A myth based on real events that has been around for centuries is the [object] stops bullet and saves someone’s life. This has happened several times in several conflicts, from personal ones to all out war, where a flask, a Bible, a medallion, a wallet, a phone stops a shot and saves the wearer’s life.
Widener’s puts the latest variant (cell phone) in front of a high speed camera for science and entertainment.
Here’s the schtick, cell phones are pretty tough items and made to take some punishment and flex in the day-to-day. They will and do take certain impacts and that can produce a stop on a bullet. But make no mistake, these are not designed to take a bullet impact. Armored plates are designed to take a bullet impact. Phones are designed to be small portable computers with which you internet and occasionally make calls. But a phone might be able to take a bullet impact and stop a lethal injury or energy transfer if the stars align and luck is with you.
I would rather be lucky than good any day of the week because luck will do things skill never could. But luck cannot be relied upon, so we are left with skill. So I will be skilled, be prepared, and if luck is in the mix too and does something for me, go me.