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

Katie Ramirez
May 17, 2018

Yesterday finally saw the unveiling of OnePlus' new flagship, the OnePlus 6, and already the handset has had its durability put to the test via a series of scratch, burn, and bend examinations, courtesy of YouTube channel JerryRigEverything. These come in the form of scratch, burn, and bend tests. 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.

OnePlus who also threw in splash resistance this time around, did not have an IP rating to show for it, but the company claims that the phone can withstand splashes and the accidental fall into the sink easily, but cannot withstand a dip into the pool. With a full 6.28-inch 19:9 display together with a notch, offering an 84% screen-to-body ratio, the screen is obviously the biggest highlight of this device. This is something similar to the OnePlus 5T that also resisted scratches until the Moh level six of hardness. However, what makes this screen so great are the wallpapers that OnePlus has included on the OnePlus 6. According to a report by GSMArena, this is at par with most other AMOLED panels, suggesting that OnePlus did not skimp on quality here. The dual rear cameras, fingerprint scanner and the logo of the company are well-protected from scratches as they placed under the layer of Gorilla Glass 5. The screen withstood an open flame for about 20 seconds, after which the pixels exposed to it permanently died.

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O2 director of product and category management Magnus McDonald said: "As the exclusive United Kingdom partner for OnePlus we are really excited to be part of another fantastic launch, this time, of the OnePlus 6". The painful screeching noises of the razor on metal indicate that the entire frame (top, bottom, sides) is metal, as are the power and volume buttons and alert slider.

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