I dropped my last phone in the street. But that didn't kill it. My work bought me a new phone when I started with them, so I replaced it then and gave my old one to my sister in law.
I miss that old phone, because it had a replaceable battery. My HTC M7 doesn't. Not only did this offer the option to replace it when the battery started to fail but when I dropped it in the street the phone split into its several pieces, screen, backplate, and battery, and sent the force of the fall outwards. I imagine if I were to drop this HTC like I did that old phone that it would just break. :(