The Google Pixel 3 XL smartphone of the photographer took the bullet and saved its owner. The incident happened when the photographer of Studio Incendo, was shot by a rubber bullet at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University this Monday.
Studio Incendo reported that the photographer didn’t get hurt in the incident, but the phone did get destroyed in the process.
The photos shared revealed the bullet hitting the bottom side of the back panel.
While the smartphone took the bullet and got damaged, it could still be turned ON. One of the image shows the screen suffering a huge dent at the bottom, where the bullet hit from the backside.
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
In a teardown test of iFixit, the Pixel 3 XL scored 4 out of 10, making it not the most easiest to repair. However, this incident revealed that Google Pixel 3 series is among the most durable premium smartphone in the market.