OnePlus 6 – the Flagship Killer of 2018 made its debut last week and unveiled its features and specifications in an event held in London, UK. The Chinese manufacturer claimed the phone to withstand any of the durability tests performed on flagship devices. The JerryRigEverything – a famous YouTube Channel, has published a video (embedded below) to reveal the durability of the device by making it undergo scratch, burn and bend tests.
OnePlus 6 Scratch Test
As we know, the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is used to shield front and rear sides of the OnePlus 6 – the Flagship killer, the scratch tests were performed on both sides. The video reveals the front and rear sides of the OnePlus 6 developed scratches on level 6 of Mohs scale of hardness. Like other phones with Gorilla Glass 5, the OnePlus 6 ended up with deeper grooves on level 7.
A deliberate attempt was made by the testers to remove the speaker grille housed inside top notch of the phone but it turned futile as the grille has been solidly attached to the device. Likewise, the selfie shooter also remained safe under the Gorilla Glass 5 layer. While moving to the rear side, the dual rear cameras, fingerprint scanner and the logo of the company are well-protected from scratches as they are also placed under the layer of Gorilla Glass 5.
The frame of the phone along with the buttons are made out of metal. The manufacturer has added a cushion layer of soft plastic between the glass and metal frame. Its inclusion protects the glass panels of the phone from cracking easily when it is dropped.
OnePlus 6 Burn Test
The 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED notched screen of the OnePlus 6 offers an aspect ratio of 19:9 and FHD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. When the screen was treated with flame, it took around 20 seconds for affected to turn black and it did not recover.
OnePlus 6 Bend Test
Except for the mid-range OnePlus X from 2014, all the predecessor OnePlus flagship phones came with full metallic chassis. Hence, they were quite durable. As it can be seen in the video below, when pressure was applied to the center portion of the front and rear sides of the phone, it flexed to some extent, but it did not develop any crack.
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