Monday, 21 May, 2018

OnePlus 6 durability inspected, approved and commended in series of torture tests

OnePlus 6 passes scratch, burn, and bend testing OnePlus 6 Scratch, Burn and Bend Tests Reveal that it's a Good Daily Driver
Theresa Hayes | 17 May, 2018, 16:49

The JerryRigEverything YouTube Channel has put the OnePlus 6 through its series of durability tests.

OnePlus 6 was finally unveiled with all pomp and show at an event in London on Wednesday. These come in the form of scratch, burn, and bend tests.

Design-wise, the OnePlus 6 is the first OnePlus phone to arrive glad completely in glass, which has been beefed-up by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5.

Last year's OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T were two of the most blazing fast handsets I had the pleasure of reviewing.

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.

The device's display scratches at a level 6 on the Mohs hardness scale with deeper scratches being inflicted at a level 7.

These include Qualcomm's top-of-the-range Snapdragon 845 microprocessor, which the company claims will offer a 30 per cent performance boost compared to the OnePlus 5T, which was only released six months ago. The frame of the phone along with the buttons are made out of metal.

Designer Hampus Olsson created these wallpapers for the OnePlus 6 to complement its new display. The OnePlus 6's AMOLED panel survives about 20 seconds of the flame before being permanently marred, which isn't unexpected.

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 metal frame is still intact and the glass remains unshadowed". Any concerns about the glass back leading to a less durable flagship have been done away with in the video.