Most phones these days you can't even access the battery sadly.
I use my phone as a flash light constantly. I was inside my wood stove with it inspecting it for cracked, came out it was black with soot. Cleaned right up though.
My wife lost her phone down in the bottom of the Polaris RZR. We were out riding, went over a jump, phone flew out of her hoodie pocket and down by the drive shaft. Laid there for about another 40 miles of gravel roads, creek crossings, wooded trails, and mud. We got home and she went inside to clean up. I hooked up the pressure washer and started washing out the RZR. I am spraying down in by the drive shaft and I hear "BEEEEEP BEEEP BEEEEP" I thought I sprayed water in something I shouldn't of. Well I sprayed some more and her phone was in there. Still on, screen was white and it was beeping and screeching for dear life! Just as I pulled it out she said "hey you seen my phone" Uh yeah honey its right here...I had to smash it with a hammer to get it to stop beeping...
50 dollars later she had a new phone with the insurance.
I had a Motorola Droid razor Maxx that I loved. had it for 9 months. I was talking to my mom, hung up the call, threw the phone down on the counter(not threw but just dropped it from about 3 inches) Picked it up and the screen was shattered. I raised holy hell with verizon and motorola. That should not of cracked the screen and it was in an otterbox! I got a Samsung Galaxy S4 now in an otterbox, had it for 3 months. Love it so far. They allowed me to upgrade without paying full price. Had to sign a new 2 year contract though.
Edited by toomanytoys84, February 21, 2014 - 10:44 AM.