OnePlus 6 proves to be a tough cookie in JerryRigEverything durability test

The JerryRigEverything YouTube Channel has put the OnePlus 6 through its series of durability tests. The channel, known (among other things) for scratching, burning and generally hurting any poor, poor smartphone that comes across its path, posted its OnePlus 6 video late yesterday.

The good news for fans is the OnePlus 6 holds up comparatively well during the procedures. There were some initial fears that the switch to a glass rear on the OnePlus 6 might result in a less durable flagship from the company this year, but it doesn’t seem to lead to any particular problems.

The OnePlus 6 display sees scratches at level 6 on the Mohs hardness scale, with deeper grooves appearing at level 7 — an outcome we typically see on modern flagships — while the phone’s fingerprint scanner is virtually scratch-proof, with host Zack’s knife causing no visible damage.

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Zack also notes a thin plastic (or perhaps rubber) layer sits between the display glass and outer metal of the device, offering subtle impact protection in the event of drops; looks like a smart addition from OnePlus.

Critically, the OnePlus 6 survives the bend test at the end of the video that felled the Huawei P20 Pro when it recently went through the same treatment.

Overall, it’s a strong showing from the latest OnePlus flagship and the video inspires confidence for the phone’s real-world durability. For more on the new device, check out our hands-on OnePlus 6 coverage at the link, and download the OnePlus 6 wallpapers here.

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Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).

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