damage claim."

    "Add protection from Drops, Spills and other Accidental Damage for just $20.00."
     
  9. Mdwills3521

    Mdwills3521 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    Tablet / Device:
    Huawei S7 Internet Tablet
    I laughed when i saw this, cause i knew it might happen to me sometime. Im a little less worried.
     
  10. poncespr

    poncespr Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    NULL

    "We’re Sorry We do not offer warranties in Maine, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico at this time. We're working hard with these states and territories to make it possible. "
    This sucks :(
     
  11. rokky

    rokky Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    RTP, NC, US
    Tablet / Device:
    Many - mainly Archos 5 IT, several Fujitsu Lifebook "P" models
    Interesting - I am in NC, so no issue with that, but that does make me wonder if SqT policies clash with consumer "protection" statutes in those jurisdictions. Sometimes that is a red flag, but usually only if more of the "nanny" states are involved with their prohibitions on more common dirty tricks by sellers of such policies. Maybe it is just some "consumer-oriented" wording in the statutes that the SqT lawyers got nervous about...
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010
  12. poncespr

    poncespr Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    NULL
    I have a US address, as I have family in Florida and travel frequently, so I can probably use that. But if I need to send it for repair, I probably would have to ship it from Puerto Rico to Florida, and from there pay shipping to Squaretrade, and, in case they get it repaired ( I have no idea if this is their common practice) then have them ship it to Florida again, and from there to me. I am thinking it is not worth the hassle.
     
  13. rokky

    rokky Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    RTP, NC, US
    Tablet / Device:
    Many - mainly Archos 5 IT, several Fujitsu Lifebook "P" models
    I have not used their service yet, but as I recall, they state they will "evaluate" its repairability once they get a covered item, and decide whether to have that done (by whomever?), or just send you the money value it is insured for. That policy has made me a bit leery, but if the premium they charge is not excessive (in my view), I have figured that is better than no coverage at all (or the increasingly ridiculous costs of Verizon/Assurion coverage for a smartphone with $89 deductible for something I only paid $30 or less for with a renewal. since I have an acceptable fallback of my previous phone that I could live with a while until a better deal comes along).

    Note that my $49 premium was after a 30% discount offered by SqT to existing customers (an offer they make every few weeks in my case to get more business I guess, so I look for that any time I buy some new gadget ;) )
     
  14. pwalt

    pwalt Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2010
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Tablet / Device:
    Huawei S7
    Bought mine from Best Buy. Since it was a gift for my kids (ages 7 and 11) I bought the 2 year extended warranty that covers accidents. Replacement will either be for a comparable product on the shelves at that point or full refund.

    Believe it or not, I don't remember how much it cost. I just know that in the hands of the kids ... while at home and on the road ... anything 50% or less than the cost of the unit is worth it!

    Oh, and if it gets dropped and breaks at 20 months ... where will Android Tablet technology be? Any replacement will be leaps and bounds above this one!
     
  15. Christian

    Christian Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Rockford, IL (USA)
    Tablet / Device:
    Media Tablet (Panimage)
    I found my Panimage Media Tablet face glass or plastic cracked and I am wondering if anyone knows if Mastercard which I purcased it with automatically warrants purchases for a certain time period, as I bought it in Dec 2010. Any help or suggestions appreciated.
     

Share This Page